Surgeon-Led Specialist Clinic

Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

Central Clinic Locations

SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

Care Quality Commission

We're regulated by the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

GMC Registered Surgeons

All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council.




What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or simply "lipo," is a widely performed and trusted procedure in aesthetic medicine. It plays an essential role in body contouring and helps thousands of individuals each year in achieving their desired body shape.

Liposuction is not simply a treatment for obesity. Rather, it is best suited for those who are near or at their ideal body weight but are struggling with localized fat deposits that don't respond to diet and exercise. These stubborn areas often include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and even the neck.

The procedure commences with a thorough consultation where the doctor will understand your concerns, assess the area to be treated, and outline a personalized approach tailored to your body's specific needs. You will be educated about the procedure, the expected results, and any potential risks or complications.

Anesthesia options include general, regional, or local, depending on the extent of the procedure. The selected areas are then marked, and a sterile solution is infused to minimize bleeding and discomfort.

There are several techniques used in liposuction, including tumescent, ultrasound-assisted, laser-assisted, and power-assisted liposuction. These methods vary in how they break up fat cells before suctioning them out. The choice of technique is individualized to each patient and depends on factors like the area being treated, the amount of fat to be removed, and the surgeon's preferences.

A small incision is made, and a cannula is inserted into the fat layer beneath the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions out the fat cells as it is moved back and forth. 

By carefully manipulating the cannula, your surgeon will reshape and sculpt the targeted areas.

After the procedure, you may be wrapped in elastic bandages or a compression garment to reduce swelling, support the treated areas, and promote healing. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your recovery, and specific instructions will be provided to ensure an optimal outcome.

Liposuction requires skill and experience to perform successfully. While the concept is simple, the ability to sculpt the body in a harmonious and natural-looking way requires a practiced hand and an artistic eye.

It is essential to know that liposuction is not a treatment for all-over weight loss or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It doesn't remove cellulite or tighten loose skin. However, it can be combined with other procedures like tummy tucks or skin tightening treatments for comprehensive improvements.

Choosing a qualified and board-certified surgeon is paramount to achieving the best possible results from liposuction. At SRGN Clinic, we are committed to patient safety, satisfaction, and delivering a customized experience that aligns with your aesthetic vision. By using the latest techniques and technologies, we ensure that your journey to a more confident and revitalized self is safe, efficient, and fulfilling.

Liposuction offers a targeted solution to stubborn fat deposits, providing long-lasting results that enhance the body's contours, boost self-confidence, and contribute to a more youthful, vital appearance. Whether you're looking to refine your figure or regain your pre-pregnancy body, liposuction can be an effective and satisfying choice.

At a glance

Treatment Time

1-3 hours, depending on the area(s) treated


Limited first 24 hours, normal activities after a week

Hospital Stay

Usually outpatient, overnight stay is rarely required

Full Recovery

4-6 weeks

Time off work

1 week


48 hours post-op


2-3 weeks, depending on the area


Once off prescribed pain medication, usually within a few days

Benefits of the treatment

The benefits of liposuction extend far beyond the mere removal of stubborn fat. As a targeted fat reduction method, liposuction offers the ability to sculpt and contour the body in specific areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Unlike broad weight loss strategies, this precision enables the creation of aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results that can profoundly enhance an individual's appearance and confidence. The immediate and lasting effects of liposuction often translate into increased self-esteem and well-being, adding a qualitative dimension to the physical transformation.

The procedure's adaptability and versatility make it suitable for addressing various concerns across different parts of the body. From the abdomen and thighs to the neck and arms, liposuction's capacity to target diverse areas ensures that it can meet a wide array of individual needs and preferences. This customized approach to treatment, combined with the ability to integrate liposuction with other surgical or non-surgical procedures, adds to its appeal as a comprehensive solution to body rejuvenation.

