Skin-Pinch Test. The thickness of the treated area measured before and immediately after 3D Liposuction. Dr Ehsan Jadoon’s patient.
What is the difference between tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo, vaser liposuction, powered assisted liposuction, CoolLipo, Laser lipo etc.?
Tumescent liposuction is a surgical procedure of removing fat from a body area after a special local anaesthetic fluid infiltration (called tumescent fluid). All other types of liposuction are different company trademarked names of devices and instruments (lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency etc.) that aid in that process. They are all used as part of the tumescent technique, not in lieu of it.
How long do the effects of the liposculpture last?
The effects are usually permanent if you maintain a healthy and active life style. However if you put weight on later, the fat cells can return in that area. Many patients find that liposuction is a psychological boost that gives them more incentive to lose weight and in some patients, weight loss seems easier post liposuction. It is important to follow a healthy and active lifestyle after this procedure.
Does the fat come back in other spots after liposculpture?
If a patient does not gain weight after liposuction, fat does not accumulate in other areas of the body. However, if a patient gains a significant amount of weight, then that fat has to go somewhere else. It is important to follow a healthy and active lifestyle to prevent this.
When will I see results?
While you will see some results straight away, you will not see the full result of your treatment until all swelling has settled down. This usually improves over the first few weeks. After 10 days you will have a good idea of the effect of the procedure, and after six weeks you will see around 85% of the result. At six months the full effect of the procedure is clear.
What can I do to ensure I get the best results?
The compression garment is vital as it alleviates pain and also prevents swelling. It is important that you continue to wear the compression garment for the period prescribed by your doctor as it also aids the body in recovery and ensures the skin contracts evenly. From the second day following your surgery it is advised that you do some low impact exercise (such as walking) for 30 minutes a day to encourage blood circulation. There are also some massage techniques that can assist which we will discuss with you. You can return to non-strenuous work within two days but should not attempt more strenuous activity for the first two weeks.
When can I resume work?
This depends upon the body area treated and the amount of fat removed. For smaller areas like chin or inner knees, most patients are able to resume work within 5-7 days. You should not resume heavy exercise for at least two weeks.
What sort of post-operative follow-up is there?
Patients are reviewed the next day as well as one week following their surgery. Third review is usually scheduled after four weeks to 8 weeks.
Will there be scars from the procedure and how noticeable will they be?
Incisions performed during liposuction are only 3–4 millimetres long and usually heal rapidly. After several months the scars are usually not noticeable.
Do I need to abide by any special diet, both pre-operatively and post-operatively?
You should follow a healthy and balanced diet prior to the operation. However, consuming certain products can make you bleed easily. Avoid fish and fish oil, green tea, ginseng, turmeric, garlic, alcohol for at least 7 days before your surgery. For the 10 days prior to the surgery you should not take any blood thinning medication such as anti-inflammatories like aspirin or nurofen and warfarin etc. Please discuss all current medications you are on with your doctor at the time of initial consultation.
What are the risks of liposculpture surgery?
Like any surgery, liposculpture carries some risks. Although complications are quite rare, they can include infection, which is very uncommon. It is thought that the tumescent fluid is also antibacterial. Other uncommon risks include post operative bleeding and collection of fluid in a small pocket under the skin (seroma). There are some other more serious risks of liposuction including fat embolism. Fortunately they are very rare. This will be discussed at the time of the consultation.
Does liposuction remove cellulite?
Liposuction improves the silhouette of the body, but does not necessarily eliminate the pre-existing cellulite. It does reduce the degree of cellulite to a minor extent but it is unlikely to produce a significant improvement.
Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck as well?
The only patients who may need a tummy tuck in addition to liposuction are those with significant degrees of lower abdominal skin laxity, unusually extensive stretch marks, or severely stretched abdominal muscles (as a result of pregnancy). After liposuction, abdominal skin often contracts to a reasonable degree so that an excision surgery (tummy tuck) is not necessary in majority of cases.
Your doctor will assess you at the time of consultation to see which procedure is suitable for you.
How much does it cost?
Liposculpture costs depend upon the number of areas being treated and the time it takes to perform the procedure. One area costs $3500, all inclusive. At Medaesthetics®, the procedure is done under local anaesthesia. This offers a very cost effective alternative to traditional liposuction with less downtime and risks which are associated with general anaesthesia.
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