The ideal candidate for liposuction should have a stable weight, having lost weight prior to the surgery. Maintaining your weight is very important to the success of the procedure as liposuction is only permanent if your weight remains stable.

It is also important to consider how you will recover from the surgery. To achieve the best results the skin around the target area must shrink to accommodate the loss in volume. This requires firm, elastic skin, that will snap back in place after surgery. As we age, this elasticity begins to weaken, but as this can affect everybody differently, it is best to speak with your surgeon to make an assessment.

Liposuction can effectively remove fat from a range of trouble areas that don’t respond well to exercise or diet, including:


Immediately after your surgery, there will be some discomfort as well as swelling and bruising around the treated area. These will subside with time, and your surgeon can help ease any pain experienced with medication.

While you will see immediate results from the surgery, the final transformation will take several months, as your body will need time to heal, and the swelling will distort your new figure. To reduce swelling you may be required to wear compression garments for several weeks, this will also assist in shaping your skin to your body.

As liposuction is relatively non-invasive, most patients can return to work within three days. However, more intensive procedures may require you to take up to one week off. After two weeks you can begin mild exercise, but do not attempt rigorous activity for at least four to six weeks.