Lipo (Liposuction) is a procedure where excess fat is removed from certain areas in the body in order to reshape the body contours. Liposuction is frequently combined with other procedures such as breast reduction or abdominoplasty.
What liposuction can treat
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
- Healthy people with no major life threatening diseases.
- Adults with firm and elastic skin who is close to their ideal weight.
- Liposuction is ideal for spot treatment on areas that do not respond to exercise or diet.
- Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed
Please take note of the following:
- Your surgery will take place at the Cure Day Clinic Erasmuskloof.
- The stitches should be dissolvable.
- We prefer that our liposuction patients wear compression garments. Feel free to have a look at the garments that we sell. (Click here)
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee of complete satisfaction with the results. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
When you get out of the theatre you will have some plasters covering the entrance wounds. These can be removed after 48 hours if there are no drain tubes present. The final result will only be visible once all the swelling has gone down. You will be bruised and swollen after your surgery. The swelling can take a couple of weeks to subside.
The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal and you will have to weigh the potential benefits in achieving your goals with the risks and potential complications of surgery. Only you can make that decision for yourself.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo, the alternatives and the most likely risks and potential complications.
Possible surgery risks include:
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots
- Poor wound healing
- Change in skin sensation
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration/swelling
- Anesthesia risks
- Unfavorable scarring
- Allergies to tape, suture materials, glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
- Pain, which may persist
- Possibility of revisional surgery
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your with Dr van Rooyen.
Following his instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, sunlight or tanning bed light, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Dr van Rooyen will give you speciﬁc instructions on how to care for yourself.
It's very important to follow his instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.
NOTICE: We DO NOT give quotations telephonically or via e-mail. For any quotations or prices the patient is required to consult with the doctor first, only thereafter will we be able to give the patient a quotation or estimate. Thank you for your co-operation.