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)
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Chin


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.

Time Management

It is completely normal to experience swelling, bruising and soreness to the area after liposuction surgery but this should subside one to two weeks after the procedure. However, the full results of the surgery are often not seen until two months after surgery when the area returns to normal and the incisions have fully healed. Because the incisions made are so small, any scarring will be minimal and will fade quickly over time, leaving you with smooth skin in the treated area. Your surgeon will advise you on when you can commence normal daily activity and exercise, but you will normally be asked to take one or two weeks off work to recover. You will be required to wear a post-surgery support garment.

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