Melbourne Makeovers: Looking at Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular options in body contouring today, due to its ability to treat a wide range of areas with less discomfort and downtime than other surgical procedures. This procedure is designed to eliminate isolated pockets of fat that have not responded to your diet and exercise efforts. Liposuction is performed by Dr Morris Ritz on an outpatient basis in most cases, using local, local and sedation, or general anaesthesia.

What is Liposuction For?

Liposuction is used for focal fat pockets that appear on any of the following areas for contour reconstruction:

  • Arms and back
  • Abdomen and love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs knees and calves
  • Breasts
  • Chin and neck

This procedure is not used for weight loss and is typically recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy weight and have small areas of fat that are interfering with their overall body contour. Best results are obtained on patients with good skin elasticity, which allows skin to conform to the new body contour more effectively.

Types of Liposuction

As popularity of liposuction has increased, so has the various techniques used to perform this procedure. Dr Morris Ritz uses any and all of the following liposuction options, which allows him to customise treatment to the precise needs and desired outcome of each of his patients:

Traditional Tumescent Liposuction – delivers local anaesthesia to the treatment area, allowing us to remove larger areas of fat safely and comfortably

Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) – uses focused ultrasound energy to break up fat deposits, which lets us remove fat cells with less trauma to surrounding tissue and vessels

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Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) – mechanical agitation is used once the cannula is placed into the fat deposit to loosen fat cells and make them easier to remove from the body

SAFELipo – Separation, Aspiration, Fat Equalisation. SAFELipo was invented in the early 2000s by Dr. Simeon Wall Jr., a board-certified plastic surgeon from Louisiana.

Benefits of Liposuction

There are a number of reasons to consider liposuction to meet your body contouring goals:

  • Safe, effective procedures in removing small areas of fat
  • Different techniques allow us to customise your treatment to your specific needs
  • Usually performed as day surgery so you can go home the same day, an overnight stay is an option
  • Less invasive than other types of surgical body contouring
  • Shorter recovery period means you can get back to your daily schedule faster
  • A garment needs to be worn for 6 weeks
  • All surgery carries risks

Is Liposuction Right for You?

Liposuction is an effective method of body contouring, but it is not right for everyone. To find out if liposuction is a good choice for you, contact Dr Morris Ritz on 03 8692 5566 today to schedule your personal consultation.