Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures to remove excess fat that is unresponsive to a healthy diet and regular exercise. The cosmetic procedure can be quite transformative with patients loving their newly defined shape and smaller waistlines. But as with any cosmetic or plastic surgery treatment, it is important to understand the limitations of the procedure.

Liposuction isn’t going to necessarily solve your weight loss woes or banish your cellulite. It isn’t going to make you a healthy eater overnight or give you a flawless body. Understanding what Liposuction can achieve and its limitations can help you set realistic expectations before your Liposuction procedure.

Liposuction can remove stubborn fat cells

Liposuction is arguably the most effective cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from targeted areas of your body. It’s also one of the more gentle surgical procedures performed by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon under conscious sedation.

Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound cannula that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin through a small incision to melt and then remove unwanted fat cells. Some of the most common targeted areas of the body for liposuction treatment is tummy, buttocks, upper arms, thighs, breasts and love handles. For patients who want a large amount of fat removed, they may be a good candidate for Mega Liposuction which can remove up to 15 litres of fat.

Liposuction can help contour your shape

Liposuction surgery is a great option for those want to contour their shape by removing areas of body fat. This can help correct disproportion, emphasis curves or target areas you are genetically pre-dispositioned to have more fat cells.

Recent before & after of a patient choosing Liposuction for body contouring

Recent before & after of a patient choosing Liposuction for body contouring

And good results of the Liposuction procedure don’t require you to have a large amount of excess fat. For those who are relatively lean, but what definition in areas of the body such as their abs, Vaser High Def Liposuction is an effective way to sculpt the body to create an athletic appearance. Used in conjunction with another procedure, Liposuction can also help to increase the size and shape of areas of the body, such as in the case of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure or Breast Fat Transfer.

Liposuction can be used on the face

Being a gentle cosmetic surgery procedure that is highly targeted, Liposuction can be used on the face to remove excess fat and define your facial features. These are often areas of fat that won’t budge and can’t be targeted with exercise alone.

Recent before & after of facial Liposuction

Recent before & after of facial Liposuction

Specific areas of the face cosmetic surgeons use Liposuction include the cheeks, jaws and neckline to enhance the patient’s natural bone structure and appearance.

Liposuction can help with skin tightening

Vaser Liposuction stimulates the production of collagen – the hard, insoluble and fibrous protein found throughout the body. Collagen is vital for skin integrity and plays a role in restoring and replacing dead skin cells. Unfortunately, the natural aging process causes collagen to deplete over time, particularly for women after menopause. By stimulating collagen, Liposuction, together with the wearing of compression garments, can help restore the skin’s youthful integrity.

Recent before & after of Liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening technology

Recent before & after of Liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening technology

By using that lastest Renuvion technology in conjunction with Vaser Liposuction, cosmetic surgeons can now gently and precisely heat soft tissue to tighten the skin. This enhances the fat removal and body contouring results, especially those with loose or thin skin.

Liposuction can increase your body confidence

A clear benefit of Liposuction is its potential effects on self-confidence and body image. For many who have adhered to a healthy diet and consistently trained at the gym without seeing the results, Liposuction can help them obtain the body they’ve worked hard for.

It’s also a procedure that can be highly beneficial for those who have genetic susceptibilities to disproportionate weight can such as in the case of men with “man boobs” or people suffering from the debilitating condition Lymphoedema.

There is no guarantee that Liposuction will improve your confidence, however, it may have a great impact on your self-esteem and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Liposuction can’t remove excess skin

Liposuction isn’t a cosmetic procedure that can remove excess skin as a result of drastic weight loss or pregnancy. However, as mentioned above, it can improve skin elasticity.

Recent before & after of a patient choosing Liposuction over Tummy Tuck

Depending on the amount of excess skin you want to be removed, you may be a good candidate for Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck procedure to gain the results you desire.

Liposuction can’t fix cellulite or stretch marks

Liposuction may improve the appearance of cellulite or stretch marks, but it can’t fix or remove them altogether. Liposuction together with Bio Stimulating Injections using your own fat cells can help even the skin tone by filling in dips and dimples.

Stretch marks are difficult to treat as we don’t know their exact cause. The best way to treat stretch marks is with a multi-modal approach that’s right for you. You can achieve up to 80% improvement with the use of Vaser Skin Tightening or laser treatments such as Fractional Laser. There are also non-surgical options that result in modest improvements such as Dermapen (micro-needling) with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or the more invasive approach of a Tummy Tuck to remove the skin.

Liposuction can’t treat generalised obesity

Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, rather it is an effective cosmetic procedure to remove the remaining fat deposits or contour your body shape. It’s a great option for those who have reached their ideal body weight and are in good health by maintaining a whole food diet and exercising regularly.

While Liposuction is a permanent fat removal solution, it doesn’t prevent future weight gain. If you gain weight post-liposuction, you most likely will retain your shape, but increase in size. It’s worth noting, for patients who are overweight or obese, Mega Liposuction allows them to have large amounts of fat removed. This treatment not only helps to remove excess fat but it may also help the patient kick-start a healthy lifestyle, an exercise program, a healthy diet to maintain their new shape.

If you’re considering Liposuction and wondering whether you are a good candidate, get in touch with our team at Cosmos Clinic. They will discuss your options and expectations of the cosmetic surgery treatment to ascertain whether it’s right for you. Call Cosmos Clinic on 1300-138-797 or email us at [email protected].