What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a fat removal surgery, where small cannula will be inserted in unwanted fat and cannula is connected to suction machine.
How is it done?
First local anaesthetic will be injected in area with unwanted fat, then fat removal begins, it normally takes two hours.
What is non surgical liposuction?
It is a way to destroy fat without surgery. It invovles exposing fat to extreme low temperature or ultrassonic waves as these two forms of energy can cause fat destruction without skin damage, it can also be called non invasive lipo..
Does liposuction work?
Liposuction involves removing fat by cannula, and amount of fat removed can be calculated on the day of surgery. it is one of the commonest cosmetic procedure in the world.
Is it a day case procedure?
Yes, client will go home on same day, but they not expected to drive on same day .
Can I have liposuction in NHS?
if it is for cosmetic indication then most likely you will have to have it privatley, we offer affordable prices and allow payment by installments.
What about liposuction abroad?
Although liposuction is a safe proecedure and normally goes witout complications however complications still happen and having it aborad will not be the safest option.
Can I have it during pregnancy?
No, client has to wait 6 months from pregnancy.
What about loose skin after lipo?
Skin after liposuction will be different from loose skin that happens after weight loss surgery, due to removing fat by cannula there will be adhesions under skin that makes it tight and hard. Also skin tightening after lipo depends on age of client ( younger the better), dark skin tighten better and area fat removed. Love handles skin tighten nicely however lower belly skin not.
Can I put weight again in same area?
Area that had liposuction will have reduced number of fat cells and that makes it harder to put weight in it, more likely client will put weight in other areas first as they will have more fat cells, however if significant weight gain happens, client can put weight in the same area that had liposuction done.
How about scarring?
for each area, there will be two holes, each is half cm ( 5 mm). We normally discus with client their location to be in discrete locations.
When do I see results?
you will start seeing result in one month, and it will keep improving and final result in 3 months.
What is downtime?
One week and then client can go back to work, full recovery in 2-3 weeks. Please note that some jobs will need longer recovery before coming back to work.
What is maximum amount of fat to be removed in one day?
4 litres of fat.
How soon can I have my second lipo?
3 months after the first one.
How many liposuction under local anaesthetic we do per week?
We only one case per day as it is time consuming and tiring. We generally do 4 cases per week. We take around 6 weeks per year as annual holiday.
How long doctor been performing this procedure?
He started in mid 2013.
What is the commonest complication?
Seroma, which is collection of fluid ( lymph) under skin, it can happen 7-10 days from procedure, client will be getting better but then report increased pain and swelling. Treatment is by syrnige drainage and antibiotic.
What is one area?
One area: lower belly, upper belly, love handles, upper inner thighs , lower inner thighs, chin, breasts
What is the worst complication?
Blood clots in lungs or calves. It is a serious complication but rare and we advise about how to avoid it.
What is post operative care?
you will wear a compression garment for 3 months. Also we advise you about lymphatic drainage massage, Dr will see you at 6 weeks and 3 months after. if any problem you can see him earlier.
Can I have fat transfer to butt?
Yes we offer that.
Liposuction and tummy tuck?
Liposuction has been combined with mini tummy tuck to offer acceptable alternative to full tummy tuck and to avoid tummy tuck long scar.
What if I need more than one area?
It can be done but cost will increase, for example cost of two areas is double cost of one area.
How can I pay?
You can pay upfront or by instalments.
What happens to skin after lipo?
We use thin laser fibre under skin to improve skin tone, and also we can arrange laser sessions to tighten skin after procedure however sometimes that will not be enough and a mini tummy tuck will be needed, our dr will advise you during consultation.
What happens to tattoo after lipo?
As fat removed under tattoo, you can notice change in tattoo and can be distorted. Also skin underneath will look darker.
What areas can be treated with liposuction?
Areas that can be treated include: tummy, back, jaw line/ jowl (double chin), backs of arms (bingo wings), hips, knees and gynaecomastia (man breasts).
How long does the liposuction procedure take?
Depending on the number of areas the treatment takes between 1 and 3 hours.
What can I expect in terms of results?
The first two days after procedure you will be leaking red colour fluid which is the local anaesthetic we gave, you will be swollen for 2 weeks and you may not see any result. Then swelling will go down and you start see result in 4-6 weeks in some cases you will have to wait up to 3 months for result to show. Area that had liposuction will be hard and lumpy but this will go within 3 months from procedure.
How much does it cost?
£1450 per area.
Can fat be used for breast / buttock enlargement?
Yes, we can use fat removed during liposuction for breast/ buttock enlargement..
We do the procedure at Morden ( London) branch ( consultation only) or Chichester branch ( consultation and procedure).
When will I see results from the liposuction procedure?
Results starts to appear in 4 weeks, final result at 3 months. in some cases you will have to wait 6 months for final results.
there is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.