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Liposuction

Stubborn, excess fat located in problem areas of the body often are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Many look into liposuction to get rid of pesky fat that doesnโ€™t go away with traditional weight-loss methods. Liposuction not only removes unwanted, excess fat but also sculpts and contours the body into a more pleasing shape. Dr Zoumaras employs the latest liposuction techniques to offer every patient a personalised surgery plan.

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Liposuction

Achieved With Liposuction

Restored Confidence

Many people have areas of stubborn fat that can cause them to feel insecure wearing certain clothing or showing off skin during the warmer months. By getting rid of this fat via liposuction, patients can achieve a more aesthetically flattering silhouette and boost their confidence and self-image. Liposuction patients are often ready to show off the areas of the body they were too shy to before.

A Complement to Exercise and Diet

When a person starts dieting and exercising regularly, their goal is generally to lose weight and tone the body. Often, even with the most rigorous exercise and diet plans, an active individual still struggles to achieve the desired results. Liposuction can help to complement or enhance the hard work of a healthy person by helping them get rid of those last few inches while toning the body.

Sculpt Body Contours

In addition to minimising the amount of fat in targeted areas, liposuction is performed to sculpt and design the body to meet the patient's desired shape. Dr Zoumaras can create results that reduce the amount of fat and also transform the physique.

Technique

Stage 1

  • Tumescent wetting solution (made up of lignocaine and adrenaline) is injected into the areas of treatment.
  • Once the solution infiltrates the tissues, it reduces the risk of surgical bleeding.

Stage 2

  • A small, thin tube (cannula) is used to break apart the fat cells. Ultrasound technology (VASERLipoยฎ) may also be used.
  • The fat is efficiently reduced to smaller fragments to aid in quicker and safer fat removal.

Stage 3

  • A surgical vacuum device is used to suction out the broken up fat cells through the liposuction cannula.
  • While the fat is being removed, the area can be shaped and sculpted. Dr Zoumaras does a back and forth motion using the cannula at deep and superficial levels to ensure ultimate body contouring.

Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

Recovery

The treatment areas will be wrapped in a compression garment that is to be worn for six weeks to reduce bruising and swelling as well as to help smooth out the skin. Dr Zoumaras will prescribe medication that can be taken orally to help with pain and swelling. Also, he will provide you with specific instructions on how to properly care for the surgical site and drains.

Scars

Scarring will depend on the location of the surgical site and the patientโ€™s skin tone and healing process. Scars will be in inconspicuous locations and fade over time with proper care. Dr Zoumaras will recommend the best treatment to help you lower the visibility of scarring.

Cost

Dr Zoumaras offers customised surgery plans and will recommend the best method to achieve your goals. The cost of surgery depends on anaesthesia fees, surgical fees, and other hospital-related costs in addition to the extent of the procedure.

Pain

Pain and discomfort may last a few days. Swelling and bruising will last a few weeks. Oral medications can be used to alleviate any pain or discomfort.

Faq

If you are in good health, have realistic expectations, and have tried diet and exercise to achieve your goals and have been unsuccessful, liposuction is an excellent procedure for you. During a consultation, Dr Zoumaras can determine your candidacy by evaluating your health, body shape, and goals.

The results of liposuction are long lasting; however, weight fluctuations and ageing can alter your original outcome. If you maintain your weight and keep up with general fitness, you can expect to enjoy your results for many years to come. Additionally, non-smokers and those who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone have a better chance of achieving lasting results.

As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with liposuction. Some potential complications include:

  • Bruising
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Asymmetry
  • Poor wound healing
  • Thermal burn
  • Need for revision surgery

Liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body. Common problem areas include the:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Legs
  • Neck

Yes; liposuction is often combined with other body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast lift surgery, and breast augmentation.

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