Liposuction is a cosmetic operation to improve the shape of your body by removing fat from under your skin.


The operation is performed either under a general anaesthetic or under a local anaesthetic, depending on how many areas need to be treated. The operation usually takes 45 minutes to three hours.

For each area to be treated, your surgeon will make several small cuts. They will place a cannula (thin, hollow tube) through a cut and into the fat. The cannula is attached to a suction device that will remove the fat.