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5 Tips for Those Planning to Get a Liposuction in Sydney

Liposuction Cost Sydney – Know the Average

The average price for a liposuction in Sydney is around 5,000 AUD. This goes for one area of the body only. If you need to have more than four parts of your body to be targeted the amount could be as high as 15,000 AUD.

There are two main variables that affects the cost of liposuction. First, is the location or area that is to be targeted.Difficult areas to treat such as the chin, arms, and inner thighs can cost a few thousand dollars even if a relatively small amount of fat is removed. Meanwhile, large and relatively forgiving areas such as the back and abdomen can still have the same cost for high volumes of fat removed.

The second influencing factor is the surgeon who’s performing the surgery. Due to the high demand for liposuction in Sydney, it also attracted several poorly qualified non-plastic surgeons who advertise themselves as cosmetic surgeons. They often lure people by offering lower prices, specials, or discounted packages that seemed too good to be true. If ever you come across these practices, always keep in mind that you must never allow cost to be the principal factor when mulling over an irreversible surgery. Only keep your options within board-certified cosmetic surgeons, and make your decisions based on qualifications, reputation, and trust.

Lose Weight? Don’t Even Think About It!

Liposuction is not recommended to those whose main goal is to lose weight. In fact, the right candidates for the procedure are those individuals who are close to their ideal weight but are still struggling with some unwanted and stubborn bulges of fat.

Liposuction may result in some degree of weight loss due to the removal of fats, but it should never be solely intended for that. Those who needs to shed a lot of weight may seem like perfect candidates, but people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 are typically not suitable for this surgery.

The procedure can be used to help people who are significantly overweight to reduce localized areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise efforts. It should be considered a body contouring procedure rather than a weight loss treatment. It helps patients feel more comfortable in certain clothes or with their bodies in general!

Liposuction doesn’t necessarily change your overall weight. Most patients actually gain weight during the procedure because of the fluids administered during the surgery. As your recover from the procedure, and with good diet on the side, eventually you may see the difference on the scale. Regardless of your weight, you should be able to lose inches after liposuction and end up with a more contoured shape.

If your intention is to lose weight, nutrition and exercise remains to be your best option! Liposuction can come in when you have certain stubborn areas that needs sculpting. Therefore, come in with realistic expectations.

Compression is a Must!

A compression garment is a must after liposuction surgery. Even without large incisions, liposuction can still create some degree of trauma to that targeted areas. In response, the body goes through the inflammatory process as a way of coping. Aside from pain, another symptom is swelling.

If left unmanaged, swelling lengthens the healing which increases your risk for bruising and complications. Hence, a compressive garment is necessary to help prevent the buildup of fluid in the area. Generally, patients may be required to use it for two weeks, while some may need to wear is for a couple of months.

Aside from abating the swelling, a compression garment also helps the skin adhere to your new shape and give better contour. It helps mold your skin to the space where fats have been removed and help speed up the process of resolving the swelling.

So, be sure to follow this simple post-operative instruction. It is critical both in the healing process and the outcome. Wear your compression garment for the length of time that was advised by your surgeon.

You Still Need to Keep Up

The number of fat deposit that adults have in their bodies stay the same. We do not produce new cells, nor do we get rid of them naturally. What diet and exercise can do is to shrink the size of those fat cells, but it will not make them disappear. Therefore, the number of cells removed during liposuction remains permanent.

If you think you can just run wild with your diet and think that you are in the clear because you had liposuction, then you are sorely mistaken. Any weight gain will still cause your body to store the excess energy in the fat cells that remained. Unless you change your diet and lifestyle, there is a good chance that you will gain the weight right back. Therefore, each patient is encouraged to set a steady workout routine and eat consciously to promote a healthy body and lifestyle.

Managing Post-Liposuction Pain

The level of pain that a patient may experience during the first 48 hours after liposuction will depend on the type of anaesthetic used. If it was done under local anaesthesia, the pain will persist for more than 24 hours after surgery. For general anesthesia, it is more painful that it would require narcotic analgesics. Soreness and swelling is generally more intense during the first 2-4 days after liposuction, and then steadily decreases.

Elastic compression garments can help decrease post-operative pain if it is used along with the open-drainage technique. Blood-tinged anaesthetic solution, red blood cells that have leaked out of blood vessels and fragments of fatty tissues that escaped suction and remained under skin all cause inflammation. Consequently, inflammation causes swelling and pain. Compression encourages maximum drainage of all those materials, which in turn, reduces pain. Furthermore, complete drainage is also possible by leaving incision sites open (“open drainage”). Along with compression garments, these two aid in significantly managing pain.

If you are seriously considering liposuction, take these reminders to heart. For a more detailed discussion on these matters, book your consultation with Dr. Daood today.