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In essence then, liposculpture is an elegant solution to an age old problem: How to remove localised areas of fat not responsive to diet or exercise. A relatively minor removal of tissue can lead to a dramatic improvement in body shape and contour.
Both MEN and WOMEN can achieve the desired body shape, that before they had only dreamed of having. Any area of fatty tissue overlying the body can be treated with this technique, but some areas are particularly suitable.
In women, these are the outer thighs (saddlebags), abdomen, the hips, waist, inner thighs, buttocks and knees. Upper arms, isolated skin folds in the flanks, the breasts and bulges to the sides of the breasts are also common areas treated. Other problems areas too are responsive to treatment. The “muffin top” above the tops of jeans can be removed as well.
“Saddle bags” in women are accumulations of fat over the outer thigh. Removing them gets rid of the bulge which you see from looking directly in front or behind. Often with problems over the outer thighs, there may be a fullness to the inner thighs as well. There may be bulkiness making the two legs touch. Liposculpture can substantially reduce this bulkiness and give a natural curve to the inner thigh at the top. Usually it is possible to prevent the legs from rubbing one another. Combined with liposculpture to the outer thighs, most clothes, particularly jeans and tight pants will fit more comfortably.
A small pad of fatty tissue may often be present on the inside of the knee, slightly above where the bone of the knee joint protrudes (though there may be other fatty deposits as well). Liposculpture can remove this bulge, so that the knee now is defined by the bone, rather than the fatty pad above it. It is common to perform liposculpture on more than one area at any one time, and many women find that combining a refinement to the knee and outer and inner thigh at the same time is a well balanced procedure, giving the best results.
Sometimes there is a general increase in the fatty tissue of the whole leg and treatment above and below the knee is necessary to reduce the volume of the fatty material and allow it to be reduced in size.
The abdomen is a problem area for many women, particularly after childbirth. Unwanted accumulations of fat can make clothes difficult to fit and can be persistently annoying. Liposculpture is extremely helpful in these situations, and skin laxity is rarely a problem after the procedure in most women. The abdomen can benefit from treatment in women whether it is large or small. Both the upper and lower abdomen are usually treated. Many women comment that bending over is easier and that bulging midriff area can be eliminated.
Full hips make the body look squarish and full. Either alone, or in combination with the abdomen, it is possible to refine the outline to give a more modern feminine appearance, improving the waist and refining the outline.
Liposculpture to the female breast is an increasingly commonly performed procedure. It is a genuine alternative to conventional surgery for many women.
Other areas can be treated as well, including isolated areas of fatty deposits over the back and on the upper arm. The calves and thighs themselves are also areas where liposcuplture can be very helpful in achieving the desired shape. (In fact, virtually any area can respond well to liposculpture with no visible scars or loose skin.)
In both men and women the neck and under the chin can be successfully sculptured to give a more youthful appearance. Of all the areas of the body which can be sculpted, sometimes the neck can be the most rejuvenating, even though only a small amount of fatty tissue is removed. The underlying skin firmly attaches to the structures beneath, and just as with other areas of the body, looseness of the skin is very unusual.
Liposculpture to the female breast is an increasingly commonly performed procedure. Many women are burdened by large breasts and complain of aching neck, back pain, neck pain and headache. Many women would love to decrease the size of these breasts to increase their level of comfort, but are unhappy to undergo surgery that would leave scars and possibly change sensation to the nipple. They may not be able to afford the 2 weeks off work or normal lifestyle activities that conventional surgery could take.
Liposculpture provides an alternative. For women who are happy with the shape of their breasts and just want them smaller between 30 and 50% of the volume of the breast can be removed by liposculpture, totally under local anaesthetic. The procedure takes a little over two hours and there is generally no loose skin over the breast, it feels much the same as prior to the surgery. In fact, there may be significant retraction of the skin, with elevation of the nipple.
Before and After
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FAQ // Breast reduction surgery for women
Any woman with large and heavy breasts, who is happy with the shape of her breasts, but just wants them smaller can be considered for this procedure.
In general women should have completed their family, not be breastfeeding and not have a problem with lumpy breasts or other breast problems.
