Liposuction

Liposuction is a technique for removing small amounts of stubborn fat in localized areas. It is a method of body sculpting, not a method for losing weight. Vaser liposuction uses an ultrasound probe which enables ultrasound energy to break down or emulsify the fat, leaving nerves and blood vessels intact. This helps to reduce the amount of bruising.

Water jet liposuction uses a jet of water to break up fat cells before they are aspirated.

What is the procedure like?
Liposuction is performed under general anaesthesia or light sedation. It is a day surgery procedure. You will be required to wear a compression garment for about 3-4 weeks. This helps to reduce the postoperative swelling and bruising.

What is the recovery time?
You should be able to return to work after a week. Recovery may take a bit longer if multiple areas are treated.

Will the fat come back?
Fat deposits can build up in the same area after liposuction. Therefore we strongly advocate a modification of lifestyle to include regular exercise and a healthy diet to optimize and maintain the result of liposuction.