Liposuction, which is also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed. Localized fat deposits often develop in various regions of the body and despite the fact that the person follows a healthy diet and exercise regularly, they usually remain and this contributes to the disproportionate appearance of the figure.
Typical problem areas that can be treated with liposuction surgery include:
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Stomach (or Abdomen)
Liposuction works by removing excess fat tissue, which reshapes body contours and creates a slimmer appearance. Liposuction can be performed alone, but can also be performed with other procedures such as the tummy tuck or Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer). Liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite or obesity. It is a procedure best suited for body sculpting rather than weight loss.
Its goal is to beautify body contours. You will need to book a consultation during which Dr. Foued Hamza will assess if this procedure is suitable for you.
Benefits of Having Liposuction Surgery
- Increased self-confidence
- Provides a psychological boost
- Motivation to pursue a healthier lifestyle
- Ability to wear a wider choice of clothes
- Feeling more proportionate
Liposuction Surgery Procedure
Liposuction or fat removal surgery is performed either under general anesthetic or under local anesthetic with sedation, and is often treated as a day case, meaning you will not have to stay in hospital overnight. The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the area being treated and how much fat is being removed.
Prior to removing fat, tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment area. This solution, which is composed of saline solution, lidocaine and epinephrine, helps to numb the treatment area, control blood loss and facilitate fat removal.
Dr. Foued Hamza will insert the liposuction cannula into the fat layer beneath your skin. Using a forward and backward motion, Dr. Hamza will use the cannula to loosen and break apart the fat tissue in the area. Following the procedure, the incisions will likely be closed with stitches.
Fat transfer (breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift) can be completed during this procedure to harmonise body contours.