What are my Fat Removal Options?
Healthy diet and regular exercise have taken you a significant way in your weight loss journey. However, you’ve now reached a plateau and are not sure what you’re doing wrong! The short answer…nothing. You have done everything right. Stubborn fat can stick around long after diet and exercise have become a regular component in your everyday life. It’s at this point in your weight loss journey that you may need to hand over the reins to a qualified specialist surgeon like Dr Damon Thomas.
Dr Thomas is highly-skilled in a variety of nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures, with two of his most popular procedures directly targeting that stubborn fatty tissue you’re wanting to bid farewell. With his help, you can reach the finish line together, achieving your weight loss goals and feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.
What are my options?
Dr Thomas offers two methods of fat removal, which can be performed together or separately, depending on your precise contouring goals:
Liposuction removes those stubborn fat deposits from almost any region of your body. Dr Thomas offers a vast selection of liposuction techniques, catering the procedure to suit your needs and wants. Liposuction is an ideal procedure for those who have reached their goal weight, but are struggling to rid themselves of stubborn fat in various areas. This procedure can be performed alone or as a complementary procedure to others, such as a tummy tuck, body lift or breast reduction to achieve the desired result. The procedure itself involves an injection of a mixture of sterile saline and anesthetic into the fat deposit. A cannula is then inserted to loosen the fatty tissue and safely extract it. Little to no scarring occurs after liposuction, due to the small incisions needed to complete the procedure.
A tummy tuck (otherwise known as an abdominoplasty) sculpts and tones the midsection to slim the figure and reduce fatty tissue. This option is great for those who have undergone significant weight loss, women after pregnancy or others who find they have some excess skin that they would like to eliminate completely. (After all, you’ve done the hard work, so why is it still there?) During the procedure, you will be comfortably asleep under general anesthesia. Dr Thomas will make an incision across your lower abdomen (just below the panty line, to ensure scarring is not overly visible). He will then administer liposuction if necessary, before repositioning tissue and muscle in the area to create a smooth appearance. Excess skin is trimmed away and then Dr Thomas closes the incision using layers of tiny sutures. Most patients spend a few days in hospital after surgery, and a few weeks recuperating at home. Once recovery is complete, the results of a tummy tuck are dramatic and long-lasting.
No matter what fat removal option you choose, remember that your weight loss journey is unique to you so your procedure will be too. During your initial consultation with Dr Thomas, a thorough assessment will be made to ensure that your goals are achievable and all your questions answered.
We won’t urge you to start. But we will urge you to finish. You are so close to that finish line, let Dr Thomas run that last lap by your side. Contact us today, on (03) 9034 7738.