As the body ages, pockets of fat can become hard to shift, particularly around the stomach and thighs, as well as the hips, knees and chin. But there is a solution.

Stubborn fat in these areas that don’t respond to diets or targeted exercises can be tackled by our surgeons who use liposuction to restore your lost body shape and boost your confidence.

On this page, we look at:

  • What does liposuction surgery entail?
  • Why choose the North Bristol Private Hospital for your liposuction?

What does liposuction surgery entail?

Liposuction involves the removal of body fat through small incisions made in the area being treated. Fat is removed through multiple cannulas inserted into the small incisions.

This method of body sculpting is appropriate for fat pockets on the thighs, stomach, abdomen, hips, knees, and chin. It is particularly successful at improving the contours of the area around the hips and thighs which so many women find problematic.

The procedure can last up to three hours with the duration being dependent on the size of the area being treated.

Liposuction is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. But if the area to be treated is small, it may be possible for you to have the procedure with a local anaesthetic.

Why choose the North Bristol Private Hospital for your liposuction?

We offer world-class aesthetic surgery to patients in Bristol and the South West. Our surgical teams possess unrivalled skills and experience and work in our state-of-the-art consultation and surgical facilities. You won’t need to wait months for a consultation as we see all our patients within eight weeks of your first contact with us.

We know that any surgical procedure can be daunting, but we also believe that by developing a supportive relationship with you we can make you feel more confident and reduce any anxiety you may have.

If you stay overnight after your liposuction, you will be delighted with the care that you will receive from your own dedicated nurse in our luxurious in-patient ward.

The facility’s unique design allows for only three bespoke overnight stay rooms, so you are guaranteed privacy and individual care when you recover after your surgery. After surgery, you will be cared for by your own dedicated nurse in our comfortable in-patient ward. Our excellent aftercare and calm, safe surroundings makes for quicker healing. 

We can accommodate any requirements that you may have regarding security or religious and cultural practices. For example, we can provide an all-female surgical and nursing team if this would make you more comfortable. You can also make arrangements to book the whole facility to ensure complete privacy.

If your relatives or friends accompany you, they will be able to find high-quality overnight accommodation nearby

Frequently asked questions

Liposuction is a fantastic surgical tool to improve the appearance of the body. However, it should not be considered an alternative to losing weight. Best results are achieved by using liposuction sparingly and in discrete areas of the body, to remodel the thighs, for example. Using liposuction to remove large quantities of fat for the purpose of weight loss can be damaging to the body and is not undertaken at this hospital.

We know that a stress-free experience with excellent aftercare makes for happy patients and quicker healing.

After your procedure, you will be given all the information you need to care for yourself at home. Your surgeon will check that you are doing well before you leave the hospital. There will be some soreness for a few weeks after your procedure and you will need to wear a supportive garment while your body heals.

You can discuss any issues at your regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon, but you can also phone us any time after your discharge if you are concerned or have any questions. Scarring is minimal after liposuction and you will be delighted with your new contoured shape.

It is possible to have more than one session of liposuction to achieve your goals, but you will have to wait at least six months for your second treatment.

There are always risks with any surgical procedure. In the case of liposuction these may include bleeding, infection, contour irregularities, wavy, withered or bumpy skin due to irregularities in fat reduction and reduced skin elasticity.

Rest assured that you are minimising these risks by choosing a premium centre of surgical excellence like North Bristol Private Hospital.

We will provide you with full details of all the possible complications and a detailed consent form during your consultation. This will allow you to work with us to minimise the risks.

Even the best surgeon cannot always predict the way your body will react to liposuction. Liposuction may not provide a solution for loose or irregular skin, but your surgeon can advise you on a skin tightening procedure to achieve your desired body goals. 

Elena does not operate on patients that regularly smoke or vape. To be considered for this procedure you must refrain from smoking or vaping for 3 months before and after your surgery.

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How much does fat reduction surgery cost?

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.

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