Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction SurgeryAbout Liposuction Surgery

For a lot of people losing weight, toning up and achieving the figure they want requires a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise, but some can be left with stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise or dieting can shift.

Liposuction surgery, also known as fat removal surgery, is designed to help remove these areas of fat and reshape particular areas of the body* – remember it is not designed to be a quick weight loss tool!

Typical problem areas that can be treated with liposuction surgery include:

  • Arms
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Stomach (or Abdomen)
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Chin

Liposuction surgery can be performed on any area of the body and the technique is often used as part of other cosmetic surgery procedures such as the tummy tuck, breast reduction and male chest reduction.

At The Harley Medical Group we always aim to ensure that our patients get the right procedure for them which is why we offer traditional Liposuction; Vaser Liposuction and Laser Liposuction.

 

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BENEFITS OF HAVING LIPOSUCTION SURGERY*

  • Increased self confidence
  • Motivation to pursue a healthier lifestyle
  • Ability to have wider choice of clothes
  • Feel more in proportion

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.

 

*Liposuction results and benefits vary and are very different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Liposuction SurgeryCHOOSING TO HAVE LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

There are many reasons why people choose to have liposuction surgery:

  • Stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • A disproportionate figure - evident in women who are particularly pear-shaped and tend to store fat in the hip area, giving rise to a lack of self confidence and embarrassment
  • A 'kick-start' into a more controlled eating or exercise regime.
  • By removing areas of unwanted fat, this is often all that is needed to motivate and encourage a healthier lifestyle

 

WHO SHOULD HAVE LIPOSUCTION

The ideal liposuction candidate is at, or slightly below, their target weight, but with discreet resistant deposits of fat that so far have not responded to an appropriate diet and targeted exercise regime. Liposuction must not be thought of as an operation to lose weight, as the weight of the aspirated fat is very small in relation to total body weight. However, by targeting specific well-defined deposits of fat, clothes will fit better, and the figure is more in proportion which may give the appearance of significant weight loss*.

 

*Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?

Liposuction SurgeryYou may be advised to lose some weight prior to your surgery to give you the best result to a particular area. At your Cosmetic Surgeon consultation you will need to discuss your expectations - the results will be far more successful if this is agreed with your Surgeon beforehand.

If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.

 

THE DAY OF YOUR LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and draw marks around the areas to be treated. He will also obtain your final consent and answer any last minute questions you may have. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic with sedation often as a day case, taking one - two hours. A very small incision is used to insert the cannula to extract the fat and sometimes this is closed with a stitch or dissolvable suture. When you wake up from your anaesthetic you will have a support garment applied. You will be offered painkillers and may be given antibiotics.

 

GOING HOME AFTER LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will discharge you. You will be offered painkillers and may be given antibiotics. You will need someone to accompany you/collect you to drive you home.

 

RECOVERY FROM LIPOSUCTION SURGERY*

It is completely normal to experience swelling, bruising and soreness to the area after liposuction surgery but this should subside one to two weeks after the procedure. However, the full results of the surgery are often not seen until six weeks after surgery when the area returns to normal and the incisions have fully healed. Because the incisions made are so small, any scarring will be minimal and will fade quickly over time, leaving you with smooth skin in the treated area. Your surgeon will advise you on when you can commence normal daily activity and exercise, but you will normally be asked to take one to two weeks off work to recover. You will be required to wear a post-surgery support garment to help keep the treated area supported and protected.

 

*Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Liposuction SurgeryIt is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:

  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?

At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact with The Harley Medical Group you are looked after for life.

Our Cosmetic Surgeons are among the most skilled, qualified and experienced in the Cosmetic Surgery field and our fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurses are specially selected for their expertise and approachability.

 

*Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

REAL LIFE STORIES

Liposuction Real Life Stories

Read real life Liposuction stories from our patients. And if you book a free consultation, we can show you many more from our hundreds of Liposuction success stories.


Well I've now had my procedure and am grinning like a Cheshire Cat, I feel absolutely fantastic!! I went on my first shopping trip last week and for the first time absolutely LOVED it!!

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When I woke up and saw what terrific and neat job he did, I cried. I am forever indebted to him - God works through this man’s hands!!

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*Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 

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Before and After Photos

Liposuction - BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS:


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*Please note that these images have been provided by our surgeons/patients who have allowed us to use them and have not been altered or photoshopped in any way.Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed. 


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Prices

Liposuction Prices

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Liposuction 1 area£3,090£3,390
Liposuction 2 areas£3,750£4,050
Liposuction 3 areas£4,410£4,710
Liposuction 4 areas£5,370

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

Is Breast Enlargement right for me?

People choose to have Breast Enlargement for many different reasons. The procedure is most suitable for and most commonly performed on patients with small breasts, asymmetrical breasts or breasts that have lost volume or shape due to weight loss or pregnancy. There is no right or wrong reason to have the procedure but what’s essential for all patients is that you do thorough research and talk to your chosen cosmetic surgeon.

How much does Breast Augmentation cost?

Prices for breast augmentation surgery start from £4,450.

As the procedure is different for every patient, there is no set price. An accurate cost can be given following consultations with your cosmetic surgeon, this will address whether you need an overnight stay and all aftercare appointments.

Am I too old / young?

