We understand that dieting and exercise don’t always achieve the results that we want from our bodies, and we can have areas that are really challenging to change or improve. This can be down to genetics, health, lifestyle, age and more. Prospective patients come and see us to discuss Liposuction for all areas of the body including the stomach, torso, bottom, hips, legs, arms and, very commonly too, male breasts. All areas are easily treatable by Liposuction, or spot fat reduction, and this common, versatile technique can provide our patients with REAL, achievable results if they are unhappy with their current shape / figure.
Although Liposuction may be a solution for some, we do not advise it as an alternative to dieting, a healthy lifestyle or exercising. Only when all else fails should it be considered. To be an ideal candidate for Liposuction, you should be over 18 and in general good health. Diet and exercise regimes must have been tried first, before identifying the last 10 or 15 pounds that may persist in certain pockets on the body. In older patients, skin becomes less elastic, reducing its ability to readily tighten around the new shape. If this is the case, other procedures can help enhance the final look such as an abdominoplasty.
before & after
These photographs represent typical results from past patients. They will give you an idea of our work but, as with all surgeries, please be aware that every person’s shape, size, skin and healing ability is different; meaning every individual will have different results, even if having the same surgery.
liposuction at Red Rose Desire
Liposuction is typically carried out under general anaesthetic, and on occasion an epidural may be used if the work is being carried out on the lower areas of the body. Your surgeon will mark and inject the targeted area with anaesthetic before breaking up the fat cells using high-frequency vibrations. A tube is then inserted through an incision where a vacuum then sucks and removes the excess fat. This procedure will give the area a firmer and tighter look which sometimes cannot be achieved via natural methods. It usually takes between one and three hours, but variables could impact the duration. You will be required to stay in hospital overnight following the surgery.
The recovery process can take around two weeks but again this will depend heavily upon the individual and procedure itself. The size of the areas targeted vary, so this can impact your recovery and time you are able to return to work. You will be required to wear a bandage/supportive corset to help the healing process, which can be removed whilst in the shower.
After four to six weeks, you should be able to resume any strenuous activities after guidance from your aftercare nurse and surgeons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which areas of the body can be treated?
A: Most commonly the abdomen is treated with liposuction however there are other parts of the body that can be treated with liposuction including the following: Abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks, and neck.
More than one area can be treated at the same time however we ask that you talk to our surgeons at your consultation about this.
Q: Can the fat return to the area?
A: Please note that liposuction should not be considered an option primarily for weight loss, if you have an unhealthy lifestyle and are at risk of weight gain this increases the chances of the fat returning to the areas in which you have had treated.
Q: Are the results long term?
A: This can vary from person to person. If you are able to maintain a certain weight and continue to do so after surgery, then the results can absolutely be long term. However, if you gain weight after surgery then this could lead to the fat returning to the treated areas quite quickly.
Q: How much weight can you lose?
A: Again this varies from person to person as it depends on how much fat you have to remove as to how much weight you could potentially lose.