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.
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:
Results can very among individuals. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.For more information visit www.precisioncosmetic.com.au