In a recent article written by the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Dr Anh expresses that plastic surgeons are not solely responsible for body shaming issues. This article was written in response to the media frenzy about the issue of Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ social media being responsible for body image anxiety. In the […]
Need help defining your curves? Our liposuction procedure can remove otherwise immovable areas of fat
Are you struggling to lose stubborn fat deposits around the body such as on the hips, thighs, arms, stomach and chin? Our plastic surgeon Dr Anh and her team of cosmetic and medical professionals can help you achieve the shape you desire. We utilise different types of liposuction so you can achieve optimum results, these include: Liposoft, Vaser, power-assisted liposuction and suction-assisted liposuction.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of excess fat with a suction cannula through small incisions. Fat can be removed from areas with high fat content including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, chin, knees and neck.
Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss
The procedure is designed to help recontour the body and create a more shapely physique on an already healthy individual who is close to their goal weight. The procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, usually as a day procedure.
It is important that you are in a healthy condition and it is preferable that you do not smoke as this can complicate the healing process.
A special foam dressing is applied to the treated area together with a form-fitting garment that is worn to reduce the bruising and swelling that can occur after liposuction. It is recommended that a garment is worn full-time for at least 4-6 weeks after liposuction treatment.
FAQs - Liposuction Perth
A study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (*PRS – April 2012) comparing the results of VASER (Vibration Amplification Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction with suction-assisted liposuction showed a very small advantage of the VASER in terms of greater skin retraction and slightly less blood loss but a slightly higher rate of complications such as pain, swelling and numbness. Whilst the results showed a statistically significant advantage of the VASER, there was no clinically relevant difference between the two modalities of liposuction, as patients and observers could not tell the difference in results between the two types of liposuction. Irrespective of the modality of liposuction used, the ultimate results depend on the skill and experience of the surgeon using it.
*Nagy, M.W., Vanek Jr, P. F., A multicentre, prospective, randomised, single-blind controlled clinical trial comparing VASER-assisted lipoplasty and suction-assisted lipoplasty Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 129 (4) April 2012; 681e-689e
Maintaining your new shape is just as important…
It is important to remember that undergoing a liposuction treatment is not going to eliminate the need to eat healthily and exercise regularly for the rest of your life. Liposuction will merely remove some of your fat for a slenderer appearance.
For more information on liposuction, please contact our friendly team today.