Liposuction is a procedure used to target fat pockets in the body and helps to contour, as well as reshape, stubborn areas. It is ideal for those who exercise regularly with specific problem areas that just aren’t responding.
Despite good eating habits and regular workouts, some people may still be unhappy with certain parts of their bodies. This is usually the result of genetic factors that dictate the way in which fat is deposited.
Liposuction can be used to treat excess fat around the following areas:
What does the liposuction procedure entail?
Liposuction is a procedure that has developed and improved over the years. It starts with intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia – the best option will be recommended by your doctor. Small incisions are made, followed by the injecting a sterile liquid – used to prevent infection and bleeding. A hollow, thin tube is inserted in the incisions to loosen and dislodge fat – which is then suctioned out of the body using a syringe.
How long will recovery take?
After the swelling subsides, your improved body contours will be evident and should be maintained with continued practices of a healthy lifestyle – which includes a nutritional diet and exercise. It must be remembered that weight gain can alter these otherwise permanent results.
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies greatly – depending on where you choose to have it done, and which part of the body. The initial consultation fee can cost from R350 to about R1000. Thereafter, the procedure itself could cost from R21 000 and higher.
At FHF, we understand that quality of life has no price tag. You can ensure that you will be able to receive adequate medical funding by filling out our quick online application.
It’s very important to choose a surgeon that you trust enough and speak to them extensively about the procedure before undertaking it. This will keep your expectations realistic – while ensuring your peace of mind.
Contact FHF today to find out more about the costs and procedure of liposuction.