Liposuction Surgery With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy
Some areas of the body are predisposed to store fat. Our best efforts can’t deliver the results we want in these ‘problem areas’, even when we eat healthfully and work out regularly. Factors like ageing and pregnancy can make it even more difficult to achieve the slim and toned figure we want.
If you have certain stubborn fat bulges that you can’t shift no matter how much you try, liposuction could be the answer. Liposuction safely removes localised fat deposits that persist despite diet and exercise, improving body contours and proportion and ultimately enhancing your self-image.
Dr Ellis Choy has refined his body contouring techniques over two decades. He is known for his natural-looking aesthetic results, attention to detail, and commitment to educate and empower his patients. Contact our Sydney plastic surgeon to find out whether liposuction is right for you.
THE BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION
A diet or exercise routine that rids a friend of their belly pooch may have no effect on your abdomen. This is not necessarily due to a lack of effort on your part, but may instead come down to your unique genetic programming that determines where your body carries fat.
Liposuction is a time-tested procedure that eliminates resistant fat in precise areas, including:
Your liposuction journey will begin with an in-depth consultation with Dr Choy. He will take the time to understand your concerns and analyse your figure to determine what improvements can reasonably be achieved with liposuction. Once he has identified the target areas and the most suitable approach, he will walk you through what to expect in the upcoming days and weeks.
SYDNEY LIPOSUCTION CANDIDATES
Good candidates for liposuction lead a healthy lifestyle but have found diet and exercise ineffective in reducing pockets of fatty tissue. Anyone considering liposuction must be clear that it is not a weight-loss surgery; it is intended for efficient spot reduction and contouring in localised areas. Therefore, individuals who are at or near their ideal body weight and committed to maintaining a stable weight after the procedure are the best candidates.
Skin quality is also an important consideration. Liposuction removes fat cells but does not tighten the overlying skin, so people with good skin elasticity receive the best results. Their skin is most likely to “snap back” and reform to the new contours.
In addition to these criteria, a candidate for surgery should be in good physical and mental shape, have reasonable expectations, be a non-smoker and be prepared to take the recommended amount of downtime.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE?
Liposuction can be performed with a range of customised approaches to bring out the best in each patient’s figure. The procedure is typically done with general anaesthesia, but occasionally can be completed with local anaesthesia for small treatment areas.
To begin the surgery, Dr Choy makes small incisions in and around the target area. Through these incisions, he inserts a narrow tube called a cannula to dislodge and remove unwanted fat cells. Dr Choy manipulates the cannula around the area to sculpt smoother contours that flatter your overall physique. Your liposuction procedure may take an hour or several hours, depending on how many areas are included.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING LIPOSUCTION RECOVERY?
Immediately following the operation, it is normal to experience bruising and swelling. Dr Choy will provide instructions regarding dressing changes and medications for pain management. Refrain from exercise, heavy lifting and vigorous activities for at least four weeks.
You will need to wear a compression garment over the treated area to reduce inflammation and fluid accumulation. Initially, you will wear it continuously. After a checkup, Dr Choy will clear you to remove the garment daily for a shower. The usual recommendation is to continue wearing the compression garment for six weeks after surgery to encourage skin contraction and reshape your new form.
Most patients feel confident returning to work or academic programs within a week of their liposuction procedure.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I ANTICIPATE FROM LIPOSUCTION?
You may see contour improvement in the treated area right after your surgery, although it can take up to six months for swelling to resolve and reveal your final results. When an experienced surgeon like Dr Choy performs liposuction, risks are minimised and the results can look natural and attractive.
Significant scarring after liposuction is uncommon. Dr Choy makes the incisions as small as possible and places them where they are least conspicuous. Most liposuction scars appear as small dots that fade slowly over the next six months until they are barely noticeable.
Liposuction eliminates fat cells permanently. They cannot grow back, allowing you to enjoy better body contours for many years if you maintain good lifestyle habits. However, you can still gain weight after liposuction, so it’s important to keep up a regular exercise routine and a nutritious diet to ensure your leaner look has longevity. Many patients say they feel more motivated to stay healthy after liposuction.
COMPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES FOR LIPOSUCTION
Dr Choy often combines liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to enhance his patients’ transformations. A tummy tuck paired with liposuction can be perfect for people concerned with loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles in addition to excess fatty deposits. Many women also include liposuction as part of their mummy makeover to reverse unwanted changes incurred during and after pregnancy.
Liposuction is a critical part of fat grafting procedures. These include breast fat grafting for augmentation, body fat grafting for improved contours and facial fat grafting for volume restoration and rejuvenation.
SCHEDULE A SYDNEY LIPOSUCTION CONSULTATION WITH DR ELLIS CHOY
As a dedicated and professional specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Choy brings his extensive training to women and men in Sydney and Coffs Harbour. His devotion to customised results makes him an ideal choice for those seeking a body shape that more accurately reflects how they feel inside.
Whether you want to sculpt sleeker thighs, reduce a double chin or flatten a stubborn stomach bulge, Dr Choy will listen to your goals and work to achieve a natural, proportionate result that satisfies your expectations. Use our online form or call 02 8962 9388 to schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr Choy.
Body Contouring Information Sheet
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