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Liposuction and liposculpture are cosmetic surgery procedures that can help sculpt your body. They can get rid of stubborn areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

HR Plastic Surgery offers liposuction and Liposculpture in London and Hertfordshire. You can book an appointment at any of our clinics for expert advice and treatment.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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What are liposuction and liposculpture?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that uses a suction device to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. During the procedure, a cannula (a small, thin tube) is inserted into the fatty area, and the fat is suctioned out with a vacuum device.

Liposuction can be used to improve body contour and proportion and create a more sculpted shape.

Liposuction when performed to define the underlying muscles and to highlight body contours is known as liposculpture.

Liposculpture is typically done with general anesthesia but smaller areas can be performed under local anaesthetics.

Benefits of body reshaping surgery

There are several benefits to having Liposuction:

  • Improved body shape: Body reshaping surgery can help improve the shape of your body, making you look more toned and fit. It can help you get rid of stubborn fat deposits and give you a more contoured look.
  • Increased self-confidence: Many people are unhappy with their body size or shape and this can have an effect on self-esteem. By undergoing body reshaping surgery, you can improve the way you look and feel and increase your self-confidence.
  • Improved physical health: Excess fat can be detrimental to your health and can lead to a range of medical problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. By removing this excess fat, you can reduce your risk of developing these conditions and generally improve your overall health.
  • Improved mobility: By removing fat from areas such as your abdomen, you can improve your mobility and make it easier to perform activities such as bending and lifting. This can help you to stay more active and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • Clothing: Easier to fit clothes and more consistent sizes when selecting outfits
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Risks associated with liposuction and liposculpture

These body contouring procedures are considered safe procedures, however, as with all surgical procedures there are potential risks to be aware of, which include:

  • Bruising: Brusuing can be an unfortunate sequela after any procedure. It is self-limiting and completely resolves over the course of 10-14 days.
  • Infection: An infection in the treated area can occur after surgery, and to reduce this risk antibiotics are usually given during the surgical procedure. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions carefully to further reduce the risk of infection.
  • Skin Irregularities: Skin irregularities can occur due to uneven fat removal or inadequate skin retraction after the procedure. It is important to discuss the risks of these irregularities with your surgeon before the procedure, as the risks vary depending on the area treated, the volume of fat removed as well as patient factors such as age and skin quality.
  • Nerve Damage: Nerve damage is rare and is due to ‘bruising’ of the sensory nerves. It is self-limiting and usually resolves over the course of 6 months
  • Fluid Imbalance: Fluid imbalance can occur due to the removal of large amounts of fat. This can cause symptoms such as lightheadedness, dizziness, and nausea.
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How are liposuction and
liposculpture performed?

The procedure is typically performed under a general anaesthetic. The surgeon will make small incisions near the treatment area – where the fat needs to be removed, and then insert the cannula underneath the skin.

The cannula is then moved back and forth to break up the fatty tissue, which is then removed out of the body using negative pressure or suction. Additional adjuncts are often used to help mobilise the fat making its removal easier. These include vibration, ultrasound, laser or water-assisted.

The cannula is then used to suction out the fat and sculpt the body to create a more desirable look and contour. After the fat is removed, the incisions are closed.

Recovery time

Most people can return to work within a few days to a week after liposuction and liposculpture surgery. Immediately following the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

These symptoms usually subside within a few days. Compression garments may be required for six weeks during the healing process to reduce swelling and help the skin conform to its new shape. Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks.

Liposculpture and liposuction cost in London

The costs of our liposuction and liposculpture in London are dependent on several factors such as the patient’s condition and the desired outcome.  After the initial consultation, our surgeon will recommend the best treatment plan for each patient. 

The cost of the procedure includes a surgical fee, anaesthetic fee, theatre and hospital stay, assistant’s fee, and implants/devices. All the details will be clarified at your consultation.

To make cosmetic surgery affordable, we offer a range of finance plans. To find out more about our pricing, please get in touch with our team and we’ll gladly discuss your options.

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Why choose us?

At HR Plastic Surgery we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care, tailored to their individual needs and goals.

Our team of professionals is dedicated to understanding each patient’s unique requirements and providing them with compassionate, personalised treatment. We strive to ensure that all of our patients feel valued and receive the best possible service and care.

To book a consultation with us please call us on 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via our website.

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Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a renowned, Cosmetic Surgeon who studied medicine at the esteemed Royal Free and University College London Medical School.

He attained a distinction (MB BS) upon graduating in 2003 and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours). He specialises in several cosmetic procedures.

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If you still have some questions, below you can find our most frequently asked questions regarding our body contouring, London procedures:

Liposuction is the surgical procedure of removing fat using a cannula and negative pressure.

Liposculpture is the description of the technique of removing fat to sculpt and highlight natural contours and muscle definition to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.

Yes, liposuction can be used to remove stubborn fat from the upper arms. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the skin and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted.

The cannula is then moved back and forth to break up the fatty tissue, which is then suctioned out of the body.

Yes, liposculpture removes fat cells from the body. The fat cells removed will not return. However, if further weight is gained, the remaining fat cells may increase in size to occupy the space, creating a recurrence of the fullness.

No, liposuction and weight loss surgery cannot be performed at the same time. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, while weight loss surgery is a medical procedure.

Weight loss surgery is typically performed to treat obesity, while liposuction is used to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body.

Yes, liposuction can be done at the same time as breast reduction surgery. It is often used to sculpt parts of the breast and the surrounding chest to create the desired aesthetic contour.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha, please call us on 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via our website.

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