A Myth-Busting Blog Article
There is plenty of misinformation about Liposuction and it’s use in cosmetic plastic surgery. Let’s tackle some of them.
MYTH #1: YOU CAN GET INSTANTANEOUS ‘WALK IN WALK OUT’ RESULTS FROM A QUICK LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE
Sadly, the promise of walking into a Clinic, gently falling asleep — and walking out thirty minutes later with a svelte body — seems to be a Liposuction Myth that persists among people considering surgery to remove their stubborn body fat deposits. This is not possible. There will always be some downtime for your recovery. Our Plastic Surgeons have ways to minimise this, but there is no such thing as an “instant transformation.”
MYTH #2: LIPOSUCTION IS ONLY DONE IN BACK ROOMS BY “COWBOY SURGEONS”
On the flip side of Myth #1, there is an equally widespread impression that there are unethical doctors performing dangerous “cowboy procedures” in backwater Lipo Clinics. Whilst there have been a few renegade doctors pushing the boundaries of safety and ethical practice, there are many doctors performing liposuction who have been thoroughly trained and who practice only to the highest standards. Before you select your Surgeon, ask about whether the procedure is performed in a proper theatre, with a qualified Australian Anaesthetist present, in a facility capable of dealing with any (unlikely) issues that may arise. Also, feel free to ask about your Surgeon’s experience and qualifications. The more you know about your Surgeon, including their training, qualifications, types of procedures they perform — and whether or not they are qualified to operate in accredited Australian Hospitals rather than in non-certified back rooms — the more comfortable you will be that you are in the best hands possible.
MYTH #3: LIPOSUCTION WILL REMOVE ANY AND ALL YOUR EXCESS FAT
Not all areas of excess body fat can be addressed by liposuction.
Some areas of the body are simply too delicate to be treated using Liposuction. Some areas simply do not respond well to these techniques.
Also, removing either too little fat OR too much fat will produce less than desirable results.
There can be complications
For example, if too much fat under your skin is removed, a permanent divot can form. Again, any areas of concern are best discussed with your Plastic Surgeons prior to proceeding with sculpting, fat removal or contouring using liposuction techniques.
Ask about your Liposuction Plastic Surgeon’s Qualifications
Plastic Surgeon’s have higher Surgical and Educational Qualifications than most other Surgeons who perform Aesthetic and Cosmetic procedures. Our Team of Leading Plastic Surgeons are renowned for decades of experience & surgical expertise in body contouring procedures and combined liposuction with abdominal contouring surgeries including Body Lifts.
It is also helpful to ask to see BEFORE & AFTER photos of their actual patients, or to speak to past patients of your selected Surgeon.