Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to reduce stubborn fat and improve body shape.
Fat is removed from beneath the skin using small tubes passed through small access incisions. A number of terms are used to describe this technique including lipoplasty, liposuction, liposculpture and liposelection. However recent medical developments have produced advanced fat removal techniques which have increased the level of refinement of this procedure. They use more accurate sculpting techniques combined with the use of energy assisted liposuction systems such as VASER® Liposelection, a procedure that Mr Chana widely uses.
Since liposuction is a technique for improving body shape rather than being a weight loss solution, the best results are seen in patients who are not overweight. It is especially ideal for removing and re-sculpting fatty deposits in stubborn areas that are resistant to weight loss, exercise or dietary modification.
Another condition necessary for achieving a good result with liposuction is elastic skin, as it will shrink after fat removal and give a new improved contour. Loose inelastic skin does not give a good result because the area emptied of fat forms loose folds of skin. Occasionally if there is an excessive amount, alternative procedures involving surgical tightening of the skin may be more suitable.
At an initial consultation, Mr Chana will discuss with you your reasons for wanting liposuction and advise on the best procedure for your condition. He will thoroughly examine you and inform you of the likely results that can be achieved.
A word of warning though. Unfortunately the development of liposuction techniques over the past few years has given rise to an unregulated market where cheap procedures are being offered by so-called medical professionals. Now more than ever before, we recommend that if you are considering liposuction you carry out thorough research before choosing a medical professional widely experienced in all liposuction techniques in order to provide you with the most appropriate advice. Often Mr Chana sees patients who have been inappropriately treated by practitioners untrained in plastic surgery and he has to perform corrective procedures on work that has been badly carried out.