Will I be suitable for liposuction?
Liposuction allows the surgeon to sculpt the body to a more desirable shape or contour and can help men and women of different ages to overcome the embarrassment caused by stubborn areas of excess fat. Liposuction can also be used in other areas where improvement in the contour is required. It is important to remember that liposuction is not used for treating obesity or for losing weight, nor is it a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.
What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
What does a liposuction procedure involve?
Traditional liposuction involves permanent removal of fat by suctioning it out through fine hollow tubes. The tubes are inserted via tiny incisions in the skin that leave behind very small and inconspicuous scars. There are several different techniques of liposculpture and the method employed depends upon the specific needs of the patient. Your surgeon will discuss the appropriate method for you during your consultation.
How long will it take to recover after liposuction?
All liposuction procedures are performed under local anaesthetic with sedation and patients are discharged home the same day. You will usually have some swelling and bruising for up to two weeks and you will be required to wear a support garment for up to four weeks.
Our surgeons will usually recommend two weeks off work, but you may be able to return sooner depending on your role and whether you are able to take regular rest breaks.
You will be fully informed about the implications of liposuction surgery and any possible short or long-term complications during your consultation.
Do you have any before or after photos?
We do not publish before and after photos of procedures on our website, nor do we distribute them prior to the consultations. As everyone is different, it is important to understand that outcomes can vary post-operatively for each individual patient. Our surgeons will show you some images during the consultation which are relevant to your individual case. Sometimes it can be difficult to manage expectations if you’ve seen images where the end result is not compatible with your shape and proportions. It is also useful for the surgeon to talk you through the transformation and why they achieved the result they did.
Our surgeons aim is to ensure that you have realistic expectations of what is achievable.