If you find that you have stubborn areas of fat deposits around the tummy, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees or arms which cannot be addressed through exercise or healthy eating, then Liposuction commonly known as Lipo may be considered. This method of removing bulky fat to re shape the body can be extremely effective, but must not be confused with a procedure to reduce weight. It is believed that fat cells are not regenerated during the life of an adult, therefore the results from performing Liposuction can be permanent, if a healthy body weight is maintained. The possible benefits of Lipo are that the fat is removed so that the body feels more in proportion, thus enhancing self-confidence and allowing previously unsuitable clothes to be worn.
Liposuction may also be performed on smaller areas of the face such as the neck and chin and should only require a few days off from work.
The Liposuction procedure involves a narrow metal tube being inserted into small incisions in the skin, where the tube is then moved around the area of fatty tissue to remove the fat using a vacuum pump or syringe. There will be greater bruising, numbness and swelling after the procedure, depending on the size of the area treated. The bruising and discolouration may last for approximately 1 month and the swelling can take considerably longer to settle down, with the final results of the Liposuction procedure not visible for several months. Any fatty lumps from the procedure or small scars from the suction cannulae should settle down and the incisions are normally positioned in less visible areas where possible.
You will normally be advised to wear a compression garment for approximately 6 weeks post operatively, strenuous exercise should not be undertaken for 4 weeks after surgery and you should seek advice regarding driving from your surgeon, dependent upon the area which has been treated.
Further benefits, risks and your expectations will be discussed and explained during your consultation with a fully registered Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
Procedure Time: 1-4 hours (normally general anaesthetic)
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