Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted body fat. It involves sucking out small areas of fat that are hard to lose through exercise and a healthy diet. It’s carried out on areas of the body where deposits of fat tend to collect, such as the buttocks, hips, thighs and tummy.
- The aim is to alter body shape, and the results are generally long-lasting, providing you maintain a healthy weight
- It works best in people who are a normal weight and in areas where the skin is tight
- It can be done under local or general anaesthesia depending on the pain threshold and the area of the treatment