So you have decided that you want to have Liposuction in Manchester or nearby. You have done all your research to find a cosmetic surgeon in Manchester that has great reviews and has considerable experience . You have found a cosmetic surgeon that you feel comfortable with and has answered all of your questions. You’ve decided to go for it: You’ve had the consultation and your surgery for Liposuction  is booked – but what does it involve?

So firstly what is the aim of Liposuction? It is a cosmetic operation that is performed to remove undesirable body fat:

If you have small areas of stubborn fat that you cannot seem to get rid of through a healthy diet. Or maybe pockets of fat that just refuse to budge no matter how may hours you spend at the gym: Then Liposuction may just be the right thing for you. The procedure effectively ‘sucks out’ the stubborn fat cells. The most common areas that this procedure is performed on are the buttocks, hips, thigh or tummy: Although there are many other body areas that are also suitable to have surgery on.  The body shape can be finely sculptured and the effects are usually long lasting. This is dependant however whether the patient maintains a healthy weight. Liposuction works best on patients who are a fairly normal weight to begin with and in areas of the body where the skin tone is tight.

Liposuction is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. This means you are not aware of what is happening during the procedure. For lower parts of the body an epidural anaesthetic may be used however, which means the patient is usually awake.

When you arrive for your liposuction; your surgeon usually marks the area on the body where the fat is to be removed. A solution that contains anaesthetic and medication is usually injected into the area. This help to reduce any blood loss and to prevent bruising and swelling after the Liposuction procedure is completed.

The fat cells will then be broken up through a variety of means. This could be done with a high-pressure water jet, high-frequency vibrations or a weak laser pulse. After an incision is made your surgeon usually inserts a suction tube that is connected to a vacuum. The fat will be loosened and then removed by moving the suction pipe back and forth. Any excess blood or fluid is drained before the area is stitched up and bandaged.

Your liposuction in Manchester should take between 2 and 3 hours. Some patients may leave the hospital the same day and others may have to stay in overnight. This depends on the individual case.  See my blog tomorrow on the aftercare involved with your surgery and how soon you can return to your everyday activities.