Am I a suitable candidate for liposuction?
If the fat pockets are well defined and you have a good skin tone, you’re likely to see excellent results. The most common areas of the body that liposuction can target includes the thighs, buttocks, stomach and flanks. However, it can also be used on less common areas such as the knees or elbows. Mr Paul Tulley will often combine liposuction with body reshaping surgical procedures, such as abdominoplasty, thigh lift and arm reduction surgery, to produce the optimal results.
What does liposuction involve?
The way liposuction is performed has changed dramatically over the years. Now, there are several techniques to choose from, all of which will be carried out under general anaesthetic.
Small incisions, roughly 5mm long, are created before various suction cannulas are inserted through them. They suction the subcutaneous fat out of the body before the incision is closed with fine sutures. A compression garment is then applied and will be worn between four to six weeks. This doesn’t just help to limit the swelling, it also helps the skin adjust to its new shape and maximises results.
What downtime can I expect after liposuction?
It is possible that liposuction could be carried out as a day case. It will depend upon the extent of the procedure so you may need to stay overnight. You will be able to go back to work within ten to fourteen days, though vigorous exercise should be avoided until the bruising has gone down, typically within three to four weeks.
What results can I expect from liposuction?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, but it is still possible to put on weight, causing the remaining fat cells to expand. To protect your results, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime post surgery.