WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?
- Sculpt a particular area of the body to achieve the figure you’ve always wanted
- Balance the proportions of your figure
- Increase body confidence especially when wearing tight or revealing clothing
- Motivate yourself to lead a healthier lifestyle
Liposuction should never be used as a quick, easy solution to weight loss; it is not an operation that will enable you to lose a significant amount of weight. Therefore if you’re not already at (or close to) your ideal weight, Liposuction may not be a suitable option. If you’re at your ideal weight but for example your thighs, arms, knees, buttocks, stomach or hips are not as proportionate as you’d like them to be, then Liposuction could be right for you.
It is performed under a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic with sedation, depending on the area of the body being treated and amount of fat being removed. Often a day case, the operation can take between one and two hours. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will make a small incision in the area being treated and insert a very fine tube called a cannula, which is then attached to very powerful vacuum device that removes the fat cells quickly and efficiently.
Your Cosmetic Surgery Nurse will be able to show you lots of before and after pictures during your free consultation, but you can also click to read happy patient stories.
Each patient has different needs so there isn’t one, single cost for Liposuction. We advise you to come in for a free consultation to speak with a member of our qualified team. We can then determine the right type of procedure for you and give you an exact cost.
Almost any area of the body can be treated but the most common areas are the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, stomach, chin, and knees.
As an ethical Cosmetic Surgery provider, we do not perform Cosmetic Surgery on people under 18. We do not set an upper age limit for Liposuction surgery. However, the older we get the longer it takes our bodies to recover, so your Cosmetic Surgeon will assess your current physical health and medical history to ensure you’re fit and well enough to undergo surgery.
Liposuction is not a recommended weight loss method as it primarily removes stubborn pockets of fat from problem areas to create a more balanced proportion. So yes, you will need to be at your ideal weight in order to be a suitable candidate for surgery. You will need a Body Mass Index (BMI) of up to 30 to be a suitable candidate for Liposuction.
Absolutely not. Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss tool and we recommend prospective Fat Removal patients are at or close to their ideal weight at the time of surgery.
The results following your procedure are generally long-lasting, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Your Cosmetic Surgeon will assess your current state of health and your medical history before making a decision on your suitability for this procedure. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 for Liposuction. We can advise you on any lifestyle changes you need to make before we can consider you for the procedure.
Yes absolutely. Many of our patients, particularly those who come to us following significant weight loss or post pregnancy, choose to combine the two procedures. Liposuction is used to remove pockets of fat from the stomach whilst a Tummy Tuck can rid you of loose, excess skin. Read more about our Tummy Tuck procedure here
Yes, within reason. Many patients choose to combine Liposuction with Tummy Tuck surgery if required at the same time, as they are complementary procedures, generally located within the same area. However we would not recommend having undergoing Liposuction with a Breast procedure (or other multiple procedures) on the same day, due to the intensive nature of the procedures combined. You should discuss your needs with your Cosmetic Nurse and Surgeon, so they can best advise you.
Any pain and bruising should subside one to two weeks after surgery. We usually recommend to take at least a week off from work. However full recovery from Liposuction surgery usually takes between six and eight weeks and during this time you are required to wear a light support garment to keep the treated area supported and protected. Some swelling can remain for a further four weeks and patients often see the full results of their surgery after six to eight months. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you on when you can re-commence your exercise routine.
You can return to work within a few days after your procedure - your Cosmetic Surgeon will be able to advise further.
Because the incisions made by your Cosmetic Surgeon will be very small, scarring from Liposuction surgery is minimal and barely noticeable.
The risks with Liposuction are the same as with all surgery performed under a general anaesthetic. However, your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk you through these before you make any decisions.
You can usually return to normal daily activities two weeks after surgery, but your Cosmetic Surgeon will let you know if there are any activities you should avoid or slowly ease yourself back into. Having Fat Removal surgery however should not stop you from doing anything long term.
It is important that your Cosmetic Surgeon is fully qualified and experienced. To determine your Cosmetic Surgeon is reputable, ensure the clinic is registered with The Care Quality Commission (CQC) or The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW). You should also look for Cosmetic Surgeons who are registered with The General Medical Council (GMC) and ask if they are carrying out Cosmetic Surgery procedures on a daily basis.
Your full and quick recovery is our main priority. That’s why you will be seen by a fully trained, qualified medical professional to understand the recovery process and aftercare.
Liposuction tends to be a day case, with no overnight stay required in hospital unless you’re having more than three areas operated on. When you’re ready to go home we’ll give you printed advice to take with you, as well as a number to call 24 hours a day if you have any questions or concerns. Follow up appointments will be arranged and it’s imperative you attend these so you can receive ongoing aftercare from your team of medical professionals.
As our patient, you’ll receive dedicated care, support and advice from our team of Cosmetic Nurses and Cosmetic Surgeons to ensure your recovery is full and quick. We continue to work hard to make sure our patients feel supported and cared for leading up to your Liposuction (Fat Removal) surgery and post-surgery to ensure you are completely happy.
To find out more about our procedures and treatments book a free, no obligation, consultation with a medical professional.