Cosmetic surgery remains as popular as ever and liposuction is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, with statistics from 2022 placing it in fifth place, coming in behind breast reductions, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), abdominoplasty and rhinoplasty. Used to remove excess fat deposits in stubborn areas, liposuction can be performed all over the body, from the abdomen to the knees and ankles – although prospective patients should not view it as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. 

The embedded PDF discusses the use of cosmetic surgery in the UK and the importance of following guidelines.

High-Definition Liposuction 

High-definition liposuction is a relatively new procedure offering even more defined, visual results. Surgeons use a system called the VASER which can achieve more targeted results, revealing a sculpted, toned physique. VASER is an ultrasound-assisted system that works by liquefying fat cells, therefore making it a simpler process to extract them. While traditional liposuction works to remove fat, the high-definition system goes further and creates natural contours, helping patients to achieve the chiselled figure they are looking for. 

While some may assume that this technique is best deployed in the stomach area alone, high-definition liposuction can be used in many different areas such as the arms, thighs, back and calves. It is also suitable for both men and women.

Who Is a Good Candidate for High-Definition Liposuction? 

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for high-definition liposuction, and those considering it should be aware that it is not a method for combatting obesity. Skilled surgeons such as Dr Adam Alexander advise that it is most suitable for those in reasonable or athletic shape who have areas of fat which are resistant to diet and exercise. Crucially, surgeons are keen to ensure that patients have skin prepared to snap back and contort around the treated areas, as well as those with a healthy BMI. 

Furthermore, it is essential that patients avoid an unbalanced look. A beautifully defined six pack will look strange if the rest of the body is out of kilter. Patients should ensure that they do not pair a chiselled stomach with plump arms or thighs.  

Aftercare Is Key 

While patients may gear themselves up for the surgery and look upon it as the end goal, they should be aware that the correct aftercare may be even more crucial than the initial operation. Several ultrasound-assisted or lymphatic massages per week are paramount to ensure a smooth result, along with wearing compression bandages around the clock for two months.