Simply put, liposuction is short-hand for the technical term called suction assisted lipectomy. In the first part of the procedure, a long hollow tube with holes at the end is inserted at various points under the jawline through incisions of 3-4mm (usually 3, no more than 5). A special formulation of medications including local anaesthetic and other agents to minimize bleeding known as Klein’s solution is delivered to the preplatysmal fat area. It takes around 20 minutes for the solution to distribute to minimise pain during the procedure.
During the second part of the procedure, another long hollow tube is inserted into the same incision points and fat is gently removed, permanently.
How long does the procedure take to perform?
You will be required to have a consultation with the Doctor prior to booking the procedure (15-30 minutes). You’ll be required to wait at least 1 week between consultation and having treatment to allow you time to decide if the treatment is right for you.
Treatment takes 1.5 – 2 hours to perform.