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Liposuction / Liposculpture

Liposuction is the removal of localised unwanted lumps and bulges of fat by the use of fine straw like metal tubes, called cannulaes. In women and men, these localised fat deposits may be formed virtually anywhere on the body but are more commonly deposited on the abdomen, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, knees and chin. In men a condition called gynaecomastia (fatty breast enlargement) is very common.

The cannulaes are inserted into the body fat through tiny incisions. A vacuum is subsequently applied through a hose attached to the cannula and the fat is drawn out of the body. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss and exercise, but rather a means of resculpting the body into a slimmer profile by removing the fat that does not respond despite strenuous diet and exercise efforts.

In the some cases however, patients may have decreased skin elasticity as witnessed by loose, hanging, or crepey skin in the affected area. In these cases liposuction alone will not produce the desired result and you may therefore require some form of skin removal/reduction instead (i.e. tummy tuck) or perhaps in combination with liposuction..

Liposuction is the probably the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK. It is an effective technique for giving you a new body contour with minimal scarring. In most instances it will improve your body image by making you feel better and more comfortable about your body.

The results can be permanent, providing you eat sensibly, exercise regularly, and maintain your weight. As long as your expectations are realistic and understand that the final results may take from a few weeks to a few months before becoming apparent, you should be happy with your new shape

Liposuction will not remove the orange peel skin condition known as cellulite.