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Liposuction

Sometimes even the strictest diet and exercise regime can’t shift stubborn fat or tackle an uneven body shape. That’s why thousands of people have found a solution with surgical or vaser liposuction to even out their body proportions or slim a particular area.

Liposuction can be an excellent way to shape, tone and contour specific body areas. Your body shouldn't replace the fat cells removed from these areas, so each method of liposuction can deliver a long-lasting change to your body shape. Here at Transform, our team guides thousands of women and men each year through their liposuction journey. You can rest assured that you’re in expert hands with our surgeons. Get in touch and start your journey to being the best you.

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Pricing & finance

If you prefer to spread the cost of your surgery, you can pay a deposit of just £500 and choose either 12 monthly interest-free payments or loan repayments over two to five years.

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Liposuction results

You’ll be able to talk in detail with your surgeon about the results you want to achieve and they’ll work with you to attain the right outcome for you and your body. You can see for yourself the results that other patients have achieved and the difference it’s made for them.

Why choose Transform for liposuction?

Since 1974, Transform has been committed to helping people be the best they can be. With over 40 years’ experience, we’re the UK’s longest established and most trusted cosmetic surgery provider. We’re also the only provider to have three of our own dedicated hospitals, as well as a network of 22 specialist clinics across the UK.

Our surgeons bring a wealth of experience and each year they perform tens of thousands of procedures with Transform, the highest number by any cosmetic surgery provider in the UK. In 2016 alone, our liposuction surgeons helped 286 patients to look and feel better through surgery, and with the lowest rate of further revision surgery in the UK, you can trust their expertise and our three-year aftercare warranty.


From your first contact with Transform, we want you to feel comfortable that you’ve come to the right place. We’re dedicated to providing exceptional care and we’re proud to say that so many of our patients agree. More than 95% rate their Transform experience as good or excellent and we receive enquiries from 15,000 people each year on the recommendation of family and friends.

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Liposuction frequently asked questions

You’ll have the opportunity to ask your surgeon any questions as part of your consultation, but to start the ball rolling here are the answers to some that our patients most frequently ask.

Liposuction FAQs

As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we understand that each individual's procedure is different and will be tailored specifically around the patient. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no obligation consultations. Following our consultation process your patient advisor will provide a detailed pricing overview around the particular procedure. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about our flexible credit options, available via our partnership with a specialist financial provider. More info here.


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Liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.


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You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.


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The recovery time after liposuction is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days. We generally advise that you take a week off to ensure the best recovery.


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This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.


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Liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.


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This will need to be worn post-surgery for between one and eight weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.


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The results after liposuction are not immediate, but you will begin to see improvement after four weeks and then you will see a constant improvement up to three months.


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All types of surgery carry a level of risk. For liposuction these can include bruising, loose skin, infection, bleeding after surgery and irregularities of the skin. Your patient advisor will go through all the details and provide you with a detailed guide.


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Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, which makes it easier to remove without strain or damage to the skin.


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Different people have different thresholds of pain, but usually liposuction isn’t particularly painful. In rare cases where some pain is experienced, it can be controlled for a number of days.


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The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.


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If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.


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Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target the fat cells, which is an easier way for the surgeon to remove fat without bleeding or invasive surgery.


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Vaser liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin.


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If you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise in order to lose the fat, vaser liposuction may be suitable.


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More details on liposuction

When you come to Transform, the entire experience is designed around you and your needs. We’ll listen carefully to your aspirations for being the best you, and you’ll receive all the advice and support you need throughout your journey with us. Here’s a step-by-step guide to what you can expect.

Liposuction step-by-step

The first step is to meet your patient advisor. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering liposuction surgery, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you’ll probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.


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At your free consultation, your surgeon will ask you about the results you want to achieve from the surgery. You can discuss every aspect of your liposuction – from the different methods and recovery time to the benefits and risks – with no obligation to go ahead. Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. There are various methods of liposuction, from surgical liposuction for larger body areas to the less invasive procedures including vaser liposuction. Depending on the area you’re having treated, the amount of fat to be removed and your medical history, your surgeon will discuss the best technique for you. If you feel ready to go ahead and book your surgery, they’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform some pre-op tests and procedures.


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On the day of your surgery, you’ll meet with your surgeon so you can go through the consent form and ask any last-minute questions. You’ll then be introduced to the rest of your surgical team before going into theatre. The procedure itself will differ according to the chosen method of liposuction – surgical or vaser. Surgical liposuction involves fat being sucked either via pump or syringe, typically from areas of stubborn fat in arms, thighs, stomach, bottom, hips, chin or knees. The small incisions often do not require any stitches so will heal by themselves. The surgery usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed, and it can be done under local or general anaesthetic. Vaser (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) liposuction is a less invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. The fat is then removed through a gentle suction process. It is typically used for areas such as the stomach, ‘love handles’ (flanks), back, thighs, arms and chin, and it can be used on a number of different areas in a single procedure. Vaser liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas you want to treat, and it can be done under local or general anaesthetic.


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We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly and safely. Vaser liposuction patients often experience a shorter recovery time than with surgical liposuction because the procedure is less invasive. If you have a local anaesthetic you may be able to return home the same day, but with a general anaesthetic, and often with surgical liposuction, an overnight stay in one of our Transform hospitals may be needed. Your surgeon will check that you’re properly recovered from the operation before discharging you. At this stage, you’ll feel very sore from your operation and won’t be able to drive, so you’ll need to make sure that you’ve made arrangements to get home. Before you go home your nurse will talk to you about the importance of wearing a pressure garment. We’ll also make an appointment for you to see your surgeon again to check on your progress.


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We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the surgery itself, so we’re here to support you. You’ll need to give your body plenty of time to heal and we’ll give you detailed guidance on the best way to do this. With vaser liposuction, there may be less scarring and bruising than with surgical liposuction, so visible results can be seen more quickly. However, with both methods, the improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure. For best results, we recommend that a pressure garment should be worn for anything between one to eight weeks following the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline. You’ll also have a series of follow up appointments with the Transform team to make sure you’re healing well. All patients have access to our three-year aftercare programme as standard and you’ll have the option to extend cover to up to 10 years.


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We have a carefully selected team of GMC-registered surgeons who are some of the best in the industry and who work to the highest professional standards of surgical and medical care. Each year they perform more procedures with Transform than surgeons with any other cosmetic surgery provider in the UK. You couldn’t be in better hands.

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