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Liposuction Surgery

UK lipoplasty surgeons at Aset Hospital to remove excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

Liposuction Surgery at ASET Hospital

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).

Aset consultant plastic surgeons performing liposuction surgery  are members of BAAPS BAPRAS ISAPS


What is Liposuction

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.

Who is suitable for liposuction surgery?

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.

What happens during and after lipoplasty?

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.

What types of incisions are made?

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. 

Is there any downtime after liposuction?

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.

Will I have scars after liposuction?

Scars can take several months to heal, but should fade as they mature.

What are the risks and possible side effects?

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.

Your consultation at ASET Hospital

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. 


FAQ on Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is not designed to remove skin, however, depending on the type and quality of skin, some shrinkage of the skin takes place following the liposuction procedure. Generally speaking, younger skin and skin in better condition shrinks more than older skin and sun damaged skin. *Individual results may vary.
Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure. It is not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle. *Individual results may vary.
Generally, it is possible to combine certain procedures e.g. liposuction and abdominoplasty or arm lift.
We recommend that you don’t drive a vehicle for at least 2 weeks after the surgery. We would ask that you are sensible and make sure that you are confident that you are safe before recommencing driving. *Individual results may vary.
You might need to avoid strenuous exercise for up to a month, but walking and gentle exercises are recommended as soon as you are comfortable. *Individual results may vary.
This, of course, varies from treated area to area. The volume of fat removed can vary from a few ml to many litres of fat. We practice limiting the upper limit of fat removal to approximately 3.5 litres. This is done to reduce the risks of potential complications.
We ask smokers to stop at least 6 weeks before tummy tuck surgery and to refrain from smoking at least until fully healed. This is because smoking is well known to interfere with healing and increase the risks of complications..

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Ready to learn more about a liposuction Surgery? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at  0151 426 4777Aset Hospital is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and serves national and international clients.