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Liposuction of Subcutaneous Tissue

Liposuction is a surgical procedure where fat is removed from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. These areas are then sculpted to the contours of the body. It is a highly effective and successful method of removing fatty tissue deposits and is often performed to compliment other procedures such as tummy tucks and neck lifts. The process can be adopted for both men and women.

Liposuction of subcutaneous tissue

There are several different methods of liposuction employed by our experts and a consultation will determine which is most suitable. The procedure normally takes between 30 minutes and two hours and can be performed under general anaesthetic or sedation.

It is a minimally invasive procedure with small incisions made in the target areas so the fat can be broken down by laser pulses or water pressure and then removed via vacuum machine. These areas are then manipulated and sculpted to promote natural contours to give the best aesthetic results. Liposuction is performed as day surgery and patients will need to rest and wear a surgical dressing for around a week, with the final result of the work evident after six to nine months.

Whilst liposuction cannot permanently improve cellulite dimpling or smother all surface irregularities, the fat removal involved in liposuction is permanent and the scars are minimal. Patients report high satisfaction rates with their new shapes, restoring confidence and promoting long-lasting health. The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth has an enviable cohort of respected plastic and reconstructive consultants who are among the leading practitioners of advanced techniques.

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Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Our expert cosmetic surgery clinic offers patients world-class levels of care from London’s leading cosmetic surgeons who specialise in different areas of cosmetic surgery.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 3370 1015.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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