Lipoplasty – Removal of Fat Tissue
In our Gold Coast clinics
Lipoplasty is also commonly known as Liposuction or Liposculpture. This procedure removes localised collections of fatty tissue to give you a smoother and slimmer body contouring.
For the best results, you should be of relatively normal weight with extra fat localised in specific areas such as the hips, buttocks and abdomen. Lipoplasty is also effective in removing fat deposits from the back, legs, arms, face and neck.
(07) 5539 1000 (Opt 2)
Our doctors will explain the details of your surgery and all of the information about the procedure. We will also take the time to understand your medical history and provide you with an overview of the Surgeons and their credentials. You will also have an opportunity to review before and after photographs of their patient’s results in their areas of expertise.
Our Surgeon will provide general information on treatments, hospital costs and incidental fee. Pre and post-operative information and a written quote will be provided to you at time of your consultation.
To book a consultation with our surgeons, call (07) 5539 1000 (opt 2).
The Lipoplasty Procedure
Lipoplasty is neither a substitute for proper diet and exercise nor a method for overall weight loss. It cannot eliminate cellulite or correct loose, hanging skin. In fact, the best results from lipoplasty are achieved when you have health, elastic skin with the capacity to shrink evenly after surgery. If your skin has lost much of its elasticity, you may need a skin tightening procedure such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, buttock lift or arm lift.
General anaesthesia is used for this procedure for maximum patient comfort. Lipoplasty is usually performed using a suction pump device to vacuum away excess fatty deposits. In some cases, hand-held syringe may be used instead of a pump. There are a number of variations to conventional lipoplasty. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, for example, uses energy from sound waves to liquefy the fat before it is removed. The technique chosen for your specific case depends on individual factors that Dr Scamp will discuss with you.
Following surgery, you will need to wear a snug pressure garment for 6-12 weeks, to promote skin shrinkage and to minimise swelling and bruising as you gradually resume normal activities. You can expect to return to work within one or two weeks
Choosing A Qualified Surgeon
One of the most important factors in the success of your plastic surgery is the surgeon you select. Many people are surprised to learn that some doctors performing plastic/cosmetic surgery today have had no formal surgical training. That is why you need to ask the right questions before you schedule a consultation.
Book to meet our Internationally recognised Plastic surgeons.