Personalised care at a hospital close to you with a comprehensive five-year structured follow-up programme and fully BAAPS and BAPRAS accredited surgeon.
One of the key advantages of the Body-Jet system is minimising the time it takes for you to have your treatment. Unlike other forms of liposuction, you don’t need to have a general anaesthetic and the majority of patients do not need sedation. This means that you can have your treatment as an outpatient – reducing time spent in hospital and avoiding the recovery from a general anaesthetic. Your treatment will take approximately four hours from walking into hospital, to walking out again.
You can have virtually any area of the body treated this way – abdomen, thighs, arms, knees, calves, ankles, chin and neck. The possibility of not having to go under anaesthetic is there for both small and larger areas of fat removal. Likewise, if you are choosing to have fat grafting (filling), many areas of treatment do not require the additional use of general anaesthesia – you can have breast augmentation with your own fat without needing to be put to sleep.
1 to 2 hours
Local but usually general
Day or 1 night
4 to 6 weeks
Most patients notice a dramatic improvement by 3 to 6 months, but it can take up to a full year to see the final results.
What is the Body-Jet Liposuction procedure?
The process begins with an outpatient consult where I will see you personally and we can discuss what you are hoping to achieve from the surgery and what is possible (it is important to have realistic expectations from the procedure).
After the initial consult, you will receive a letter going over what we discussed during the consultation and will be given a further appointment to discuss any additional questions you have (it is almost inevitable that there will be some things that you will have forgotten to ask!).
On the day of surgery, you will come to the hospital or clinic. You will need to bring a dressing gown and something to read or watch for afterwards.
You will have the procedure done with you fully awake and afterwards, you will have Hilotherapy treatment to reduce the post-op swelling and inflammation (this also significantly reduces pain). After a couple of hours of Hilotherapy treatment, you are free to go home (though it is recommended that you get someone to pick you up or take a taxi). You will normally be given a pressure garment to wear and will need to use this for six weeks following the procedure.
You will be given painkillers and antibiotics to take home together with a massage roller, which will help to gently ease the swelling in the soft tissues. It is important to use this regularly in conjunction with the pressure garment to get the quickest possible recovery.
Can Body-Jet Liposuction and fat grafting combined?
Liposuction and fat grafting can be done in the same treatment session and can both be performed under local anaesthetic. The areas commonly treated with fat graft under local anaesthetic include the face, lips, hands and breasts.
What aftercare is there after a Body-Jet Liposuction procedure?
You will be seen regularly in outpatients following on from the procedure as with all my patients. I see people at two weeks after surgery, six weeks, three months, six months, at a year and then on a yearly basis for five years – so you will receive the same level of personalised care during the whole of your journey from start to finish.
Have a question?
You’ve decided to have cosmetic surgery, you now need to choose a surgeon with the appropriate training, skills and experience to carry out your procedure.
Anthony is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in aesthetic surgery and registered with BAAPS, a specialist register of Plastic Surgeons maintained by the General Medical Council.
You’ve decided to have cosmetic surgery; you now need to choose a plastic surgeon with the appropriate training, skills and experience to carry out your procedure.
Anthony is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, specialising in aesthetic surgery and registered with BAAPS and BAPRAS, the UK’s leading independent plastic surgery groups, maintained by the General Medical Council.
It is important to talk to your surgeon about what you want to change and why. We will give you straightforward and appropriate advice that you can trust.
Anthony is nationally acknowledged for providing outstanding medical care and achieving results which meet or exceed patients’ hopes and expectations.
We offer exceptional patient aftercare, for five years following your procedure, so you can be sure you have complete support as you embark on your journey to the new you.
Before & Afters
Discover liposuction in more detail via the articles below…
Athleisure trend is driving women to demand liposuction for the perfect figure
Cosmetic surgeons have seen a recent 12% increase in the demand for liposuction, thought to be linked to the rising athleisure trend.
Although athleisure clothing has been popular for a number of years, entering the dictionary in 2016, it’s continued to gather momentum and fashion labels and high street stores which have never dabbled in sportswear, are now introducing new athleisure lines.
Athleisure clothing is sportswear which is stylish enough to be worn as everyday apparel. It largely consists of tank style tops and tight-fitting leggings; showing off the torso and providing a figure-hugging look.
It’s designed with both style and comfort in mind, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular. After all, who wouldn’t want to feel comfortable all day while staying on trend?
How is athleisure contributing to a rise in liposuction procedures?
In order to pull off this clothing trend, though, you do need to have a toned torso and sculpted lower body. For those who don’t currently have a toned body, seeking liposuction might seem like the best way to be able to join in with the trend quickly.
Liposuction is known to offer almost instant results and improvements and developments in the techniques and devices used, allow the procedure to be carried out more precisely and less invasively. This is why so many women are seeing it as a great alternative to spending months exercising in order to benefit from this latest clothing trend.
Other factors playing a role
It’s not just athleisure clothing which is contributing to a rise in liposuction procedures. Other factors, such as celebrities being more open about the procedures they’ve undertaken, along with the popularity of reality TV shows such as Love Island, are also playing a role.
Love Island has particularly come under fire over the past year, for its glorification of cosmetic procedures and this year’s series has already been criticised for its lack of body diversity. Due to how open celebrities and reality show contestants are about having work done, it gives cosmetic surgery a more casual image. It’s now seen as a general everyday occurrence, with many people unaware of the actual risks it can present.
What is liposuction and what benefits can it provide?
The way in which liposuction is performed has changed significantly over the years. These days, patients can opt for Body-Jet liposuction, which is more of a contouring procedure. It is able to target stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the torso, thighs and buttocks.
The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and the patient returns home the same day. A garment will need to be worn for around six weeks after the procedure, and painkillers will be provided to ease the pain associated with the recovery process.
As long as patients understand the risks and complications, and they’ve been thinking about having the procedure for a while, liposuction can be a great way to achieve a more toned torso. However, it does have its limitations and it should never be used as a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise.