liposuction

If you have ever tried to lose weight, you will have experienced how some localized deposits of fat simply refuse to cooperate. You may have healthy eating habits and you may exercise regularly, but they just won’t go away. Thankfully, even these obstinate areas can be treated by a surgical procedure called liposuction

Liposuction removes fat deposits beneath the skin using a thin tube called a cannula. We insert the tube through small, inconspicuous incisions in your skin and loosen the deposits by moving the cannula back and forth. Finally, we extract the loosened fat with a surgical vacuum or syringe.

Under local or general anaesthetic, liposuction can be used on any part of your body, including your abdomen and waist; your thighs, hips, and buttocks; your arms, neck, back, or chest. 

It is also important to understand that liposuction is neither a cure for obesity nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle: it cannot reduce fat like a good diet or regular exercise can. But if you do both of those things and those stubborn deposits of fat insist on staying put, liposuction can offer long-lasting results.*

 

 

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed. 

IN BRIEF

LENGTH

1-3 hours

ANAESTHESIA

General or local with sedation

IN/OUTPATIENT

Outpatient

SIDE EFFECTS

Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

RISKS

Pain, bleeding, infection, incomplete improvement, contour irregularity

RECOVERY

Back to work: 1 week. More strenuous activity: 2-3 weeks

FINAL APPEARANCE

1-3 months for swelling to completely resolve*