safe lipo procedure

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, accounting for over 325,000 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011.1

Despite the quantity of treatments performed, many people are still asking the question, is Liposuction safe? The answer, is yes – when performed by a well-trained, experienced physician competent in evaluation, judgement and surgical technique. Let’s not forget that Liposuction is an invasive procedure that has a real impact on the body. There are many potential risks involved including bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. So it is vital the treatment be taken seriously. Qualified plastic surgeons go through lengthy training, examinations, and requirements for certification to avoid potential complications and make cosmetic surgery safe.

Liposuction is best suited for candidates who are not overweight but have an area that bothers them. See What Makes a Good Liposuction Candidate? and What Areas Can you Treat with Liposuction?

At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, we have a refined form of Liposuction called Liposculpture. The difference is, liposuction is used to describe more complex procedures of fat removal, whereas liposculpture is a more careful and refined procedure that eliminates smaller amounts of fat. Liposuction may require general anaesthesia depending on the amount of fat that is aspirated. By contrast, Liposculpture uses tumescent anaesthesia, which means that the patient is awake during the entire procedure.

Due to the fact that the patient is awake, they are able to stand up immediately after the procedure. This enables the operating doctor to identify any irregularities in the body contour and address them on the spot.

Thus, there is no need for the patient to return another time and have these irregularities fixed. In fact, addressing unevenness on the spot is the “sculpturing” part of lipoSCULPTURE. A doctor may want to repeat the procedure a number of times before they are certain that they achieved the best possible result.

Why is Liposculpture safe at Specialist Clinics of Australia?

  • Liposculpture is performed by one of Australia’s leading cosmetic surgeons Dr. Michael Rich. Dr Rich has performed hundreds of procedures with many happy and safe clients.
  • Dr Michael Rich performs a thorough consultation, to ensure the patient is perfect for the procedure and isn’t at risk of any adverse reactions.
  • Post treatment care – Our nurses ensure you fully understand every pre and post procedure, and are there to help, every step of the way.
  • No general anaesthetic is used during the procedure, meaning the procedure can be performed in clinic.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, and results of cosmetic procedures will vary.