Liposuction for Men and Women
Liposuction is a surgical, cosmetic procedure done by our highly experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Lemierre or Dr. Dumas, in our London clinic. This surgery removes areas of stubborn fat from areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. The liposuction procedure improves and reshapes almost any area of the body; such as the chin, arms, tummy, or thighs. Liposuction allows us to redraw the body contours.
It is important to note that liposuction does not replace a diet and is not suitable for people who want to lose weight. This surgical procedure is not a weight loss alternative. You may be a good candidate if you are not overweight but have fat in specific localized areas. Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells by destroying them. These cells will not come back in the area as long as your weight remains stable.
LIPOSUCTION FOR WOMEN
Women have a morphology called “gynoid”. The curves are mostly located in the lower part of the body: the hips, the saddlebag, the top of the inner thighs, buttocks, and thighs. After menopause, women also begin to store fat on the upper body, mainly on the stomach and back.
LIPOSUCTION FOR MEN
Males have a morphology called “android”. The accumulation of fat is mainly on the upper body: the belly, breasts, arms, back, and neck. Excess fat in the chest area is common for men who were overweight in adolescence.
Who Performs Liposuction in our London Clinic ?
Be aware that not anyone can perform this fat removal surgery. In our Clinic, the surgery is performed by Dr. Lemierre and Dr. Dumas, both having cosmetic surgery specification and are GMC registered with this specialty. They are highly experienced and regularly perform liposuction for our patients.
The Surgery Procedure
The surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation in our CQC registered clinic for people who have slight fat excess on one, or two targeted areas. However, it is important to note that beyond a certain amount of fat, it is best that the patient has the surgery under general anesthesia. With general anesthesia, the patient will usually spend a night at the clinic.
Our surgeon, either Dr. Lemierre or Dr. Dumas, will recommend the most appropriate anesthesia method for your needs. The surgical procedure lasts about one hour for chin liposuction or arm liposuction. However, it could be extended to two or three hours in case of stomach, thigh, or multi-area liposuction. Prior to starting the surgical procedure, the surgeon will mark the area to be treated with a special pen.
This procedure uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks. Very small incisions in the natural folds of the skin are then performed to insert the cannulas which target the fat layer beneath. The fat is then suctioned out. The incisions are then closed with a resorbable thread and covered with a bandage. Slight liposuction scars may appear after the procedure but will disappear with time.
Liposuction is the best way to remove excess deposits of fat in order to sculpt and improve a beautifully natural contour of the body.
The fat is preferably located in the chin, cheeks, jowls, or neck. With this procedure, the features of the face are refined, the profile is defined, and the person immediately appears to be rejuvenated.
The skin of the arms is very delicate. With age, the skin loses its elasticity, especially in women. It is important to avoid removing too much fat in this area because it may result in increased sagging skin.
Love handles are one of the most common areas treated because fat is very difficult to shift in this area. To completely refine the waist, the surgeon has to treat the hips, tummy, and the side of the back at the same time. The hips are easy to treat because the skin is thick and retracts itself very easily.
This procedure removes only the subcutaneous fat (the fat that is on the surface) and is not suitable for removing the visceral fat that is located around the organs of the abdomen.
Liposuction of the buttocks removes fat in oversized or sagging buttocks, to redraw its shape. It can also be used to remove the roll located just under the fold of the buttocks.
Liposuction of the legs treats the thighs, knees, and ankles at once to restore definition and elegance to the lower part of the body.
Thigh liposuction allows the removal of saddlebags which have the appearance of a ball of fat. This procedure thins the inside of the thighs.
The bump of the inner side of the knee gives the leg a heavy and ungainly appearance. Liposuction of the knee is a very efficient procedure because the skin is very resistant and undistorted.
Calf liposuction is a precision procedure. On the calves, the layer of fat is very thin, and the surgeon must take extra care to suck the fat gently. However, if the calves are primarily comprised of muscle, the surgery is not suitable.
How much Does Liposuction Cost?
The price of liposuction is an important factor when considering the surgery. The cost depends on many factors:
- How many areas do you want to be treated
- The length (time) of the surgery
- Whether it will be under local or general anesthesia
- The result of a liposuction is definitive
- There are visible results immediately after the surgery. The outcome is optimal after three to six months when the skin retracts itself
- The success of liposuction depends on the quality of the skin: the thicker and more toned the skin, the better the result
- Discomfort and bruises are present the first week after the procedure
- The patient will have to wear panty adapted to his/her morphology in order to prevent any edema. Edema should diminish in a month and completely disappear after three months
- Bruising should disappear within 10 to 20 days after the operation
- No bathing for 8 days
- Patients will have to wait 4 to 7 days before resuming to normal life activities and stop any sports for 1 month
- No sun or UV rays in the treated area for 1 month after the surgery
The most important is the skill and experience of the aesthetic surgeon performing liposuction. This factor will make the biggest difference in your cost.
Liposuction Together With Other Surgery
Liposuction can effectively be done together with other plastic surgeries. You can benefit from general anesthesia to combine liposuction with facelifts, breast surgery or tummy tucks.
Also, the new natural technique we consider to be the best way to refine the shape of any area of the body is a fat transfer. With this treatment, you can use your existing fat to fill your wrinkles, your breasts or graft it in your scalp if you are suffering from hair loss.
An alternative to liposuction, in our close to Harley Street clinic, is Coolsculpting which is a fat freezing procedure. Both of these treatments permanently destroy fat cells from targeted areas. Coolsculpting is a noninvasive procedure vs liposuction which requires anesthesia. Coolsculpting could be a good liposuction alternative in case you suffer from heart problems or blood clotting.
Schedule A Consultation Today
We highly recommend that you have a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, Dr. Lemierre or Dr. Dumas, who are experienced and skilled at both liposuction and Coolsculpting. This will help you to make the best decision. Click the link at the top right of the page to schedule a free consultation today!