At A Glance


From £3550

Expected Results:

Improved body contouring

Length of Surgery:



General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation


1 – 2 weeks

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from beneath the surface of the skin.

It is also known as liposculpture or ‘lipo’ and can be used on its own or as part of another procedure, such as fat transfer or tummy-tuck surgery. Liposuction is an effective procedure that can treat localised areas of stubborn fat that does not respond to traditional weight loss methods. Leading a healthy lifestyle helps many people to maintain a steady weight and stay in shape, however it is very common-despite these efforts-for some areas of the body to hold on to small pockets of fat. At my Harley Street clinic I perform liposuction on a variety of areas of the body, including:

  • The arms
  • Thighs / knees
  • Stomach
  • Hip
  • Back

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

The consultation is an important part of your surgical journey. It is an opportunity for both you and I to discuss your reasons for wanting to have liposuction and work together to outline realistic expectations of what can be achieved.  During the consultation I will need to examine you and the areas to be treated.

This will include measuring your height and weight in order to obtain an accurate Body Mass Index (BMI). As well as explaining what the procedure involves, I will be able to show you ‘before and after’ photographs of previous liposuction procedures that I have performed so that you can get an idea of the range of outcomes achievable. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and you will be given information to take away and read following your consultation. Although liposuction can reshape and re-contour the body, it is not a weight loss or an alternative to following a healthy lifestyle.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

Most liposuction procedures are carried out as a day case procedure, using a general anaesthetic. However, if only a small area is to be treated, a local anaesthetic with sedation can be used.

The procedure involves the insertion of a cannula into the skin from which the fatty tissue can be broken down. A tube attached to the cannula will then enable the fat to be sucked out in small amounts. The incisions required for the cannula are usually very small and will only cause minor scarring that is often barely noticeable once they have faded. Following liposuction, you will usually be asked to wear a special post-surgical garment. This will help with your recovery and I will advise you on the type of garment to wear and for how long.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

It is important that you have a realistic understanding of the results that liposuction can achieve. Immediately following the operation, the treated area may feel uncomfortable and could look red and slightly swollen. This should have significantly reduced within around 1 week, however, some minor swelling will last for many weeks longer. Therefore, you will need to wait until all swelling has subsided before you see the final result.

I will advise you to wear a compression garment following the procedure as this will help to reduce swelling and bruising and encourage the skin to adjust to its new form. Myself and my team are always available should you have any concerns and your progress will be monitored through a series of follow-up appointments, usually arranged at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6months and 1 year after surgery.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery, irrespective of how minor, carries an element of risk. Mr Abood’s philosophy is to always aim to deliver fantastic aesthetic results, but never at the expense of his patient’s safety. During the entire course of the patient journey- from the initial consultation and throughout the follow-up period- safety is at the forefront.

Mr Abood is a highly trained, board certified plastic surgeon. His wealth of experience helps to deliver exceptional care and results to his patients.

Related FAQs

Am I suitable for Liposuction?

This procedure is effective for removing small amounts of stubborn fat on a variety of areas of the body, such as: stomach, hips, inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms, back and knees. Liposuction is not suitable for use as a  weight loss method and results are more successful for those who have pinchable pockets of excess fat that are proving difficult to shift. A full examination will be carried out during your pre-treatment consultation which takes into account your individual concerns, the results you hope to achieve and details of your general lifestyle and health.

Is Liposuction safe?

All surgical procedures have some risk attached, however this method of body contouring is considered to be very safe when carried out by specially trained and experienced plastic surgeons. It is important that you follow any pre-treatment advice as well as any post-procedure instructions to ensure that the operation is effective. The liposuction procedure  will only ever be carried out in a safe and sterile environment in only the most reputable of hospitals.

Will it hurt?

The procedure is carried out under the most suitable anaesthesia, according to the size of the area to be treated. You may need to take some simple pain relief in the days or weeks that follow the procedure as you may experience some  discomfort. I will be able to give appropriate advice regarding any pain relief and aftercare.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Common side effects which are  to be expected following the procedure include swelling and bruising at the treatment site. This will settle over time. There will be some small wounds where an incision was made to insert the liposuction cannula. Any resulting scarring from this should  fade over time but not disappear completely. Other potential side effects or complications will be discussed with you during your consultations, such as the risk of skin or irregularities from where fat removal is uneven,  as well as infection, numbness and fluid accumulation.

How much downtime can I expect?

The recovery period will vary from person to person and on the extent of liposuction carried out. In general, most people will feel some discomfort and tenderness for a week or two following surgery and then soon start to feel back to their normal selves. The reintroduction of your normal activities is a gradual process and I will be able to advise you on when to resume more strenuous activities.

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