No matter how much you diet and exercise, fat in certain places sometimes just won’t budge. Surgeons call this “diet resistant fat”. Liposuction is a surgical procedure for removing these pockets of fat in specific areas. Common areas treated by liposuction include the tummy, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, neck and breasts in males (gynaecomastia).
Liposuction works best for people who are normal or near normal body weight with firm, elastic skin. Whilst age is not a major issue, older patients generally have less skin elasticity. As a result, there is a greater risk that any small dents or wrinkles in the skin would still be there even after the most careful treatment.
The procedure can be performed as a single procedure or in combination with other cosmetic procedures e.g. liposuction may be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the overall result.