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Unfortunately, even people who maintain a healthy diet might have certain stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to regular exercise. This fat usually occurs in areas such as the chin, chest, stomach (abdomen), sides, back and thighs. Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty, is intended to reshape and recontour the body by removing stubborn fat from these  areas. Even though liposuction will not make cellulite or stretch marks disappear, removing these pockets of fat can help clothes fit better and create a generally thinner and more toned appearance.

During the procedure a thin tube (cannula) is inserted through a tiny incision (2 -4 mm) and used to vacuum the fat layer which lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed and pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out using a vacuum pump . The incision sites are carefully chosen so that any scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.

Several areas can be treated at once and liposuction is often performed alongside other procedures. For example it is common to have a tummy tuck and liposuction performed simultaneously.

Liposuction is popular for both men and women of all ages and is often performed as a day procedure under local anaesthesia with sedation. Nevertheless, if a large area or multiple areas are treated, general anaesthesia and an overnight hospital stay will be necessary.

Bruising and swelling can be present for 2-4 weeks dependent upon the quantity of fat that is removed and the patient’s own healing rate. A supportive elastic garment will be worn for 3 weeks day and night and after that for a further 3 weeks during the day only. Stitches will be removed after 7 to 10  days leaving small scars that will fade in time.

 

 

 

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