Yes, the reduction in the size of the breasts is permanent, provided that your weight remains stable after the procedure.
The small access holes are 1-2mm wide. There are usually 3-4 per side and these settle very quickly. They are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks. As all the instruments used in this surgery are quite blunt, there is generally no change to how the nipple feels. This is very different to conventional surgery, where a large inverted T-shape incision is made and some of the nerves to the skin of the breast can be cut, altering sensation permanently.
A mammogram (and/or breast ultrasound) is required before the procedure and again six months after the procedure is finished.
A special compressive chest garment is used for the first few days after the procedure and then a support bra is used for a further 4 weeks after the procedure.
Most breast reduction procedures take from between 2 to 3 hours to complete.
In general you should plan on taking 2-3 days off work. It would be about 3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging could be started.
Most breast liposculpture procedures cost $6000 including facility and garment fees. For an accurate costing, please use the online consultation or make an appointment.
For many women bulkiness of the upper arm can be quite distressing. Often the arm will rub when the arm swings while walking. It may be impossible to buy a jacket that fits and wearing an open sleeve dress or shirt may be quite embarrassing. Fortunately, upper arm liposculpture can solve these problems quickly and simply. Through two simple incisions in the elbow area, it is possible to reduce the fatty deposits in the arms while maintaining completely normal shape and function. Rarely is skin looseness a problem and no long incisions to remove skin are necessary. A small pad of fatty tissue sometimes bunches up where the arm meets the chest in front and this can be removed at the same time.
A common concern for some people is just what happens to the “extra skin” after liposculpture. The body can dramatically reduce the surface area of the skin after liposculpture and a procedure to reduce skin further just is not necessary in all but exceptional circumstances. Even in people older than 50, loose skin is very rarely a problem.
Before and After
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FAQ // Arm surgery for women
Any women with heaviness of the arm. If the arm feels out of proportion or looks bulky from behind and jackets don’t fit, liposculpture of the arm may be of benefit.
Yes, the reduction in the size of the arm is permanent, the final result may take a few weeks.
There are generally 2-4 single, small access points 2mm wide at the level of the elbow. These are not sutured after the procedure and essentially are invisible after a couple of weeks, plus another at the shoulder.
Sometimes the full area where the arm joins the chest in front can be treated at the same time or the area of the chest next to the arm.
A special arm garment is worn for 2-3 days. This is not visible under a dark long sleeve shirt allowing an early return to work.
Most arm reduction procedures takes about 2 hours.
In general you can probably return to work 1 day after the procedure. It would be about 3 weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.
The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas. (This is most common.) For an accurate costing, please use the online consultation or make an appointment by phoning (02) 99061555.
Neck and Face
Fullness in the neck and under the chin can be very resistant to dieting, and is surprisingly common even amongst young people. It can be hereditary and usually increases with age. Liposculpture to the chin can greatly improve the look of the face, and even though only a small amount of fat is removed the improvement in appearance can be dramatic. Many people feel as though their face looks much younger after the treatment and friends and relatives comment on their rejuvenated appearance, not even realising that any procedure has been performed.
Jowls are small areas of fatty tissue in the lower part of the face just on the other side of the chin. It is possible to reduce or eliminate these areas by careful liposculpture to the face from the same small (2mm) incisions just below the jaw. The lower border of the face looks much cleaner adding to the rejuvenated look.
Even if not much fatty tissue is removed with liposculpture and the skin of the neck appears loose, liposculpture will allow the skin to contract and so take on the shape of the jaw and the muscles of the neck.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the chin, neck and face.
The abdomen is a problem area for many women, particularly after childbirth. Unwanted accumulations of fat can make clothes difficult to fit, it may be impossible to buy clothes ‘off the rack’. Liposculpture is often extremely helpful in these situations, and skin laxity is rarely a problem after the procedure. In fact, it is possible to remove quite large overhangs of skin without the need to resort to a ‘tummy tuck’ where the skin is cut and an ugly scar remains. Usually the upper and lower sections of the abdomen are treated at the same time. This helps get rid of the midriff area just below the rib cage which bulges when sitting. Any size of abdomen can be treated with liposculpture, small abdomens can be flattened for a ‘washboard stomach’ and pot bellies removed.
