Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK. Even though it can produce transformational results, a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is focused on delivering natural-looking liposuction results, so there are no tell-tale signs that you have had the procedure carried out.
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Many people believe the aim of liposuction is to remove the maximum amount of fat possible. This is a popular misconception, as liposuction is about getting the best possible cosmetic result. Our plastic surgeons often tell their patients it is not the amount of fat that is physically removed that makes a great result but how much fat is left behind once the procedure is complete. Well-performed liposuction should produce final results that do not leave behind any tell-tale signs. However, there are certain key features which are associated with fantastic liposuction outcomes.
A sculpted and contoured body shape
The ideal liposuction result is one that closely matches your pre-surgery body dimensions, which have been adjusted to produce a pleasing body silhouette. A good liposuction result should produce natural curves that are in keeping with your overall body shape. Unnatural lines produced from excessive removal of fat can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to the ratio between your hips and waist.
During surgery, the surgeon takes great care to sculpt and contour localised areas are fat that may have developed a shapeless, rectangular appearance due to excessive fat accumulation. This helps to restore a body shape that appears sculpted, and maintains your existing curves.
No visible scarring
Any liposuction procedure should reduce scars that are virtually invisible. At Centre for Surgery, our plastic surgeons use micro cannulas, which are small diameter metal tubes used to extract fat. Liposuction is often combined with other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck, which may result in more extensive scarring. However, liposuction on its own produces barely perceptible scars and are no more than 4 to 5 mm in length. The incision length is just long enough to permit the insertion of the cannula. Your surgeon will also take great care to position scars in natural body folds and skin creases.
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No lumps or bumps
A good liposuction result should not produce visible lumps or bumps. Patients choose to have liposuction to achieve smooth, looking and tighter skin with no localised areas of lumpiness. Having liposuction should not result in new lumps or bumps forming or make existing ones look worse. Having said that, it is not unusual to notice areas of lumpiness and skin irregularities during the first 12 months after liposuction. This is because it can take up to 1 year for any post-operative swelling to fully disappear. Common side effects of liposuction include bruising, swelling, and localised discomfort in the area of treatment. If you are concerned about the appearance of your skin after liposuction, get in touch with us to organise a postoperative appointment. We have many treatments available to achieve smooth skin, including lymphatic drainage massage and laser skin tightening.
Natural looking results
Liposuction can produce truly life-changing results, and patients will notice an immediate improvement in their body controls and overall proportions. The best liposuction result is one that produces a natural, looking appearance that respects your natural body shape. A skilled liposuction surgeon will focus on producing results that are in harmony with your body shape. Removal of excessive amounts of fat can result in a complete change in your body proportions and a potentially unnatural appearance, which may leave you unhappy. It is a common misconception that liposuction is an effective treatment for weight loss. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed for the targeted removal of fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients may find they only lose between one to 2 kg in total after the procedure. To get the best results from liposuction, we would recommend being at or near your ideal body weight and having localised areas of stubborn and unwanted fat you would like to get rid of.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for liposuction?
Centre for Surgery in London is considered the leading plastic surgery clinic in the UK and is home to some of the best cosmetic surgeons. Our UK-trained plastic surgeons Carry out hundreds of liposuction procedures each year at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in London. We have access to the full range of liposuction techniques, including traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, laser liposuction, Vaser liposuction and BodyTite liposuction. We regularly achieve patient satisfaction ratings exceeding 95% and have hundreds of verified 5* Google and trust pilot reviews. Call us today to schedule an in-person consultation at 0207 993 4849 or complete the contact form below. One of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators will act as your personal point of contact throughout your patient journey with us at Centre for Surgery.
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