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Liposuction (Fat Removal)

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat. It is mainly used on the areas you can see to the right - where fat is typically stored and is difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise.

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What is liposuction?

Liposuction (or fat removal) is a body sculpting surgical procedure designed to target and remove stubborn areas of fat in your body. There are a couple of different types of liposuction depending on your needs. It is worth bearing in mind that no type of liposuction is a substitute for a good diet and exercise. Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods. Our liposuction fat removal procedures are particularly effective on your belly, hips, arms and thighs, but this is something you can discuss during your initial liposuction assessment. 

What are the different types of liposuction?

Liposuction (the traditional method) is performed using a probe that detaches the fat from the surrounding tissues before sucking it out of the body. Unfortunately, this can result in a lot of downtime, so it's not something we recommend at Zenith.

Vaser Liposuction is a less invasive method than traditional liposuction because it uses ultrasound to break down the fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue, before removing it from the body with suction.

BodyTite is our preferred option for many people. It is even less invasive than Vaser and can be performed by Doctor Maini at the Nottingham Clinic in a couple of hours. It is also performed under local anaesthetic, so there's less recovery time needed.

Laser Lipolysis (Advanced or SmartLipo) are also options but in our opinion these are only effective for very small areas of the body and tend to lack the power needed for larger areas. This makes the procedure much longer than necessary. Vaser and BodyTite tend to be better options for most people.

What procedures do we offer at Zenith?

We are fortunate at the Clinic to have a number of highly experienced surgeons and doctors that are able to perform fat removal procedures. BodyTite is carried out by Doctor Maini at our Nottingham Clinic in one of our fully equipped treatment rooms. Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure that would be carried out by one of our consultant plastic surgeons in theatre. 

The difference between Vaser and BodyTite

The two treatments we offer at Zenith are both field leaders in fat removal, so you may find it's confusing to know which one you should go for. In general terms, Vaser liposuction tends to be better than BodyTite for removing larger quantities of fat and defining muscles, but BodyTite is the only fat removal method that significantly tightens the skin at the same time as removing the fat.

I would like more information - what's the next step?

The first thing we would recommend is coming to see Doctor Maini during a consultation to see which procedure would be best for you.

Fat Removal Treatments at Zenith



BodyTite™ is similar to liposuction, but is a much more gentle option. Radio frequency is used to heat up the fat to melt it, which in turn shrinks the skin and tissue holding the fat cells to contour your body.

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Vaser Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that offers an advanced approach to fat removal and body shaping available today. It is ideal for all areas of the body, especially those resistant to diet and exercise and patients benefit from very little downtime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am overweight. Is liposuction an option for me?

No. Liposuction works best on patients that are a healthy weight; to get rid of the pockets of fat they struggle to lose through diet and exercise. Lose the weight first, then consider surgical options if necessary.

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