For some people looking into liposuction, it is likely that a standard liposuction procedure will not be sufficient enough to remove the amount of fat required for your desired result. In these cases, you should consider a mega liposuction.
One of the main items that is essential to note in regards to a mega liposuction, is the extended amount of time required for the procedure and recovery. This will require more detailed planning. This type of liposuction is usually recommended for those who are overweight, though the procedure can also be performed on fit and healthy people who require a breast reduction or body shaping.
What Is Involved in A Mega Liposuction?
Much the same as a normal liposuction procedure, the mega liposuction involves significant amounts of fat cells being extracted from problem areas of the body with the goal of decreasing volume and size. The mega liposuction involves a substantial number of fat cells being removed in the one procedure.
Mega liposuction involves the removal of more than five liters of fat in one procedure. If this is the case, the procedure should be performed in a hospital with the patient remaining there for one to two days. Mega liposuction of more than five liters can cause a massive change in the body fluid balance, which means the patient will require special care after surgery. The other alternative to mega liposuction is a staged procedure during which the same volume of fat is removed as a mega liposuction but split over two separate procedures. This leaves enough of an interval between the procedures for recovery.
The mega liposuction uses a tumescent liposuction technique which involves diluted local anaesthetic and adrenaline being infused into the problem area to numb and minimise patient discomfort. A cannula, which is a small suction tube, is then inserted via a tiny incision to extract the fat cells. The procedure is relatively painless; however, it can take significantly longer than a standard liposuction.
Things You Should Know Before a Mega Liposuction
As we gain weight, we expand our fat cells. Tumescent liposuction decreases the number of fat cells; however, it does not prevent remaining cells from growing if you were to put on more weight. This means that gaining weight after liposuction is possible; however, it will be noticeable in areas other than those where the procedure has been performed.
It is also important to note that this procedure should not be looked at as a form or weight loss, rather a way to tackle problem areas that seem unaffected by regular exercise and a high-quality diet for both women and men.
What Happens After Mega Liposuction?
The post-operative process after a mega liposuction may be a little more in-depth than a standard procedure as you will have a slightly longer recovery process which may require medication to prevent swelling and infection.
You may also be required to wear a compression garment which is made from a strong lycra designed to hide under your clothing for around four to six weeks. You may feel some discomfort or stiffness immediately after the procedure, but this will gradually reduce as will any tenderness or bruising around the treated area. Everyone experiences a different pain threshold, and the use of pain medications is allowed if you are having trouble with the post-operative experience.
Light walking of around 30 minutes each day is recommended immediately after the procedure with the gradual resumption of your normal activities after a few days. Returning to non-strenuous work within two days should be fine; however, we recommend waiting around ten days before partaking in intense activity.
The team at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne take your aftercare very seriously and we will monitor your recovery with post-operative check-ups while being constantly on-hand should you have any questions or concerns.
Chelsea Cosmetics Can Help You with A Mega Liposuction
Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne offers a range of cosmetic procedures and we can assist with any information you need in regards to the mega liposuction procedure. Our well-experienced team perform liposuction daily and can ensure that the process you are considering is right for your body goals. Have a free consultation with our knowledgeable team to get all of the answers you need before making a decision.
Contact us today to book a free consultation; we’re on-hand to ensure that you are well informed and comfortable with any procedure you may be looking to undergo. Our goal is simple, a happy and confident person in their own skin, let us help get you there.