Liposuction

Liposuction

Brief Description

The overall aim is to sculpt the body in a way that the client desires, and the removed fatty deposits can be then used elsewhere to create a natural filler matter if required.   Liposuction is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the chin, neck and cheeks; upper arms and above the breasts; the abdomen, buttocks, hips, knees, calves and ankles.  Although liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction it does help reduce weight in stubborn areas that do not respond to exercise or dieting, such as the abdomen, arms and thighs which are all specific problem areas.

Procedure

Liposuction is performed through several tiny hidden incisions are used to access the fat deep to the skin while staying above the muscle layer. OCSA surgeons have extensive training and experience with this technique.  We utilize the ‘tumescent technique’; this technique means that the procedure can be performed under twilight sedation (local anaesthetic and sedation) or under general anaesthetic.

Length of procedure – It will take between one and four hours.

Same day surgery – There is no overnight stay and patients can go home if they are local or we recommend they stay in a hotel if they are traveling from out of town.  

Recovery

Soreness and bruising may last for 1-2 weeks. Patients are advised to stay out of work until you feel comfortable enough to return, which will be within these 1-2 weeks. Typically return to strenuous activity can resume between 2-4 weeks after surgery.  The small incisions may fade quickly, in around three months, or take up to 1-2 years to fade, but all incisions should fade almost entirely over time.

Side effects/Risks

Possible side effects may include temporary pain, swelling, soreness, numbness of the area and bruising. Every procedure carries some risks, including blood clots, infections, bleeding, or poor healing. However, in the hands of a competent and experienced surgeon, these risks can be reduced.