Liposuction is a popular procedure among both men and women.
Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits from areas of the body, most notably the hips, thighs, stomach, back, bottom, male breast area, arms and knees.
There are several options when it comes to liposuction and there are different areas that can be treated, so in this blog post, you will be able to find all the options available at The Private Clinic.
The Private Clinic is one of the leading medical clinics in the UK. They use the most advanced technologies and work with the best doctors and surgeons who specialise in liposuction, giving you the confidence knowing you will be in the best and safest hands.
Types of liposuction
There are three main types of liposuction available; surgical liposuction, Vaser Liposuction and Micro liposuction.
Surgical liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure that consists of inserting a device called a cannula attached to a liposuction machine and is performed under general anaesthetic. This procedure can help sculpt and shape the body by removing the unwanted fat deposits from certain areas of the body.
The areas that can be treated with surgical liposuction are thighs, arms, the stomach or tummy, bottom or buttocks, hips and love handles. This type of liposuction would be recommended to patients who are larger and are not suitable for Vaser Lipo.
At The Private Clinic, this type of liposuction is also commonly combined with other surgeries such as tummy tucks or abdominoplasty.
Vaser Liposuction is another type of liposuction and the most popular. This procedure is less invasive than the surgical liposuction, is performed under local anaesthetic and doesn’t require an overnight stay. The Private Clinic has performed over 7,000 Vaser liposuctions treatments to date, being the clinic who have performed the most Vaser Liposuction procedures in the UK.
Vaser liposuction is a procedure to remove all fat deposits from small areas of the body using highly advanced ultrasound technology which enables the fat cells to break down to then be removed via a suction process. The areas that can be treated with Vaser liposuction are the outer thighs, knees, inner thighs, lower back, buttocks, upper back and buttocks crease. The results are a more defined and contoured body.
There are various options when it comes to Vaser lipo depending on the results you want to achieve. The Private Clinic offers a variant of Vaser liposuction, Vaser lipo High-Def, which is a type of Vaser liposuction that focuses on removing the fat around the muscles to then sculpt them to create a highly defined and athletic look. The areas that can be treated with this technique are abdomen, chest, waist, back, buttocks, arms, flanks and thighs.
Another option available is VASER liposuction 360 which is a type of Vaser lipo that targets the entire leg including the thighs, knees and buttock, sculpting and removing all stubborn fat deposits around this area.
Lastly, The Private Clinic offers Micro liposuction, which is a minimally invasive type of liposuction ideal to target small areas of the body. This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and uses cannulas that are 0.9 millimetres in size. Micro lipo is ideal for the chin, neck, male chest, bingo wings, knees, flanks and abdomen.
The downtime involved with any type of Vaser Liposuction is minimal usually patients are able to return to work and their day to day activities within a few days of their procedure. The final results are seen in just a few weeks.
How many sessions will I need and how many litres of fat can be removed per session?
Typically only one session is required to achieve the desired results. However, depending on how many areas you are having treated or depending on the extent of the treatment area you might need multiple sessions.
The Private Clinic recommends that the maximum amount of fat removed per Vaser liposuction session is 3 litres or 4% of the patient’s body weight, as this procedure is not a weight loss treatment but a body contouring procedure.
The Private Clinic offers a variety of multi-award winning liposuction procedures, tailored to each patient’s needs. Their expert surgeons are pioneers in their fields having performed over 1,300 liposuctions and body contouring procedures per year.
To book a consultation with one of The Private Clinic’s highly acclaimed liposuction surgeons, you can call 03339209135 or contact the clinic via their liposuction treatments page on their website.