Stomach & Arm Liposuction
Liposuction works to remove excess fat and skin found in most areas of the body. An added benefit to liposuction surgery is that it can also be combined with other surgical procedures. You can also have leg liposuction, arm liposuction and stomach liposuction during the same procedure.
What is Liposuction?
Patients with excess fat around the body would benefit from fat removal surgery to remove it. It can be used to remove fat in most areas of the body and other forms of procedures completed on the face, breast or body can also be combined with liposuction surgery if requested. This can help produce a more pleasing overall body contour.
Liposuction Consultation Process
We ask that with every procedure, patients remain honest and open about their concerns before going through the liposuction surgery and your expectations. During the liposuction consultation, to make sure we can make the fat removal surgery as comfortable as can be, you’ll be asked questions relative to your health and lifestyle. We can be flexible with how you wish the surgery to go. As a leading provider of cosmetic surgery, we ensure that we meet your expectations and that you are happy during the whole process.
The risks that could be involved and any complications will also be fully discussed at this stage. As there are several liposuction procedures, aimed at different parts of the body, the consultation will help you decide which you feel is best for you. You will first need to determine what procedure you are wanting including leg liposuction, stomach liposuction, arm liposuction or on the face or breasts.
Arm and Stomach liposuction Preparation
As with any patient, your health and wellbeing is our top priority. We ask that patients inform us if they’re feeling unwell or sick before the fat removal surgery is to be performed, as it will be postponed. If you are a regular smoker, you should stop around 6 weeks before the liposuction surgery and also stop taking any supplements such as aspirin or herbal-related medicines. This is so nothing interferes with the anaesthetic whilst the liposuction is performed.
Also, be prepared for some discomfort after the liposuction has been completed as this could interfere with your results and any activity you try to perform.
What Happens During Liposuction Surgery
At the start of your arm, stomach or leg liposuction, an incision is created in the target area which is usually less than 1cm in length. Body jet liposuction is also an option where the fluid is infiltrated at the same time as when the fat is removed. Once the fat removal surgery is complete, the incision is then closed up and dressing around the incision is provided.
Liposuction In Manchester Recovery
Depending on the anaesthetic that is used by the team, you will generally be capable of movement as soon as the liposuction has been completed. However, as the leg, stomach and arm liposuction is performed under a general anaesthetic, you will be moved to a ward. This is so your body has time to recover from the anaesthetic. Expect there to be initial swelling around the area which will likely be uncomfortable. In order to numb the pain, analgesia is provided. To ensure you have an effective recovery period from your liposuction, we’d recommend the following:
- Arrange to be picked up once your liposuction surgery has been completed.
- Keep the wound as dry as possible – see our vlog about when it’s possible to wet your wounds for further details about this.
About a week after the fat removal surgery, you should be able to begin driving again and light exercises can resume. For any bruising and scarring, we recommend that you begin to massage the area shortly after it heals to encourage its recovery.