Stubborn deposits of fat on the waist, tummy and hips are a common problem. If you would like to lose centimetres around this area, tumescent liposuction offers a safe and effective solution.
Liposuction is not a cure for overweight or obesity, but it is an effective treatment for permanently eliminating bulges or problem spots.
Waist, belly or tummy liposuction
Women often feel a thickening in their waist or belly area, particularly after having children, and during or after menopause. Liposuction can help trim the waist area from both the front and back, and, if desired, trim any excess fatty areas around the bra strap.
You can find more information on abdominal liposuction and the difference between abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) and lipo here.
The hips are another common area on the body renowned for storing stubborn fatty tissue. Luckily, this is an area that responds well to tumescent liposuction (liposculpture), with many people reporting fantastic results, along with a heightened sense of confidence and satisfaction.
Dr Feldman carries out all her tumescent liposuction procedures at a day surgery in South Yarra (near Toorak, Prahran, Windsor and Richmond). You will not require a general anaesthetic. Instead, you will be given local anaesthetic and a sedative. However, if you prefer, you can opt for twilight sedation, which is stronger again.
A few hours after the procedure, you will be allowed to return home. For six days, morning and night, you’ll be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling.
You can expect a return to work or life activities after one week.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.