Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Liposculpture)

About Liposuction in the UK

Pre-op photograph of abdominal liposuction

Post-op photograph of abdominal liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the UK.

The procedure is  also known as:

  • Lipoplasty
  • Liposculpture
  • Fat removal surgery
  • Body contouring surgery or just
  • Lipo

Liposuction is needed when localised fat deposits develop in various regions of the body and persist in spite of proper diet and exercise.

In lipoplasty surgery excess fat tissue is removed. This will then reshape the body contours and create a slimmer appearance.

Patients who struggle to get rid of localised fat deposits such as love handles can undergo the procedure alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic body contouring surgeries such as a abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Individuals who consider liposuction should:

  • Be healthy and relatively fit
  • Have firm and elastic skin
  • Have good muscle tone
  • Be within 30% of their ideal weight

Please note that liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite or obesity.

Look at the before and after liposuction results and read our testimonials to decide whether you would like to come for a consultation.

As an independent practioner I provide a friendly, and one-on-one approach to my patients and will assist you wherever possible.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your body, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.

During Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

During liposuction, several different techniques can be used. However, the tumescent technique is the most common type of liposuction procedure.

Prior to fat removal, tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment area through a hollow device known as a cannula.

The solution used during lipoplasty is composed of:

  • Saline solution,
  • Local anaesthetic, and
  • Epinephrine

Preparing the liposuction area with the tumescent fluid helps to numb the treatment area, control blood loss, and facilitate fat suction from the body.

Every operation has limitations and carries a risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss these in detail during your consultation.

After Liposuction

After liposuction you may experience some pain, swelling, and bruising.. It is necessary to wear a  compression garment for four to six weeks after lipoplasty. This garment is  an important part of your recovery process.

A compression garment is tight-fitting, and holds the tissues together, while providing comfort and support as you heal. The garment also controls swelling by preventing fluid build up in the treatment area and it helps the skin conform to the new contours of the body post surgery.

You will likely be able to return to work in a few days and resume normal activity in approximately one to two weeks.

You may be able to notice an improvement in your appearance very soon after surgery. An even greater improvement should be noticeable within six to eight weeks following the procedure, as the swelling subsides. The final liposuction results will most likely only be noticeable after approximately four months.

Although fat cells are permanently removed from the treatment area during the procedure, it is important to realise that liposuction does not prevent additional weight gain.

In order to maintain the optimum results from your fat removal surgery, it is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine

Read all the frequently asked questions and should you desire a natural look consultation, please give me a call.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your body, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.