Liposuction Surgery (Fat reduction)

At-a-glance
Duration 30-90 mins
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic
Hospital Stay No
Recovery 1 week
Addresses Areas of localised or stubborn fat

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fatty deposits in specific body areas, leaving a much more defined shape. Liposuction surgery is frequently combined with a Tummy Tuck, which helps to remove the excess skin and tissue for a complete body sculpting procedure. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to remove stubborn areas of fat, then Liposuction is for you.

Is this right for me?

Liposuction can give you good results in the right patient and it is important that your plastic surgeon assesses your suitability for it. If you cannot lose the weight and have tried exercise and diet with no success then liposuction can remove the stubborn areas of fat.

If you have very little skin tone and your skin has lost its elasticity then aggressive liposuction to the area can leave you with unsightly loose skin or appearance of cellulite.

Often liposuction is performed in conjunction with skin tightening such as in the neck, upper arms, tummy and thighs to reduce the volume of fat but also to tighten the overlying skin.

Sometimes the fat removed from one area is harvested and re-injected into another part of the body to enhance an area deficient in fat as part of body sculpting.

What the procedure involves

Most areas of liposuction can be performed under local anaesthetic. The site of liposuction is cleaned with antiseptic solution in sterile operating theatres. Local anaesthetic infiltration to the area of fat is performed and once the area is numb small puncture holes are made within skin creases to the area where the liposuction cannula is introduced. The fat is then broken down and sucked through the cannula into a sealed vacuum container.

After the procedure the small puncture holes are closed with absorbable sutures and small dressings are applied over them.

You will then be given a compression garment to wear for 4 to 6 weeks to support the area of liposuction, which will reduce your swelling and speed up your recovery.

You can take simple analgesia over your recovery period as and when you need it and our plastic surgeon will arrange to review you in clinic in about a week after your surgery.

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What are the benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction at Bella Vou

Some of the most common areas of the body for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, legs, breasts, flanks and chin. Often, more than one liposuction can be performed at the same time. Our team of experienced plastic surgeons will give you professional advice concerning how much liposuction can be performed in the same sitting, on the area you want treated.

Liposuction Recovery

Our plastic surgeons will offer you surgical garments after your surgery that will help provide support to the area that you’ve had liposuction on in order to minimise swelling, give you comfort and speed up your healing. For most areas you will need to wear the surgical garment for around 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure.

Sometimes our team of plastic surgeons will discuss with you a two-stage cosmetic surgery procedure in which you undergo liposuction first, then wait and assess how much your overlying skin will shrink before you undergo skin tightening and reduction to the area. This will minimise any scars, as well as the amount of skin that needs to be removed.

Liposuction Cost

The cost of Liposuction varies depending on the amount Liposuction you require. In general, Liposuction prices tend to range between £2-3000. At Bella Vou, we provide a variety of payment and finance options to make life easier for you. Meaning you can get the look you want without having to worry about the cost.
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