Liposuction surgery removes excess deposits of fat to sculpt an improved shape to a patient’s body. While liposuction is best known as a fat removal procedure, it is also one of the best procedures to help a patient refine his or her shape.
Using liposuction, our surgeons will sculpt a better shape to almost any area of the body, achieving dramatic improvements with subtle changes. Learn all about liposuction below.
£2800 UK Pounds
Lipo on abdomen, love handles and back
1 night hospital stay
5 nights hotel stay
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Both men and women undergo liposuction to achieve a variety of different goals. Some patients want to look better in a swimsuit, while others want to find jeans that fit more comfortably.
If one or more of the following apply to you, liposuction is an option to consider:
I have excess fat deposits on my hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction is excellent for reducing fatty bulges and sculpting a beautifully natural contour to the body.
I feel like certain areas are out of proportion with the rest of my figure. Reducing excess fat on one area of the body can bring it into better balance with your natural features.
I have good skin elasticity – sagging skin is not a problem for me. For optimal results, the skin should have good enough tone to contract to the body’s new contours.
I am at or near my desired body weight. Liposuction is best for reducing localized fat deposits, and the most satisfied patients are typically happy with their overall weight before surgery.
However, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what liposuction can achieve. If any of the following apply to you, then liposuction may only offer limited success in helping you achieve your goals. We can recommend the options best suited to your needs.
I have loose, sagging skin that I want to address. Since liposuction is designed specifically to target fatty tissue, it will not significantly improve the appearance of loose skin. Other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or body lift, may be better options for you.
I want to lose a significant amount of weight. Liposuction can improve your shape, which can help you look thinner and more fit, but it’s not a weight loss method. While some overweight patients can benefit from the reshaping effects, the most satisfied patients tend to be happy with their weight prior to surgery. Patients with sagging skin or muscle laxity may get better results from a tummy tuck.
What is the difference between types of liposuction?
There are many different liposuction techniques available to surgeons today. The main difference between each type of liposuction is the technology they use to assist the fat removal process. The manufacturers of each type claim to have unique advantages, and our surgeons will sometimes prefer a certain technique depending on the nature of the procedure. Just remember that the skill and experience of the cosmetic surgeon performing liposuction will make the biggest difference in your results.
Below are the types of liposuction used by our surgeons today:
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: This technique utilizes ultrasound energy to help break up the fatty tissue and loosen it from the body, allowing for easier removal of larger amounts of fat with a faster surgery, aka VASER Liposuction.
Suction Assisted Liposuction: This technique uses a vacuum-like device to help remove the fat. Power-Assisted Liposuction is a similar technique that involves a tool that enhances the motion of the cannula used to remove the fat.
How Liposuction Works?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, using local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the nature of the procedure. The surgeon will apply the anesthesia method that is most appropriate for your needs.
The surgeon will make one or more small incisions near the treatment area. A cannula, or thin tube, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat beneath the skin. Then, the fat is suctioned out. The entire procedure can take under an hour or up to 3 hours or longer, depending on the number of areas treated.
Life After Liposuction
Today’s advanced liposuction techniques are designed to minimize swelling, trauma and discomfort. Many patients return to work just a few days after their procedures, depending on the physical requirements of their jobs and the extent of their procedures.
You are given a compression garment to wear for a few weeks following surgery. This helps to minimize swelling and encourage optimal skin contraction. With proper care, scars should fade significantly over the months following surgery; in many cases, scars are barely visible after a year or so.
Results can last permanently with
Liposuction removes fat cells from your body, and these fat cells will not grow back. However, it is important to maintain a stable weight to ensure that your new look remains optimal. If you gain a significant amount of weight in the future, your overall appearance is likely to change as your body stores excess fat in other locations.