Lipo procedures explained

If you’re looking for a treatment to get rid of unsightly, excess skin and fat, then choosing from a range of lipo procedures is probably your best bet, especially when exercise and dieting is not enough. However, the question that often lingers is: which procedure is best for me? Knowing more about the various lipo procedures might make your decision easier.Many people seek lipo procedures and surgeries for excess skin in the following areas:
  • Face (including chin and cheek areas)
  • Neck (including chin)
  • Back of arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
At Perth Cosmetic Surgery, being informed about these body cosmetic surgeries is the first step in knowing what is right for you. Let’s take a look at the most commonly asked questions when it comes to lipo procedures, which may assist you in being able to make more informed decisions for your body and health.

Frequently asked questions about lipo

What is the difference between laser liposuction and surgical liposuction?Laser liposuction is a form of liposuction that uses light energy as well as suction to efficiently remove fat from a certain area and tighten the skin in patients that require it. Heat from the laser causes the fat to soften, allowing it to be sucked-up efficiently resulting in a smoother and flatter surface. The body’s immune system gradually removes the liquefied fat from the treated area.Traditional liposuction, or surgical liposuction makes use of large incisions through which fat is broken up and sucked out from the various parts of the body. Both procedures are highly successful with high satisfaction rates of patients afterwards. Laser liposuction is becoming a very popular procedure because of its minimally invasive nature, with a shorter recovery time. However, laser liposuction is not recommended for serious weight loss or for those seeking to have fatty deposits removed over a wider area.

How do I decide between liposuction and liposculpture?

Liposuction breaks up and "sucks" fat from various parts of the body. Liposculpture is an alternative to liposuction and, as with liposuction, is also minimally invasive. During this procedure, small suction mechanisms are used to remove specific fat deposits under the skin.Liposuction uses larger incisions to remove the fat cells from larger areas, whereas liposculpture uses smaller suction areas. Liposculpture, as the name suggests, is used to contour the body or sculpt it into a better form more precisely than liposuction.Your body, the extent of the area of the fat deposits you are wanting to have removed, and the ultimate look you are wanting to achieve, are all factors which will determine which cosmetic surgery option is best suited for you.We suggest always consulting a trusted medical professional, like world-renowned Dr Pham at the Perth Cosmetic Surgery to discuss your case, care, and possible treatment options before making your final decision.Contact the Perth Cosmetic Surgery today to find out more about our state-of-the-art centre and treatments.