For so many of us, losing weight seems to be an uphill battle, especially as we begin to get older. At any age, it can be incredibly difficult to budge those extra kilos, and even when we do, unwanted fat deposits often remain in the areas from which we most want them to disappear. This is often a genetic tendency. Liposculpture can be a very effective solution for this problem – but is it right for you?

Very few people are blessed with the perfect shape. Most women willexperience excess fatty deposits around their hips, inner thighs, arms or around the abdomen area. Men may also develop fat deposits on their abdomen or chest area, as they age.

Liposculpture can be the answer if you are generally slender but have smaller, specific areas of stubborn fat to remove.

If you’re considering a fat removal treatment such as liposculpture (and liposuction), it is important to understand that they are not weight loss surgeries. Liposculpture is not the chosen procedure to remove large amounts of fat all over the body, as the procedure will not improve your health and wellbeing if you are overweight. Unless lifestyle changes are changed, existing fat cells will get bigger and weight gain will return. These surgeries do not in any way address the negative health effects associated with weight gain or obesity.

Instead, liposculpture is a shaping method for accumulated areas of hereditary fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Liposculpture – is it Different from Liposuction?



Liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic and removes pockets of fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, arms and legs. It’s difficult to get the patient into correct positioning to effectively “sculpt” the body. Plus it adds extra risks to the procedure because of the general anaesthesia.

Liposculpture is a more advanced form of Liposuction. The treatment not only removes fat but shapes, defines, and contours the body for a better aesthetic result. Fat may be removed or redistributed so that an ideal shape is achieved that complements the whole body. It’s safer, because local anaesthesia is used instead of general anaesthesia and the body is effectively sculpted by removing fat in a very organised fashion.

  • Both procedures remove pockets of fat – but liposculpture under coal anaesthesia “sculpts” the body more effectively rather than removing fat in an indiscriminate way.
  • Liposculpture contours the fat across the body.
  • In terms of results, liposculpture is the superior procedure.

Tumescent Liposculpture is a less risky procedure than liposuction – it has an outstanding safety record. It requires no general anaesthetic, focuses on smaller areas, and recovery times are quicker.

Some surgeons may elect to first perform liposuction and, upon recovery, but then undertake liposculpture to fine-tune the overall result.

Liposculpture/liposuction are not recommended for people who are very overweight or obese. You need to be generally healthy and, in the case of liposuction, to be able to safely undergo a general anaesthetic and cope with the recovery process.

Should I Get Liposculpture?


You may be an ideal candidate for liposculpture if:

  • You are relatively fit.
  • You have a BMI under 30 and are close to your ideal weight.
  • You have focus areas of fat you wish to address.
  • You have skin that is relatively tight and elastic.
  • You wish to contour a particular area.
  • You have tried diet and exercise but have stubborn areas from which you wish to eliminate fat (hips, abdomen, knees, ankles, neck, arms, etc).
  • You can recover at home for an average of 3-7 days after your procedure.

Liposculpture results tend to be better overall for people who don’t smoke, have little sun damage, are younger and have good skin tone . It can, however, achieve fantastic results regardless of your age or skin tone.

Tumescent Liposculpture – Be Sculptured

Tumescent liposculpture usually achieves the desired results in a single treatment and it requires no general anaesthetic (local anaesthetic and mild sedation are usually used). This technique minimises scarring and blood loss. The doctor will inject a local anaesthetic after making a tiny incision. A small tube (cannula), 2-3mm in diameter, is then inserted under the skin into the fatty tissue. The tube is used to strip and release the fat from its connective tissue, after which it is removed via suction. The fat may then be purified and reinjected to other parts of the body to enhance features in those areas, especially the face.

Liposculpture is an art – and your expert cosmetic liposculpture specialist will not only be a trained and registered medical doctor and surgeon but also an artist – with an artist’s eye and level of skill.

Be Sculptured with Dr Meaghan Heckenberg

Be Sculptured operates out of Crows Nest Cosmetic and Vein Clinic and is run by renowned Sydney liposculpture specialist Dr Meaghan Heckenberg.
Liposculpture is a day-surgery procedure in our clinic.
Email us at [email protected] or call (02) 9906 1555 for more information or to book an appointment with Dr Heckenberg. Your first consultation with us is free. We look forward to meeting you and helping reveal a new you in 2020.

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