Mr Olivier Amar says: “Many of my patients tell me they have bulges and pockets of fat that are impervious to dieting and exercise. They may be self-conscious about their bodies in certain clothes or on the beach. Patients often say that the results they see after liposuction boost their confidence and inspire them to change their lifestyle.”
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction involves removing unwanted body fat for a better balanced, leaner body. Liposuction may also be called ‘body contouring’, ‘liposculpture’ or ‘body sculpting’.
Areas that Mr Olivier Amar can treat include:
- The chin and neck area
- Inner and outer thighs
- Post-caesarean bulges in the pubic area
- Upper and lower back
Sometimes liposuction may be used to remove small pockets of fat, such as fat that bulges above or below the bra-strap. Or you may wish to achieve a greater transformation, such as a slimmer, more defined abdomen, a trimmer waist or leaner legs. Mr Olivier Amar will devise a personalised combination of liposuction treatments to various areas of the body to help you achieve your desired silhouette.
WHY CONSIDER LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction may be a good option for you if you maintain a steady weight and have firm, elastic skin, but still have pockets of unwanted fat. Perhaps you feel you cannot wear the form-fitting clothes you prefer or you feel self-conscious in swimwear or at the gym. Or you may simply feel that your body is not in proportion due to your personal genetics.
It is important to understand that liposuction can only remove soft, superficial fat above the muscle layer – the kind you can pinch between your fingers. It cannot remove intra-abdominal fat (internal fat), the type that lies behind muscles and contributes to the protrusion of the abdomen. Therefore, a combination of liposuction, dieting and exercise is key to a good result. A consultation will help you understand what is possible for your body. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, but instead aims to sculpt the body for a more harmonious, elegant silhouette.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
For your safety, Mr Olivier Amar personally examines every patient and takes a medical history before considering the correct course of treatment for them. During treatment, small incisions of around 0.5cm will be made. A specialist cannula uses movement and vibration to break down the fat before it is sucked out.
Helped by a powered assisted liposuction machine, Mr Olivier Amar takes care to remove superficial fat in such a way as to ensure the skin retracts appropriately for a natural, smooth and toned appearance.
Any liposuction scars are minimal. They can be hidden in the navel or natural creases of the body and are difficult to see in most patients. Mr Olivier Amar is dedicated to the management, prevention and improvement of scars. Pre and post radiofrequency skin tightening treatments can be discussed for a firmer, more toned result and to support healing.
If you wish, Mr Olivier Amar can utilise fat removed from your body to naturally augment other areas of the body, such as breasts and buttocks. Fat can also be used in place of artificial filler to rejuvenate your face. Combining fat removal through liposuction with fat transfer to the breast and or buttocks can improve your body’s overall harmony and proportions.
Small pockets of fat may be removed under local anaesthetic alone. More extensive contouring is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your Anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery with TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.
After liposuction, you will need to wear a soft, elastic, compression garment for between two and four weeks to help with skin retraction, reduce swelling and assist your recovery during the healing period. The garments are easy to hide under your normal clothes. Depending on the extent of the liposuction and your daily routines, you will usually be able to resume your normal activities after two to ten days and return to gentle exercise after three weeks. Bruising should settle between ten and twenty days.
As with every procedure he performs, patient safety during liposuction is Mr Olivier Amar’s pinnacle of concern, and he offers the highest possible standards of care and expertise.
He also recognises that everybody has a different concept of beauty, which means that each treatment must be unique and tailored to the individual.
He says: “I love performing liposuction. It requires an artistic eye and an understanding of the harmony of body proportions. No machine alone can achieve the sculpted results that are possible with liposuction in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon.”