Liposuction

Sculpt your body by removing fat cells to define, enhance and reshape

  • Remove unwanted fatty deposits
  • Enhance your natural contour

Liposuction or liposculpture is a versatile procedure that is minimally invasive and removes excess fatty deposits to reshape specific areas of the body.

Liposculpture is not useful as a weight reduction technique but more specifically to contour areas of the body that have become difficult to reshape by diet and exercise. The best candidates for liposuction are people who are not excessively overweight and have firm, elastic skin, with an abnormal distribution of fat in specific areas. Liposculpture is particularly effective in recontouring areas on the hips, thighs, neck and abdomen.

The duration and complexity of the procedure depends on the number of areas treated.

Dr Rajapakse uses his skills as both a surgeon and an sculptor achieve the ideal aesthetic result for you.

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Liposuction FAQs

Is it right for me?

The ideal candidate for liposculpture should be an individual who is within 10 kg of their ideal weight, have localized areas of fat deposits that haven’t responded to diet and exercise.

Will I need anaesthesia?

Dr Rajapakse performs all liposuction under general anesthesia. This safe and effective and allows the optimum surgical treatment together with patient comfort. Beware of some budget cosmetic clinics both in Australia and overseas that advertise twilight sedation as there are many risks associated with this.

Dr Rajapakse will engage the services of a qualified anesthetist who is a fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Anesthetists (FRANZCA).

Your anaeastetist will ask you about all the medications that you are taking or have taken and any allergies that you may have.

Will there be scarring?

Unfortunately scars are an inevitable part of any surgery and depending on how each person heals, there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome. With liposuction you will probably have 1-4 small incisions closed by a single stitch.

Dr Rajapakse is highly skilled to minimize scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by placing the incision in natural crease lines.

Scars do fade and if scarring is a concern for you after surgery, Dr Rajapakse will provide you with specially tailored treatment plan to expedite the healing of your scars.

Where is the surgery taking place?

All surgeries are performed either as a day case or over night stay at reputable internationally accredited facility.

What is the recovery period?

Recovery times vary from patient to patient and will also depend on the extent of the surgery. Prepare to have 2-5 days off work and allow for 3 weeks for all swelling and bruising to disappear. Light exercise may be resumed within 2-3 days but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least weeks. You will be given post-surgery instructions and a garment to wear. It is very important to wear the pressure garment for 2-4 weeks to obtain optimal results.

What are the costs?

You have the right to be informed about the costs associated with you surgery.

When choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic surgery, remember that factors such as surgeon’s training, qualifications, experience and your comfort them are just as important.

Costs associated with the procedure may include:

  • Dr Rajapakse’s surgical fee
  • One year of Surgical follow up
  • Accredited hospital facility cost
  • Anaesthesia fee
  • Prescription for medications
  • Post- surgery garments
  • Medical tests

After your consultation an informed financial consent will be sent as well as an information pack to read before the second pre-surgery appointment. This second optional appointment is free of charge and your preoperative photos and measurements for your compression bra’s will be taken.

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