Often liposculpture of the abdomen can be combined with treatment of the hips and waist and the size of the whole torso is reduced, creating a waist, getting rid of that square look and giving the whole central section a real rejuvenation.
Even if the skin and tissue appears loose with extra skin in folds over the abdomen, liposculpture can vastly reduce the excess skin with no cuts and thus minimum disruption to a busy schedule.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the abdomen.
Waist, Hips and Bra area
It is very common for many women to have a fullness through the waist, especially after having children. This can often lead to a bunching up of some skin into folds at this level and just below the bra strap area. Liposculpture can dramatically improve the waist, reducing the waist measurement by several centimetres (5-7 would be average) as well as significantly decreasing and sometimes removing completely the rolls of skin beneath the bra strap.
Buying new clothes is easier (regular sizes fit) and clothes that had long since ceased to fit at all can now be worn again. Treatment of the waist area is often combined with treatment of the abdomen and/or the hips with dramatic improvements in shape. Often the skin folds can disappear completely.
The hips in many women can cause considerable problems. They can make the body outline appear quite square and old. Clothes tend to hang off the top of the hips and they can be much more difficult to hide under clothing than even the large saddlebags. “Muffin tops” above the tops of modern jeans can be just as much of a problem.
Combining treatment of the hips and the waist can turn a matronly figure into a much more youthful and aesthetic look. Some women even have hips which seem to defy gravity, bulging outwards before coming into the waist.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the wait, hips and bra area.
Many women have a problem with fullness of the buttocks. This can be alone, which make dressing in some skirts and swimwear just about impossible, or this may be in combination with a fullness in the hips, outer thigh and inner thigh. It doesn’t matter, liposculpture can reduce the volume of the buttocks substantially and bring them into proportion with the remainder of the body. This makes it possible to wear a greater variety of clothes off the rack and get to the beach without worrying about your shape.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the buttocks.
A small pad of fatty tissue is often present on the inside of the knee, slightly above where the bone of the knee joint protrudes, though there may be other fatty deposits as well. Liposculpture can remove this bulge, so that the knee now is defined by the bone, rather than the fatty pad above it. It is common to perform knee liposculpture at the same time as outer and inner thigh liposculpture for a well balanced procedure. This can help make the leg look slimmer and straighter.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the knees.
The thighs are some of the most common areas treated in women. This is for at least two reasons. Firstly, bulky thighs are often hereditary, and can increase dramatically in size at puberty. Also, after pregnancy, there is often an excessive accumulation of fat in the thigh area. Liposculpture to the thighs is very rewarding. Vast improvements in shape are possible.
Commonly the lower half of the body is a larger size than the top half and clothes fit poorly. Many women have a ‘body in 2 halves’. They are quite slender and happy with their appearance from the waist up, but the areas from the hips down are another story. It is as though the thighs belong to another person. They are heavy and they bulge. With liposculpture it is possible to bring these two halves of the body back into proportion. Some women find that the inner thighs rub together and the skin of the inner thighs is irritated. Liposculpture can eliminate this problem, or at least make it much better.
Outer thighs “Saddle bags” in women are accumulations of fat over the outer thigh. Removing them gets rid of the bulge which you see from looking directly in front or behind. The change in appearance is often dramatic.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the thighs.
Calves and Ankles
Girls and women with thick calves and ankles are often helped by liposculpture to these areas. The goal is to reduce the bulk of the calf and make the lower leg look slender. The ideal lower leg should taper all the way down to the ankle, with good definition around the Achilles tendon rising up from the ankle. Liposculpture can achieve all of these. Small amounts of fat removal can change the shape of the ankle dramatically.
Sometimes there are hereditary collections of fat in these areas and removal of these can reduce the circumference of the ankle by half! The amount of fatty tissue to be removed from the knee varies considerably, but the aim is to make the leg appear finer and more symmetrical. The results of removing even a small amount can be dramatic.
Before and After
Click below to view our before and after gallery of liposculpture of the calves and ankles.