What happens during the liposuction surgery?
Our surgeons perform liposuction either in a private clinic or in one of the London private aesthetic hospitals. The length of the procedure depends on the volume of fat being removed and its location in the body. Many clients are able to go home on the day of the surgery; some remain in the hospital overnight.
If only a small amount of fat and a limited number of body sites are involved, liposuction can be performed under a local anaesthetic. If a large volume of fat is to be removed, a general anaesthetic may be best.
Your surgeon will describe the various liposuction techniques available and recommend the most suitable one for you.
In all liposuction, local deposits of fat are removed to recontour one or more areas of the body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to suction away the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. Suction is provided by a vacuum pump. The incision sites will be carefully chosen so that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible. Naturally fluid is lost along with the fat. To prevent shock, therefore, patients are carefully monitored and given intravenous fluids during and immediately after surgery.