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Liposuction in Sydney

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical technique that aims to improve the contour of your body by selectively targeting and removing excess fat. This can be from areas that you may not have been able to remove despite exercise, or it may be for further enhancement of the results of a procedure such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Liposuction shouldn’t be considered as an easy route to managing excess weight. It is ideally used for stubborn areas of body fat and small bulges that are hard to shift with less invasive approaches, such as diet and exercise changes. It works best when you are fit and healthy and can maintain a stable weight. Liposuction in Sydney can help smooth out or reduce bulging in areas such as your thighs, breasts, arms, hips, and tummy areas.

Small incisions are made through which a cannula is inserted to suction out the fat cells in a designated area. This fat reduction is considered to last for a very long time. However, you will still have some fat cells remaining in the area that has had the treatment and these cells can become enlarged if you gain weight. We therefore recommend a good healthy lifestyle after you have your procedure to maintain and prolong your gains. Following liposuction, if you continue to gain weight, take various medications, become pregnant, or go through menopause or andropause then this can all affect your body contour and overall results. We strongly encourage you to get fit and healthy before you consider liposuction body contouring in Sydney, Penrith, or Orange with Dr. Kumar.

Guide to Liposuction Surgery

This complete guide to Liposuction covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Liposuction Surgery Explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate
  • The Liposuction Surgical Process
  • Answers to our most frequently asked questions

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction in Sydney?

  • You have toned up in the gym and continue a regular gym routine
  • You have achieved a stable weight, and ideally, you are close to or at your goal weight
  • You have bulges in specific areas, or too much fat has been deposited in a few specific locations on the body

If you are generally at a good weight but the contours of your body do not necessarily reflect this, then liposuction may be a good option to improve these areas

It is always important to remember that successful liposuction depends on the condition of the skin. If you have lax skin or excess skin, you may require a combination of liposuction and a skin excision procedure such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or thigh lift, or arm lift.

What are the benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction (Liposculpture, Liposuction Body Contouring) in Sydney is often considered by patients who wish to reduce areas that are prone to storing excess fat that has been resistant to exercise and good nutrition.

Some popular locations for liposuction body contouring include:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Tummy
  • Arms

Following Liposuction your own proportions are enhanced or contoured by the reduction of fat. Having a smoother contour may enhance your appearance in clothing or swimwear which may be your goal for why you are considering this surgery. For some patients, Liposuction of the thighs may reduce chafing in this area, while for others, it may mean being able to wear a T-shirt without feeling like your arms are bulging at the sleeves.

 

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Liposuction Cost

After your initial consultation with Dr. Kumar, you will be given a detailed itemised quote. This will include Dr. Kumar’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.

Your quote for liposuction will be tailored to your needs. Factors that will be considered include:

  1. The size of the patient;
  2. Amount of time and effort required of the surgeon
  3. Cost of anaesthetist’s services
  4. Operating room fees
  5. Preoperative laboratory fees
  6. Other related expenses, such as elastic compression garments, etc.

While the cost of Liposuction is an important factor to consider, the quality of liposuction is more important, as the ultimate goal of liposuction is to have a satisfied patient. The surgeon’s expertise and experience are undoubtedly more important than the price.

Results from Liposuction Surgery

The results of liposuction typically come in stages and will vary from person to person.

  • You’ll likely see some results immediately after surgery, but swelling and bruising are normal and take weeks to resolve. Some residual swelling may persist for several months.
  • It’s also common to have some weight gain due to swelling and the tumescent fluid that was injected. This will resolve over time.
  • Most people see final results six months after surgery, but you may continue to see improvements for up to a year.
  • Dr. Kumar recommends taking a week off from work and your regular routine, but those who undergo a small amount of liposuction may only need a few days.
  • In order to prevent blood clots and discourage swelling, light walking is usually recommended starting the day of surgery. Heavy exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks.

A compression garment is worn for anywhere from three to six weeks and sometimes longer (there are times when Dr. Kumar may recommend 8–12 weeks). These garments help decrease the amount of bruising and swelling, helping loose skin to retract. It’s important to follow Dr. Kumar’s post-surgery instructions closely to ensure you have a safe recovery process and positive surgery results.

Meet the Expert

Dr. Rohit Kumar is an Australian certified specialist plastic surgeon (MED0001630444). His particular area of interest is breast and body surgery. Often, patients who have achieved massive weight loss, have had one or multiple children (including twins), or have developmental or age related physiological changes (e.g. large or ptotic breasts) may suffer from significant medical issues as a result. Some of these issues may benefit from plastic surgical procedures, and Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon to help guide you in choosing the right procedure for you.

Dr. Kumar as a specialist plastic surgeon, has a particular area of interest in body contouring procedures that focus on areas such as the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and flanks — the areas that are most affected after losing a significant amount of weight.

During your consultation, Dr. Kumar will evaluate your needs and take the time to understand your main concerns before suggesting a surgical plan that suits you.

As a patient of Dr. Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Working in harmony with you, Dr. Kumar and his team strive to deliver results that surpass your expectations and do so in a safe environment. Along with him, his professional and caring team is there to support you on your surgical journey, from your first call to well after you have recovered from your surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Liposuction in Sydney

Liposuction can be used as an isolated procedure or it can be combined with other body contouring procedures to treat areas of stubborn fat. Liposuction works best as a tool to target areas that are resistant to exercise.

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Technique

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