Another significant advantage of liposuction is the minimal scarring and relatively short recovery time involved. The careful placement of small incisions and the use of advanced techniques reduce visible scarring, while the procedure's less invasive nature generally allows for a quicker return to daily life. These factors contribute to the accessibility and attractiveness of liposuction for many people, from those seeking dramatic transformations to those desiring minor refinements.

The potential health benefits and psychological impacts of liposuction also merit consideration. Beyond the aesthetic improvements, the procedure may contribute to overall health enhancement, particularly in cases where the removal of fat correlates with improvements in conditions related to metabolic syndrome. The renewed self-confidence and body positivity that often accompany the physical changes can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life, enriching the individual's overall well-being.

The long-term value and safety record of liposuction should not be overlooked. The permanent removal of fat cells ensures that the effects are enduring, providing an investment in oneself that extends far beyond mere aesthetics. When performed by skilled and experienced professionals, the risks associated with liposuction are minimized, further underscoring the procedure's reputation as a trusted and effective option in aesthetic medicine.

Liposuction offers a multifaceted solution that combines the physical transformation with psychological empowerment. The blend of targeted control, versatility, minimal scarring, short recovery, potential health benefits, long-term value, and proven safety makes it a highly sought-after procedure. At SRGN Clinic, we understand and appreciate the profound impact that such a procedure can have on an individual's life. Therefore, we are committed to delivering liposuction services that reflect the highest standards of excellence, safety, and personalization, ensuring that the unique needs and aspirations of each patient are fully realized.

Is Liposuction A Weight-Loss Solution?

Liposuction is primarily a body contouring procedure rather than a weight-loss method. It is designed to target and eliminate localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. While patients may lose some weight due to the removal of fat, it's generally not significant enough to be considered a weight-loss solution. Liposuction is best suited for individuals who are close to their ideal weight but wish to refine and reshape specific areas of their body. It's essential to maintain realistic expectations and understand that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Combining liposuction with regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain and even enhance the results, leading to long-term satisfaction.

Will The Fat Return After Liposuction?

The fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently gone, as adults do not produce new fat cells. However, the remaining fat cells in the treated areas can still expand if one gains weight. Maintaining a stable, healthy weight is crucial to preserving the results of liposuction. Engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding excessive caloric intake will help in keeping the newly contoured shape. It's essential to understand that liposuction does not provide immunity from weight gain, and significant changes in weight can indeed alter the results. Working closely with healthcare and nutritional professionals can help you establish a post-liposuction lifestyle that supports lasting success.

Are There Any Risks Or Side Effects?

Like all surgical procedures, liposuction carries some risks and potential side effects. These can include temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, or numbness in the treated areas. More serious risks, although rare, include complications such as infection, bleeding, or uneven contours. Selecting a board-certified and experienced surgeon minimizes these risks, as does following post-operative care instructions closely. The surgeon will discuss these risks in detail during the consultation and will take steps to prevent them, including a thorough pre-operative assessment of your health. Understanding and openly discussing any concerns with your surgeon is vital to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

How Long Will The Results Last?

The results of liposuction can be very long-lasting. Since the fat cells are removed and not merely reduced in size, they do not return to the treated areas. However, as mentioned earlier, remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain. Maintaining a consistent weight and healthy lifestyle will contribute to the permanence of the results. It's also worth noting that natural aging can change the body's contours over time, so some changes are normal and expected as years go by. Having realistic expectations and following your surgeon's guidance on maintaining your results will help ensure that you enjoy your newly sculpted figure for many years.

Can Liposuction Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Yes, liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. For instance, it might be paired with a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area or with breast augmentation to enhance the overall body proportion. Combining procedures can provide a more harmonious outcome and may also be more time and cost-effective. Your surgeon will carefully evaluate your individual goals, health, and body type to determine the best combination of procedures for you. It's essential to communicate openly with your surgeon about what you hope to achieve so that a personalized treatment plan can be designed to meet your specific needs and desires.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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