Liposuction involves the removal of subcutaneous (below the skin) fat. It can be used in isolation or in combination with other procedures to achieve the desired silhouette. Often patients find that despite diet and exercise stubborn areas of fat remain. Liposuction is often the solution for these frustrating areas.

There are many different types of liposuction. Some employ different energies to breakdown fat before removal, others use mechanical means to increase efficiency of removal. Mr Molajo will assess you and advise which type is best suited to your individual situation.

Time in Theatre

1-3 hours

Return to work

1-2 weeks

Recovery time

6 weeks


Average cost

Cost from £4000

About Liposuction

Liposuction is usually performed under general anaesthesia. This is to ensure optimal patient comfort during the procedure. Fluid with local anaesthetic is infused into the areas where the fat is due to be removed. The targeted fat is removed using a suction device and disposed of appropriately. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures (for example abdominoplasty) when both skin and fat need to be removed to optimise the result.



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