In some cases, a healthy diet and regular exercise simply won’t give you the figure you want. As the body ages, body shape can become more uneven, and stubborn areas of fat begin to feel like they’re here to stay. If these things are afflicting you, liposuction can provide a surgical method of regaining that lost body shape, restoring an hourglass figure, and getting your confidence back.
Liposuction involves the removal of fat, using special cannulas, through multiple small (5 mm) incisions. Common areas where liposuction can be particularly effective are the Inner and Outer Thighs, Stomach (or Abdomen), Hips, Knees and Chin. Surgical liposuction can be done under local anaesthetic for smaller areas but it more often requires a general anaesthetic, so you may need to stay overnight with us for your procedure. The surgery can dramatically improve the contours of your body, especially around your hips and thighs, making you look very different in your favourite jeans.
It’s important to point out that liposuction is not an alternative to losing weight because only a limited amount of fat can be removed in one operation. Elena’s policy is not to perform massive volume liposuction, as it can be dangerous to your health. Used sparingly and sensitively, however, it can have great results on certain areas, such as the outer thighs where some women have a genetic predisposition to gaining fat.
The good news is that the scars after liposuction are usually almost invisible and your clothes will fit better. Following your treatment, however, you will be a bit sore for a few weeks and will require an elasticated support garment during this period. Before you leave the Clinic, our team will make sure you’re completely informed about how best to care for yourself during the recovery period. Aftercare is a huge priority for us and we’re always available for any questions during the weeks and months after your procedure.
Skill, qualification and experience are all important factors when choosing your cosmetic surgeon. Elena excels in all these three areas, bringing artistry and a sensitive, considered approach to her work. Combined with the exemplary facilities at the McIndoe Surgical Centre, you’ll be in the best possible hands.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.