One of Perth’s most experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Chris Allen and his team offer liposuction for patients with a number of concerns. While liposuction is no substitute for natural weight reduction or obesity management, it can aid in helping you achieve your desired shape. Diet and exercise will compliment liposuction in maintaining and enhancing results. Ideal candidates for liposuction in Perth include:
- Patients who desire a more youthful and contoured appearance, silhouette and size
- Patients who want to fit better in clothing and swimsuits
- Patients with localised fat that seems unresponsive to diet and exercise
- Patients with excessive fat in the face, neck, chest, abdomen, hips, back, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs and knees
Patients are put under general anaesthesia for the entirety of the procedure – between one to three hours, depending on the work being done. Incisions are small (1cm) and inconspicuous, usually located in natural skin folds to minimise scarring.
Fluid is injected into the fat, known as a tumescent liposuction, for easier removal. Small, hollow tubes are inserted under the skin and excess fat is removed by suction.
Liposuction can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures if desired.
Following your procedure, a compression garment is worn for three to four weeks to aid in recovery. You’re able to return home generally on the same or next day. Most patients experience minimal pain that disappears by the second day, however medication may assist in resolving discomfort.
Swelling is mild to moderate for a few days, disappearing rapidly over the next three weeks. Bruising should be expected for one to two weeks after. You’re most likely to be off work from one to seven days. Light activities can be resumed within the first week, with most activities resumed by at least the third week.
Liposuction results in a proportioned contour that appears more visibly within a month. You’ll feel more confident with your appearance, allowing you to feel more comfortable in clothing and swimsuits. If weight is gained, you’ll gain very little in treated areas.