Creating Curves and Contours with Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove stubborn fat that just won’t budge no matter how much exercise you do. In fact, it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that Dr Bill Lyon performs. While it is not to be used as a weight loss tool, it can help to contour areas of your body that store excess fat. Your belly, love handles and thighs are the most common areas liposuctioned however almost anywhere can be done including the buttocks, face, hips, chin, and almost anywhere else.

How does liposuction work?

When performed by Dr Bill Lyon, he inserts a thin, metal tube referred to as a cannula attached to a vacuum like device into your deeper fatty layers through tiny incisions. He then pushes and pulls the tube through the fat which in turn breaks up the fat cells allowing the vacuum or syringe to suck the fat out of your body.

You need to be aware that this procedure will not help with cellulite. Cellulite is a ‘rippling’ of the skin and liposuction does not help with loose or sagging skin. Liposuction is best suited to those who have good skin elasticity whereby the skin bounces back to the new contours after having the liposuction procedure.

Liposuction is best performed by a surgeon with experience. The risks of having a less experienced surgeon are rippling, uneven contouring, irregularities etc. Creating contour through liposuction requires an artist’s eye, and Dr Bill Lyon has extensive liposuction experience.

Liposuction Recovery

The procedure is generally done in a day procedure, however some cases may require an overnight stay. Recovery and downtime is usually said to be around one week – this is also the amount of time it is recommended you take off work.

It is suggested you minimise your movement after your liposuction procedure – this will help reduce the swelling and bruising, a completely normal part of the recovery process. After a couple of days, some light exercise (such as gentle walking) will assist in the reduction of these symptoms, however the key word here is “light”. Patients should be able to begin mobilising reasonably quickly and return to normal activity within a couple of weeks. It is suggested you minimise your movement after your liposuction procedure – this will help reduce the swelling and bruising, a completely normal part of the recovery process. You will also be encouraged to wear compression garments to help keep your new contours in place. These will also help with the swelling and bruising.

There is a reason why liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure around the world. It works and in the hands of a skilled surgeon can provide better results than any non-surgical contouring device on the market.

If you think this procedure is for you, call our clinic on 1300 DRBILL to book in for a consultation.

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