Liposuction is the technique of removing fat in order to contour the body. It is not a weight loss procedure and is sometimes referred to as Liposculpture, particularly in the USA. This is probably a very good description; the technique aims to alter the existing contours and thin away areas of fat that are resistant to dieting. Common areas include the abdomen, outer thighs, lower flanks (‘love-handles’) and around the knees and ankles.

Liposuction is carried out through a number of small cuts around the area to be sculptured. Fat is removed via specialised cannulae and the small incisions are closed with one or two sutures. Patients must wear a pressure garment for four weeks after surgery and will notice bruising in the areas treated.

Although a relatively safe procedure, patients should be aware that complications can arise and relate largely to accidental injury to underlying structures. In experienced hands it is, however, a safe procedure. There are recognised limitations to the procedure and limits on amount of fat to be removed, which Mr Price will discuss with you in your consultation.

To make an appointment to discuss Liposuction surgery in Cambridge, please contact Mr Price’s secretary.