ASET Hospital is proud to have some of the country’s leading plastic surgeons for liposuction. All our practitioners are members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure that breaks down fatty deposits and removes them from the body, to enhance the shape of your body and reduce fat.
The most common areas we treat with liposuction include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, and the upper arm.
While we cannot guarantee perfection, liposuction does give the impression of weight loss, and also helps to balance out and streamline the body.
Liposuction is an invasive surgery that is best suited for those with saggy, loose, excess skin around the lower stomach area.
It is important to keep in mind that while we seek to achieve the best possible results, it is not possible to achieve perfection.
The best candidate for liposuction is someone with an open mind and a reasonable expectation of what can be accomplished through surgery. It is also someone who is committed to a healthy lifestyle to sustain the results.
There is also a plethora of non-surgical solutions aimed at skiing tightening and fat removal, so it could be that you are better suited to these treatments - all of which will be discussed at your consultation.
Depending on the area being treated, you will either be placed under local or general anaesthetic.
For larger surface areas, such as the stomach, buttocks and thigh, you will most likely be placed under general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in hospital.
Smaller treatment areas, such as the upper arms, may be operated on under local anaesthetic - which means the treated is numbed, but you will remain awake for the procedure.
First, a small incision (about the width of your index finger) is made in the treated area. A solution is then introduced under the skin via a special tube. This solution helps break down fatty deposits underneath the skin’s surface, allowing the surgeon to remove it via the incision.
Liposuction is aimed at treating excess fat, it is not a procedure that removes excess skin. In some cases, liposuction is carried out in conjunction to a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, which removes sagging skin.
It’s important to also note that liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure. At any one time, the maximum amount we remove is 3.5 litres.
After the procedure, patients are required to wear special garments for 6 weeks, to help speed up the healing process and to achieve optimum results.
It is advisable to avoid strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks after surgery.
All patients receive follow-up appointments with their surgeon, and also have 24-hour access to our team of experts after surgery. Your health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to us here at ASET.
There’s usually just a few, tiny incisions made near the area, to allow for the liposuction machine’s tube and to remove excess fat.
It can take between 4-6 weeks to heal after surgery, and pressure garments are required throughout this period to help heal the wound and achieve the best possible result.
Scars can take several months to heal, but should fade as they mature.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with liposuction, including bruising, swelling and discomfort in the area.
In some cases, patients may also experience asymmetry, damage to the nerve endings and hematoma.
Your surgeon will go through your health background to minimise risk before and after surgery.
Consultations are key to successful treatment. Not only do they allow us to understand why you are seeking treatment, we can also go through all the details and possible outcomes of surgery.
At ASET Hospital, consultations are carried out by our team of skilled plastic surgeons, who will assess both your physical and psychological health, to ensure surgery is right for you.
Book in your consultation with ASET Hospital today to learn more about tummy tuck surgery.