Post Weight Loss Surgery
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or a lipectomy, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits. The unsightly distribution of body fat is usually due to an inborn tendency to deposit fat in one particular area of the body, most commonly the hips. Other areas include; the neck, arms, tummy, loins, thighs, inner side of the knees and the ankles.
The procedure will take around 1 – 3 hours, you will either be treated as a Daycase or you may need to spend the night, Dr Sof will discuss this with you at your consultation
The operation usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. You might be given antibiotics to keep the wound clean. You might go home the same day as the liposuction, or stay in hospital overnight. If you do go home on the same day, a responsible adult should stay with you for the night. Simple painkillers should be enough to keep you comfortable. You may also be given compression stockings to wear, to reduce the risk of a blood clot in the leg or the lung.
Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in the area of treatment. These cells are removed permanently. If you, however, put on weight then the remaining fat cells may increase in size and result in recurrence of the fatty deposits.
Book A Consultation
Please contact us to book your belt lipectomy surgery consultation, you can visit us at a number of clinics across the Northwest.
Dr Sof will discuss the procedure with you in full answer any questions you may have