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This week, we continue our mission to empower patients during their cosmetic treatment journey by giving you the detail you need to make the informed decision that’s right for you.

Our ‘Guide To’ series gives you the low down on some of the key procedures you can discover more about on the Now Me platform and this week we focus on Liposuction, the popular fat removal treatment….

What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a technique designed to remove unwanted fatty deposits from a particular area of the body. The treatment involves a cannula being inserted through tiny incisions in the skin, with the fat being removed via a suction device.

How many people have liposuction?
According to ISAPS, a massive 1.6 million women and men underwent liposuction in 2017! Women accounted for 85% of these surgeries.

Why do people have it?
Contrary to some beliefs, liposuction isn’t about drastic weight loss! Rather, liposuction is designed for those who have stubborn areas of fat that simply won’t shift through conventional methods like diet and exercise. The body has an inborn tendency to place fat in specific areas and this can leave patients feeling as though they have a disproportionate shape. Liposuction is ideal for those who want to create a smoother, more balanced silhouette.

Am I a good candidate?
As mentioned, liposuction isn’t about shedding the pounds on a vast scale and, as such, you are generally considered to be a good candidate if you are within 30% of your ideal weight. Those who store weight disproportionately on the thighs, bum, stomach and hips will get the best results from the treatment. Another key factor to consider is your skin tone. You will need to have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone to undergo the procedure. From a wider health perspective, as with all cosmetic treatments, you should be in good health and avoid smoking prior to surgery.

It is also important that your weight is stable. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight or even gain weight (for example, due to pregnancy), this is not the time to undergo liposuction. Finally, it is very important that you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, before undergoing this procedure.

How much does it cost?
Treatment prices range from £2,000 – £6,000 depending on the area you wish to treat, location and the surgeon you choose.

Want to discover even more about liposuction? Head on over to our chat function at www.nowme.co.uk and ask Naomi our friendly chat bot who is ready and waiting to share all about this exciting treatment.