Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. It involves the infiltration of fluid into the tissues and the aspiration of fat and fluid using negative pressure. After surgery, a support garment is worn for a number of weeks to maximise the final outcome.

Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction can be performed alone or with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

What liposuction won’t do

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.

It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.