Liposuction is the removal of fat using a liposuction cannula (tube). The best results are seen when used to remove a specific area of fat which the patient has not been able to loose through traditional weight-loss methods. Typically, liposuction is used on the hips, abdomen, buttocks or thighs.


The operation and post-op information

Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic on a day case basis. Recovery from surgery usually takes one to two weeks, but bruising and swelling can take up to six weeks. You will also need to wear a pressure garment for six weeks. Any stitches will be removed a week after surgery and scarring is usually minimal.

Click here to read more about liposuction on the BAPRAS website.