"Why limit oneself to sucking up fat when it is possible to sculpt and rebuild a body section, as when working with marble?" Dr Marco Gasparoti, Italian plastic surgeon
Achieving your ideal body can be a long and challenging process. Even after reaching your desired weight, you may not be satisfied with your body shape. Isolated pockets of fat can remain around different areas of the body, affecting your self-esteem, how your clothes fit and how you feel about your appearance. While it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, these stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat are often unresponsive to consistent exercise or diet and may require a degree of medical intervention to be removed. Liposuction is an excellent technique that is performed to correct these concerns and enrich the body’s overall contours.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, lipectomy and liposculpture, is a body contouring procedure designed to permanently remove excess fat deposits from the body. While it cannot be considered a weight-loss procedure, liposuction can help put the final touches on your dream figure. This treatment serves to improve the contours and proportions of the body by slimming and reshaping targeted areas, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, neck and under the chin.
This suction method can be used to target nearly any area of the body that is affected by excess amounts of localised fat and can treat multiple areas in a single operation. Liposuction is one of the most versatile body contouring treatments available today. Men and women from all walks of life have sought this procedure to help free the body of excess weight and contour their ideal figure.
What is Liposculpture?
In the past decade, liposuction has progressed to become a highly developed and innovative procedure. Beyond its capacity to remove excess fat, liposuction now allows for a more detailed and highly beneficial level of treatment. This procedure can help to create the body you have aspired for and worked hard to achieve.
Liposculpture draws on standard liposuction techniques. However, it incorporates an advanced method of moulding the skin and underlying tissue to re-sculpt areas of the body. This procedure addresses your appearance holistically by restoring the natural shape that is often lost over time. Beyond suctioning fatty tissue, liposculpture addresses specific areas of the body that will contribute to a shapelier and more toned overall figure.
Dr Liew’s Aesthetic Vision
At his internationally recognised Sydney clinic, Dr Liew has adopted state-of-the-art liposculpting techniques. He draws on these innovative methods to provide patients with results that are highly satisfying and conducive to their aesthetic desires. Dr Liew’s beauty philosophy considers more than volume; he relies on pillars of harmony, grace and shape to capture your natural beauty and reveal its highest potential by carefully sculpting the body.
Shape Clinic is driven by Dr Liew’s passion for restoring shape to the body. He leads a friendly, dedicated team of specialist nurses who are committed to providing exceptional service and the highest quality of care. Drawing on his honed artistry, Dr Liew performs liposculpture to repair loose areas of the body and re-sculpt the skin to harmonise with your unique figure and enrich your entire appearance.
Dr Liew adopts a holistic approach to cosmetic beauty. He considers your body as a whole, rather than a collection of separate parts, and aims to reshape your frame according to your needs, aesthetic desires and stage of life. He strives for natural-looking and long-lasting results, empowering you to live a positive and carefree future, untroubled by self-esteem or body image issues. Dr Liew hopes to restore faith and confidence in your beauty by contouring your body into its most aesthetically pleasing form.
What Areas Can be Targeted?
As one of the most versatile treatments, liposculpture can target various areas of the body. In your consultation, Dr Liew will take the time to understand your concerns and consider the most appropriate way to address and re-sculpt your figure. The most common areas of treatment include:
- Face and neckline (under the chin)
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Abdomen and waist
- Chest/breasts (reduction)
- Hips and Flanks
The procedure will vary depending on the needs, targeted areas and desires of the patient. In your consultation, Dr Liew will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan based on your body type and aesthetic goals. Most liposuction procedures can be performed as day surgery, either under general anaesthesia or other forms of sedation. Local anaesthesia may be used if the targeted area is small. A liposculpting procedure may take from one to three hours, depending on the number of areas treated.
The procedure involves suctioning fat out of the body and moulding the tissue to contour the targeted area. During this process, Dr Liew will proportion the remaining tissue to balance the body’s weight and reform vital areas. Rather than just removing fat, the liposculpting technique will enable him to carefully shape the treatment area for a shapelier physique, delivering a more fulfilling result.
