Liposuction is the selective removal of adipose tissue (fat) from areas of the body. It is important to be aware that although liposuction is not a weight loss tool, it is very effective in removing areas of stubborn unwanted fat.
The way Dr Wetton performs liposuction usually results in not too much post operative pain. Patients usually need to take pain killers for 1-2 days after their surgery. You may have some swelling and bruising, this is expected for liposuction. You will be given a post operative garment, which is useful in helping the swelling to slowly go down. Patients normally take around a week off work after a liposuction procedure.
Procedure specific risks: Bleeding, haematoma, seroma, infection, necrotising fasciitis (extremely rare), fat embolism, poor healing scars, damage to underlying structures such as organs and nerves.
The removal should be relatively permanent (because the fat cells have been completely taken away), unless you gain a lot of weight, because then the remaining fat cells have a chance to get much bigger. It is not possible, nor desirable to remove every fat cell.
How big are the incisions? What will my scars be like?
The incisions in the skin are very small (1-2cms) and usually recovery is smooth and uneventful.
When will I see my final result?
It is important to be aware that the final result of liposuction is only visible after around 12 months.
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