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What is Liposuction?

Sometimes, no matter how much we diet and exercise, we have areas of fat that we just can’t seem to move. This can make our figure seem out of proportion and make clothing choice more difficult. One of the most effective treatments to eliminate this accumulation of fat is liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat, leaving a slimmer figure. Liposuction is ideal for larger areas of the body.

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. In fact, clients are asked to be a certain weight prior to surgery for safety reasons.


Liposuction is a surgical operation, which consists of suction of accumulated fat through thin tubes, which are connected to a vacuum system. Only small incisions are necessary to introduce them, so any scarring will be virtually invisible. The surgery takes place in an operating theatre, and usually lasts 1-2 hours.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic, though a small number of procedures may be suitable for local anaesthetic and a sedative.

Later Progress

Once the operation is over, a compression bandage will help the skin to become accustomed to its new body shape. This bandage will be removed after a few days. Bruising or inflammation of the treated area is common, but this will disappear over time. Results will become more visible over time as the loss of volume and skin re-modelling is continuous and gradual. A significant improvement in the figure and body shape will be achieved. Usually, the client can return to everyday activities within just a few weeks.

Risks & Complications

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with liposuction. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Liposuction Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

Liposuction Price

Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs.

A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.

Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

No, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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