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What is Liposuction?

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The procedure is meant for body contouring. It is not a treatment for obesity. A suction tube is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the skin. With a high pressure vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube. lt is a re sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.

Who are the best candidates?

The best candidates for liposuction: have firm, elastic skin and are in good health, have tried to eliminate bulges through diet, exercise and weight loss, have distinct areas of localized fat that are, disproportionate to the rest of their bodies, have realistic expectations and are only slightly to moderately overweight, understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.

Will Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?

Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite, although many patients do notice an improvement in the appearance of cellulite after the fat cells are removed.

What is the difference between liposuction, liposculpture and liposhaping?

Simply put.Liposuction is what the surgeon does to liposculpt your figure.Liposculpture can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. Liposhaping is a technique that Dr Lim has designed for smoother, artistic results. He uses a smaller cannula to suck out the fat ( after he has infused saline , anaesthetic and adrenaline to that area-ie tumescent liposculpting) .Using the smaller tube reduces the chances of ridges caused by larger tubes and leaves tiny scars which fade. He stands his patient at the final stages of suction to analyse what gravity does, as our body looks different upright than laying down. After redrawing he refines and blends the area liposhaping to perfection. Dr Lim is a true artist and in my opinion, one of the best surgeons in Australia.

All the diets and exercise cannot change genetic distribution of fat. That is why some personal trainers, models, even gym junkies have liposculpture to sculpt stubborn fat areas. .

Personally, I was born with genes for elephant legs, thunder thighs and saddle bags!!!

All my aunts and cousins have them too. As a teen I would have to buy a size 10 top but a size 14 bottom. It affected my confidence. I hated wearing bathers, and would drape a towel around my waist, to the waters edge. I could never buy a dress off the rack, as when the bottom fitted the top would swim on me. Trying jeans on was a nightmare! If they fit over my thighs the waist was far too big. I hated clothes shopping I wore large should pads to camouflage my imbalances in the 80’s. I would diet, diet and diet. I’d do regular aerobics wearing the trendy leg warmers!!!

It was the era of the movie “Grease” and we all wanted to look like Olivia in those sleek black pants!

Despite all my efforts to lose weight, including weight training, it just made me look a firmer skinny pear shape. So after serious consideration I decided to have liposculpture.

I never looked back! It reshaped my figure and not only did it balance my physical appearance it actually balanced my emotions. I felt more confident, happier and I could buy clothes off the rack!

For years I enjoyed this balanced figure, then menopause struck!! Why do hormones have to change our body shape? An extra fat roll under the bra line suddenly appears. A spare tyre that hugs us into looking matronly. The fat that hangs under our armpits like flags flapping our age. Arms that seem to double in width. Chins that sag with fat. Isn’t it bad enough having to deal with mood swings, hot flushes and mid life crisis!?

So consequently in the past 5 years I have had a few more liposhaping procedures. Now at 55, I feel that my size 14 figure is back in balance. I do advocate healthy eating and regular exercise, but when you need assistance to reshape regardless of what size you are, liposculpture can be a safe and fast solution.

It’s your shape and not your weight that counts!

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