Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. The procedure involves the removal of unwanted fat from areas of the body that have an excess of fat, resulting in a more toned appearance and smoother contours. Although liposuction is commonly performed on specific areas of the body, one of the most effective techniques to dramatically sculpt the body is Lipo 360 or circumferential liposuction.
Lipo 360 shares several similarities to traditional liposuction in many ways. Liposuction has traditionally been used to address specific body areas such as the abdomen, thighs or arms. Patients often point to well-localised regions for which they would like liposuction. Lipo 360 differs in that it can target multiple body areas, including the abdomen, in the same procedure. The ‘360’ description refers to the technique involving liposuction all around the torso, including the abdomen, flanks and back, for dramatic body transformations.
What are the benefits of Lipo 360?
Lipo 360 has several key advantages over traditional forms of liposuction. Lipo 360 results are much more significant, resulting in enhanced body contouring compared to liposuction in isolated areas such as the abdomen. Patients who choose to have Lipo 360 are keen to improve their overall body proportions, with many patients achieving an hourglass figure.
Traditional liposuction primarily focuses on extracting fat cells using vacuum suction from common areas such as the abdomen. Lipo 360 also uses this principle but goes beyond this to sculpt and contour the areas of fat that remain to create a shapely body silhouette. Lipo 360 is often combined with a Brazilian butt lift or a BBL for a comprehensive body contouring procedure. Lipo 360 is also an essential technique used for high-definition liposuction.
What areas of the body can Lipo 360 treat?
Lipo 360 encompasses a broad range of body areas around your midsection using a circumferential 360-degree technique. Areas that can be treated with Lipo 360 include:
- The upper and lower abdomen
- The upper and lower flanks
- The lower and middle parts of the back
Your surgeon will tailor the procedure to match your treatment expectations and aesthetic goals. At your face-to-face consultation, the surgeon will mark the areas for treatment with Lipo 360 to give you an idea of how you could look after the procedure.
What does Lipo 360 involve?
Lipo 360 uses power-assisted liposuction or PAL lipo for gentle yet efficient extraction of fat cells that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. All liposuction techniques first involve the injection of tumescent local anaesthesia, which eliminates any pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. The local anaesthesia solution also contains adrenaline to minimise any blood loss. Specialised vibrating cannulas are then used to extract the fat. The power-assisted technique has a quick liposuction recovery with much reduced bruising and swelling compared to traditional lipo forms.
Lipo 360 is a more extensive liposuction procedure requiring patients to be turned during the operation to remove fat from the back area. The procedure can address several common concerns, including removing tummy fat and the love handles for a more aesthetically pleasing waistline. The muffin top area is also removed, which helps items of clothing to fit better. Many patients note a substantial increase in self-confidence and emotional well-being after having Lipo 360 at Centre for Surgery in London.
Lipo 360 is routinely carried out under general anaesthetic, so you should not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The recovery after Lipo 360 is relatively straightforward with only minimal discomfort, which is easily controlled with painkillers prescribed to you by your surgeon. Downtime after Lipo 360 is no more than one week, and we would recommend patients take one week off work to ensure proper healing. Lipo 360 results will take time to appear as you will initially have bruising and swelling, which will rapidly settle down. Once the swelling has improved, you should start to see your results, with the final results being visible in three months. It is essential to wear the compression garment for a minimum of six weeks after surgery to maintain your lipo 360 results.
Am I a suitable candidate for Lipo 360?
As with all types of liposuction, it is essential to bear in mind that Lipo 360 is not a treatment for weight loss. The procedure aims to contour and sculpt the midsection of the body to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The ideal patients for Lipo 360 are those that are at or near their ideal body weight and have residual pockets so fat that have proven resistant to both diet and exercise.
Patients should be non-smokers and have overall good physical and mental health with no chronic medical conditions that could impair wound healing. Patients should also have realistic expectations about what Lipo 360 can achieve, and this will be optimised by having a complete and thorough consultation with your surgeon so that you are aware of the risks and complications of the Lipo 360 procedure.
If you are keen to learn about Lipo 360, please contact us today and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators to book a face-to-face consultation with an expert lipo surgeon in London.
Lipo 360 at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and is home to some of the top liposuction surgeons in the UK. We are fortunate to offer a full range of body contouring procedures. Many patients choose to pair Lipo 360 with a tummy tuck or BBL, depending on what they hope to achieve. Lipo 360 can also be used as part of a mummy makeover procedure.