Liposuction is ideal for removing fat deposits resistant to exercise and a well balanced diet. The most common areas to be treated are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms and under the chin.
It is not a weight loss procedure. It is best used for body contouring and may require more than one session.
At your first consultation with Dr Moko, she will listen to what you would like changed about your body. She will obtain a thorough medical history and physical examination, paying particular attention to the tone and elasticity of your skin, and the amount of fatty tissue present. She will give you an honest appraisal of what can be achieved, outlining the details of the procedure and the possible risks.
Photos will be taken before and after to record your results.
Dr Moko will draw skin markings prior to surgery to localize the areas to be treated.
Liposuction is often performed while you are under general anaesthesia.
Small incisions are made. A dilute solution of local anaesthetic and adrenaline is infiltrated to reduce bleeding. The fat is removed with cannula (long thin metal tubes) attached to a suction machine.
Surgery time depends on the number of areas treated.
You can go home on the day of surgery. Swelling, bruising, discomfort and stiffness is usual. For extensive liposuction, you will wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.
You can return to work after 1 week and you are encouraged to be active following surgery.