Body Surgery


Why have a Liposculpture?

This procedure could help when it comes to boosting your self-confidenceby improving your body image.People seek Liposculpture for various reasons, some want to look as young andattractive as they feel, other people wish to alter a perceived imperfection.Whichever the reason, in the hands of a skilled Surgeon, imperfections can beaccurately removed as never before. To this end I will recommend a treatment specifically designed to meet the needs of the patient.

What is involved?

The best candidates for liposculpture are those who have a relatively normalweight, with pockets of localised fat, which is resistant to exercise and diet. Patients should be healthy with realistic expectations of the procedure. If this describes you, then liposculpture could be a suitable option, however liposculpture is not a weight loss procedure and is not the answer to obesity problems.Liposculpture is performed under general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in hospital. After liposculpture, a scar of about a quarter of an inch will be left, placed wherever possible in a body fold or crease. As with most scars, given time they will generally fade and become virtually undetectable.

Liposculpture Aftercare

After surgery

After surgery is completed, you will have an elastic garment put on in the operating theatre. It is important that this garment is not removed for a period of at least 10 days.Any remaining discomfort can be controlled by medication.

Drink plenty of water in the first week to replace fluid lost during the procedure. Liposculpture requires an over-night stay at the hospital so your immediate recovery can be closely monitored by a member of our medical team.

Your recovery

Recovery depends greatly on the extent of the procedure. Expect to feel sore and swollen for several weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Although most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within six months, some swelling may remain longer.

Post-op appointments

Post-operative follow-up is of paramount importance. Each patient undergoing Liposculpture surgery will be given post operative appointments for wound management and suture removal. Post-operative instructions are vital and we consider it very important that you adhere to them. Failing to follow these guidelines and attend your appointments can adversely affect the outcome of surgery and put your safety at risk. Following Liposculpturethe patient is asked to return on specified appointments. Occasionally it may be necessary to return more regularly than those stated.

Liposculpture Risks & Conditions


Smoking increases the risk of complications, and slows down the healing process. It has been shown that a smoking patient has ten times more complications than a non - smoking patient. Smoking reduces the blood supply to the wound and can impede the healing process.Each cigarette further constricts acutely the blood vessels. It is highly recommended to stop smoking completely 4 weeks prior to surgery and 2 weeks after; no nicotine patches or chewing gum are allowed. The risk of infection and complications in general slowly decreases if the patient stops smoking, but still remains higher compared to a non-smoker.


The quality of the scar at incision point depends on the skin of the patient. For a few months it will be quite visible, but the tendency is to fade. Occasionally patients produce excessive scar tissue, it may be prominent (hypertrophic scar, keloid). This scarring is rare in Caucasian (white) patients, but slightly more common in noncaucasian patients. The scars can be tender and painful, especially during the recovery period, and to even become permanent. Its extremely rare for patients to require scarrevision following liposculpture.

Haematoma (bleeding)

A haematoma is a collection of blood. The risk is higher during the first 24 hours following any surgical procedure, but it can still occur at a later stage. In case of a major collection of blood it may lead to a blood transfusion andcan be potentially a life threatening complication.

Swelling and bruising

Some swelling and bruising will be present after surgery. Usually this subsides in a few weeks, but can last several months post-operatively.


All surgery carries the risk of infection. In order to reduce it, patients are given antibiotics intravenously during the operation. Infection is extremely rare with liposculpture.


Most patients will experience pain following surgery, this certainly depends on the pain threshold of the patient. Painkillers are given after the surgery to control the discomfort, a further supply is dispensed at the time of your discharge. It has been reported that pain may appear during this period and can become permanent, although this is a rare occurrence.

Asymmetric areas

Temporary lumpy areas and ridges may appear afterwards and these may requiremassage. Some of these irregularities will be permanent! It is not possible to promise symmetry after the operation as the body is asymmetrical to begin with.


In a very small number of patients, fluid builds up. Additional returns to the clinic or surgery may be needed to remove this fluid.