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Liposuction is cosmetic surgery which involves removing fat cells from particular areas of the body. The nature of liposuction surgery is similar across all techniques; it is only the tools used to remove excess fat which differ. A thin tube is inserted in the area being treated and the fat is removed via a vacuum device. There are multiple liposuction techniques, the most common of which are outlined below.


Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction uses local anaesthetic to subcutaneous (under the skin) fat, eliminating the need for general anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic is only suitable for treatment on very small areas of the body. 


Water Jet Assisted Liposuction

Water jet assisted liposuction uses a pressurised steam of saline in order to dislodge the fat and remove cells at the same time. Rather than destroying the fat cells, the jet loosens the fat cells, making them easier to remove and gentler than traditional liposuction methods.


Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction was developed as an alternative method to traditional liposuction procedures. It helps surgeons target particular body parts. It is more gentle than other forms of liposuction and results in less scarring.


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More About Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery and Liposuction Negligence

Liposuction, technically known as liposculpture, is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery operation in the UK. Last year almost 3,500 women and 500 men underwent liposuction – an increase of a staggering 90 per cent on 2005.

Although the reasons for undergoing liposuction vary from person to person, most patients request the operation because they are unhappy with their body shape and want their surgeon to take away unwanted fat from areas of the body that cannot be removed through diet or exercise.

Below is a list of problems associated with liposuction:

  • Poor body shape or contour deformity
  • No visible improvement
  • Nerve damage or numbness

If you’ve suffered mental or physical injury as a result of negligent liposuction surgery, our lawyers understand you will have been through a traumatic and painful time. We can help get you back to your old self and look forward to your future, physically and financially.

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