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Sometimes the body can retain excess fat stores in certain areas, even with exercise and careful dieting.

Lipoplasty, more commonly known as Liposuction or “lipo” is a surgical procedure to sculpt the body contours into a more desirable shape for the patient. It can be performed on several parts of the body where excess fat deposits are difficult to remove such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms and neck.

Liposuction is also used to remove excess breast tissue in men with gynecomastia. Dr Avery has over a decade of experience in plastic surgery and has been performing liposuction procedures in Newcastle since 2013.

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Sometimes the body can retain excess fat stores in certain areas, even with exercise and careful dieting.

Lipoplasty, more commonly known as Liposuction or “lipo” is a surgical procedure to sculpt the body contours into a more desirable shape for the patient. It can be performed on several parts of the body where excess fat deposits are difficult to remove such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms and neck.

Liposuction is also used to remove excess breast tissue in men with gynecomastia. Dr Avery has over a decade of experience in plastic surgery and has been performing liposuction procedures in Newcastle since 2013.

Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is a procedure which involves physically removing fat from the body, while leaving the overlying skin intact. This is generally more effective for younger people with good quality skin, due to the skin’s natural elasticity and recoil properties.

A traditional liposuction procedure involves creating a small incision where needed and fluid is injected to numb the area and break down the fat to be removed. This fluid, along with the excess fat tissue is then removed via suction through a small, thin tube called a cannula.

The length of liposuction surgery will depend on how many areas of the body are being treated and whether any additional procedures are being performed. An uncomplicated liposuction procedure will generally last 1–2 hours per area treated.

Most liposuctions are performed under a general anaesthetic. All of our liposuction procedures take place in an accredited hospital, with appropriately trained support staff and anaesthetist.

If the skin has been stretched beyond repair, a liposuction operation may work in terms of removing the fat, but unfortunately may not produce the desired result. In this case, some patients may choose to combine liposuction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck.

Liposuction Recovery

When performed on its own, liposuction is usually a day surgery which can last anywhere between 1–4 hours, depending on the number of areas treated. If the liposuction is being performed in addition to other procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast reduction, this will of course alter the surgery duration and recovery period.

There will be some bruising and swelling after liposuction, which generally subsides about 2 weeks after the surgery. During recovery, patients may be required to wear a compression garment or elastic bandages for 4–6 weeks to provide support to the area and reduce post-operative pain or swelling.

Patients may return to work and normal activities within 3 days to 2 weeks after liposuction surgery, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the physicality of their work.

A customised pain relief program will be created for each patient and issued before leaving the hospital. If circumstances change at any stage during the recovery period, then the pain medication can certainly be adjusted accordingly.

Scarring can vary depending on the amount of fat being removed and the patient’s skin quality. Fortunately, the incisions made during liposuction are very small and any scars are often minimally visible.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Dr Avery is a member of the two leading professional associations for plastic surgeons in Australia, ASAPS and ASPS. Their websites provide additional information regarding plastic surgery in Australia that you might find useful, please visit ASAPS and ASPS.