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Introduction to Liposuction
As we age, some of us will find that we have excess fat in certain areas. These areas are most commonly on the tummy, love handles, outer thighs, hips and under the chin or around the jawline; all of which are areas of the body in which weight is hardest to shift, even if you have undergone further weight loss.
Our patients that seek these procedures may do so because they have excess resistant fat in the said areas, but they are not hugely overweight.
About the procedure
Laser Liposuction is an alternative to conventional liposuction, and is a popular, non-invasive method that can be used to get rid of any unwanted, excess fat. During the procedure, the laser energy breaks down the fat cells so as they can then be safely processed out of the body. Our surgeons at PHI Clinic are all highly experienced in all types of Body Surgery.
When you visit us for your initial consultation, you will always meet the surgeon who will be treating you and as with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you discuss your expectations and what you wish to achieve from the treatment.
Should you decide to undergo a Liposuction procedure with us at PHI Clinic, we can guarantee you will be provided with the highest levels of care by our experienced members of staff throughout your experience with us.
Male Liposuction, ‘Lipoplasty’ or ‘Lipo’ is the most common global procedure for men. It is a permanent procedure that contours and reshapes the body to restore a more youthful, slimmer appearance by removing excess fat deposits.
Many men seek liposuction in areas that fat is harder to shift through diets or exercising; the chin, stomach, hips, knees, thighs and buttocks. Liposuction has many benefits; it reduces body fat to give a healthier appearance; it has physical benefits as it reduces risk of any health issues that serious obesity can cause; and it has psychological benefits by restoring self-esteem and confidence.
It is always important to remember that liposuction is not an alternative to weight-loss and you are expected to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime both before surgery and after recovery. If you slip into an unhealthy lifestyle after liposuction, this can have adverse effects, so it’s imperative you maintain a healthy body-weight and reap the long-lasting benefits of this extremely effective procedure.
I had my last child 2 years ago and I have been looking into tummy tuck ops. Someone recently told me about Laser Liposuction and said it might be suitable. What would be the best procedure for me?
Laser Liposuction is a technique that combines Laser with liposuction. Liposuction is of course well-established as a technique for fat removal – the issue is what happens to the skin after the fat has gone. We know that skin with good elasticity contracts well, particularly in the flanks and outer thighs. Areas with reduced elasticity and thinner skin do not contract as much and you can be left with a skin overhang that is unsightly and ageing – these areas are typically the front of the abdomen and the inner upper thighs. The use of Laser to tighten skin is not new. The evidence for its effectiveness reported in the scientific literature is restricted to a few studies. The effect of pregnancy is to create excess skin, with usually poor elasticity, with or without excess fat, but also a separation of the front abdominal wall muscles (rectus muscles/ six- pack) which contributes to the bulge/overhang. Any technique to fully correct this should address all three of these. Clearly with a tummy tuck the skin and fat of the overhang are removed and the muscles tightened. If you have a little bit of excess skin/fat then it may be worth trying these less invasive treatments, but my experience with the post-pregnancy tummy is that the amount of excess skin, fat and separation of the muscles almost always requires a tummy tuck.