Liposuction (also called lipoplasty, liposculpture or lipectomy) is a surgical technique in which specific areas of fat under the skin are permanently removed through a small incision in the skin using a cannula (hollow metal tube) and a suction pump. The fat is sucked out through the tube with the aim of re-shaping the body in that area. Areas that can benefit from this procedure are many and include stubborn fat around the back, chest, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, underneath the chin and the neck.

Suitable candidates for liposuction are average weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of fat in specific areas. It is not an alternative to sensible dieting, a cure for obesity or a treatment for cellulite.

The anaesthetic used may be local, regional (i.e. via an epidural), or general, depending upon the area treated, the technique used, and your doctor's recommendations. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you may be able to return to work within a few days to a week. Private costs for liposuction can range from approximately £1,500 - £5,000, (depending upon the area(s) treated).

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Videos in this category

VASER Lipo on The Doctors

American TV Show, The Doctors answers a question from actor Blair Underwood on how VASER Liposuction can help men to get a 6-pack.

VASER Lipo Patient Experience and Testimonials

An overview of the full VASER Lipo patient experience.

Patient Consultation Process for Body Sculpting with VASER Lipo

A video discussion on how doctors should evaluate the suitability of patients for liposuction, and the consultation process that should be undertaken for Vaser Lipo.

Live Micro Liposuction Technique Demonstration

A video demonstration of a Micro Liposuction procedure to the abdomen

Q&A session with VASER Liposuction patient post procedure

Vaser Liposuction uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to breakdown fat cells. The procedure is discussed post treatment

Bodytite - Non Surgical Liposuction

Dr Maini talks about the revolutionary treatment BodyTite. BodyTite is part of a family of treatments designed to remove stubborn areas of fat and gently shape sculpt and tone you shape

A video demonstrating a Laser Liposuction procedure

A video demonstrating a Laser Liposuction procedure together with the advantages of this type of treatment.

Neck Liposuction Animation

Neck Liposuction Animation

19 November 2012

This video describes what is involved with a neck liposuction operation using animation to illustrate the details of the procedure.

Microlipo Treatment - Microcannulas Liposuction for Breast Reduction

Dr Puneet Gupta demonstrates the Microlipo technique for Breast reduction

Recovery Following a Liposuction Procedure

This video explains recovery and aftercare procedure after a liposuction procedure

Complications That can Occur Following a Liposuction Procedure

Video discussing the possible complications that can occur following liposuction surgery including bleeding, bruising and swelling.

What is the Difference Between Different Liposuction Procedures?

Discussion of the different types of liposuction, including water assisted liposuction and laser assisted liposuction,

Facial Liposuction

Facial Liposuction

13 February 2012

Mr. Adrian Richards, gives an insight into what's involved in a Facial Liposuction procedure.

Liposuction for Arm Reduction

This video explains the procedure of liposuction performed in arm reduction surgery to remove extra fat tissue in the arm area of the body