Three Things You Should Know about Liposuction

One of the most popular options for body contouring that’s available today is liposuction. Indeed, liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery options available today. Yet even though liposuction is quite popular, there are many misconceptions about liposuction and what it involves. Our  Victoria cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Richard Maxwell, and the staff here at the practice would like to take a moment right now to give you three facts that you should know about liposuction. Hopefully these three facts will give you a better understanding of what the surgery involves.

1. Liposuction is not for weight loss.

We cannot stress this fact enough. Liposuction is not intended to be used for weight loss. Liposuction is performed to remove problematic pockets of fat from the body that do not respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise. We can only extract a relatively small amount of fat during liposuction for health concerns. If you’re looking to lose weight, speak with your physician about the best way to improve your diet and exercise habits.

2. Liposuction can be performed on any part of the body.

Most people think that liposuction is just for the abdominal area, but that’s not true. Victoria liposuction can be performed on different parts of the body to reduce the appearance of fat. Essentially, liposuction is the cornerstone of many different body contouring surgeries. If you need your arms, thighs, chest, buttocks, or even parts of your face sculpted in some fashion, liposuction may be part of the solution.

3. Liposuction recovery time is roughly two weeks.

The recovery period following liposuction is not that long, but it’ important that you follow our instructions to prevent any possible complications from occurring. This is especially true of the first days after surgery, where discomfort, swelling, bruising, drainage, and occasional nausea are common. We’ll be happy to discuss the full recovery process during your consultation.

For more information about liposuction and your many options for body contouring,  contact Melbourne, Victoria plastic surgeon Richard J. Maxwell  today. We look forward to meeting with you in person.

Last updated: January 3, 2020
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Dr Richard Maxwell MBBS FRACS(Plas)
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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