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FAQs Liposuction

Mrs Nothando (Noni) Zinyemba  |  RGN

Last Updated On: February 22, 2024 | Published On: December 1, 2014

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How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the complexity of the procedure and number of areas being treated, the surgery normally takes between 2-3 hours, not including time in recovery.

Are the results permanent?

The results of liposuction are permanent, however if you gain weight following the procedure, you can still gain weight and size.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

Liposuction can be an extensive procedure, depending on the amount of fat being removed. Depending on the areas being treated and, we recommend that people take a minimum of one to two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

Are there any alternatives to this surgery?

Yes, Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers a number of alternatives to liposuction, depending on the results you are trying to achieve. The most popular procedures at present are VASER and Advanced Laser liposuction

Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?

Yes, you can combine this procedure with other body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Can I gain weight after the procedure?

Yes, you can regain weight after the procedure. We recommend that you keep to a healthy weight with plenty of exercise to maintain the effects of your surgery.

Can Liposuction be used for weight loss?

No, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.

What areas are suitable for liposuction?

Essentially, liposuction can be employed on any area of the body. However, its results are best on larger areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

Will I have altered sensation in the area?

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

What weight should I be for surgery?

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

When can I fly after the procedure?

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Can I get a second opinion?

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?

All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask your surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Where are your clinics?

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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