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CONSULTATION

You will already have had a comprehensive clinic consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best procedure to suit your requirements. On the day of surgery, you will be seen by your surgeon and by the anaesthetist who will answer any questions you may have. You will also meet the nursing team who will get you ready for your operation and take care of your afterwards. The operation is performed under either local anaesthetic (you will be awake) or general anaesthetic (you will be asleep throughout) depending upon the size of the area to be treated.

THE PROCEDURE

Your surgeon will make a small incision less than 1cm in the area being treated and will inject fluid into the area to help reduce bleeding and aid removal of the excess fat. The surgeon will then insert a cannula (tube) attached to a vacuum pump which breaks down and removes fat cells. The incision will be closed with a dissolvable suture and a pressure garment will be applied. Once you recover from the anaesthesia and your doctor feels you are ready to go home, you will be discharged. This is usually a few hours after your operation. Occasionally you may be required to stay in hospital for 1 night dependent upon your individual circumstances.

RECOVERY

You will already have had a comprehensive clinic consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best procedure to suit your requirements. On the day of surgery, you will be seen by your surgeon and by the anaesthetist who will answer any questions you may have. You will also meet the nursing team who will get you ready for your operation and take care of your afterwards. The operation is performed under either local anaesthetic (you will be awake) or general anaesthetic (you will be asleep throughout) depending upon the size of the area to be treated.

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