Results of Liposculpture
Results will continue to settle for up to one month after the procedure. The targeted area will be freed of excess weight and fatty tissue, and the area will be sculpted into a smoother and more attractive shape. This procedure will help to lighten the body and can potentially improve comfort and posture, increase physical activity, broaden clothing options and ultimately encourage you to feel better and more confident about your body.
Results of liposculpture are generally long-lasting, considering there are no significant weight fluctuations after the procedure. Results will also vary depending on the body type and habits of the patient. Liposculpture is not a weight loss surgery, so it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve the physical effects of the treatment and avoid any uneven distribution of fat. Maintaining a routine of regular exercise and nutritional eating will allow you to experience the full benefits of liposculpture, encouraging you to embrace and appreciate your body for years to come.
The Recovery Period
Liposculpture usually requires a downtime period of two to seven days and is generally quick and uncomplicated. After your procedure, Dr Liew will ensure you are fully aware of any aftercare requirements. You may experience swelling, soreness or inflammation in the area where fat was removed, which may take up to four weeks to subside. Results will continue to settle during this time, and the targeted area will eventually appear smoother and slimmer.
Who is a Suitable Candidate?
Liposculpture is ideal for those who are struggling to shift stubborn pockets of fat, despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The most suitable candidates for this treatment are those who are stabilising a healthy weight range and may require medical assistance to contour areas of the body that are almost impossible to shift with exercise and diet. Liposculpture should not be considered as a substitute for weight loss, so patients should be physically healthy and seeking to merely refine and contour their figure.
Pair this Treatment with a Tummy Tuck
Liposculpture is often sought to remove large pockets of fat from the abdominal area. This treatment is commonly used as part of the tummy tuck procedure, which serves to reshape the body’s midsection by removing pockets of fat from the abdomen and tightening the area for a firmer and flatter contour.
A tummy tuck is highly suitable for women seeking to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies or those who have undergone extreme weight loss and are struggling to shift flabby excess skin. When combined, the two treatments coordinate to remove larger pockets of fat, restructure the torso and redefine the waistline. The result is a slimmer, more toned physique to complement your holistic figure.
Why Choose Dr Liew in Sydney?
Dr Steven Liew is a visionary in the art of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He is one of Australia’s leading surgeons and is a global leader in cosmetic enhancement techniques. As a highly practised plastic surgeon, Dr Liew has helped countless patients achieve their body image goals by using advanced liposculpting techniques. Beyond his extensive accreditation, however, Dr Liew is passionate about delivering beautiful and naturally convincing results to help patients feel comfortable and confident about their body.
By performing liposculpture, Dr Liew aims to liberate your body of burdening weight, enabling you to embrace a shapelier figure and a more relaxed state of mind. He takes the time to understand your needs and aesthetic goals, before creating a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you and your stage of life. Leading a team of dedicated, experienced specialist nurses, Dr Liew strives to recapture your natural beauty and remind you of your most youthful, attractive and happiest self.
Book a Consultation
Shape Clinic is an internationally recognised centre for plastic and cosmetic surgery. Our team of friendly specialist nurses is dedicated to making you feel comfortable throughout your entire liposculpture process. By removing stubborn pockets of fat and re-sculpting the body’s underlying tissue, liposculpture serves to remodel your figure into its most aesthetically pleasing form. These pioneering techniques will help to contour your body, improve your comfort and restore faith in your beauty. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of liposculpture, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 61 2 8356 2888 to book a consultation.
*This information about liposuction surgery was reviewed by Dr. Steven Liew. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form here.
Procedure time: 1 - 3 hours (depends on the number of areas require treatment)
Downtime required: 2 - 7 days
Results duration: long lasting with healthy eating habits*
Pair this treatment with: Skin resection in some
*Individual results may vary
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