• We've performed over 7,000 Liposuction treatments, more than any other clinic in the UK
  • Specialists in liposuction: Micro, Traditional, Vaser & Vaser Hi Def
  • Best Clinic Group UK and Trustpilot 5 star rating


No matter how much you diet or exercise, there can be some body areas left with stubborn pockets of excess fat that just won’t shift. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific body areas, leaving a much more defined shape. The surgical liposuction procedure is also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy. It is frequently combined with an Abdominoplasty procedure, or Tummy Tuck, which helps to remove the excess skin and tissue for a complete body sculpting procedure.

The Private Clinic are experts in liposuction for both men and women. We have carried out over 7,000 lipo procedures and more procedures than any other clinic in the UK. Our expertise lies in the way we consult, advising you on the best liposuction option for you, which could be Vaser Lipo, traditional, VASER hi-def or micro lipo. We do not just offer one liposuction method. No other clinic in the UK is able to do this.

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Despite diet or exercise, there can be some parts of the body such as thighs, stomach/tummy, hips, love handles, arms and bottom/buttocks that leave stubborn pockets of excess fat that do not go away. Finding a way to get your body back doesn’t have to be impossible, thanks to procedures like liposuction.

Consultations for surgical liposuction are available at our clinics in: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

The Procedure
How is liposuction performed?

Liposuction involves sucking out small areas of fat, often with a micro cannula which is a small device to remove fat. The treatment can be performed on any area of the body – buttocks, hips, thighs, abdomen/ stomach, chin, upper arms, breasts or knees – provided that the candidate is suitable for treatment. Liposuction is not an alternative to dieting and exercise and may not be suitable for candidates wanting to lose excess weight.

The procedure can take between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the number of areas being treated. Some patients are day cases while others may be required to stay in hospital overnight for monitoring.


Once the swelling has gone down during the recovery period, you will be able to fully appreciate the stellar results our medical team afford our patients.


Liposuction, depending on the patient and the extent of the procedure, will require different variations of downtime. Overall exercise and strenuous activity will need to be avoided for several weeks after your procedure but the majority of patients are able to return to work in 1-2 weeks depending on their role. Generally we say to allow 10 days to relax and take it easy as bruising and swelling is likely to occur during this period.

Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Combination

At times, the problem may not only be excess fat. Your skin may have lost its elasticity due to sudden weight loss, or even pregnancy. If this is the case, the best possible solution for you may be a combined Abdominoplasty and Liposuction procedure, during which excess stomach fat and skin are removed, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

It forms part of the now famous ‘Mummy Makeover‘ and is a popular combination procedure for people of all ages.

Find out more information about our Tummy Tuck procedure.

VASER Lipo vs Liposuction

Here at The Private Clinic, we offer both VASER Liposuction, and traditional Liposuction. VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure aimed at removing stubborn fat pockets from problematic body areas that are disproportionate to the rest of your body. The VASER technology initially targets and breaks down small pockets of fat, which are then removed using small cannulas and suction, without affecting surrounding tissue. Find out more about VASER Lipo here. Our Doctors perform close to 2000 liposuction treatments a year.

Advantages of VASER Lipo

  • It is a minimally invasive procedure.
  • It is a walk-in walk-out procedure.
  • No overnight hospital stay required.
  • No general anaesthetic required.

Advantages of Surgical Liposuction

For the right patient, liposuction offers the best procedure for the kind of results required. For instance, larger patients may not be suitable for VASER Lipo. As we offer both procedures, our medical team are able to offer you the balanced advice you need in order to make the best-informed decision possible.

The ideal candidate for liposuction should be of average weight, with firm, elastic skin who has pockets of excess fat in certain areas. It is also key to come in with realistic expectations.

Although liposuction can often provide very substantial improvements, it is not a weight-loss technique, or a solution for obesity. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite. Ideally, any treatment should be viewed as a compliment to regular exercise and good diet, and not the replacement of a healthy lifestyle.

Micro Lipo

Micro Lipo gets its name from the tiny size of the cannulas used to extract the fat, 0.9mm wide to 3mm. The technique can remove up to 3.5 litres of fat which makes it a great option for those wanting to target specific areas such as bingo wings/ arm fat, double Chin fat removal, inner thighs and knees. See our micro lipo before and after photo gallery.

The best option is to book a liposuction consultation. This ensures our experts advise you the right type of liposuction for your shape and body area.

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Liposuction FAQs

What is liposuction?

What areas can be treated with traditional liposuction?

What does surgical liposuction involve?

What type of anaesthesia is used in traditional liposuction?

Am I suitable for surgical liposuction?

How long does traditional liposuction take?

Does liposuction work?

What is the best type of liposuction?

What are the alternatives to surgical liposuction?

Is it possible to combine liposuction with another procedure?

Is liposuction safe?

Is liposuction painful?

What is recovery like after liposuction?

Will I need to stay overnight after liposuction?

Will I need to wear a garment after liposuction?

Will I be able to wash my liposuction garment?

Will I have scars after liposuction?

How soon can I exercise after liposuction?

How long do I need to stay off work after liposuction?

When can I see results after liposuction?

Will I need drains after a liposuction?

Why do I need to stop smoking before liposuction?

When can I drive again after liposuction?

When can I travel after liposuction?

Will I be bruised after liposuction?

Will liposuction leave me with loose skin?

How much does Liposuction cost?

Will there be swelling after liposuction?

What are the different types of liposuction?


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    With thousands of procedures performed to date and an extremely high success rate, The Private Clinic is one of the UK’s leading medical clinics renowned for fat removal and body contouring, using the most advanced and effective techniques available.

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    “I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *


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