Soft Liposuction

“Soft Liposuction” offers all the advantages of the traditional liposuction without the inconveniencies. Light surgery under local anaesthesia is a new movement in the aesthetic industry because the procedure reduces the discomfort and trauma.

Soft Liposuction is the best solution for people who have slight fat excess on one, two or maximum three targeted areas. However, it is important to note that beyond a certain amount of fat, we would recommend the patient to have the surgery under general anaesthesia due to the discomfort the surgery may bring.

The treated areas are almost the same as those for traditional liposuction, with a predilection for delicate zone such as ankles, arms, the inside of the thighs, chin or small saddlebags.
Soft Liposuction is recognised as a great treatment to diminish cellulite and reduces the appearance of the dimple on the skin.

If the patient does want to remove localised stubborn fat without the use of any anaesthetics or surgery, we, at Epilium & Skin, offer Coolsculpting using the patented cryolipolysis method. With proven results, it offers a great alternative for the ones who fear hospital or medical unit.

Side profile of woman promoting soft liposuction


Executed under local anaesthesia, Soft Liposuction is performed in a sterile operating theatre with all CQC standards to ensure maximum safety and hygiene for the patient. The length of the surgery is longer than the traditional procedure due to the use of very fine cannulas to remove fat.


The local anaesthesia is effective within a few minutes. However, should the patient feel slightly nervous about the surgery, we can combine the anaesthesia with a sedative analgesic agent (an opioid) and a tranquillizer to make the experience more comfortable.

Without neuroleptanalgesia, the patient will be awake throughout the procedure and able to see the fat removed “live”.


Very thin incisions are made so the surgeon can insert fine cannulas into the skin in the chosen areas. Gradually and gently, the fat excess is removed.

Because the vacuum suction is less strong that the traditional liposuction, there will be less hematoma on the skin. The procedure improves the skin irregularities such as an uneven wavy, corrugated sheet or an asymmetrical skin appearance.
As a result, the skin is smooth and recovers its firmness. At the end of the surgery, resorbable stiches close the incisions.


Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. Scientific studies shown that for women the fat cells and connective tissue in the skin are organised vertically. If the fat cells overstep the skin layer, it will result in the appearance of cellulite.

Men tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why men are less likely to have cellulite than women.

The Soft Liposuction makes it possible to reduce and redistribute the fat cells that are responsible for the appearance of cellulite. This smoothing technique uses very fine cannulas and a “criss-cross” movement technique to remove effectively localised cellulite.


  • The Soft Liposuction is definitive
  • Fat will never reappear in the areas that have been treated.
  • The outcome is visible directly after the surgery and will improves further after the disappearance of the oedema.
  • It will take a month for the skin to reshape into the new curves of the body.


  • After a Soft Liposuction, the patient may be able to go back to normal activities after 4 to 6 days without suffering from any pain.
  • Compressions panty will have to be worn for around two weeks to a month after the surgery.
  • Minimal discomfort after the surgery. Oedema will appear for a week and minor bruises when the patient removes the compressions panty. The bruises will disappear very quickly and are nothing to worry about.
  • Patient should be able to hit the gym after a month.