Liposuction

Liposuction in essence involves sculpting different parts of the body by removing fat deposits. It is a technique that requires great knowledge and experience of anatomy as well as aesthetics. The most common areas where liposuction can be performed are the arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs but also for gynaecomastia. Important to know is that liposuction is not aimed for weight loss and the best results are seen in patients who lead a healthy lifestyle.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure itself can be done with different techniques but essentially involves the fat being suctioned out via a small tube (cannula) through small incisions in the skin. Sutures are then applied and you will have to wear a tightly fitted garment for contouring purposes and to reduce any swelling.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

An alternative to liposuction is conducting a healthy lifestyle, however some patients find that there are certain fat deposits that do not change regardless of dieting and exercising.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are numbness, bruising and swelling. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED?

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Occasionally patients are not satisfied with their results and the amount of fat removed might not represent their expectations. It is however important to understand that liposuction is for body contouring purposes and not aiming at weight loss. There are also limitations on how much fat that can be safely removed from one area. However repeat procedures in intervals are possible and an open discussion with your surgeon will allow you to talk through alternative and complementary treatments.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation might take between one to three hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed and if you are combining liposuction with any other treatments. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings over the sutures in your skin and a compression garment, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for three to four weeks after a liposuction to ensure adequate healing. The healing time is largely dependent on the how extensive the treatment was. The larger the area is, the longer it takes to recover fully.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

Liposuction in essence involves sculpting different parts of the body by removing fat deposits. It is a technique that requires great knowledge and experience of anatomy as well as aesthetics. The most common areas where liposuction can be performed are the arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs but also for gynaecomastia. Important to know is that liposuction is not aimed for weight loss and the best results are seen in patients who lead a healthy lifestyle.

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

The procedure itself can be done with different techniques but essentially involves the fat being suctioned out via a small tube (cannula) through small incisions in the skin. Sutures are then applied and you will have to wear a tightly fitted garment for contouring purposes and to reduce any swelling.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

An alternative to liposuction is conducting a healthy lifestyle, however some patients find that there are certain fat deposits that do not change regardless of dieting and exercising.

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are numbness, bruising and swelling. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Occasionally patients are not satisfied with their results and the amount of fat removed might not represent their expectations. It is however important to understand that liposuction is for body contouring purposes and not aiming at weight loss. There are also limitations on how much fat that can be safely removed from one area. However repeat procedures in intervals are possible and an open discussion with your surgeon will allow you to talk through alternative and complementary treatments.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

The operation might take between one to three hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed and if you are combining liposuction with any other treatments. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings over the sutures in your skin and a compression garment, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for three to four weeks after a liposuction to ensure adequate healing. The healing time is largely dependent on the how extensive the treatment was. The larger the area is, the longer it takes to recover fully.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.