• Am I suitable for liposuction?

    Liposuction is not suitable for patients that have a lot of weight to lose, but if you have small amounts of unwanted fat on the face or body and you’re generally fit and well, then it can be a fantastically effective procedure. Good skin elasticity is also important and this will be determined in your liposuction consultation; if you have a large amount of sagging skin then other cosmetic surgery procedures may be more appropriate.

  • What happens during a liposuction procedure?

    Small incisions will be made in the treatment area, through which a solution composed of saline and local anaesthetic will be inserted to loosen the fat cells and lessen discomfort. A cannula attached to a suction device is then used to gently remove the fat cells.

  • What’s the recovery like after liposuction?

    You will be advised to wear a compression garment during the recovery period as it helps with swelling and encourages the skin to shrink. You should be able to return to normal activities after a few days but you’re advised to avoid strenuous exercise for approximately four to six weeks post-surgery.

  • What are the risks of a liposuction procedure?

    It is very common to have some bruising and swelling after a liposuction procedure but this will dissipate in the first few weeks after surgery. The treated area may appear lumpy initially but this should settle down quickly, although very occasionally a patient may require a repeat procedure to address any lack of symmetry or unevenness. Infection and bleeding are also possible risks of liposuction but your recovery will be carefully monitored. Some patients report a loss of sensation or increased sensitivity in the treatment area but this is usually temporary.

  • How long will my liposuction results last?

    The results of your liposuction procedure should be permanent as long as you are committed to a sensible diet and regular exercise routine aimed at maintaining your weight.

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