Whether it be your genetic makeup or the natural process of aging.
You may find stubborn fat pockets on certain areas of your body that simply refuse to budge, no matter how hard you try to tone them. In cases like this, you may wish to consider liposuction, a popular cosmetic surgical procedure amongst men and women of all ages.
Dr. Joseph Rizk can help you achieve your personal body goals. Dr Rizk and our team of qualified professionals will discuss your needs and understand the body shape you envision.
Both men and women can achieve that modelesque slim face with a jawline defined to match your desired image through liposculpture, which involves strategically using liposuction to shape the body.
The most common areas for our Sydney liposuction are the stomach, thighs, and hips, although it can also be useful for areas such as the chin, neck, upper arms, knees, calves, and ankles too. Liposuction involves making small incisions in the affected area and using a small thin tube called a “cannula” to dislodge and suction out localized fat deposits from the body.
The procedures Dr Rizk performs will remove up to 2.5 liters of excess fat. This procedure works because it removes fat cells permanently, leaving you with a svelte and well-proportioned silhouette.
Liposuction is suitable for:
Liposuction is a very popular procedure and is considered very safe with a low complication rate — roughly 5%, and the majority of complications are relatively minor. The fat that is removed from the sculpted area of the body is typically gone for good, assuming you maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
We all have that little bit of excess fat that never disappears even with vigorous exercise and a strict diet regime. Liposculpture or liposuction is perfect in helping you achieve the shape you desire. People all over Sydney and the world have experienced the wonders of liposuction and liposculpture procedures. Men can also highly benefit from liposculpture through the reshaping of the contours of the body into a more aesthetic shape.
Liposuction is performed as a one-day operation, meaning you can expect to be back at home on the day of your treatment. However, you might be in some pain after your surgery, so it is recommended that you have someone with you. Keep in mind that Dr. Rizk customizes each procedure to the desires and needs of each patient, so the exact process you undergo will vary. The procedure is usually done under sedation in the clinic, which means you will be under twilight sedation for the entire procedure. Dr. Rizk will then make one or more incisions in the skin of the targeted area to allow the cannula to enter the body.
Fat will then be suctioned from the body, with Dr Rizk moves the device around the targeted region to remove the stubborn fat cells evenly. In some cases, an additional technique may be employed to efficiently break up the fat like a vibrating cannula. As it is broken up, the fat is then siphoned through the tube into a container, where it can be disposed of or used when liposuction is performed as part of a fat transfer procedure. Depending on the scope of your liposuction procedure, Dr. Rizk may repeat this process through multiple incisions to effectively target and remove the fat from the entire area as desired.
In general, good candidates for liposuction procedures are generally in good health, are non-smokers, and don’t have any serious medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or any kind of infection. Dr. Rizk explains more about who makes the best candidates in this short video: In addition to being in good physical health, a good liposuction candidate is also in a good mental state. While liposuction can yield amazing results, it’s not a “miracle cure.” Good candidates will have realistic expectations about the procedure and know that liposuction alone can’t solve any self-esteem or body image issues they may have. Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Following your liposuction or liposculpture procedure, you can expect significant swelling, bruising, and tenderness over the entire affected area. Dr Rizk will provide you with instructions and a prescription for any pain and antibiotic medicine you will need during your recovery. It is very important that you follow these instructions closely to help your recovery go smoothly and to realise the most optimal results.
You should probably expect to rest for a day or two following your operation and allow for at least four to six weeks of healing before you resume typical activities, including exercise. Make sure to protect your incision sites from impact or abrasive movement as this will minimise the chance of complications. It may be necessary for Dr Rizk to insert a small tube to allow for drainage, so he will schedule any follow-up visits to remove the tube or stitches, if necessary.
After surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment for approximately four weeks for support and to reduce swelling and bruising. The incisions are small and typically hidden in the natural creases. After several months, swelling should fully subside, revealing your slimmer, firmer contours.
The targeted area will be noticeably more toned and you may even be able to readily see more muscle definition. While liposuction permanently removes excess fat cells, it cannot prevent new fat from being deposited.
This means regular exercise and a balanced diet are critical for keeping your results long-term. Also, liposuction cannot improve skin elasticity, so your results will depend on how resilient your skin is. During your consultation process, Dr Rizk will talk through all of the potential benefits and limitations you can expect. He wants you to be comfortable at every step of the process, so he will always address any concerns or questions you may have.
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If you're looking for a way to permanently remove excess, unwanted fat with liposuction Sydney plastic surgeon, Dr. Rizk, has the know-how, experience, and skill to achieve remarkable, life-changing results for both men and women. To find out if liposuction can help you achieve your body goals, contact us on 1300 707 007 to book a consultation with Dr. Joseph Rizk at his plastic surgery office in Sydney.Meet Dr Rizk
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