Stomach & Arm Liposuction
Liposuction works to remove excess fat and skin found in any area of the body. An added benefit to the operation is that it can also be combined with other surgical procedures.
What is Liposuction?
Patients with excess fat around the body would benefit from liposuction surgery to remove it. It can be used to remove fat in any area 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 surgery and your expectations. During the liposuction consultation, to make sure we can make the 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 to the surgery to go to make sure it meets your expectations.
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.
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 surgery is to be performed, as it will be postponed. If you are a regular smoker, you should stop around 6 weeks before the surgery and also stop taking any supplements such as aspirin or herbal-related medicines. This is so nothing interferes with the anaesthetic whilst the surgery is performed.
Also, be prepared for some discomfort after the surgery 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 the surgery, 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 surgery is complete, the incision is then closed up and dressing around the incision is provided.
Depending on the anaesthetic that is used by the team, you will generally be capable of movement as soon as the procedure has been completed. However, as the procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic, you will be moved to a ward. This is done to give you 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, we’d recommend the following:
- Arrange to be picked up once your 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 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.