Many people find that, no matter how good their diet is or how much exercise they do, there are still some stubborn areas of fat that refuse to shift. If you are one of these people then liposuction could be the answer.

Liposuction also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy was first introduced in 1982 and has since become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures available. Liposuction has revolutionised body contour surgery since its inception and is now internationally approved as a safe method of removing unwanted fat.

It is important to be aware, however that liposuction is not intended for patients seeking weight loss. Liposuction is for people who have stubborn areas of fat on a body that is otherwise generally the correct weight for its height. An ideal candidate for this procedure will have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 for less in order to get a good, safe result.

Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localised fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.