At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine located in Sydney, our tumescent liposuction procedure is performed by Dr. Ralph Bright to remove stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is appropriate for patients who are in the healthy weight range who would like to target specific areas. Liposuction is not an appropriate treatment for overall dramatic weight loss.
When we gain weight, our fat cells enlarge but do not change in number, and many patients are unhappy with the way their fat cells are distributed. If you have specific problem areas, our liposculpture treatment can be used by our surgical professionals to reduce the number of fat cells in these areas and actively change the shape of your figure.
Upon arrival at the surgery, you will have a brief consultation with the doctor to discuss any last minute questions you might have. You will then be moved into the theatre where you will be given a light sedation to relax you and make you drowsy. This is not essential, and you do not have to have it if you wish to stay alert throughout the procedure.
You will then be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area. If you decide to remain alert and awake, you may feel a slight prickling feeling as the anaesthetic passes through the fat. The procedure shouldn’t cause any discomfort due to the anaesthesia.
On completion of the procedure, you will be moved to our patient recovery lounge to rest and sleep. The sedative can take a few hours to wear off, but generally, patients are ready to go home about an hour after the surgery. You should be able to walk out of the surgery, but you may feel dizzy and lightheaded.
Our team will discuss with you our set of post-operative care instructions to encourage the healing process.
As treatment areas vary from patient to patient, the cost of the procedure will be discussed with you during your consultation at Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine.