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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer for The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London.
Last Reviewed June 13th 2023
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Many of us have stubborn pockets of fat on our hips, thighs, arms and even around our abdomen, that simply won’t shift through diet or exercise.
MicroLipo is a minimally invasive liposuction, fat removal and body sculpting procedure aimed to enhance your body’s contour, definition and physique.
MicroLipo gets its name from the tiny size of the cannulas used to extract the fat, the smallest of which is just 0.9mm wide and the largest of which is 3mm. The technique can remove up to 3.5 litres of fat.
What areas can MicroLipo treat to remove fat?
We treat Lipoedema
We are also one of the very few clinics able to offer treatment for Lipoedema patients. Micro lipo can be used to help manage the condition and ease the strain on day-to-day activities. Micro lipo gently removes excess fat cells from the area being treated. Patients are then put on a bespoke management programme that involves regular lymphatic massage and specially designed and professionally fitted compression garments.
Click here to find out more about Micro Lipo for the treatment of Lipoedema.
MicroLipo at a glance
1 – 2 hours
Local with sedation
Compression for 6 weeks
Shower day after
No concern for position
Back to work
Full Recovery Time
What are the advantages of MicroLipo?
- The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic
- MicroLipo is minimally invasive
- There is minimal risk of bleeding, bruising and discomfort
- No stitches required
- Return to work within 2 days, exercise within a week
Book a consultation with our expert Surgeons who specialises in MicroLipo.
What Results should I expect after Micro Lipo?
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Micro Lipo Before & After Photos
Take a look at the Before and After photos to see our micro lipo results.
What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 40 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
MicroLipo is a procedure which achieves excellent cosmetic results but with a rapid post-operative return to normal activities.
A very diluted local anaesthesia is injected into the fat causing the targeted areas to become swollen and firm. This swelling helps separate the fat cells from the other surrounding tissue. The fat is then removed using microcannulas with a diameter less than 3 millimetres.
Traditional liposuction cannulas have a larger diameter and are often used for larger areas such as the thighs, stomach and hips.
MicroLipo Results & Aftercare
You will notice a change to your shape and outline immediately after the procedure. However, real results will begin to appear within 3-4 weeks post procedure.
A healthy lifestyle paired with good nutrition and exercise will maintain your results. If you gain any weight, it will affect the surrounding areas.
MicroLipo involves minimal downtime and you can get back to your daily routine almost immediately. Many patients return to work within 48 hours and resume their typical exercise schedule within 7 days. The small incisions made during the procedure will not require stitches.
The Private Clinic have collaborated with Chrysalis Finance to offer 0% finance for our patients.*
*Acceptance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
Things to Consider
Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a microlipo procedure:
1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.
The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 40 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.
2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.
At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our plastic surgeons here.
3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure
4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what your clinic’s reputation is.
Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.
Micro Lipo Patient Stories
Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team
Read about our patients’ experiences to see what you can expect from our award-winning procedures.