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Do you need urgent fat removal?

Liposuction is commonly used to treat patients who are in an urgent need for fat removal. This procedure is done on the following body parts-

  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Male breasts.

One must keep in mind that this procedure is not a substitute for treating obesity.

What happens during liposuction at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital?

Your consultant will assess your health, skin quality and the amount of fat to be removed before talking you through what approach should be employed

  • Various types of anaesthesia are used during liposuction treatment
  • If only small areas of fat are to be removed local anaesthetic is given.
  • More extensive surgery calls for a general anesthesia.
  • The length of the liposuction procedure will depend on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
  • Your surgeon will make a small incision in the skin
  • Using a thin, hollow tube they will break up the fat cells.
  • The cells beneath the skin surface are then removed.
  • A special vacuum is used to suck out the fats.
  • Any incisions will be stitched at the end of the procedure
  • The area will be bandaged for support.

Recovering from liposuction

Depending on the extent of your surgery one needs to stay at the hospital.

  • You will need pain relief medication .
  • You may need to wear an elastic support garment for a couple of weeks.
  • If in pain ask a friend or relative to drive you home
  • Removal of stitches should be done after a week of the surgery.
  • A days off is required.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Do not indulge in tiring activities for about a week.
  • Make sure you take proper medication.

Stages of recovery post-liposuction treatment, (only a guide)

1-3 days

Except when bathing an elastic support garment must be worn day and night around the operation site (does not apply to facial surgery).

Day 4-7

Walking may be uncomfortable if your procedure was in the lower part of your body

Gradually increase your activity.

Day 7-10

Any stitches or staples are removed.

Two weeks

Return to work if approved by your surgeon.

Three weeks

Normal activity level resumed

You may need to continue to wear support garment.

Two months

You no longer need to wear a support garment.

Six months

It can take 6 months for any swelling to disappear

numbness in the area.

12 Months

The final result can be judged when body weight is stable.

The results of liposuction appear gradually. Every person responds differently to this very procedure. Since this procedure takes under account a number of factors, it is very much exclusive. But any typical liposuction procedure takes up to a year to show solid results.

What are the complications of liposuction treatment?

Every surgical procedure has a chance of complications arising. And like any other surgical treatment, be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about the associated risks with your consultant surgeon.

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Specific complications of liposuction may include the following:

  • Stiffness and pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Unusual sensations
  • Fine thread veins
  • Lumpy appearance as remaining fat settles.

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