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For males or females thinking about Liposuction, here’s six key considerations from the expert Consultant Surgeon team at The Edinburgh Clinic.


Liposuction is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments, with Edinburgh Clinic patients opting for our minimally-invasive lipo procedure to remove unwanted fat from their thighs, arms, stomach, buttocks, hips, neck and knees.

We’ve put together six things that you need to know if you’re considering Lipo.

1) Liposuction is not a replacement for healthy living

One of the most important things to know about Liposuction is that it is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle and is not a ‘cure’ for obesity. Eating well and getting plenty of exercise remain essential for those wishing to take control of their weight.

Instead, Liposuction is a method of carefully honing body shape by removing excess fat from areas which are most problematic and resistant to the effects of diet and exercise.

2) It’s not just bums and tums!

Liposuction is sometimes thought of as a procedure relating only to the buttocks and stomach areas – and certainly these are popular target spots for Lipo.

However, Liposuction can also be effectively applied to other areas of the body, including the thighs, the hips, the upper arms, the neck and even the knees.

3) Liposuction is just one part of the process

While Lipo can be very effective at removing significant quantities of excess fatty deposits, the skin which was surrounding those fatty areas may become looser as a result leaving drooping areas of skin.

This excess skin is something which can be dealt with by a separate procedure, such as an abdominoplasty (also known as the ‘tummy tuck’).

4) This is a choice to be made after full and proper consideration

While we will be very happy to provide our services should you decide to opt for Lipo at The Edinburgh Clinic, it is a decision that you should think over carefully to ensure you fully understand the benefits and risks of the procedure.

Our team of consultants can answer your questions, give examples of their past work and advise you on your best options, and you will not be put under any pressure to make a decision about the surgery.

We also encourage you to independently research our practitioners and their work to ensure that you are completely confident and fully informed before proceeding with any work.

5) There will be a recovery period after Liposuction

Liposuction at The Edinburgh Clinic will usually take place under general anaesthetic, and will involve the insertion of a small tube called a cannula into the area to be treated.

Using a high powered suction process, the fatty deposits will be broken down and extracted from the body, after which the cannula incision will be closed up with stitches.

As a result of this approach, there will be a period of swelling and a tender feeling in the treated areas, which may last for a few weeks. As this fades, the results of the procedure will become more apparent to the eye.

6) The Edinburgh Clinic will be there for you after your surgery

Our role is to provide you with extensive advice and information in advance of your procedure along with excellent care and support throughout your surgical experience.

Our team will be there to discuss a detailed plan for your recovery, advising on best practice for healing properly and on any medication which may be helpful as you get back to normal.

Through a special compression garment that we will provide, the affected areas will be able to heal properly, minimising the visibility and longevity of any scars which may remain from the incisions.

To find out more about Liposuction at The Edinburgh Clinic please call 0131 447 2340 or use our enquiry form

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