Liposuction (Suction Lipectomy)

Liposuction or suction lipectomy is ideally performed on patients who are not overweight and still have fat bulges not responsive to exercise. It is not a weight reduction alternative but a procedure to refine body contour.

Best results will be achieved in younger patients with elastic skin. Liposuction or liposculpture will result in a relative excess of skin and if the skin cannot contract around the now diminished underlying tissue, will sag with resultant wrinkling of the skin.

Areas suitable for liposuction are:

  • Upper neck / jawline
  • Chin
  • Upper arm
  • Abdomen and hips
  • Thigh and buttock

The Details

  • Operation time: Varies - up to two hours.
  • Hospital stay: Usually one night
  • Driving: Up to two weeks depending on area size and site
  • Exercise: Three to four weeks
  • Back to work: One to two weeks