Liposuction – Know the Score Before Taking the Plunge

Erin Benjamin 

Liposuction, which is also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons the world over. For many people, losing weight can be very difficult, and even for those who succeed in losing a great deal of weight, there’s often the stubborn fat that clings to the midriff that can be very difficult to remove. That’s where liposuction can make a big difference.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that breaks up the fat and removes it from parts of the body with the use of a surgical tool known as a cannula that has a high-pressure vacuum attached to it to provide powerful suction. This tool is used by liposuction experts in Perth to remove fat from areas of the body such as the:

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  • Abdomen, thighs, buttocks and calves
  • Neck and chin
  • Upper and back of arms
  • Upper and lower back

This is a very safe procedure and it’s also one of the most popular – in the UK and the US it’s the most common cosmetic surgery procedure and roughly 500,000 procedures are performed in these two countries alone every year.

Liposuction is also a very popular plastic surgery procedure in Australia, with a great place to learn more about liposuction or arrange an appointment with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who’s performed this surgical procedure countless times.

It’s also important to understand that liposuction is not a suitable treatment for obesity and that most people who have this common cosmetic surgery technique performed have a stable weight but want to remove excess fat from areas that are difficult for them to remove, like the abdomen and buttocks, for example.

What’s more, the amount of fat that liposuction can remove is limited because if too much fat is removed, the area treated may become lumpy or have ‘dents’ that can be difficult to treat, moreover, patients need to exercise and pay attention to their diet if they’re to keep the fat away from the treated areas. If you’re going to benefit from liposuction in the long-term, you will likely need to make some changes to your lifestyle, which will have many excellent benefits, including better health, more energy and greater confidence.

Before You Take the Plunge

As with any type of cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s essential that you seek advice from your GP. While liposuction is a very safe plastic surgery procedure, one of the most common ones in the Western world, it can pose a health risk for some people, though not very many. What’s more, it’s a good opportunity to have a health check-up and speak to your doctor about diet and exercise, after all, if you want to keep that fat from returning, you need to eat and be active in addition to having a liposuction treatment performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.

Liposuction has many benefits and can change your life for the better in many ways, however, you need to know the score before taking the plunge.