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MicroLipo

Targets small areas such as chin, arms, inner thighs and knees, performed under local anaesthetic by experts.

Targets small areas such as chin, arms, inner thighs, knees and adds definition

Performed under local anaesthetic

See our before and after photos

Best Clinic Group UK and Trustpilot 5 star

Targets small areas such as chin, arms, inner thighs, knees and adds definition

Performed under local anaesthetic

See our before and after photos

Best Clinic Group UK and Trustpilot 5 star

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

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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 very few clinics able to offer treatment for female 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 treatment of Lipoedema.

procedure time

Procedure Time

1 - 2 hours

support garments

Support Garments

Compression for 6 weeks

driving

Driving

14-48 hours

back to work

Back to work

24-48 hours

full recovery time

Full Recovery Time

4-6 weeks

anaesthetic type

Anaesthetic Type

Local with sedation

washing

Washing

Shower day after

mobility

Reasonably Mobile

1 day

exercise

Exercise

1 week

final results

Final Results

6-12 months

hospital stay

Hospital Stay

Daycase

sleeping

Sleeping

No concern for position

sexual activity

Sexual Activity

4 weeks

travel

Travel

7-10 days

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 Plastic Surgeon who specialises in MicroLipo.

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Before & After

Take a look at the Before and After photos to see how we have helped change our patients’ lives.

What to Expect

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 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.

  • The Procedure
  • Aftercare

MicroLipo Treatment

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.

After MicroLipo Treatment

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.

MicroLipo Treatment

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.

After MicroLipo Treatment

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.

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FAQs

  • Where on my body can I have Microlipo?

    You can have MicroLipo to almost anywhere where you have significant fat deposits. Common areas include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, male chest and arms but people have it elsewhere too.

  • What is the recovery time?

    Every patient is different will recover differently. We tell patients to allow 48 hours before returning to their everyday activities. Many patients after this time find themselves being able to return to work but this will depend on your job role. Patients are advised to refrain from exercise for at least 7 days.

  • How long do the results last?

    MicroLipo results will last as long as your weight is maintained.

  • How much does MicroLipo cost?

    The cost of Microlipo procedures are determined by various factors, such as the number of areas you are having treated and the amount of time your procedure will take. Certain areas of the body require more time and precision than others, which will impact the amount of time it takes for the surgeons to carry out your procedure.

    Microlipo starts from around £3,500 but will increase depending on the number of areas treated. See before and after photos here.

    For more information on vaser liposuction click here.

  • MicroLipo or VASER Lipo?

    At The Private Clinic we offer a number of different techniques depending on the patients’ needs and the doctors’ opinion on how to achieve the desired results. A consultation is a great way to openly discuss with your surgeons options available and what you would like to achieve with your procedure.

    At The Private Clinic we perform hundreds of vaser liposuction procedures a year and we are very experienced in this area. Our vaser lipo surgeons perform vaser lipo procedures on a regular basis and are all very specialised in fat removal and body contouring.

  • MicroLipo is Available in these Clinics

    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 35 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.

    Patient Stories

    Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

    To discuss breast shape, sizes, under or over the muscle placement or any other questions book a phone or video consultation.

    Marina. M
    Marina. M
    2020-11-16
    Verified review
    Dr Fallhadar did an exceptional job, he made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Fiona his assistant was also incredibly helpful and supportive throughout. They are so natural and I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you want a natural and problem free result
    meryam
    meryam
    2020-11-15
    Verified review
    The derma pen training was very intensive in terms of the theory and both practical i learnt so many different techniques Dr Farah was amazing in her teaching skill and was able to Answer all my concerns
    Ana
    Ana
    2020-11-13
    Verified review
    I work with Mr Riaz Agha, a Harley Street Plastic Consultant Surgeon at one of his private clinics. I am impressed with not only his standard and quality of work but also the care and kindness that he shows to all of his patients and team. I have worked with a huge variety of different consultants over the years but Mr Argha really stands out and I would highly recommend him to friends and family, and of course if ever I consider to have any procedures in the future. Marie
    Joy Townsend
    Joy Townsend
    2020-11-10
    Verified review
    I had laser treatment on face by Emma, the results are amazing I can actually go foundation free. All the team were friendly and approachable.
    Lena Hayward
    Lena Hayward
    2020-10-31
    Verified review
    I had a breast reduction performed by Mr Navid Jallali. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I have less backache and less neck ache. The size and shape are absolutely fabulous.The clinic was amazing. The nursing staff in the hospital were superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic and Mr Jalalli to anyone wanting a breast reduction.
    Danielle
    Danielle
    2020-10-27
    Verified review
    A really positive experience. Alex is a fantastic patient co-ordinator, so friendly and reassuring. After a few changes of plan due to Covid lockdown, I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to have Dr Fattah performing my procedure. Extremely thorough and precise from the first consultation, I really trusted him. My main aim was to restore my figure after children/breastfeeding, with a really natural look that would work with my lifestyle, gym etc. Dr Fattah really “got” this and I trusted his judgement on size of implant and placement completely. I’m absolutely delighted with the result and the aftercare support has been great – surgery follow up and then annual check ups for reassurance. Thank you team, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ?
    Allielle
    Allielle
    2020-10-27
    Verified review
    From the start to finish of my T-Lift procedure, I felt in good hands. The entire team at The Private Clinic were very caring and professional. Mr Falladah is an excellent surgeon, he explained everything clearly -before and during the procedure – and has a calm and reassuring manner. Because I was well-informed regarding what to expect after surgery, I was able to manage with minimal pain medication, but I’m glad I took a couple of days off work to recover. I’m really pleased with the results – a five star recommendation!
    EH
    EH
    2020-10-26
    Verified review
    I had preservation rhinoplasty with Dr Rochira in December 2019. I couldn’t be happier with my results. The results are very natural-looking and I feel so much more confident with my side profile. Dr Rochira is an amazing surgeon and I instantly felt comfortable. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very realistic with the results in my consultation. Thank you!
    Lilly M A
    Lilly M A
    2020-10-25
    Verified review
    Dr. Rochira performed a preservation rhinoplasty on me in December 2019. I trusted his suggestions for my nose and now, 9 months later, I couldn’t be happier with the results I’m seeing. I did not experience any bruising at all, only swelling around my eyes for the first couple of weeks — my nose itself took a few months to settle and I feel like it has really grown into the rest of my features. I entirely recommend this surgeon if you are looking for a natural result and an extremely pleasant experience.

    Why Choose The Private Clinic

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    Our Doctors and medical teams are of the most experienced in the country and we have carried out more liposuction procedures than any other clinic in the UK on men and women seeking to change their shape.

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