LIPOSUCTION

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INTRODUCTION

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction assisted 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, mostcommonly the hips. Other areas include; the neck, arms, tummy, loins, thighs, inner side of the knees and the ankles. The growth of a benign fat tumour (lipoma) can also be a disfigurement, and in men fatty swellings can develop under the nipples to look like breasts (gynaecomastia).

LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE

Operation time

1 - 2 hrs

Anaesthesia

general

Nights in hospital

day case or 1

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity

Risks - uncommon

infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, permanent nerve damage, fat necrosis, skin dimpling or contour irregularity

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 3 months

Time off work

1 - 2 weeks

Sports

2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

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FEES

Small Area

From £3,493 to £3,666

Medium Area

From £4,244 to £4,533

Large Area

From £5,598 to £5,963

Complex Area

From £6,374 to £7,027

LIPOSUCTION INFORMED CONSENT FORM

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POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • On the day of discharge there will be waterproof dressings under the pressure garment.
  • Pressure garment to be worn day and night for 2 weeks but can be removed once a day for a quick shower.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • One spare pressure garment will be provided.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.
  • Drink a lot of fluid to replace the fluid remvoved during the liposuction.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery when the wounds will be inspected.

Activities

  • No restrictions on activities but wise to avoid anything strenuous for the first 2 weeks.

Wound care for first 3 months

  • Micropore tape to the scars - once well healed - for at least 3 months. The micropore tape is to stay on for showering and baths and simply patted dry and not to be changed until it is very loose and almost falling off by itself. Frequent removal of the micropore tape can irritate the scar.
  • Moisturise the scars after the first 3 months.
  • Moisturise the skin.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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