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What Is Lipoedema Liposuction?
As its name suggests, lipoedema liposuction is a treatment for lipoedema – a condition which causes abnormal deposits of fat to build up in the body. Lipoedema mostly affects the hips, thighs, knees, buttocks and arms, causing them to look disproportionately large compared to the rest of the body. The condition mainly affects women, but it can happen to men too.
Lipoedema liposuction is a surgical procedure whereby fat is removed from the affected area via a tube. While this type of surgery is not a cure for the condition, it can help reduce swelling, pain and bruising, as well as improve mobility. For many people, the results of lipoedema liposuction are long-lasting.
What Are The Symptoms of Lipoedema?
The main symptom of lipoedema is the development and appearance of abnormal body fat. The fat usually feels lumpy beneath the skin. It is most likely to affect the lower body, and sometimes the arms, and it usually starts to develop during puberty or the menopause.
Other symptoms of lipoedema include:
- Painful joints
- Pain or tenderness where that fat develops
Lipoedema can continue to develop, spreading to different parts of your body. You may notice that your symptoms worsen during hot weather, when you’ve been standing for a long period of time, when you’re travelling by plane or after exercise.
Why Choose Lipoedema Liposuction?
Lipoedema can be extremely debilitating, affecting your day-to-day life. It can make you feel distressed, particularly as your lipoedema develops, and you may find it impacts your mental health, leading to anxiety and depression.
It can often be incorrectly diagnosed as weight gain, and many people with lipoedema may try dieting and exercising with very little success. There is no specific test for this condition, meaning that it can be difficult getting a diagnosis.
While there is no cure for lipoedema, there are things you can do to help manage your symptoms, such as compression therapy, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and pain control. However, if you haven’t found a treatment that works for you, you may consider lipoedema liposuction.
It’s important to make sure you understand what this surgery involves and what it can and can’t achieve. You should have clear and realistic expectations of what this type of operation will do for you.
What Happens During Lipoedema Liposuction?
Lipoedema liposuction can take anywhere from one to three hours, and it is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. An epidural anaesthetic may be needed if the liposuction is being carried out in the lower part of your body. Your surgeon will inject the area with a solution containing anaesthetic and a medicine to reduce swelling, bruising and blood loss. Your surgeon will likely use a pen to mark the areas on your body where fat is to be removed.
During the operation, your surgeon will use high-frequency vibrations, a high-pressure water jet or a weak laser pulse to break up the fat cells. A small cut is made to the affected area, then a suction tube attached to a vacuum machine is inserted. The suction tube is moved backwards and forwards to loosen the fat before sucking it out. Once the fat has been removed, any excess fluid or blood is drained away, and the area is stitched and bandaged up.
What Happens After Lipoedema Liposuction?
After your surgery, it’s likely you will need to stay in hospital for a few days. This is for basic wound care and to manage your compression garment fitting. Designed to help reduce swelling and bruising, compression garments are essential following lipoedema surgery.
You may be required to wear compression garments in the weeks and even months following your surgery. However, some patients find that they are able to stop wearing these garments and undergo MLD to prevent their symptoms from returning.
You may be advised to take antibiotics following your operation to reduce the chance of infection, and you should be able to take painkillers to relieve any pain and swelling.
It’s important to note that you will not be able to drive for a week or two following your surgery.
Recovering From Lipoedema Liposuction
Risks Of Lipoedema Liposuction
- A burning sensation
- Itching, lumps or discomfort around your scars
- Skin numbness, which can persist for several weeks
Why Choose Manchester Private Hospital?
If you’re considering liposuction for lipoedema, Manchester Private Hospital is here for you. Our team of trained medical professionals are experts at what they do, and we ensure we provide the highest level of care for all of our patients. From your first consultation to providing aftercare advice, we are here for you every step of the way.
Our highly qualified surgeons, doctors and nurses are armed with the knowledge and expertise to ensure your procedure is carried out safely and effectively. We can also provide you with a selection of finance options, giving you one less thing to think about.
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Lipodema Liposuction Price From £3500
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Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.
*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial eConsult and a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.
What Is Liposuction?Liposuction is a term many have heard before, but if you’re considering a liposuction procedure, you’ll likely want to learn more about what it is, how it works and who it’s for. It’s important to become familiar with the topic before you make a decision on whether or not to book a procedure, as you don’t want to enter into it with false expectations. Keep reading to find out more about liposuction.
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