Key Facts

Procedure Name: Liposuction

Anaesthetic: Local or General  

Duration of Surgery: 1-2 Hours

Recovery Time: 1 week off work

Prices from: £2,450


How successful is liposuction?

Liposuction must be performed by a skilled surgeon in order to prevent lumpy and uneven results. Here at Cosmedicare you will be in safe hands with highly experienced surgeons. Certain parts of the body will respond better to liposuction and the quality of your skin will play a determining role in how successful liposuction will be for you.

Will my skin become loose?

During your consultation you will be warned about the prospect of having loose skin post liposuction. If you are happy to accept some form of loose skin and avoid more intense surgical procedures then liposuction could be for you.  

Can liposuction be performed on larger areas?

Yes. Liposuction can be used to suction large areas of fat such as the back or the abdomen. This is in addition to more localised areas such as the inner thigh or the hips.

What does the procedure involve?

This surgical technique removes localized collections of fatty tissue that lie just underneath the skin (subcutaneous adipose tissue) from a patient’s body. Small incisions are made to allow for a narrow tube to be inserted used to suction fat cells out of the body.

What to expect

During your consultation, you will be advised as to your suitability for liposuction, as the treatment may not be worthwhile.

Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. The purpose of liposuction is to recontour the body.

Liposuction may not cause dramatic changes in some patients but will change the shape of your body with clothes on.

Some fat will be absorbed back into the body over six to twelve weeks following surgery. Patients should expect to wait for several weeks before the full benefits of their treatment become apparent for this reason.


Risks you should consider

Some of the specific risks involved in liposuction are:

Bruising is expected after Liposuction and can take between 2-3 weeks to fully heal.

You will be advised about the possibility of bleeding and infections, however, they are very uncommon in Liposuction procedures.

Minor lumps and abnormalities are common following liposuction. If the liposuction is performed too much in one area, a contour depression (dip) can develop.

You will be advised about more risks you should consider at your consultation.