Even when you have committed to a diet and exercise plan, the results of your efforts may not quite meet your expectations. Stubborn areas of fat may be in no hurry to leave, interfering with your slimmer body contour. These pockets can occur nearly anywhere on the body, but are especially problematic around the midsection, hips, thighs, back, and buttocks. No amount of exercise or topical treatments are successful in smoothing away those deposits.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that effectively eliminates bulges by eradicating the fat cells that cause them. While not as invasive as other body contouring surgeries, liposuction produces equally dramatic, long-lasting results. Dr Teston offers a selection of liposuction techniques, allowing her to tailor each procedure to the unique concerns and desired results of her patients. With extensive experience in liposuction procedures, patients can rest assured that Dr Teston will provide them with a safe and effective body contouring treatment.
Dr Teston offers three different liposuction techniques:
No single liposuction technique is right for every patient. Dr Teston will select your procedure based on the area you want treated and the amount of fat you would like to have removed.
Dr Teston performs liposuction in an accredited hospital and may use general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation, depending on the treatment area and the technique used. During the procedure, a small tube called a cannula is inserted into the fat deposit via a micro-incision. The tube loosens the fat cells and removes them from the body. In addition to creating smoother body contours, this procedure can also eliminate lipomas or large fat lumps with smaller incisions and less trauma to the skin and tissue overall.
Patients may be able to go home the same day as their liposuction procedure, although Dr Teston may recommend an overnight stay in the hospital if a large amount of fat is removed. Because liposuction incisions are very small, a simple dressing over the site is usually sufficient. Patients are also fitted with compression garments to minimise swelling after surgery and help the treatment area conform to the new shape.
Recovery from liposuction is often shorter than recovery from other types of body contouring procedures. Depending on the technique used and the amount of fat removed, some patients are back to regular activities within about one week. The results of your liposuction procedure will be permanent since the fat cells were completely eliminated. However, if you gain weight after surgery, remaining fat cells in the area can enlarge over time and change your results.
Liposuction is an effective way to put the finishing touches on your weight loss efforts or to simply sculpt those problem spots that tend to appear over time. To learn more about your choices in liposuction, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511.
*The information about Liposuction was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.
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