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Liposuction of Subcutaneous Tissue

Liposuction of Subcutaneous Tissue

Liposuction is a surgical procedure where fat is removed from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. These areas are then sculpted to the contours of the body. It is a highly effective and successful method of removing fatty tissue deposits and is often performed to compliment other procedures such as tummy tucks and neck lifts. The process can be adopted for both men and women.

Liposuction of Subcutaneous Tissue

There are several different methods of liposuction employed by our experts and a consultation will determine which is most suitable. The procedure normally takes between 30 minutes and two hours and can be performed under general anaesthetic or sedation.

It is a minimally invasive procedure with small incisions made in the target areas so the fat can be broken down by laser pulses or water pressure and then removed via vacuum machine. These areas are then manipulated and sculpted to promote natural contours to give the best aesthetic results. Liposuction is performed as day surgery and patients will need to rest and wear a surgical dressing for around a week, with the final result of the work evident after six to nine months.

Whilst liposuction cannot permanently improve cellulite dimpling or smother all surface irregularities, the fat removal involved in liposuction is permanent and the scars are minimal. Patients report high satisfaction rates with their new shapes, restoring confidence and promoting long-lasting health. The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth has an enviable cohort of respected plastic and reconstructive consultants who are among the leading practitioners of advanced techniques.

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