Breast Enlargement surgery is not recommended for women who have not fully developed, as the body shape can change a lot, naturally. To have this procedure at The Harley Medical Group, you must be over 18 and in good general health. Your cosmetic surgeon will have access to your medical records too, so they will be able to advise you on whether the procedure is suitable for you. We thoroughly assess all patients, regardless of age so please book a free consultation to find out if you’re a suitable patient.

How do I choose the right cup size?

Choosing the right size is crucial and this will be a big part of your surgical consultations. The sizes available to you will depend on your current breast size, your build and the amount of loose fat or skin in the chest area. We recommend that you don’t increase your breast size by more than one or two cup sizes. 

How do I choose a reputable cosmetic surgeon?

It is important that your cosmetic surgeon is fully qualified and experienced. To make sure 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. Because the procedure is different for every patient, there is no set price. An accurate cost can be given following consultations with your cosmetic surgeon and this will include an overnight stay and all aftercare appointments.

Why you might choose Nose Reshaping?  

  • Increase your self-esteem and confidence in having your photo taken
  • Change the size, shape or position of your nose to achieve the overall look and profile you’ve dreamed of
  • Correct breathing difficulties caused by the size, shape or position of your nose
     

Is Nose Reshaping right for me?  

If you’re unhappy with the size, shape or position of your nose then Nose Reshaping surgery – technically known as Rhinoplasty – could be the right option for you.  

Nose Reshaping is suitable for most people, but everybody is different, so the first step is always a free consultation with a member of our qualified team.

Do you have patient stories and before and after pictures to look at?

All of our Cosmetic Surgeons have performed many Nose Reshaping procedures and can be relied on to listen to your expectations and advise you on realistic outcomes. They will be happy to show their portfolio of before & after images of previous Nose Reshaping patients so you can see the results of others.

How much does Nose Reshaping cost?  

Prices start from £3,700 but each patient requires different needs so there isn’t one, single cost for Nose Reshaping surgery.  We advise you come for a free consultation to speak with a member of our qualified team so the right type of procedure can be determined for you and you’ll be given the exact cost. The price quoted will include an overnight stay in hospital and all aftercare.

Can you perform Nose Reshaping surgery to help with breathing difficulties?

In most cases we can. Many of our patients come to us following an injury to the nose which has caused breathing difficulties, or because the natural shape or position of the nose is causing problems. Your dedicated Cosmetic Surgeon will talk to you in detail about your symptoms, examine your nose and give you advice on the best way forward.

Is there any reason why I might not be able to have Nose Reshaping surgery?

Most people are suitable for this procedure. However, if you have unrealistic expectations of how you’d like your nose to look, your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you on what’s realistic before agreeing to the procedure. He/she will also discuss your lifestyle and medical history to ensure there’s nothing that could prevent you from being suitable for surgery.

Is there a lower or upper age limit for the procedure?

As an ethical Cosmetic Surgery provider, we do not perform Cosmetic Surgery on people under 18. Cosmetic Surgery is not usually recommended for patients who are not fully grown, as the face and body can change dramatically during adolescence. We do not set an upper age limit for Nose Reshaping surgery, however we will, as with all patients, assess your medical history and current health to make an informed decision on whether or not to perform the procedure.
 

What is the difference between round and CPG (teardrop) breast implants?

The only difference between the round and the CPG (teardrop) breast implant is the shape. Both implants have the same unique, patented Memory Gel and outer shell and both come in a variety of projections and sizes. Most importantly both implants are tested to the highest exacting standards. 

A round breast implant, currently the most popular style in the UK, looks like half a sphere is no defined top or bottom. Round implants give a full look directly under the nipple area providing the classic augmented appearance. 

The CPG implant, also known as teardrop or anatomical implant, is currently the most widely used implant in the world. Teardrop implants have less volume towards the top of the implant and are fuller at the bottom, more closely resembling the look of a natural breast. Teardrop implants do have a slightly longer recovery time, but produce a far more natural result, which is becoming increasingly popular.

What is a CPG Implant?

The Contour Profile Gel (CPG) breast implant, also known as an anatomical implant, is the teardrop shaped implant that is designed to follow the curves of your body. The implant has less volume towards the top and are fuller at the bottom, result is a more natural looking fuller breast. This style of implant is the most requested across the world, particularly in Europe and America, and is growing in popularity in the UK where the trend for more discreet implants is growing. 

What is a Keller Funnel?

The Keller Funnel is an FDA* approved medical device that allows the surgeon to position the breast implant with minimal contact to the implant itself. This means that the implant never meets your skin during surgery ensuring it remains perfectly sterile. The funnel also allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision, which  means that recovery time after surgery should lessen as the procedure is less impactful on the body.

In most cases our surgeons will use the Keller Funnel in their breast procedures, and at no additional cost to our patients. 

*Food & Drug Administration, US

Do you have a Breast Enlargement clinic near me?

The Harley Medical Group has clinics nationwide who can help you on your breast enlargement journey:

 

Breast Enlargement Clinics North

Breast Enlargement Clinics South

Breast Enlargement Clinics London

BirminghamBrightonChiswick
LeedsBristolHarley Street
LiverpoolCardiffWimbledon
ManchesterChelmsfordWatford
NewcastleMaidstone

 

NorthamptonMarlow 
NottinghamSouthampton