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.
What is MicroLipo?
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?
For more before and after photos see our photo gallery here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recovery / Downtime
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.
What happens if I gain weight after MicroLipo?
During MicroLipo, superficial fat and fat cells are removed, and as the body doesn’t readily make new fat cells past puberty, the results are more or less permanent. Any mild weight fluctuations are therefore not noticed as the extra fat is either immediately processed or evenly distributed around your body.
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.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment itself is not painful because of the anaesthetic. Afterwards you may experience some discomfort. This can be effectively managed with pain medication.
Is MicroLipo done under local or general anaesthetic?
MicroLipo is performed under local anaesthetic with sedation. This makes it easier and safer for patients and practitioners. We use a special anaesthetic called tumescent anaesthesia to help separate the fat from the rest of the body.
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.
Will I have scars?
Scarring is very minimal. The tools used are miniscule microcannulas are inserted to minimise the size of the incision needed.
What does a free micro lipo consultation mean?
We are offering free micro lipo phone or video consultations with our experienced patient coordinators.
Our coordinators will provide information on the types of liposuction procedures we offer including microlipo and suggest the best liposuction surgeon to suit your requirement.
To secure your timed appointment we will require a £25 refundable deposit to be paid. This is refunded once the consultation takes place. You can change your appointment time up to 48 hours before.
Comments from patients
If you want great legs, there is no greater place to get them from.Sophie Bloomfield, Beauty Director, Harper's Bazaar
My leg shape is a lot straighter and, more importantly, it looks entirely natural. Since deciding to go ahead with the operation, I have spoken more openly about the affliction I found so awkward for so long.Deni Kirkova, Female Writer, MailOnline, London
Great staff. I felt safe and well looked after. Will 100% recommend The Private Clinic. I had micro lipo last week and all in all, I am delighted. These people know what they do and for liposuction, I would not hesitate to recommend them.London
I absolutely love my legs. I never thought they could look this good. The nurses and the staff at The Private Clinic were kind and caring. I am now past the 5 months mark and I am over the moon.
I think my photos are shocking! I never liked my legs but the photos prove me right! I think they were completely out of proportion with the rest of my body. I am very small elsewhere (and short) and unfortunately if I lost weight it went from my breasts, my belly and my face but never from my legs.
I wrote this review because while I was recovering I read forums and reviews online almost daily. Trying to find out if the swelling was common, checking out photos, comparing experiences. I hope this feedback is helpful to other people. *V, London
3 days on and I can already see the result is going to be absolutely wonderful.JH, London