Luckily there's a cosmetic procedure, liposculpture, that doesn’t only remove excess fat but also moves it to another area in order to reshape the body and improve its overall contour.
So if you’re looking to sculpt and tone your body with an effective and minimally invasive body contouring procedure, you should consider Liposculpture. Sydney residents can contact us to book an initial consultation with one of our team of expert cosmetic surgeons, to determine if this is the right path for you.
Liposuction procedures can reshape a number of areas of the body including the inner and outer thighs.
What is Liposculpture?
Liposculpture uses an advanced technique to remove excess fat deposits in areas that are resistant to exercise and diet. The end result gives you more muscle tone and shapeliness. During the liposuction procedures, the area to be treated is filled with a medicated solution to facilitate the removal of the fat cells.
The fat cells are additionally treated with state-of-the-art ultrasound energy making the removal even easier. Liposculpture leaves you with smooth contours, with less pain and recovery time than traditional liposuction.
What are the benefits of liposculpture?
Liposculpture is the least invasive way to target and remove stubborn pockets of fat while providing short downtime and minimal bruising. Much of this is due to the fact that it only requires a small incision. The treated area is injected with a medical solution and treated with state-of-the-art ultrasound energy to facilitate removal.
As fat cells are removed, a positive trauma is made to the cells stimulating collagen production, which tightens the skin around the treated areas. This lowers the risk of excess skin post-procedure, which other forms of liposuction do not necessarily provide.
This procedure is also the most precise fat-removing method offering the following benefits:
- Remove unwanted fat
- Increased skin tightening and contraction
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Improve self-confidence
- Performed under local anaesthetic
- State-of-the-art ultrasound energy is used to facilitate the removal
- Minimal chance of scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- Less pain and discomfort after treatment
A tummy tuck procedure is much more invasive than liposculpture treatment.
What can liposuction surgery be used for?
Although people of almost any age can be good candidates for liposculpture, good skin elasticity is needed to achieve a smooth contour in any of the following areas:
A tummy tuck procedure is much more invasive than liposculpture treatment.
How is a Liposuction procedure carried out at ICCM?
The team at ICCM will be there to guide you through your liposuction treatment, from your initial consultation all the way through to recovery. This is what you can expect:
If you are interested in undergoing liposculpture, you’ll first come in for a personal consultation so that you can discuss your expectations. This is the first step for any patient considering surgery. We’ll assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Our primary goal is to ensure that you select the right path forward to achieve your aesthetic goals. If not liposculpture, we will be able to suggest the most appropriate course of action. A unique surgical plan will be designed for you to best suit your physical features and desired result and we’ll also be able to offer specific costs.
Issues you should be prepared to discuss during the consultation are:
- All medical conditions, both past, and present
- Current medications, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
- Past surgeries
- Other treatments you have received
- Current body concerns and expected outcomes
- Questions surrounding the procedure
During the procedure, the contours of the body are re-sculpted by removing subcutaneous fat. Firstly the area to be treated is filled with a medicated solution. With VASER lipo, the area is also treated with state-of-the-art ultrasound energy, further facilitating the removal of the fat cells. A thin, hollow tube is inserted below the skin through tiny incisions and used to break apart and vacuum out unwanted fat.
The incisions will be made in the body’s natural folds (whenever possible), in order to minimise the appearance of any resulting scarring. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and mild sedation which means a much shorter recovery time is required.
You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising following your liposculpture procedure. These side effects are completely normal and should subside within a few weeks. You'll start to see the results of your treatment as your swelling goes down, although it can take up to six months to see the full effects of the surgery.
The experienced team at ICCM may recommend that you take around a week off work after your procedure. You'll need to avoid strenuous exercise for up to three weeks, although light walking is recommended while your body heals.
You'll also need to wear a compression garment for a number of weeks following your procedure, to minimise swelling and aid recovery. If you have further questions about the best lifestyle changes to speed up your recovery, our team is on-hand to offer all relevant information.
During the liposuction procedure, a thin, hollow tube known as a cannula, is inserted below the skin through tiny incisions and then used to break apart and vacuum out unwanted fat.
Am I a good candidate for a liposuction procedure?
If you’re looking to lose weight, liposculpture isn’t the right treatment for you. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, so patients should be in good physical health. However, if you’re looking to sculpt and tone your body shape by removing stubborn areas of fat, then this procedure is right for you.
What kind of results can I expect?
The results of this treatment are typically visible within 48 hours, with the effects continuing to improve over time. Once the surgery results are visible, you’ll notice a reduction in stubborn fat deposits and smoother body contours.
It’s important to note that the results of liposuction will not be maintained if you lead an unhealthy lifestyle after surgery. If you stop exercising and start over-eating after the procedure, the remaining fat cells can still expand. So it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle after treatment in order to maintain your new body shape.
How much do Liposculpture and Liposuction cost in Sydney?
The total cost of the procedure varies according to the area and extent of treatment you have. In order to get an accurate quote, we advise booking a consultation with us so that a personal assessment can be carried out by one of our surgeons.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have any unanswered questions regarding our liposculpture procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Below is some additional information that may also help you.
Any cosmetic surgery procedure carries potential risks but as liposculpture is a minimally invasive procedure it is considered quite safe. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia and mild sedation, so you’ll feel little to no pain during surgery.
Liposculpture works by removing fat deposits from unwanted areas and moving them to another area, in order to contour and sculpt the body to a more desired shape.
The most significant risk is having too much fat taken from the treatment area. This will leave a depression as the fat removed will be replaced by fibrosis, making it hard to re-correct. However, when performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, this is extremely unlikely to happen.
Liposuction is a variation of liposuction that not only removes areas of stubborn fat but also moves it to other areas of the body to improve the overall look and shape.
Compression garments are used to improve your circulation after surgery and reduce the risk of blood clots. They also help to reduce inflammation and pain post-procedure.
Between 3 to 5 litres of fat is considered a safe amount to remove at any one time.
There is no age or weight limit for liposuction but your surgeon will ask that you’re close to your ideal weight before having the procedure.
Why choose ICCM for your liposculpture?
At ICCM we offer the most advanced liposuction treatment. We not only make sure that we’re always using the latest technology for our treatments but pride ourselves on the quality care we provide to all of our patients. We are also proud to host some of Australia’s finest cosmetic surgeons.
Our Cosmetic Surgeons
Below is some more information about our cosmetic surgeons, Dr Tony Prochazka, Dr Ramin Amighian and Dr Raphael D Basilio.
Dr Tony Prochazka
Dr Tony Prochazka (MBBS, FFMACCS), is a renowned cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and a former VP of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He also spent a number of years working in Shanghai and is now fluent in Mandarin.
Dr Ramin Amighian
Dr Ramin Amighian has over 10 years of experience. He has carried out hundreds of cosmetic procedures and holds memberships in the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine and College of Skin Cancer Surgery.
Dr Raphael D Basilio
Dr Raphael D Basilio (MBBS, BSc (Hons), ACEM) obtained his degree in London and then trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals and clinics in the UK. A keen traveller, Dr Basilio has also volunteered his medical expertise all over the world, in places such as India, Peru and South Africa.