Mr Olivier Amar says: “I see many male patients who tell me they want to feel comfortable and look good in their clothes. They want help to reduce a double chin, or to slim their chest or abdominal area. Liposuction can address specific fatty areas and so restore confidence.
For many of my patients, liposuction can also kick-start a healthier lifestyle that sees them lose weight and get fit.”
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction involves removing unwanted body fat for a better balanced, leaner body. Liposuction is also known as ‘body contouring’ or ‘body sculpting’ or ‘fat removal surgery’.
Areas that Mr Olivier Amar commonly treats in men include the neck and chin, chest, abdomen, flanks, and back. Sometimes liposuction may be used to remove small pockets of fat, such in the under-chin area. Other patients may require more extensive treatment to create a defined upper body silhouette with an athletic ‘v’ shape. Mr Olivier Amar will devise a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve your body goals.
WHY CONSIDER LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction may be a good option for you if you maintain a steady weight and have firm, elastic skin, but pockets of unwanted fat remain. 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 and it is not a weight loss treatment. Therefore, a combination of liposuction, dieting and exercise is key to a good result. You should be satisfied with your results if your weight remains stable after surgery. A consultation with Mr Olivier Amar will help you understand what is possible and realistic for your body.
Patients can be confused by the different liposuction and non-surgical fat reducing machines available on the market. While Mr Olivier Amar can discuss different approaches during your consultation, no machine alone can achieve the sculpted results that are possible with surgical liposuction in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon.
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. During treatment, small incisions of around 0.5cm will be made, hidden as much as possible in natural creases close to the areas to be treated. The movement and vibration of the cannula will break down the fat before it is sucked out via the cannula.
Mr Olivier Amar takes care to remove both deep and 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 usually be hidden in the navel or below the boxer line and are very difficult to see in most patients. Mr Olivier Amar is dedicated to the management, prevention and improvement of scars.
Radiofrequency treatment can be discussed for skin tightening and to support healing.
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. TIVA means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with 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 body liposuction, you will need to wear a soft, elastic, compression garment similar to a vest or binder for between two and four weeks to support the recovery during the healing period which is easy to hide under your clothes (to help with skin retraction and reduce swelling). Depending on size of the liposuction and your type of daily activity, you will usually be able to resume your normal activities after two to ten days and return to gentle exercise after two to 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 highest priority, and he offers the best possible standards of care and expertise.
He also recognises that each treatment must be unique and tailored to the individual.