Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture, lipectomy or lipo.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from selected areas of the body including the abdomen, waist, back, hips, legs, thighs, buttocks, knees, ankles, arms, neck, chin, jowls and male breasts (gynecomastia).
We offer both ultrasonic and traditional tumescent liposuction depending on the needs of the individual. You will have plenty of opportunity to speak to your liposuction surgeon and patient advisor about liposuction cost, recovery time, and results before you have your liposuction surgery at our Melbourne or Gold Coast / Brisbane clinic.
Understanding the liposuction surgery procedure:
The fat is removed via a cannula (a hollow tube) and aspirator (a suction device). Recent advances in liposuction include the use of ultrasonic sound waves to help break up the fat, as well as power-assisted liposuction (wherein a motorised cannula vibrates in order to pass through the tissues more easily).
Ultrasound assisted liposuction uses a special cannula that vibrates very rapidly and gives off ultrasound energy. As the cannula passes through the fat cells, that energy liquefies the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. The ultrasound can be administered either above the skin (with a special emitter) or below the surface of the skin (with an ultrasound cannula).
We take a results-based approach to liposculpture, carefully considering how the newly shaped body area will look once recovery is complete. Our surgeons use an ultrasonic form of liposuction to both reduce trauma and the formation of wavy areas of fat tissue after the procedure. This can reduce post-operative pain and give a more natural, toned result. The ultrasonics help by targeting fat cells and causing them to implode and liquefy. This is a far gentler process than the manual breakup of fat required by traditional liposuction, which can lead to considerable trauma and bruising. The ultrasonic technique has now been used on thousands of patients worldwide and is a well-trusted technique.
For more information on liposculpture costs, results and options, please contact us to book a consultation.