What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves your body’s contour by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle. It involves small incisions to insert a cannula to suction out the fat cells (but before that occurs, the area is injected with a special fluid that makes fat reduction easier). The fat reduction is considered very long term although you still have remaining fat cells that can become enlarged if you gain weight.
There’s also some research that indicates new fat cells may be created at different stages of life (it is generally, however, believed that fat cells may be quite stable for most of your adult life). Ask your Surgeon for his opinion and knowledge of this area and do your homework. In general, however, you can detrimentally impact your liposuction surgery results if you don’t adhere to a healthy eating regime and regular exercise.
Weight gain, medication effects, pregnancy or menopause or andropause can all lead you to gain weight, which will impact your liposuction results.
If you look in your mirror and all you can see is bulges where you don’t want them, then liposuction (or liposculpture surgery) may be something to think about exploring. It works best when you are fit and healthy and maintain a stable weight; and it can help to smooth out or reduce certain areas of the body – such as reducing thighs, breasts, arms or hips and tummy areas.
But Liposuction is not an easy answer to managing excess weight. It ideally should be used only for stubborn areas of body fat and small bulges that are hard to shift with less invasive approaches, such as diet and exercise changes. We strongly encourage you to get fit and healthy before you consider liposuction body contouring in Melbourne.