Liposuction essentially removes fat tissue from the body, frequently from areas such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and at Cosmetic Surgery Partners we have performed hundreds of successful operations.
Many people have stubborn areas of fat that just cannot be shifted by any amount of weight loss or exercise. Sometimes dramatic weight loss can lead to sagging, which is usually best treated by surgery and avoiding liposuction. The success of liposuction depends a lot on the type of fat, its location, the overlying skin quality and the skill of the surgeon. You can be sure that Cosmetic Surgery Partners has one of the most experienced teams in London, if not the UK.
Our team will explain the various procedures that can be offered when you come for a consultation. Liposuction works best on people with good skin tone, but most will see some benefit. It is important to remember it is not an alternative to general weight loss, more a “finishing off” after a healthy lifestyle and weight loss programme. Fat removal being best localised to “sculpt” the problem areas, and give a better overall contour.
The below diagram shows the main areas of the body where liposuction surgery can be performed. It is worth mentioning that liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures to provide the best results.
Here at Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we have surgeons who specialise in VASER liposuction – the most hi-tech and effective liposuction treatment available. We’ve successfully performed hundreds of liposuction procedures at our state of the art purpose built hospital location.
Our elite surgical team are fully UK trained and qualified. They are all member of official UK medical governing bodies, which means their results are audited and their performance assessed regularly. All are members of the GMC specialist register as specialist cosmetic surgeons.
To start your liposuction journey book your initial consultation today, so that our surgeons will be able to assess if you are right for VASER liposuction. Call 020 7486 6778 today to find out more about VASER liposuction or to book a consultation or please see our FAQ section below where we maybe able to answer a question you may have.
Question we get asked about Liposuction
For patients who have loose and sagging skin around the abdominal area as a result of extreme weight loss the only option is to surgically remove the skin, this is commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. Liposuction doesn’t address skin or muscle tissue, it simply sucks fat out from the body via small incisions.
Although very different procedures they are often performed together given the patient is suitable for both procedures.
It is worth noting that liposuction is not an alternative to traditional methods of weight loss. Liposuction is ideal for patients who have areas they simply cannot shift through exercise or healthy diet alone. We would advise patients to bear this in mind before applying for the procedure.
Due to the fact that the human body doesn’t fully develop until the later teens, it is our policy not to operate on any patient under the age of 18. Conversely however as long as the patient is in good health there is no real maximum age limit, so long as the patient is in good health.
The actual procedure itself can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on how much fat needs to be removed?
Everyone heals differently and although the results of liposuction surgery are apparent immediately it usually takes 4-6 weeks until the patient is fully healed.
In some cases we are able to perform the surgery under a local anaesthetic which allows patients to return home the same day as surgery however in cases where large amounts of fat are removed we apply a general anaesthetic in which case we require the patients to stay overnight at the hospital.
For patients who have loose sagging skin around the abdominal area, usually as a result of extreme weight loss we would advise a liposuction to be combined with a tummy tuck otherwise known as an Abdominoplasty.
Liposuction works by inserting a thin tipped vacuum style tool through a number of very small incisions. Scarring will depend on the patients natural disposition towards healing however our surgeons are renowned for their ability to produce natural looking results that are hard to detect.