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About Liposuction Surgery
At The Harley Medical Group we always aim to ensure that our clients get the right procedure for them which is why we offer:
Liposuction surgery can be performed on any area of the body and the technique is often used as part of other cosmetic surgery procedures.
Vaser Liposuction uses minimally invasive state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to precisely target and remove areas of unwanted fat. Read More
Non-Surgical Lipo / Fat Reduction
Our revolutionary non-surgical technologies deliver unrivaled treatments for body shaping and fat reduction. Read More
The Procedure for Liposuction Surgery
Liposuction or fat removal surgery is performed either under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation, and is often treated as a day case, meaning you will not have to stay in hospital overnight.
The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the area being treated and how much fat is being removed.
Your surgeon will make a small incision in the area being treated before inserting a thin plastic tube called a cannula. The other end of this cannula is attached to a powerful vacuum device which removes the fat quickly and efficiently.
You will need to book in for a free consultation where a nurse will assess your BMI (body mass index) to ensure the procedure is suitable for you. If you are very overweight it is likely that you will not be suitable for liposuction as there are physical limits to the amount of fat that can safely be removed from the body. Liposuction is a procedure best suited for body sculpting rather than weight loss.
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The cost of your procedure will be based on your requirements; your surgeon will advise during your consultation.
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All prices quoted are complete, there are no hidden extra costs.
We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Liposuction surgery is a cosmetic procedure to remove small areas of unwanted body fat. Lipo is performed on areas of the body that are prone to fat deposit build-up such as the stomach, thighs, hips and arms.
'How is liposuction done'? Is a common, and understandable, question. Liposuction is performed either under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation. A small incision in the area being treated will be made by your surgeon, a thin plastic tube called a cannula is then inserted. The cannula is attached to a powerful vacuum device which removes the fat quickly and efficiently.
Your surgeon will take you through the process step-by-step during your consultation.
Liposuction is generally performed on any part of the body that is prone to fatty deposits. The post popular body areas for liposuction are:
Thighs (inner and outer) - the most common area of the thigh to have liposuction is on the inner thigh to address the complaint of the inner thighs rubbing together. We often recommend considering having liposuction to the inner knee for symmetrical reasons. Liposuction to the outer thigh is often performed along with liposuction to the hips and flanks.
Calves - liposuction to the calves is generally performed on the inner calves around the knee area. Calves are a notoriously difficult area to treat as much of the bulk is caused by muscle rather than fat. in addition liposuction around the calves can change the profile of the entire lower leg. However, subtle liposculpting can create a curve from the calf to the ankle creating a tapering effect.
Flanks (also known as ‘love handles’) - this is the area found on the lower back above the buttocks. Liposuction for love handles are a very common problem area for both men and women as there are very few exercises that work this area thereby burning the excess fat deposits. Hips and flanks are often treated together.
Hips - the hips are a difficult place to target with exercise alone. Liposuction to the hips has become increasingly popular following the growing trend for figure hugging clothes. For many liposuction removes small pockets of stubborn fat creating a more streamlined silhouette.
Face, neck and chin - liposuction to the face and neck removes excess fat deposits to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, providing a more subtle amd natural than a full face lift with fewer scars. We often recommend pairing liposuction to the face and neck with facial skin tightening and skin peels to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Arms (also known as bingo wings) - arms are one of the most visible parts of the body, which is why liposuction on the arms is a popular procedure with women. As we age arms can be prone to excess fat and loose skin, when liposuction to the upper arm area is combined with skin tightening the results can be an overall thinner more youthful appearance.
Stomach - even with exercising it can be difficult to get a flat stomach, particularly following pregnancy, which is why liposuction to the stomach and waist is our most popular areas for liposuction surgery. Depending on the type of lipo undertaken the stomach results can vary from a flattened stomach to an intricately sculpted and defined look.
Some areas of the body are only treated with vaser liposuction or promax laser liposuction due to the size of the area or level of definition required.
Significant fat loss will be noticeable immediately following a liposuction procedure, and these results will continue to improve as the swelling goes down.
There will be considerable swelling, which is managed with a specially designed compression garment, for the first week or two following the procedure, as the swelling subsides more dramatic results will be discernable.
There is then gradual improvement until final results are evident, approximately three or four months after surgery.
We are often asked is liposuction surgery good for weight loss and how much weight is lost with liposuction? At The Harley Medical Group we think it is very important to understand that lipo surgery is not a weight loss tool. Liposuction should only be used to treat resistant areas of fat that healthy eating and exercise alone cannot remove.
The follow-up question is often how much fat can be removed? This depends entirely which part of the body is being treated and how much fat there is to be removed. Please be assured that your surgeon will remove enough fat to get the ideal results.
During liposuction surgery fat cells are permanently removed from the treated area to create a new body shape, fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back. This means that the results are more or less permanent if a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and exercise. is maintained.
If a moderate amount of weight is gained following liposuction then the figure will simply be a larger version of the new body shape. However, there is evidence that if there is a more significant increase in weight after fat removal the body will redistribute any excess fats between the remaining cells. For example if lipo surgery was performed on the stomach and there was considerable subsequent weight gain, the stomach would remain relatively flat but fat cells in the thighs and flanks may increase to compensate.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk and liposuction is no exception. However, if performed by a specialist cosmetic surgeon trained in liposuction and liposculpture procedures, and is performed within a fully equipped hospital, fat removal surgery it is widely regarded as safe.
If the surgeon is not specialist trained there is an increased risk that an internal organ is punctured by the cannula causing post-operative complications.
Long-term risks are related to weight gain. Following the removal of fat cells an increase in weight can cause your body to store the new fat in a different location, this new fat can grow deep inside your body and around your organs, such as your heart or liver.