Liposuction (Fat Removal)

What is a fat removal procedure and why is it performed?

The procedure involves the permanent surgical removal of fat from just below the surface of the skin through suction keyhole surgery and can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. It often involves a one night stay in hospital to recover.

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A liposuction procedure can help men and women of all ages (dependent on skin condition) to overcome the embarrassment caused by localised areas of excess fat. It is most suitable for the reduction or removal of stubborn areas of fat that have previously proved resistant to normal diet and exercise regimes, and is especially suitable for areas that remain out of proportion to the rest of the body shape, irrespective of a person’s weight loss. 

Liposuction can be used to treat different areas including; hips, lower abdomen, lower buttock folds, outer thighs, inner knees and chest are (in men only). 

The ultimate objective of liposuction surgery is to produce a well-contoured and permanently slimmer profile on the area treated. The aim of the surgeon is to create a new shape that will complement and work in harmony with the other proportions of a patient’s body.

How is a liposuction (fat removal) procedure performed?

A liposuction procedure involves the surgical removal of surplus fat through a slender tube called a cannula. This cannula can either be connected to a large syringe or a special surgical vacuum device, through which, excess fat cells are carefully sucked away.

What are the results like and how will I feel?

This particular procedure can provide dramatic results, correcting a disproportionate shape. This corrective procedure is a lengthy and potentially challenging one and needs to be performed by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who is fully qualified and well experienced to skillfully perform this type of surgery. Results will be obscured by the inevitable swelling that takes place following this type of procedure. After the initial post-operative swelling has settled down, subtle improvements to the contour and newly created shape will take place for up to six months following liposuction surgery. 

The operated area is often quite tender, bruised and painful for several weeks following surgery.

Are there any risks involved in fat removal surgery?

All surgery involves an element of risk from developing complications. However, cosmetic surgery is usually undertaken voluntarily and only when a patient is in good health. Therefore, the probability of experiencing complications from this kind of surgery are substantially lower than those who undergo surgery for ill health reasons.

How much does it cost?

At Pinehill Hospital in Hertfordshire, we offer an 'all inclusive' cost so you know what the price will be from the outset. Our fixed price package for the surgery includes surgeon and anaesthetist fees, and the hospital costs including overnight accommodation and a follow up consultation. Our prices can be found here.

Who should I see? What next?

At Pinehill, we believe that it is important for you to have realistic expectations of the improvements that can be achieved through liposuction surgery. It is therefore essential to have a thorough consultation with a surgeon who specialises in liposuction before you make a decision to go ahead with the procedure. We have a number of excellent experienced Consultants.

Contact us

To find out more about treatments and services at the Pinehill Hospital, please contact us via our online form or on: 01462 410 002

Why choose Pinehill Hospital?

Pinehill Hospital is a small private hospital in the market town of Hitchin in Herts nestled between Stevenage and Luton. All consultants working at Pinehill have been granted practicing privileges having completed a stringent assessment process before going before our Management Advisory Committee. They are all highly skilled surgeons, experienced consultants who conduct many procedures and operations every week.

Please call us on 01462 410 002 and we will do everything we can to help you. 

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