Reasons for undergoing Liposuction
Liposuction is best suited to removing isolated fatty pockets that are resistant to dieting and exercise. It is not a substitute for losing weight. An alternative, non operative option may be iLipo
Fat cells are removed by a suction cannula passed under the skin and directed to the deposits. Fluid is injected into the area beforehand to ease the passage of the cannula, help reduce blood loss and to add long acting anaesthetic. The procedure is performed through multiple tiny incisions in skin folds.
The success of liposuction depends on the overlying skin's ability to contract. The results are therefore better in younger patients. It is important to wear compressive garments to aid this contraction in the post-operative phase. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast reduction or gynaecomastia correction.
Local for small areas
General for larger areas.
Day case or Overnight stay.
Back to work
Two weeks depending on extent
Results can take up to 6 - 8 weeks
Multiple tiny scars, two to three for each region being addressed.
Closed with paper stitches.
Fade with time
Important to wear post op garment
Treated areas can remain numb for a number of weeks
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (information sheet)
iLipo is a method of laser targeted lypolosis. It is painless and non invasive. Low level transcutaneous laser delivered by the application of pads, increases the permeability of fat cells enabling them to release triglycerides into the bloodstream. These triglycerides then need to be metabolised through exercise before they are stored in the fat cells once more. I like is therefore not a method of fat reduction but more a method of directing where the fat that is exercised off is released from. It is ideal for those patients who have an area of fact that they cannot shift no matter how much exercise or dieting they undertake.
Treatment at the Nuffield Gym consists of a session of laser therapy followed by a period in the gym with a personal trainer. Typically, the course consists of 8 sessions booked at a mutually convenient time. Your hard work loses the weight; the iLipo laser therapy directs which area it comes from.