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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is utilised to remove unwanted body fat. This popular cosmetic procedure involves sucking out areas of fat that are typically difficult to shed through regular methods, such as exercise and eating a healthy diet. Generally, liposuction is carried out on parts of the body where deposits of fat tend to collect, such as the hips, stomach, thighs and buttocks.
The main aim of liposuction is to alter body shape, with long-lasting results for patients who maintain a healthy weight. The best results are usually seen in patients who are a normal weight, and where the procedure is carried out in areas where the skin is tight.
The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. During the procedure, the surgeon would put a mark on the body where the fat is to be removed, then they will:
The procedure can take anywhere between one and three hours. In the majority of cases, the patient will need to stay in hospital overnight.
Here, we have detailed what you can expect from the three most popular methods:
As with any invasive cosmetic treatment, liposuction has serious risks and possible complications. It is vital that those considering undergoing the surgery should be aware of these potential risk factors, enabling them to make an informed decision about going ahead with the procedure.
Risks during surgery include:
In addition, any type of operation carries a risk of the following:
The surgeon should explain how likely these risks and complications are, as well as provide information on how they would be treated if they occurred.
At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we have helped hundreds of clients who believe the desired effect was not achieved by their liposuction procedure. If you have endured substandard treatment by a cosmetic practitioner, you could be entitled to compensation. Speaking to a solicitor will help you to gain a good understanding of your legal rights.
It is common after undergoing liposuction to experience:
If a cosmetic surgeon or clinic was negligent during your liposuction procedure, you may be able to make a claim for financial award. You can find out more about liposuction compensation claims here.
Are you concerned about the success of your liposuction procedure? If so, contact Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today by calling 0800 634 0285 or request a call back by filling in your details in the form on this page.