Now among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction (also known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy") sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms.

Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss methods, and improve body contour.

This surgery is designed to remove exercise resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Use of the new Ultrasonic Assisted Lipoplasty Device reduces bruising and creates a more predictable, even and pleasing result.

Length of surgery: 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Overnight or Daycase: Either – but surgery is always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling, discomfort on movement/coughing.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, fat necrosis, haematoma/seroma, itching.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

1 - 2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements depending on area treated

3 – 6 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

6 weeks wearing specialised pressure garment

3 - 12 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

Duration Of Results: Permanent unless followed by weight gain
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