Liposuction can be effective at reducing resistant pockets of fat that can’t be shifted with diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight loss technique, but more a technique to sculpt and contour your body. Most commonly these pockets are on the inner thighs and hips in women and “love handles” and abdomen in men.
We use ultrasound energy to break up the fat then aspirate it with fine cannulas placed through very small incisions. The scars as a result of liposuction are minimal.
Patients need to wear compression garments after liposuction to reduce swelling and avoid loose skin. It is therefore often best to have this procedure performed in the cooler months of the year.
Liposuction is often combined with other contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction and gynaecomastia surgery.
We often receive enquiries from patients requesting injection lipolysis or mesotherapy. We consider this style of procedure to be based on dubious scientific evidence and can be quite dangerous. The French Government has now banned the use of lipolysis and mesotherapy. Click here to read the article published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on 12 April 2011.
For more detailed information on operative liposuction techniques an information brochure can be mailed to you by contacting us or visiting the ASPS site.For additional information or a quote please email us.