Liposuction Fat Removal
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for the body. Otherwise shortened to lipo, it is a surgical technique to remove excess fat cells from almost any part of the face or body to produce a slimmer profile.
However, our expert surgeons practice liposculpture. This is technically the same as liposuction however the emphasis is on the aesthetic result, with greater personal skill required by the plastic surgeon. At The Hospital Group, we only practice liposculpture which means that the surgeon will spend longer in surgery to ensure that they create a smoother, contoured profile.
Popular areas for liposculpture:
- Male chest
The Liposculpture Procedure
The procedure involves insertion of a Cannula (small tube-like syringe) through a small incision in the skin.
The excess fatty deposits are then drawn through the tube leaving a much smoother, slimmer surface. The procedure is usually carried out under General Anaesthetic.
Watch One Patient’s Liposuction Story
Colette undergoes liposuction (weight loss surgery) at Dolan Park – The Hospital Group clinic in Birmingham. We are shown before and after pictures of her and have a quick insight into her motivation for having the operation as well as a snapshot of her straight after the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Is it right for me?
The best candidate for liposculpture are those with stubborn areas of fat which are resistant to diet or exercise. This could include the tummy, buttocks, chin, arms, knees etc. See below diagram indicating the areas that can be treated with liposculpture. A number of areas may be treated in the same session, according to your needs and requirements. A consultation with a Surgeon will help you identify what sort of outcome you could expect. You’ll get honest advice from a Cosmetic Surgeon who is expert in this area.
Q: Can men benefit from lipo?
Yes, many men are also now taking advantage of liposuction for treating such areas as the stomach and ‘love handles’ (fat that has accumulated on the sides of the waist). Male breasts are often embarrassing when they look very feminine. Excessive fat can now be removed from this problem area, restoring the body to a more masculine physique.
Q: What areas is lipo suitable for?
Stubborn fat deposits which cannot be removed by diet or exercise usually occur in areas such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, sides, back chest or chin. Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that aims to eradicate excessive fat from these hard to shift areas. It isn’t an overall weight loss procedure, but enables you to target specific problem areas.
Talk to our Patient Care Coordinators in confidence about the look you are trying to achieve.
Q: Will I have any scars after liposuction surgery?
After liposuction, a scar of about a quarter of an inch will be left, placed discreteley wherever possible in a body fold or crease.
As with most scars, given time they will generally fade and become virtually undetectable.
If you would like to learn more regarding this cosmetic surgery procedure then why not book a free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered cosmetic surgeon and dedicated patient care co-ordinator.
At your consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail and ask any questions you may have. Many of our patient care co-ordinators have in fact had a procedure themselves so can share their experience with you first hand.