Understanding Liposuction: Common Questions Answered

While many people understand that liposuction involves the removal of fat, there are often many questions surrounding more specific details of the process and its intention. Patients who wish to achieve a certain shape of the body by removing excess fatty tissue often consider this procedure as a possible solution.

To help give you a clearer idea about the liposuction procedure, the experts at Chelsea Cosmetics have compiled some of the most common questions below.

What Happens During Liposuction?

During the liposuction procedure, fat is removed via suction from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, inner or outer thighs, buttocks, waist, love handles, and neck, among others.

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Before and after example of a thigh liposuction performed by the team at Chelsea Cosmetics in Melbourne.

What Types of Liposuction Are There?

Chelsea Cosmetics offers a range of liposuction procedures in Melbourne, all of which produce a different result. The three main types of liposuction are:

  • Tumescent technique
  • Laser
  • Ultrasound

Which Liposuction Is Best For Me?

The best way to find out which specific liposuction procedure is best for your situation is via a free consultation with the experts at Chelsea Cosmetics. The team will assess your current situation and discuss your goals, determining which path will be best to achieve them.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Liposuction?

The fat removed during liposuction is measured in millilitres and litres and often a maximum safe amount of fat to be removed in any one day is around two and a half to three litres. This would require an overnight stay as it is the largest amount that can be removed.

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The liposuction procedure can remove the unwanted fat from troublesome areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Will Liposuction Hurt?

Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance, and an experienced anaesthetist will safely put you to sleep or local anaesthesia will be administered while the nurse will record you discomfort score from 1 to 10 and the doctor can add more tumescent to numb the area if you are in pain at any time. Many patients report the procedure as comfortable; however, there may be some discomfort for 24 hours after liposuction.

How Long Does Liposuction Take?

This once again depends on the size of your procedure, but on average liposuction can be one to two hours long.

Is Liposuction Safe?

Liposuction is deemed very safe, and the risks of complication are low; however, any medical procedure creates a level of risk. For liposuction, possible risks include infection, bleeding or bruising. Chelsea Cosmetics patients have experienced no adverse effects, and our team will discuss any possible associated risks with you during your consultation.

Are You Considering the Next Step Towards Liposuction?

The experienced staff at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne offer a range of cosmetic surgery procedures to improve your confidence and the quality of life, and liposuction is one of the most common.

Contact us today to book a consultation, and our team will evaluate your situation and discuss your goals to provide a customised and exact quote with detailed next steps.

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Meet The Author - Dr Mark Attalla

Dr. Mark Attalla is a dedicated Cosmetic Surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He is continuing interest in cutting edge technologies. Dr Attalla has completed his MBBSa from Alexandria University of Egypt in 1987 then completed his general surgery training in a teaching hospital in Egypt. After completing his Master Degree in General Surgery, he then made the decision to move to Australia where he had his intensive training in various types of cosmetic surgery procedures guided by best cosmetic surgeons from Australia and overseas.

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