Liposuction is classed as a surgical body contouring procedure. The aim is to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body and is particularly useful in areas such as:
Patients tend to choose liposuction procedures if they cannot rid stubborn fat from areas by diet and exercise alone. It can be offered as a stand alone form of body contouring treatment or as part of a wider treatment plan to transform the shape of the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How can liposuction improve your appearance?
Surgical fat removal can help to create a smoother shape. It’s a method of body contouring surgery that has proved reliable for patients seeking to feel more confident in their body.
Who is suitable for this type of surgery?
This type of body contouring surgery is most commonly requested by patients seeking to transform their silhouette. Both male and female patients visit the clinic to discuss liposuction, and we can help adults of all ages. A consultation is essential to establish whether this is the most appropriate fat reduction procedure for you.
What happens during a liposuction procedure?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves fat being sucked out of the body and can take place in our clinic theatre. Your surgeon, who you meet before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery, places a cannula under the skin and carefully takes fat from the specific areas of the body.
Body contouring surgery times vary between patients. It depends on the area being treated and how much fat is due to be removed. Some patients also combine liposuction with other body rejuvenation procedures including tummy tucks and liposculpture.
What is the recovery like?
Often this is a day case procedure. You will notice some swelling and bruising, which is normal, and painkillers can be prescribed to manage any discomfort.
Patients are given full aftercare information, including when it’s likely you can return to work. On average, patients usually take around four weeks to recover initially but this varies patient to patient. The swelling and bruising can last for some weeks after this, and it’s good to be prepared for that.
How long do the results of liposuction last?
Once fat cells are removed from an area, they cannot return, but you need to maintain a good diet and exercise in order to maintain your body. You will still gain and lose weight in other areas, for example.
Who should you trust to perform body contouring surgery?
We offer a range of body contouring procedures such as large volume liposuction and tummy tuck, these are available at LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle, and we have a team of plastic surgeons ready to treat you. If you decide to go ahead with liposuction, your surgeon will offer you trustworthy advice on how best to book fat removal surgery.