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The inability to get rid of fat from stubborn areas of the body can be quite frustrating. Your ideal body shape may be difficult to achieve with healthy behavioural choices alone. Where diet and exercise are unsuccessful in toning your body, liposuction (Lipo) can directly target trouble areas and give you a more slender and attractive body shape. Mr Gwanmesia designs every liposuction procedure to meet the needs of the patient, producing custom-tailored results that reveal your most flattering and attractive figure.

Enhancing Your Body Shape

The natural human form is gloriously beautiful, and the fact that every person’s figure is unique can make it even more striking. However, if persistent fat has laid hold upon you and is resistant to diet and exercise, you may feel as though you will never reclaim the body you once had. Liposuction can remove layers and pockets of stubborn fat to reveal your natural curves and contours, highlighting your shape and drawing attention to your distinctive form.
Bulges of fat can disfigure an otherwise slender and toned body. A formerly flat tummy may now have rolls that pucker over the top of your trousers, and previously slim thighs may have acquired saddlebags. Liposuction targets fat bulges wherever they appear on the body, permanently eliminating these pockets of fat so that you can achieve a uniform slenderness throughout your body.
In youth, before age and genetics tend to creep up and catch you by surprise, your body shape was likely firm, thin, and taut. With age, your figure tends to soften, certain areas round out, and fat begins to accrue. Liposuction can help you reclaim a more youthful figure by trimming away excess fat and revealing the slender shape often associated with a younger body.

The Liposuction (Lipo) Procedure

Traditional Tumescent Liposuction (Lipo)

  • Performed on an outpatient basis
  • Requires general anaesthesia
  • Minor incisions are made in the target area(s)
  • A cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted through the incisions
  • Stored fat cells are suctioned out through the cannula
  • Fat is permanently eliminated from the body

Areas of Treatment

  • Multiple areas can be treated in a single liposuction procedure:
    • Abdomen
    • Hips
    • Buttocks
    • Back
    • Upper arms
    • Neck
    • Under the chin
    • Thighs
    • Knees
    • Ankles

Ideal Candidates

  • Overall good health
  • Good skin elasticity
  • Realistic expectations about the results
  • Lack of success with body contouring through diet and exercise
  • Near ideal body weight with stubborn fat deposits
  • Non-smoking or willing to quit for a period of time before and after the procedure

Liposuction Concerns

Age: 25 – 30 year old male

Description: Photos taken 3 months post op

Procedure: Correction of gynaecomastia by liposuction and liposuction to abdomen and flanks

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Age: 40 – 45 year old female

Description: Photos taken 6 months post op

Procedure: Lipo- abdominoplasty

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Age: 25 – 30 year old male

Description: Photos taken 3 months post op

Procedure: Liposuction to abdomen and flanks

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*Results may vary from patient to patient. There is no guarantee of outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction can last anywhere from one to three hours. The length of the procedure correlates with the number of areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed.
Although liposuction immediately reduces fat storage to create a more ideal body shape, postoperative swelling can limit your ability to enjoy your results at first. As soon as the swelling diminishes a few weeks after the procedure, you will be able to observe your newly enhanced body contours.
Liposuction is frequently combined with many other plastic surgery procedures, especially breast surgeries, tummy tuck surgery, or various lifts (body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, etc.). For instance, if you are also interested in and qualify for breast augmentation, you may combine breast augmentation with liposuction of your abdomen to help your waist look narrower and your breasts look larger in contrast. It may be appropriate to combine liposuction with another procedure when there are multiple conditions you’d like to correct, such as removing both excess fat and sagging skin.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and should not be treated as such. The best candidates are already at or near their goal weight with a desire to eliminate localised pockets of fat.
The fat cells targeted with liposuction are permanently extracted from the body. However, even though liposuction permanently removes excess fat, the remaining fat cells may increase in size if you gain weight. It is best to adopt a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a nutritious diet to avoid weight gain and to maintain your liposuction results.
Learn about Mr Ivo Gwanmesia’s cosmetic surgery experience and professional credentials at his 'about' profile page.

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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.