Liposuction surgery or fat removal surgery is the most common plastic surgery performed in nearly all plastic and cosmetic surgery clinics. It is is designed to help remove these areas of fat and reshape particular areas of the body.
What are the main areas for liposuction ?
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Stomach (or Abdomen)
Liposuction surgery can be performed on any area of the body and this procedure is often used as part of other cosmetic surgery procedures such as the tummy tuck, breast reduction or male chest reduction.
Liposuction or fat removal surgery is performed either under general anaesthetic or under local anaesthetic with sedation, and is often treated as a day case, meaning you will not have to stay in hospital overnight. The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the area being treated and how much fat is being removed. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the area being treated before inserting a thin plastic tube called a cannula. The other end of this cannula is attached to a powerful vacuum device which removes the fat quickly and efficiently.