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Liposuction – also known as ‘Lipoplasty’, ‘Liposculpture’ or just ‘Lipo’  – is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing localised deposits of fat where diet and exercise are not addressing the problem.

A commonly sought cosmetic procedure, Liposuction can treat a variety of areas on the body, including: arms, legs, thighs (saddle bags), buttocks, hips (love handles), bra rolls, abdomen, chin, and over-developed male breasts.

Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is performed under general aesthetic by inserting a cannula under the skin through small incisions (cuts made in the skin), to break up the fatty tissue. A device is then attached to the cannula to suck out the fat, the cuts are stitched and a post surgical compression garment (liposuction corset/ shorts) is applied. The compression garment will be needed for six weeks 24/7.

The procedure can be done as a day case stay when small areas are treated but often requires an overnight stay.

Liposuction Recovery and Aftercare

The next few weeks will require gentle recovery and time off work may need to be taken. An aftercare plan will be put in place whereby you will need to wear compression garments and take painkillers. After 2 weeks you can massage the treated areas and use professional manual lymphatic drainage on a regular basis.

Follow-up appointments will be arranged at 1, 2 and 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post surgery to closely monitor your physical well-being.

The full effects from this procedure can be seen within 3-6 months. It is advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight in order to continue to experience the benefits of having this surgery, possessing an improved contour of your body.


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Frequently asked questions

If you are looking to reduce areas of stubborn fat, despite maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, then you are likely to be suitable for liposuction surgery. It is important for you to understand that Liposuction is not intended for weight reduction. The best candidates are those who are close to, or just above, their ideal body weight and have areas such as abdomen and hips that out of proportion to other areas. It may not be suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The operation itself will be performed under general anaesthetic, undertaken by a consultant anaesthetist. Most people report that they are quite sore for a week or more and a course of painkillers will be administered post-operatively.

Frequent side effects are swelling, bruising, scarring and temporary numbness which will improve after a few months. Wearing a tight fitting elastic compression garment is recommended to reduce swelling of the treated areas. Less common risks include bleeding, wound infection, scars (poor scarring and keloid scars), uneven and asymmetric results, rippling, dimpling, loose skin, fluid collection under the skin (seroma), skin discoloration, permanent loss of sensation, problems with general anaesthetic and clots in the legs and lungs.

Most people can return to work anywhere between a few days and two weeks following liposuction surgery, and light activities can be resumed after six weeks. Driving will be possible after 2 -3 weeks. It may need up to 4 weeks before travelling abroad and up to 12 weeks before returning to the gym.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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