In the early 1980's Dr Ilouz from Paris demonstrated how fat could be removed from various areas of the body via small incisions using a form of suction curettage. It revolutionised the means by which resistant areas of fat can be reduced.
Areas that can be particularly resistant to weight loss are the hips, outer and inner thighs, the back and in men the chest. Liposuction is primarily designed for areas such as these rather than for people who are generally overweight although sometimes it can stimulate people to lose weight themselves. It is not generally painful but certainly gives a feeling of bruising. Compression for two weeks after surgery is important. There is usually swelling and bruising and the result may not be apparent for at least six weeks. The surgery is under general anaesthetic and can be carried out as a day case up to volumes of some 3 litres after which it is desirable to be in hospital overnight.
Your surgeon will discuss all of this carefully with you prior to surgery. It provides a very efficient means of body recontouring and can be used in association with other procedures such as abdominal reduction and facelift.
Douglas Harrison is an amazing surgeon. His expertise put me back together again, allowing self-confidence and happiness to return after a very traumatic time. I will be indebted to him always
Mrs F. R, Kent