Liposuction (Suction-assisted Lipectomy)
Body sculpting through removal of fat from localized areas of the body. Technique include Ultrasound- Assisted Lipoplasty (PAL), Superwet and Tumescent techniques.
Duration of Surgery and Anesthesia?
Varies according to number of sites, technique, amount of fat to be removed and type of anesthesia.
Local, Local with sedation, Region (eg. An epidural block or general)
Depending on the areas treated and the extent of liposuction, back to work within 3 to 21 days and resumption of strenuous activity in 3 to 8 weeks.
Longevity of Results?
Noticeable improvement in the first few days through four weeks, but continued improvement for six months post-surgery as swelling decreases. Results must be maintained with proper diet and exercise.
Liposuction can be a good adjunct to healthy living but should not be seen as a weight reduction tool.