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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body, refining the body’s shape and contour. Despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, many individuals find that certain areas of the body tend to retain stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction offers a solution to this issue, targeting fat in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck to achieve a more toned and balanced appearance. Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna, a renowned plastic surgeon in the UK, expertly performs liposuction with precision and care, utilising the latest techniques to ensure effective fat removal with minimal scarring and downtime. Her approach is highly personalised, focusing on achieving natural-looking results that align with each patient’s aesthetic goals and body type.

At a glance

Length of surgery
Up to 3 hours
General anaesthetic
Length of stay
7-10 days off work
12 weeks

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Who Needs Liposuction

Liposuction is best suited for patients who are close to their ideal body weight but have localised fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. It is not a weight-loss procedure or a solution for obesity. Ideal candidates for liposuction include:

  • Those with Stubborn Fat Deposits: Patients who have specific areas of fat accumulation that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods.
  • People with Good Skin Elasticity: Liposuction removes fat, but it does not significantly tighten skin. Those with good skin elasticity are more likely to achieve smooth contours post-procedure.
  • Non-smokers: Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications. Non-smokers or those who can quit smoking for a period before and after the surgery are better candidates.
  • Individuals in Good General Health: As with any surgery, good overall health reduces the risk of complications and aids in a smoother recovery.

During your consultation, Anca will assess your health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate procedure for you. She will also consider your medical history and any previous surgeries to ensure that liposuction can be performed safely and effectively.

Liposuction can provide significant improvements in body contour and shape, offering numerous benefits to those who are good candidates for the procedure. Whether you’re looking to refine your silhouette, target specific problem areas, or complement a weight loss journey, liposuction under Anca’s skilled hands can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with lasting results.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction offers many benefits for individuals looking to refine their body contours and eliminate stubborn fat deposits. Under Anca’s skilled guidance, patients can look forward to achieving a more sculpted and aesthetically pleasing body shape. The procedure’s advantages extend beyond the cosmetic, affecting your well-being and confidence in various positive ways.

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: One of the primary benefits of liposuction is its ability to precisely target and remove fat from specific areas of the body. This targeted approach allows for significant improvements in body contour and shape, particularly in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Enhanced Body Contour and Proportion: Liposuction can dramatically enhance the body’s natural contours, creating a more balanced and proportionate figure. Anca’s expertise ensures that the results are harmonious and tailored to fit each patient’s unique body type and aesthetic goals.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Many patients experience a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence following liposuction. By aligning their external appearance more closely with their internal self-image, patients often report feeling more comfortable and confident in their skin.
  • Improved Health Associated with Fat Loss: While liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, the removal of fat can lead to improvements in certain health markers associated with excess fat, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, the physical transformation can motivate individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle, further enhancing their overall well-being.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently eliminated. If the patient maintains a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, the results can be long-lasting. Anca provides guidance on how to sustain your new contours with lifestyle adjustments.
  • Minimally Invasive with Faster Recovery: Compared to other surgical body contouring procedures, liposuction is less invasive, resulting in shorter recovery times and less discomfort. Advances in liposuction techniques have further minimised the risk of complications and shortened the healing process, allowing patients to return to their daily activities more quickly.
  • Versatility: Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and more. This versatility makes it a suitable option for a wide range of patients with different cosmetic goals. Additionally, it can be combined with other procedures, such as tummy tuck or breast augmentation, for more complex body reshaping.
  • Improved Clothing Fit and Appearance: After liposuction, patients often find that clothes fit better and are more flattering, opening up new wardrobe options that were previously avoided. This improvement can significantly impact daily life, making social events and professional engagements more enjoyable.


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Types of Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction

This is the most common technique, involving the injection of a medicated solution into the fatty areas before fat removal. The solution contains a mixture of saline, a local anaesthetic, and a drug to constrict blood vessels. This technique reduces blood loss, pain, and swelling post-surgery.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

UAL uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy fat, making it easier to remove. This method is particularly effective for dense fat and areas with fibrous tissue, such as the male chest or back.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL)

LAL utilises laser energy to liquefy fat cells, which are then removed through a small cannula. This technique allows for precise targeting of fat deposits and can help tighten the skin in the treated area.


Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

PAL involves a cannula that moves in a rapid back-and-forth motion, allowing for easier and quicker fat removal with less effort from the surgeon. This method can be particularly effective in areas with larger volumes of fat.

Liposuction has evolved significantly over the years, with advancements in technology leading to a variety of techniques that cater to different needs and preferences. Anca is skilled in several types of liposuction, each offering unique benefits: Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL), Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL), and Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL).

Anca will discuss these options with you during your consultation, considering your specific concerns, the amount of fat to be removed, and your overall body contouring goals to determine the most suitable liposuction technique.


Patient satisfaction is the top priority for Anca. You can find how patients feel about her work below.

How Much Is Liposuction in the UK

The cost of liposuction in the UK varies widely depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, the areas being treated, the technique used, and the surgeon’s experience. Anca is renowned for her expertise in liposuction, offering personalised care that reflects the highest standards of safety and aesthetic excellence. Her pricing is transparent, with all costs discussed upfront during the initial consultation.

On average, liposuction prices in the UK can range from £2,000 to £8,500. This range can broaden if multiple areas are treated or if liposuction is combined with other cosmetic procedures. The quoted price typically includes the surgeon’s fee, anaesthesia fees, the cost of the hospital stay or surgical facility, pre-operative tests, and post-operative care.

Investing in liposuction with Anca ensures that you are receiving top-quality care from a highly skilled surgeon. Anca’s approach is not just about removing unwanted fat; it’s about sculpting the body in a way that enhances your overall appearance and confidence. She is committed to ensuring her patients are fully informed about the financial aspects of their surgery, including providing information about available financing options or payment plans to make the procedure more accessible.

During your consultation, Anca will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your specific liposuction procedure, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the investment required to achieve your desired results. It’s important to remember that the value of liposuction goes beyond the financial cost, offering lasting improvements to your appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life.

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Frequently asked questions

If you are looking to reduce areas of stubborn fat, then you might 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 at or close to their ideal body weight.

The operation itself will be performed under general anaesthetic. After the surgery, simple analgesics should manage to reduce any potential discomfort and pain that might occur.

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.

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.



Your Next Steps

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  • 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 Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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