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.

Before Liposuction

Dr Teston offers three different liposuction techniques:

  • Wet Technique – This procedure begins with the injection of fluid into the treatment area, which limits blood loss during treatment and allows for more effective fat removal – this is known as tumescent liposuction. Local anaesthetic may also be included in the solution to make the procedure more comfortable.
  • Dry Technique – This procedure is performed using general anaesthesia and does not involve the injection of a tumescent solution prior to treatment.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) – During this procedure, the cannula used to eliminate fat cells rotates inside the treatment area to loosen the cells first. This technique allows for more effective fat removal with less overall trauma to the body.

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.

During Liposuction

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.

After Liposuction

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.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.