Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from the beneath the surface of the skin. It can be used on its own or as part of another procedure such as fat transfer or tummy-tuck surgery. It is a commonly undertaken procedure which is most effective at treating localised areas of fat.
During the consultation I will ask you about your reasons for wanting to have liposuction and identify what it is you are trying to achieve, I will be able to show you lots of photographs of patients of mine who have had liposuction either on its own or as part of another procedure such as tummy tuck or fat transfer. I will be able to explain what the procedure involves and the range of outcomes that can be achieved. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and you will be given information to go away and read following your consultation.
I carry out most liposuction procedures under a general anaesthetic (the patient is fully asleep) and as a day case. If only a small area is to be treated, this can be done under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. Following liposuction, you will usually be asked to wear a special post-surgical garment, which will help your recovery after surgery. I will advise you on the type of garment to wear and for how long.
Myself and my team are always available when the need arises, but formal appointments usually take place at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months and 1 year after surgery.
No surgical procedure is without potential side effects and risks, however the risks associated with liposuction surgery are low with the majority of patients, and my aim is to always keep every procedure as safe as possible. Liposuction is not a procedure to be carried out in order to lose weight and should not be used excessively to numerous different sites of the body as this can increase the risk to complications.