What Are Common Questions About Liposuction?

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Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and I have performed over 500 liposuction procedures.I would like to answer some of the most common questions I am asked by patients.

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction (or Liposculpture) is the removal of fat to reshape your body. After you are sedated, local anaesthetic is gently inserted to numb the areas as well as shrink the blood vessels to reduce bruising. Then the fat is removed using a fine hollow cannula. The incisions are very small and placed in inconspicuous areas.

HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?

In some areas such as the waist and inner knees, the results can be apparent in just a few days. Other areas such as the tummy and the thighs can take up to 12 weeks to get your final result so don’t worry if you are not seeing your result after a few weeks, it will come.

WHAT AREAS MOST COMMONLY TREATED?

The most common areas treated are the tummy, waist (or “muffin top”), the thighs, back of arms and neck. These are all areas that just won’t shift with diet and exercise.

HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TO REMOVE?

How I measure how much to remove is by constantly feeling your tissue during the procedure, which tells me how much fat has been removed and when is the right time to stop. Yes, I know you want me to “get it all doc” but you do need to leave a small layer behind for balanced contouring.
As a patient, I would expect you to be able to see a definite difference which we could confirm with photos at 3 months. Depending on the areas you had treated, you should also be able to achieve some other goal you were looking for, eg. go down a couple of dress sizes or no longer have your thighs rub together when you walk.

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WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

We give you a garment which you wear for 1 week all the time and then another 5 weeks at night. This is helpful in reducing the swelling and achieving a smoother contour. You can return to the gym after just 4 days and please be careful with your diet. If you stay at the same weight that we get you too, then the fat won’t return.

Here are some of my patients:

Liposuction 1 Flanks Outer Thighs and Inner Thighs

Flanks Outer Thighs and Inner Thighs

Liposuction 2 Flanks and Outer Thighs

Flanks and Outer Thighs

Liposuction 3 Abdomen

Abdomen

Results can vary among individuals. Any procedure has risks and it is wise to seek a second opinion. For more information visitwww.precisioncosmetic.com.au

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6 thoughts on “What Are Common Questions About Liposuction?

  1. James Bay

    My sister has been thinking about getting liposculture. I never knew it could take up to 12 weeks for some areas to show results. I will need to show her this so she is more informed. Thank you for your help.

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    • Hi James,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes,it is important to remember that it can take 3 months to see the results after liposuction. The reason for this is that swelling can take this long to resolve. Kind regards. Mike Szalay

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  2. Nick Mallory

    Thanks for the guide. I’ve always wondered how liposuction. I think it is a great idea for a lot of people; like you said, sometimes fat in certain areas of the body just doesn’t go away with exercise and diet. I might have to look into this more.

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    • Hi Nick, Thanks for your comment. Yes, some areas are particularly stubborn and often my patients will come in and say that they have been working hard in the gym without impacting on the areas that concern them. Liposuction is a great technique to reshape these areas. Kind regards. Mike Szalay

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