Liposuction is a procedure that involves removing excess fat tissue to help reshape the contours of the body, leading to a slimmer appearance. It can help sculpt your body by removing unwanted fat from areas including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and knees.
The amount of fat that can be removed is limited to usually around 4 litres.
Liposuction can remove fat but doesn’t tighten the skin therefore excess skin can be left around the treated area.
Performed either under local or general anaesthetic depending on the area of the body treated, your surgeon will insert a cannula into fatty tissue via a small incision in the skin.
The Fat is then broken down by fluid and removed by suction. The procedure lasts for a period of between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on how much of the body is treated and can also be performed in-conjunction with other procedures such as the tummy tuck.
Depending on how much liposuction is performed, patients usually need a few days off work to recover, it is recommended 1-2 weeks are allowed for recovery. Scars are small and strategically placed in order to be hidden.
You should notice a difference to your body shape soon after surgery. You may feel some pain when the anaesthesia wears off and all swelling has gone down. After this you will start to see the final changes.
Stitches are removed around 5-10 days of surgery and it is recommended you avoid exercise activity for around 6 weeks.
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