Almost all of us can say that we have certain aspects of our bodies that we don’t quite like, such as stubborn or unwanted pockets of subcutaneous fat on the hips, stomach, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, chest (men) or flanks. It can be frustrating for both men and women, especially if a healthy diet and exercise routine is maintained, but the fat just won’t seem to budge!
Liposuction could be your solution to stubborn and unwanted pockets of fat. These surgical procedures mean permanent results and are performed by Mr Netri, here at Netri Cosmetic Surgery in Cheshire.
Prices start from £5,000
Liposuction is the traditional method of inserting and cannula in to areas where fat is stored and removing them using a vacuum suction method. Liposuction is performed under a general anaesthetic (GA).
Mr Netri is one of the most active and popular plastic surgeons in the North West of England where he lives. He has been working full-time in the UK for over 10 years operating on thousands of patients and gaining an enormous amount of experience in cosmetic surgery, with particular interest for breast surgery and body contouring procedures.
Both traditional liposuction and Vaser liposuction are procedures carried out under a general anaesthesia (GA). In most cases patients are able to leave on same day as their procedure, as long as they have someone to drive them home. Rarely an overnight stay is needed.
A period of downtime is required with liposuction and Vaser liposuction and this will be discussed at your pre-treatment consultation, so you can make the necessary arrangements for a smooth and effective recovery.
You may be suitable for liposuction or Vaser liposuction if you initially meet the following criteria:
If you meet the above criteria in most cases, you will be able to attend a no obligation consultation with Mr Netri, alongside our practice nurse, to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed about your chosen procedure.
This meeting will last around an hour and will give you the opportunity to chat through why you are considering liposuction or Vaser liposuction, to ask any questions and discuss with Mr Netri any concerns you have, the potential risks associated with each procedure and what results you can realistically expect.
Mr Netri will also need to check your family and your own medical history. He will also need permission by you, to contact your GP to obtain your medical records for his assessment. In some cases, and as recommended by new guidelines for cosmetic surgery in the UK, a psychological assessment may be required also.
Mr Netri will then examine you physically, take some measurements make notes of your physical anatomy, your size, asymmetry, skin quality, muscle tone and the presence of any scars, cellulite, stretch marks and skin pigmentations. Based on a physical examination it is then the time to discuss what your options are and what the results will be. Mr Netri will also explain in detail the operation, risks and possible associated complications.
You will always be offered a second consultation, following your initial meeting with Mr Netri, to talk through the procedure and your surgical plan, in detail and to ask any additional question that may have arisen, since your first consultation or anything you may have forgotten to ask at your initial meeting.
As we have a duty of care to all our patients here at Netri Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a minimum 14 day cooling off period, so that you can think carefully about whether a liposuction or Vaser liposuction procedure is the right decision for you, based on all the information we offer you. We also understand that you may need to time your procedure accordingly, to allow for child care if need be and time off work to recover. We want the decision you make to be the right one for you, so are on hand to answer any questions or queries at every stage.
Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction are both surgical procedures and as with any surgery, there are always risks, however unlikely. Mr Netri is a highly-experienced specialist in this field, who has treated thousands of patients with superb outcomes. Therefore, the risks associated with these procedures are minimal to negligible. You will have all the risks and complications explained to you in your meetings with Mr Netri and will not be asked to sign your required consent form until you have read and understood all of them again, on the day of your procedure.
Potential risks can include:
The results with liposuction and Vaser liposuction are usually extremely successful, permanent and can be immediately visible. Due to the post-surgical swelling that can be experienced, however, optimum results can take up to 6 months. Scars can take over a year to fade and won’t disappear completely.
Every patient is an individual, therefore, your results will vary significantly from someone you may know or pictures you see in the media or even before and after images you are shown at your consultation. Your own results can be affected by your unique anatomy such including your own proportions, body symmetry and skin quality. Your lifestyle also has an impact on results, such as whether you smoke, your diet and how much you exercise, as well as previous weight loss.
The results of liposuction and Vaser liposuction can be considered permanent, as the fat cells have been removed in their entirety. However, you will need to keep your weight stable to maintain these results. Your body shape can be affected by future weight gain, the natural ageing process, pregnancy, your genes and certain lifestyle factors.
It’s vital to understand that if, after liposuction or Vaser liposuction, you do put on weight, any excess fat can be stored in other body areas and there’s no way to predict where. What’s more, not every fat cell is removed from the treatment area, so you could still increase the size of remaining fat cells in this area.
A straightforward liposuction procedure starts from approximately £4,000 but can vary depending upon the hospital facility, the number of areas required for treatment and if there’s a requirement for additional Vaser liposuction.
Included in the price