HD liposuction

Liposuction or lipoaspiration effectively removes localised excess fat. These localised fat deposits generally do not disappear despite diet or exercise.


The principle of this procedure is to introduce cannulas through very small incisions, allowing excess fat cells to be suctioned away in a harmonious and non-traumatic way. Insofar as these fat cells do not have the ability to replicate, there will be no recurrence after liposuction.

In practice, liposuction can be applied to a large number of areas of the body: the “saddlebags” obviously, but also the hips, abdomen, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, arms; as well as the face and neck.

However, it is important to bear in mind that liposuction should always be considered as a genuine surgical procedure that must be carried out by a qualified plastic surgeon who is competent in extraction, and practises in a genuinely surgical context.


How does the anaesthetic work?

Surgery can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic, depending on the case.

What happens during hospitalisation?

The length of hospitalisation depends on the amount of fat extracted. It may be short, of the order of a few hours for small liposuction operations. It will be 1 or 2 days in the case of more extensive liposuction.

How is liposuction surgery performed?

The incisions for liposuction are short (around 3 or 4 millimetres) and discreet, as they are usually hidden in a natural fold.

The fat is suctioned using cannulas that create a regular network of tunnels that respect blood vessels and nerves. The quantity of fat extracted must of course be adapted to the quality of the overlying skin, which is one of the determining factors in the quality of the result.

The duration of the operation depends on the quantity of fat to be extracted and the number of sites to be treated. It can vary from 20 minutes to 3 hours.

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What is the post-operative care?

After liposuction, bruising and oedema appear in the treated areas. Pain varies, but is generally not severe. Fatigue may be felt for the first few days, especially in the case of major fat extraction.
Normal activity can be resumed 4 to 7 days after the operation, again depending on the extent of the liposuction and the type of professional activity. It is advisable to wear a stretchy support garment for 3 weeks. The results will only become visible after 3 weeks, once the swelling has subsided.

Is the result of liposuction definitive?

The definitive result can be appreciated approximately 6 months after the operation, and is usually very satisfactory, whenever the indication and technique have been correct: liposuction will have made it possible to remove localised excess fat, while causing appreciable retraction of the skin.

Are complications possible?

Post-operative recovery is generally straightforward following liposuction. By choosing a surgeon qualified as a Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery by the French Medical Council and graduate of a DESC (Diploma of Advanced Specialised Studies) in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, you can minimise the risk of complications.

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