What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that aims to reduce the amount of fat you may have in various parts of your body, and help contour your body to achieve a more satisfactory result for you. Liposuction involves injecting fluid into the area, and then removing that fluid together with your body fat.

Is it suitable for me?

People who have this operation may wish to improve their body shape with reduced scars, or may wish to improve specific contour abnormalities. Liposuction, when performed on its own, may be better suited to people who have excess bulk without excess skin. However, liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other operations, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast reduction, thigh reduction/thigh lift, brachioplasty/arm lift, and other procedures.

What scars will I have?

With liposuction, there are few scars, and they are typically very small in size. Most of the work is done under the skin, avoiding the need for large and more visible scars.

Will the effect be permanent?

While liposuction may reduce the number and size of fat cells in the affected area, its effect is best maintained by keeping a healthy diet and not gaining excessive amounts of weight after your procedure. The duration of effect is variable, and in some people is quite long-lasting.

What is the usual timeline?

To begin your journey with Marc Seifman, you will typically have an initial consultation to discuss your goals and see how we can help you. It is important to remember that the initial consultation is a no obligation consultation. If you wish to proceed, we will schedule the surgery on a date that suits you. We will discuss the steps you need to take in the lead up to your surgery, and also on the day of your procedure.

Initially, you may experience some discomfort in affected areas. You may be wearing a post-operative compression garment and have instructions for medications to take at home, and exercises to perform. You should be able to go home within the first day or two.

You should be able to return to work within one to two weeks depending on what your regular occupation is. We advise against strenuous physical activity and exercise within the first six weeks.

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