Is liposuction safe?

Most of us try and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to look our best. Eating well and taking regular exercise is the mainstay of anyone who wants to stay looking and feeling terrific. However, as we get older and the metabolism slows down, we can start to see problematic areas of stubborn fat that just will not budge, no matter how healthy our daily lives are. For those of us who wish to rid ourselves of unwanted pockets of fat, for good, surgical liposuction can be the answer. But the question on many of our patients lips, here at Dr Frati’s clinic is “is liposuction safe?”

We are sure that you have seen on TV or read in magazines, some horror stories about cosmetic procedures that can go wrong, or some, certain patients, having too much surgery and ending up with ‘botched’ bodies. Luckily, in this day and age and with medical regulations surrounding cosmetic surgery and legislation around medical practitioners duty of care to patients, these are far and few between and can be avoided altogether if the right research is done on the surgeon to be performing the surgery.

Dr Frati is one of the world’s leading liposuction surgeons. He qualified as a doctor with honours from the University Of Rome before going on to specialise in plastic and cosmetic surgery. He attained his Clinical Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery with Professor Gasparotti who is a pioneer in modern liposuction techniques. This has awarded Dr Frati a vast amount of knowledge, expertise and state-of-the-art techniques in order to produce outstanding results and life-changing experiences for his patients.

Before any procedure can take place at our established clinics in Manchester and London, Dr Frati will ask that you attend at least one consultation with him, so he can examine your concern, discuss your medical history and ensure that not only are you fit and healthy for treatment, but that you will benefit physically and emotionally from the procedure. It’s quite normal for a further consultation to take place as in the first meeting, you might not think of all the questions that you’d like to ask Dr Frati. A cooling off period before any surgery takes place is also recommended, so that you can really think about the pros and cons to the treatment and make sure that all your questions are answered, in order to make an educated decision on whether to go forward or whether an alternative method might be more suitable for you.

If you decide that liposuction is the route that you would like to take, the team here at Dr Frati’s clinics will ensure that you receive the very best care, throughout your patient journey with us. Not only does Dr Frati have the required skills and expertise to ensure a successful result, but the reception staff, management and clinical team are highly-trained and empathic to all our patients so that they feel comfortable and confident from the day they walk in to the clinic to the moment they are discharged.

The treatment is performed in a surgical environment and under a general anaesthetic. The techniques that Dr Frati uses will very much depend on your individual case and concerns and the results that he wishes to achieve. For this treatment, you will be required to stay overnight in hospital, so be prepared and ask someone to collect you when you leave the clinic to take you home safely as you may be feeling sore and tired.

After your treatment you may find that you experience some side-effects, such as bruising, swelling, possible scarring and tenderness. However, Dr Frati will ensure that you receive the best advice on after-care, so that you can assist with your own recovery as well as keeping in contact with the clinic at any time you feel you need that extra support.

A follow-up appointment will be arranged for you, so that you can come to the clinic to discuss your results and so that we can ensure you are recovering well and according to plan.

Liposuction is a permanent treatment. However, if you put on a lot of weight following your operation, the chances are, that you will put on fat in other areas of the body. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that liposuction is a step to maintaining a healthy weight and exercise regime so that you keep your great results, long-term.

Making sure that you select a superb surgeon and clinical team for your liposuction operation is key to obtaining natural-looking results and the very best pre and after care possible. Dr Frati and the team possess all the necessary credentials to ensure that you receive a safe and successful liposuction treatment.

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