December 2018

Liposuction - Surgery chart

Name

Tumescent Liposuction

Method

Hardening (tumescing) the fat so that it can be removed easily in one go. This is a popular and traditional method.

Discomfort Level

Local anaesthetic prevents pain during surgery.

Post Op Period

Up to three weeks - minimal scarring but with some bruising that can continue for longer. Hard physical activity not recommended, but desk jobs can be returned to within just two days.

 

Name

Water assisted liposuction

Method

Using water jets to loosen and remove fat cells from problem areas. Described sometimes as ‚Äėmore natural‚Äô due to minimal chemical involvement.

Discomfort Level

Often described as ‚Äėthe most comfortable‚Äô method, no general anaesthetic needed.

Post Op Period

Shorter recovery time than traditional methods, some bruising to be expected. Use of water instead of different chemicals makes it easier on the body in this respect.

 

Name

BodyTite

Method

Melts your fat for removal and uses a radio frequency to immediately tighten the skin afterwards.

Discomfort Level

Can be done under local or general anaesthetic. Mixed reports on discomfort according to each case.

Post Op Period

Collagen growth stimulated during the procedure, potentially encouraging your body’s natural recovery. Som patients initially report uneven skin tone depending on the case.

 

Name

Laser Liposuction

Method

A laser is used to heat and soften the fat before removal. Fast technology makes it quite efficient.

Discomfort Level

Can be done under local or general anaesthetic.

Mixed reports on discomfort according to each case.

Post Op Period

2-3 weeks generally. Special compression garment may be offered to aid recovery and sensitive skin. Exercise discouraged, light desk work may be resumed instantly.