Some stubborn areas of fat never seem to respond to dieting or exercise. In such cases, liposuction can help to sculpt and reshape the body. It may or may not eliminate cellulite and it won’t remove any stretch-mark scars.

Summary of the Procedure

The process entails making small incisions in the skin, in which small tubes are inserted. The fatty tissue is removed through these tubes with suction. After the excess fat is removed the skin shrinks back to take up its new position. The final result is a reduced and improved contour. The ability of the skin to shrink back depends on the area treated, the elasticity of the skin and the age of the patient. It is possible to treat several areas at the same time, including hips, inner thighs, outer thighs (saddle-bags), abdomen, buttocks, waist, upper arms, knees, ankles and male breast.

Postoperative period

There will be small stitches and dressings over the incisions together with either a pressure garment or tape on the area. The pressure garment will need to be worn 24/7 for two weeks and then during the day for a further four weeks. The small scars will be hidden in the skin creases.

What you need to be aware of

As with any surgical procedure, there can occasionally be complications; scarring, bleeding, infection, bruising, asymmetry, altered sensation over the area, lumpiness, leg blood clots and lung blood clots. The areas of fatty tissue can re-accumulate if one has further weight gain after the surgery. The chances of any complication can be reduced by observing the postoperative recommendations above. Smoking is also a risk factor. This subject is always fully discussed during your initial consultation.

Nights in hospital

Your length of stay would be 0-1 night

Recovery time

4-6 weeks

Compression garment

Should be worn for 2 weeks 24/7

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