What is Liposculpture?

Liposculpture (or Liposuction) is a procedure in which small suction tubes are inserted under the skin to gently remove excess fat deposits.

Who is a good candidate for Liposculpture?

Someone concerned with fatty deposits on the following areas:

  • Upper arms
  • Stomach
  • ‘love handles’
  • Buttocks
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Knees or ankles

Who is not a good candidate for Liposculpture?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Excessive obesity
  • Fluctuating weight
  • Concerns with cellulite
  • Unrealistic expectations

The Procedure

Dr Oates performs Liposculpture at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthesia. The modern tumescent technique involves the infiltration of a diluted local anaesthetic solution into the area treated prior to removal of the fat. This technique reduces bruising, bleeding, dehydration and pain.

The Recovery

After the procedure a special compression garment will be fitted to the treated area(s). The garment is worn for 2 weeks day and night, and then 2 weeks night only, however it can be removed for showering and laundering.

In the first 24 – 36 hours there may be considerable leakage of excess tumescent fluid, which may be blood stained.

How long do I need off work?

Most patients take between two to seven days off however, this depends a lot on the amount of physical activity involved in their daily activity at work.

Is there discomfort?

Pain is generally described as mild to moderate – rather like you have had a good gym workout.  Discomfort can be managed with Panadol or Panadeine Forte.

Pre and post operative care

Your pre and post operative care is managed by our registered nurses. This will include pre operative assessment and post operative wound management.

Risk and complications

There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information on Liposculpture.

I’m interested what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a referral you will be able to claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If Dr Oates decides you are a suitable candidate for Liposculpture and you want to go ahead with surgery, a booking for surgery and the pre operative care is scheduled.  The usual waiting time is three to four weeks.

Complimentary consultation

You may wish to speak with our Nurse Consultant prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this complimentary consultation, the Nurse Consultant can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your concern(s).

For more detailed information on Liposculpture, visit http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd29-56/liposculpture/