• 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


What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted excess fat from specific body areas, leaving a much more defined shape. The surgical liposuction procedure is also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy.

The Private Clinic are experts in body shaping 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 Surgical Liposuction, Vaser LipoVASER Hi-DefVaser Mid-Def or Micro Lipo. We do not just offer one liposuction method. No other clinic in the UK is able to do this – and if liposuction is not for you, we can also discuss the non surgical fat freezing option CoolSculpting.

The best option is to come and have a chat with us about what you are trying to achieve, our experts will guide and discuss the best course of action so that you are on your way to achieving your ideal shape

What areas can be treated with Liposuction?

Common areas that can be treated with liposuction surgery include;

  • Chin / Neck
  • Upper Arms
  • Back
  • Male Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Hips / Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Knees

Am I suitable for Liposuction?

The ideal patient for liposuction is one that has stubborn areas of excess fat that they have struggled to loose with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a great way to effectively remove areas of fat and patients will be able to maintain their results if continuing with their fit and healthy lifestyle.

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What are the different types of liposuction available?

Vaser 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.

Vaser Hi-Def

Vaser Hi-Def liposuction is a pioneering body contouring treatment designed to sculpt and define muscles for an athletic result. The advanced technique works by removing both superficial and deep fat layers that surround the muscle groups which helps to enhance the visibility of underlying toning and musculature. The Private Clinic was one of the UK’s first aesthetic clinics to offer Vaser Hi-Def. Find out more about Vaser Hi-Def here.

Vaser Mid-Def

Vaser Mid-Def is a unique liposuction technique, similar to Vaser Hi-Def but which offers patients a more subtle result. Deposits of excess fat that are surrounding specific muscle groups are selectively removed with the aim of bringing out some slight definition with shadowing, but achieving softer finish in comparison to Vaser Hi-Def. It is the decreased body fat, not increased muscularity that gives clear definition to muscles seen through the skin. Find out more about Vaser Mid-Def here.

Vaser 4D

Vaser 4D is a specialist form of vaser liposuction that is similar to vaser hi-def which highlights the muscles, vaser 4D goes one step further to sculpt the muscles whilst following their natural movement achieving impressive results. Find out more about Vaser 4D here.

Vaser 360

Vaser 360 is vaser lipsuction technique designed to contour the lower buttocks, thighs, upper legs and knees. It is a great way to ensure smooth and shapely results when treating the legs. Find out more about Vaser 360 here.

Micro Lipo

Micro Lipo gets its name from the tiny size of the cannulas used to extract the fat which are 0.9mm to 3mm wide. The technique can remove up to 3.5 litres of fat so it is a great option for those wanting to target specific areas such as bingo wings/ arm fat, inner thighs and knees. Find out more about Micro Lipo here.

Surgical Liposuction / Traditional Liposuction

Surgical Liposuction is usually performed under general anaesthetic but in some cases can be carried out with local anaesthetic and sedation. The procedure involves making a small incision in the area being treated and a small thin plastic tube known as a cannula or a micro cannula will be inserted. The cannula is attached to the vacuum device that is used it remove the fat.

What results can I expect from Liposuction?

A reduction in fat will be noticed immediately after any of our liposuction procedure however swelling is to be expected. which can last 1-2 weeks. The results of your liposuction procedure will gradually start to show through as the swelling decreases and after 3-4 months most patients are able to appreciate the final results.

What is the downtime following Liposuction?

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 at least 10 days to relax and take it easy as bruising and swelling is very likely to occur during this period.

Am I suitable for Liposuction?

The ideal candidate for any type of liposuction should be of average weight, with firm, elastic skin who has pockets of excess fat in certain areas. It is also important that they have realistic expectations of what results they can achieve from surgery.

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.

Why have Liposuction at The Private Clinic?

The Private Clinic’s Doctors have performed over 7,000 VASER Liposuction treatments to date, more than any other clinic in Europe. We were the first clinic to launch Vaser in the UK.

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • 24-hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in vaser liposuction.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • With over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in expert hands.
  • 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.

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

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?

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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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