Project Description

Your body is a work of art, which is why you want to choose a highly-skilled surgeon to perform body contouring procedures like liposuction.

Sydney area plastic surgeon Dr. John Flood possesses an uncommon level of technical ability that enables him to create smooth results for his patients with fewer unwanted side effects like skin rippling.

Sculpting a flattering body shape requires expertise, a trained eye, and a detailed treatment plan.

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Liposuction in Sydney

In Sydney, liposuction can be used on many areas of the body and is particularly popular for the abdomen, thighs, arms and buttocks. Dr. Flood offers 2 types of liposuction: tumescent and ultrasonic.

Tumescent liposuction involves infusing the treatment area with an anaesthetic solution to help make fat removal easier. A thin cannula (between 2.0 and 3.5 mm in diameter) is then used to suction out the excess fat cells. The tumescent approach reduces blood loss and allows for better healing with less bruising and discomfort.
Dr. Flood often uses ultrasonic liposuction at his Sydney-area practice to assist with fat removal during tumescent liposuction; but in some cases, this technique may be used alone. Ultrasonic liposuction uses a special cannula that emits ultrasound energy to heat and melt fat before it is suctioned out of the body. This makes it much easier to remove stubborn fat from fibrous tissues in areas like the flanks. Ultrasonic liposuction also has a slight tightening effect on the skin which helps with skin contraction and reduces rippling.

What To Expect

Dr. Flood will explain each procedure in detail and suggest the appropriate method of liposuction based on your body issues and hopes for surgery. He will work with you to develop a surgical plan that you feel comfortable with.

Dr. Flood will first examine the tissues requiring liposuction in order to determine which treatment should be used. He will also take photographs to help him analyze your body shape and the best approach to surgery. You may be invited back for a second consultation so that Dr. Flood can answer any questions you have and finalize the surgical details. He may also recommend other procedures to improve your body shape, such as breast augmentation or breast lift. Dr. Flood will give you suggestions on how to improve your recovery and results, such as avoiding blood thinning agents and taking Arnica tablets 2 weeks before your procedure.
Liposuction can usually be performed under light anesthetic and does not require an overnight stay. However, for more extensive procedures, Dr. Flood may use general anaesthetic for added comfort.

For most surgeries, Dr. Flood uses the tumescent approach and begins by injecting the treatment area with a tumescent solution. He then inserts the cannula through small incisions and gently moves it back and forth to suction out the fat cells. The ultrasonic liposuction cannula may be used during this step to assist with fat removal, depending on the patient.

After surgery, you will wear a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks to help your body heal. Dr. Flood usually recommends that his patients massage the treatment area for 2 weeks after their operation to promote smooth skin contours.

Side effects from surgery are to be expected, as they are a normal part of the process and will resolve with time. Bruising should subside within about 7 to 10 days and swelling should be reduced in 2 to 4 weeks. The final contour is normally visible about 4 to 6 months after liposuction. Further improvements can be obtained with a healthy diet and fitness regimen.