Liposuction

Liposuction is a commonly requested surgery that Dr. Edmund Ek performs. As a minimally invasive procedure, it is a fast and safe way of removing stubborn fat deposits under the skin.

When performed in conjunction with other body-contouring procedures such as Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or Body Lift surgery, Liposuction can greatly improve the shape, contour and surface appearance of the skin, especially around the midriff, thighs and buttocks. It can also be performed on the chin, neck, arms, legs and back.

Dr. Ek is a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with extensive experience performing Liposuction and a wide range of other cosmetic procedures.

If you are considering Liposuction, he recommends taking the time to consult with him about your goals and expectations from surgery, as there is no substitute for sitting with an expert and having your questions answered honestly and realistically.

To arrange an appointment with Dr. Ek, please call (03) 8419 0900.

Making the decision to undergo surgery

Dr. Ek usually recommends Liposuction when patients have struggled to lose stubborn fat deposits, despite their best efforts with diet and exercise.

To help you through the decision-making process, Dr. Ek will spend as long as is necessary – over multiple consultations if needed – to make sure you fully understand all the pros and cons of the procedure and have all the information you need to make an educated decision.

If you and he conclude that surgery is the best option for your desired goals, he will then formulate a surgical plan, working together with you to establish all the details of the procedure.

Understanding the procedure

Put simply, Liposuction is the process of surgically vacuuming up the fat stored beneath the surface of the skin. It is usually performed under a general anaesthetic unless it is a very small or localised treatment.

As the suction tube is passed under the skin in the target areas, the fat cells are permanently removed. A supportive pressure bandage will be applied to help the skin heal into its new contours.

It is important to note that while Liposuction is an increasingly common surgery, it is always a good idea to check the credentials and expertise of the person performing the procedure.

What results or outcomes to expect

Your Liposuction with Dr. Ek will permanently remove stubborn fat deposits, however for the best long-term results, he recommends continuing with whatever diet and exercise regime you are pursuing.

If you'd like to see before-and-after pictures of some of Dr. Ek's past patients, he'll be glad to share these with you during your consultation.

While Liposuction is effective at significantly reducing layers under the skin, it doesn't work on cellulite, as this is a part of the skin's actual structure.

Please note that Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss or a cure of obesity – it is only suitable for removing thin layers of fat. If you are interested in removing large areas of skin or fat, Dr. Ek recommends booking a consultation to discuss your options.

For more information on Liposuction with Dr. Ek, please call (03) 8419 0900 to book a consultation.