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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted body fat and help reshape body contours.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 16th May 2024

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We have a team of Consultant Plastic Surgeons who offer tailored operations to suit individual needs including liposuction, tummy tuck and fat transfer.

If you are considering liposuction you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to gain a full understanding of liposuction and a chance to raise any concerns you may have with the procedure.

What happens during liposuction?

During the liposuction procedure the surgeon removes excess fat tissue. Helping to reshape body contours and create a slimmer appearance.

Possible liposuction areas include:

• Tummy (abdomen)
• Hips
• Lower back
• Legs
• Calves
• Arms
• Chin

For the desired aesthetic outcome of the abdomen area, it is common to require liposuction and a tummy tuck to remove any excessive skin either at the same time or as a second procedure.

If you would like to find out more, you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to discuss possible surgery.

The most suitable type of surgery for you will be discussed at your appointments with your surgeon.

Before considering surgery it is also important to be aware that all surgical procedures carries a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with liposuction specifically.


Q. What is liposuction and how does it work?

A. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body using a suction technique. A thin cannula (tube) is inserted through small incisions, and fat is suctioned out with the help of a vacuum.

Q. Is liposuction right for me?

A. Liposuction is suitable for individuals with good overall health and realistic expectations. It’s not a weight-loss solution but rather a way to refine body shape in areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, or chin. Consider liposuction if you have localised fat deposits that bother you despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Consult a doctor to determine if it’s the right approach for your goals.

Q. How much does liposuction cost at Fairfield Hospital?

A. The cost of liposuction at Fairfield Hospital depends on several factors like the treated area, amount of fat removed and chosen technique. All of which will be discussed with you at your consultation. Prices typically start from £3,890. Remember, liposuction is an investment in your desired body shape. Your Consultant will discuss your personalised needs with you and an estimate of total cost will be provided.

Q. What are the risks and side effects of liposuction?

A. Like any surgery, liposuction carries potential risks such as infection, bleeding, scarring, and fluid accumulation. Temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, and discomfort are also common but usually resolve within weeks. Openly discuss potential risks and side effects with your surgeon to ensure informed decision-making.

Q. How long is the recovery time after liposuction?

A. Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing. Generally, expect some discomfort and swelling for the first few days. Plan for adequate rest and follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

End result

It will take you around two weeks to recover from the operation and as much as six months to see noticeable results as the treated area settles down.

Q. Will I have visible scars after liposuction?

A. Liposuction incisions are typically tiny and strategically placed to minimise visibility. Over time, scars fade and become barely noticeable. Discuss scar minimisation techniques with your surgeon and follow proper scar care instructions for optimal results.

Q. Can I combine liposuction with other cosmetic procedures?

A. Yes, liposuction can be combined with other procedures like tummy tucks or breast augmentation for a more comprehensive body contouring effect. Consult your surgeon about potential combinations and discuss your desired overall aesthetic goals.

Q. What is the aftercare like after liposuction?

A. Fairfield Hospital provides comprehensive aftercare, including compression garments, drainage tubes (if needed), and pain management. You’ll also have access to a 24/7 helpline for any questions or concerns. Trust in Fairfield’s dedicated aftercare team to support your recovery journey.

Q. What are the qualifications of the surgeons at Fairfield who perform liposuction?

A. All surgeons at Fairfield Hospital are GMC registered and BAAPS or BAPRAS members, ensuring the highest standards of training and expertise in liposuction. Choose Fairfield for peace of mind, knowing your procedure will be performed by qualified and experienced consultant surgeons.

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