Liposculpture in Sydney - Key Things to Know
Liposculpture is the ideal way to effectively, safely and permanently achieve your desired body shape. But how does this procedure work to remove body fat and bulges?
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat on your body that just won’t budge, no matter how much you exercise or how careful you are with your diet? The truth is, very few people genetically have a perfect body shape.
Many of us have a tendency to accumulate stubborn pockets of fat in unwanted places. For women, this is typically on the inner or outer thighs, or on the abdomen, whilst men often accumulate stubborn fat in the love handles or on the chest.
Liposculpture is one of the latest and most advanced body shaping procedures, designed to remove fat and sculpt the body. The result? An enhanced body contour, definition and physique.
What is liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a surgical procedure designed to give you more muscle tone and shapeliness. Known to be a gentler, more refined version of liposuction, liposculpture aims to both remove fat and move it to other areas of the body to create a more desirable shape.
During the procedure, your surgeon will inject a numbing medication into the skin. Tiny incisions are then made in order for your surgeon to place a small tube, or cannula, under the skin into the fat. This tube is used to move the fat, release it and then remove it with suction. Once the fat is removed, it can be transferred to another area that needs to be plumped up.
Liposculpture is a very popular procedure here in Australia, due to its ability to remove stubborn areas of fat with minimal pain, quick recovery times and low complication rates. The best bit? Liposculpture removes the fat permanently, meaning that it cannot come back.
Considering liposculpture? Here are the key things you need to know:
Liposculpture is different from liposuction
While both techniques are used for the removal of fat deposits from specific areas of the body, liposculpture and liposuction are not one and the same. Liposuction is a far more invasive procedure that is typically performed under general anaesthesia. Liposculpture, on the other hand, uses a tumescent anaesthetic, meaning that the patient is awake during the procedure.
Unlike liposuction, liposculpture is about more than just fat removal. Liposculpture is regarded as an advancement in liposuction, with the goal being to reshape the body. As mentioned, this is done by adding the removed fat to the ‘right places’, in order to improve the body’s overall contour.
The cost of liposculpture depends on the area treated
The cost of liposculpture depends on a number of factors. In particular, the area being treated and how long the procedure will take.
As a general rule, the cost of the procedure starts from around 7,000 dollars an hour. Let’s say, for example, that you chose to operate on your hips and thighs. This procedure would take around an hour and a half to perform and thus cost you around 10,000 dollars.
However, the more areas you treat, the more your surgery will cost. A consultation with Dr Rastogi is the best way to determine the time required for and thus the cost of your liposculpture surgery.
Liposculpture can target a number of areas on the body
Liposculpture is typically performed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from areas that fail to respond to diet and exercise. The most common areas treated include:
- Flanks/ love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Under the chin, neck and jowls
Liposculpture is not a weight loss procedure
While liposculpture may be the ideal way to remove stubborn fat cells, the procedure is not intended as a method for weight loss. In fact, the best results from liposculpture occur in areas of the body where there is reasonable muscle tone, the skin has good elasticity and fat is not excessive.
Common candidates for liposculpture include:
- Men and women who desire a more sculpted, streamlined appearance
- Women who have had children and are concerned about the unwanted accumulation of fat that pregnancy and childbirth has brought
- Men who have developed stubborn pockets of fat, not necessarily due to a lack of exercise, but due to hormonal or hereditary factors
- Men and women who have gone through massive weight loss and are within 30% of their goal weight, but still have problems with localised fat pockets
Liposculpture is considered to be a safer form of liposuction
Liposculpture is considered to be the safest body sculpting procedure available. Unlike more major surgical procedures that involve general anaesthesia, no major complications regarding liposculpture have ever been recorded.
In fact, numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the liposculpture procedure. A landmark article in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology looked at the results of over 15,000 liposculpture patients, all without any major complications.
Of course, that doesn't mean that liposculpture surgery isn’t without risks. While complications are rare, common side effects do include bruising, soreness and rippled skin, all of which fade in time.
Results can take up to six months to fully appear
While your liposculpture results begin to appear immediately after surgery, you may not notice them right away. This is due to the swelling you will experience after your procedure, which is part of the healing process.
Six weeks following your liposculpture, you should be able to see 80 to 90 percent of your final results. However, to see the final result you will likely need to wait up to six months for the imperceptible contraction of the skin, which slowly occurs as the body heals and readjusts.
Why you should choose Dr Rastogi for your liposculpture procedure
Dr Rastogi has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and is known to be Sydney’s top liposculpture expert. Specialising in body sculpting and liposuction, Dr Rastogi is an expert in creating beautiful and balanced bodies. You can learn more about Dr Rastogi’s approach to liposculpture here.
Ready to begin your cosmetic journey with Dr Rastogi? Contact us today to schedule your liposculpture consultation.