The following information sheet is intended to assist patients undergoing liposuction surgery with Dr Nicholas Lotz.
Liposuction is the removal of excess fat from the body using suction.
The best results from this procedure are when it is used as a method to contour small areas of the body, rather than as a substitute for weight loss. Common areas treated include the outer thighs, stomach and flanks.
It is important to try and be close to your goal weight before surgery so that the final results are as predictable as possible.
During the consultation Dr Lotz will discuss with you the areas you wish to have treated, and the amount of improvement that can be expected.
You will be given an information pack on the day and a quotation will be emailed which outlines in detail all the associated costs of liposuction surgery.
After the surgery.
Wound care and follow-up
You will be seen a week after the surgery to check how the wounds are healing. There will usually be some bruising and swelling in the area for a few weeks, and the small wounds can leak some fluid for the first few days after the surgery.
You can shower the day after surgery, but it is important the wear the pressure garment as much as possible. You will wear this for 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
Most patients are back at work 1-2 weeks later and back to full activity in a month.
The final results are seen at about 6 weeks after liposuction surgery.
Risks of liposuction.
- Anaesthetic (nausea, vomiting, allergy, leg clots)
- Fluid leaking from the incision sites for a few days
- Bruising and swelling
- Skin pigmentation
- Loose skin where the fat was removed
- Contour irregularities and asymmetry
- Injury to abdominal organs (for stomach liposuction)