Based in West Sussex, The McIndoe Centre has recently been serving people in London searching for liposuction surgery. Due to the growing popularity of our clinic, we are seeing more and more people travel from London to inquire about our liposuction London services.
Our clinic is home to some of the world’s most prestigious surgeons, all of whom have been handpicked due to their experience performing liposuction surgery.
What is Liposuction Surgery?
Liposuction is one of the most popular surgical procedures for those looking to remove stubborn fat from different areas of their body (predominantly their abdomen).
How Does Liposuction work?
The procedure involves removing fat through a cannula (a hollow instrument) which is inserted under the skin. This is followed by attaching a high-pressure vacuum to the cannula, which removes the targeted fat area.
The Liposuction Process
Before your surgery begins, you will be invited to have a consultation with one of our renowned liposuction specialists. Once you have understood the process, aftercare and expectations, a date for your surgery will be set. Before surgery, your consultant will place markings on your skin to guide the operation. Depending on the area(s) you want treated, you will either be placed on general anaesthetic. Again, this will all be discussed in detail with your chosen liposuction specialist beforehand.
Common Causes for Liposuction Surgery
Although you may eat and exercise in the right ways, you may find that stubborn fat pockets refuse to go away. While every patient who opts for the liposuction route may have their own personal reasons for doing so, there are a few common reasons why many undergo the procedure:
- Regain confidence
- To target stubborn fat areas
- Reduce fat production
- To begin a healthier lifestyle
The most common reason patients opt for our liposuction procedures is to regain their confidence. Being overweight or obese is known to have severe effects on one’s mental and personal wellbeing and liposuction presents a welcoming solution to such issues.
Recovery After Your London Liposuction Procedure
After your liposuction procedure, you will be given a support corset or compression bandages to help reduce swelling, bruising and generally aid your recovery time. You will also be given a recovery plan so that you’re never without guidance. Your specialist will prescribe you with medication for up to two weeks. You will have to arrange for someone to pick you up and any strenuous activity should be avoided for two to three weeks in order for your scars to heal quickly.
Generally speaking, the recovery process for liposuction is fairly quick, with most people able to return to work within 2 weeks. It is also important to remember that the results of liposuction are not immediately apparent because of the swelling. Once your swelling has reduced (this can take up to 6 months) you should be able to see your results in full.
Is There Any Scarring With Liposuction?
Patients will be pleased to know that although liposuction does leave scars, they are merely a few millimetres in length and are made in discreet locations of your body. At The McIndoe Centre, our surgical specialists understand that scarring is a source of concern for many patients. So, they work hard to ensure scarring is kept to a minimum. If you would like to minimise the appearance of your scars, creams and oils can be applied. Your surgeon will advise you on the best course of scar remedies.
Alternatives to Liposuction Surgery
Some of the most obvious knee-jerk reactions many people always refer to is ‘exercise more’ or ‘eat healthily.’ Of course, while eating well and exercising will undoubtedly help you lose weight and form muscle, it may not be able to eliminate the leftover fat. This is where liposuction becomes a viable solution.
Choosing Your London Liposuction Specialist
Choosing a specialist couldn’t be easier at The McIndoe Centre. Our dedicated surgeons offer a 1-to-1 consultation, in which they discuss your medical past, your expectations and the surgical process, alongside aftercare treatment and any other questions or concerns that you may have.
Contact Us Today
If you have any concerns about the surgery, or who will be performing it, you can always call The McIndoe Centre Helpline on 0800 917 4922. Or, if you’d like a consultation with one of our top surgeons, feel free to fill out our contact form and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.