Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excessive fat in the body for cosmetic body contouring result. lt is done at properly-equipped day-surgery center by qualified clinician under sedation or rnild generat anesthesia. Success rate and client's satisfaction are high, provided candidates are properly selected.
Who is suitable for liposuction procedure?
Individuals with good general health who have excessive fat in various body areas (eg, abdomin, flanks, upper arms, thighs) despite attempting diet control and physical exercise can be candidates for Iiposuction procedure.
How is the procedure done?
Candidates will first see their doctor-in-charge for formal consultation and assessment. On the day of treatment, preparation includes cleansing and shaving the body areas to be treated. Sedation or mild general anesthesia will be managed by anesthetist doctor. Local anesthetics is infused into fat layers and suction cannula is used for fat suction. Cannula entry points are then closed with fine sutures. A course of antibiotics is prescribed and clients can often return to work and normal life activities within 1-2 days. Pressure garment for 2 weeks is advised for tightening the skin over the treated body area. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks.
Can the fat be used for transplantation to other body parts?
Yes. Fat removed can be processed by aseptic method and transplanted into other body parts such as the face and the breasts.
What are the risks of liposuction?
Common risks include: transient pain, bleeding, bruising and swelling.
Uncommon risks include: infection, tissue and skin damage.
lt is suggested that clients consult their doctors for proper assessment before considering liposuction procedure
For more information, please make a consultation booking with our medical director, Dr. Walter King, Specialist in Plastic Surgery.