Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through good eating habits and regular exercise is extremely beneficial but occasionally it isn’t enough to shift that stubborn fat, preventing you from getting the body you’ve been working hard for. In such cases, many people turn to liposuction as the solution to their body issues. Liposuction is one of the most renowned surgical procedures that is popular for its success in quickly achieving the desired aesthetic result. Liposuction is an extremely effective cosmetic procedure that can help rid you of unwanted fat and improve your body confidence.
‘Love handles’, ‘saddle bags’, inner thighs, inner knees, back rolls, tummy and ‘man-boobs’ may all be reshaped with liposuction. It’s important to note that liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. It’s advisable that you should be near a healthy weight before surgery.
Before surgery begins, your consultant will place markings on your skin to guide the operation. You will either be under a general or local anaesthetic depending on how many areas you want treated.
The relevant areas will then be injected with a fluid and adrenaline to reduce bleeding and discomfort. A few small incisions will be made to allow the liposuction probe in. The probe will move back and forth, gradually breaking up the fat.
After the procedure, you will be fitted with a support corset or compression bandages to help reduce swelling, bruising and aid in recovery. As part of your aftercare plan, you will be prescribed medication from your consultant for up to two weeks. After your stay with us, you will need someone to drive you home. Any strenuous activity should be avoided for two to three weeks to avoid any damage as your scars heal. The results of your liposuction procedure will not be immediately obvious until the swelling has reduced – this can take up to six months to settle completely.
Liposuction has been made popular because of the results it produces and the benefits patients can enjoy from the treatment. Some of the benefits include:
Due to its popularity among women, many people assume liposuction is only for females. This is not the case. Liposuction is also available to men wanting to remove stubborn fat from problem areas around their body. Liposuction for men is increasing in popularity due to the contouring techniques available for creating personalised end results. The surgery and recovery for men undergoing liposuction treatment is the same as it is for women.
The liposuction procedure does leave scars where the small incisions have been made to extract the fat. However, the scars are just a few millimetres in length – and are made in discreet locations. Your surgeon will work hard to keep scarring to a minimum. Scarring can be drastically reduced through the use of creams and oils. Your surgeon will advise you on this so you can achieve the best results.
Guide prices are available here. It is important to note that these prices are just a guide and treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs.