Liposuction is one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women, keen to transform an uneven body shape or shift stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

During your Buckinghamshire liposuction consultation, Mr Sudip Ghosh will assess your suitability for the procedure. Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body or face and can target anywhere that fat accumulates, such as the under chin area, on the back or chest, the arms, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees. However, it is important that you are near or at your ideal body weight and have relatively firm, elastic skin.

What happens during liposuction?

During the procedure, Mr Ghosh will make a small incision and insert a cannula, a hollow metal tube, that is attached to a suction pump. He will then suck out fat cells to achieve a smoother, more even contours. Depending on the extent of the procedure, liposuction can either be performed under a local or general anaesthetic.

Mr Ghosh will advise you to wear a tight compression garment in the weeks after your procedure. This will help with the swelling and bruising and will also ensure the best results possible.

What are the potential risks of a liposuction procedure?

Typically, it’s not a very painful procedure and afterwards any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. There is typically bruising, swelling and some fluid leakage after the procedure. Other potential risks include infection and loss of sensation.

A more common risk is that you may be left with a small degree of unevenness or lumpiness that needs correcting in a follow-up procedure.

What results can I expect from a liposuction procedure?

It is not possible to create new fat cells and so the fat cells that are removed during a liposuction procedure cannot grow back. However, liposuction does not prevent you gaining weight in the future and fat may be distributed elsewhere or the fat cells that are still remaining in the treated area will just continue to expand.

However, if you’re committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine, liposuction can be a highly satisfying procedure with great results. To find out more, call 07518 914475 or email enquiries@sjgonline.co.uk.

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