Liposuction removes excess and stubborn fat from the body which may be difficult to get rid of in any other way. This Liposuction Patient Guide will give you some insights into the procedure and how it can help you.

About Liposuction

It can be difficult to get the exact look you want for your abdominal area, even if you exercise and eat healthily. Liposuction can assist you in achieving your goals so discussing this with a qualified surgeon will help you understand if this is for you.

Dealing with stubborn fat and skin around the abdomen is something many people struggle with. This is why both abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction are popular procedures.

Fatty deposits that are removed, commonly occur in very specific areas. These include around the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, and chin. Liposuction involves using a thin metal tube that is inserted into the body and attached to a vacuum pump. The vacuum removes the fat quickly and effectively.

Mr Khan is experienced in both and can enhance the information in this Liposuction Patient Guide. He can help you achieve the change you are looking for in your appearance and the added benefits that come with this.

Having Liposuction

Liposuction is often considered a cosmetic procedure. However, it can also be used to treat medical conditions. These include lymphoedema and lipoedema and treatment or referrals would be advised by visiting your GP.

According to the NHS, the aim of liposuction is to alter body shape. The results are generally long-lasting, providing you maintain a healthy weight. The best outcome is achieved on patients who are of normal weight and where the skin is tight.

In most cases, liposuction is performed under a general anaesthetic. If just a small amount of fat is being removed there may be an alternative. There are both dry and wet liposuction procedures. The latter involves the injection of a fluid mixture. This helps reduce bleeding, swelling and bruising.

You will be given advice on after-care and achieving the most successful recovery possible after you have had your surgery.


Abdominoplasty surgery involves removing skin and fat from below the tummy button. It can also involve the tightening and repositioning of the muscles in this area. It is popular with women who have finished having their families. More details on this procedure can be found here.

Liposuction Patient Guide

This Liposuction Patient Guide should be read in conjunction with specific medical advice.  A consultation is a good place to start. Booking an appointment with Mr Khan allows you the chance to discuss your options so you and he are clear on the desired outcome.

Many people have both abdominoplasty and liposuction together because they choose to have one procedure.  However, this is not always necessary. Get in touch via the contact page to discuss liposuction so we can understand your needs.