Most of us are aware of how frustrating exercise-resistant fat on the abdomen, thighs, hips and arms can be. Thus, for healthy people who do regular exercise but cannot escape excess fat by any means, liposuction also called lipoabsorbtion or lipectomy is a viable aesthetic solution. This treatment is now available at Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa for you to enjoy a quick, complication-free weight loss and get that firm aspect of your body shape.

The most appropriate candidates for such a surgical procedure are those with a relatively normal body weight but who present unaesthetic fat excesses in certain parts of their bodies. These problems are generally due to hereditary factors than lack of weight control and physical activity.

Lipoabsorbtion is usually used in combination with other surgical procedures such as face lifting and abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”. As mentioned earlier, this procedure is ideal for more deeply located fat deposits (not only cellulite which is superficial) in patients with minimal skin excess. In such cases, fat removal is accompanied by complete recoil of the skin’s texture and appearance ensuring an improved shape and body contour.

This weight loss treatment can be done with the help of local, intravenous or general anaesthesia. The type of anaesthesia used will be determined by the medical specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic who will handle your case individually taking into account all the aspects of the procedure, your medical history and your expectations regarding the final outcome. The surgical intervention lasts about one hour for each treated area consisting of the introduction of a special cannula or a thin tube into the adipose tissue which through repeated circular movements separates and vacuums cell groups.

The incisions are minor, of about 3-4 millimeters each, generally being required a number of 2 or 3 incisions per area. Scars are discrete, hardly noticeable and do not raise aesthetic problems as they disappear in time. The tumescent technique used by our aesthetic surgeons in cosmetic medicine is a modern method consisting in the injection of the area to be suctioned with a fluid containing diluted anaesthetic that will reduce post-operative discomfort and adrenaline, reducing the bleeding. After the procedure, the treated areas are compressively dressed to prevent hematoma or unaesthetic cavity formation.

For up to 2 litre lipoabsorbtions, the patient is discharged after 24 hours. For larger quantities a 2 or 3 days hospitalisation is required, depending on the expert’s advice. Suctioned quantities should be moderated according to the patient’s weight; however, there are situations when a greater quantity is extracted, for example 6-7 litres of fat, from patients suffering from obesity when the main purpose is the affected area reduction but also body weight adjustment, called reduction liposuction. In the other extreme, when liposuction is applied on a reduced fat area, the surgical procedure is called liposculpture having as goal the body contour harmonisation.

With all this variety of liposuction procedures, not to mention the non-surgical cellulite and body shaping treatments offered by our cosmetic clinic, you may find it difficult to know where to start from. This is why we invite you for a complementary consultation with one of our aestheticians with whom you will also determine the most suitable treatment for your beauty, figure and health.