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 £3,666
Medium Area From £4,533
Large Area From £5,963
Complex Area From £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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