The Complete Guide To Getting Liposuction In Ireland

Last Updated : June 22, 2024

Many women are predisposed to store fat in certain areas of their bodies like their hips, thighs, buttocks, and even the abdominal area. Men can also be faced with stubborn areas of fat that just won’t shift. 

Sometimes, those unwanted areas of fat can be combated through a dedicated strict diet and exercise routine – but for many people, this simply isn’t enough. 

If you’ve already tried working out and following healthy eating plans, but find those unwanted lumps and bumps still won’t disappear – you might be considering liposuction.  

Deciding liposuction is the right (or wrong) choice for you is a very personal decision. In this blog post, we’re going to run through everything you need to know about getting liposuction in Ireland before you make your choice. 

What exactly is liposuction?

Liposuction is the removal of excess and unwanted fat by a surgeon, who suctions out the fat from affected areas on your body using a tube that is inserted into a small incision in your skin. 

Liposuction helps tackle any stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to want to shift, no matter what you do.

Also known as lipoplasty, or body sculpting, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Ireland for both men and women.

Liposuction should, however, not be viewed as a quick fix for individuals who are significantly overweight. It is mainly used for smoothing, contouring, and shaping the body. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

Who can get liposuction?

The ideal candidates for liposuction are adults who are within 30% of their ideal weight, have firm, elastic skin and don’t have any life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. 

If you’ve had children, or undergone significant weight loss your skin might be loose meaning that this might not be the right procedure for you. A consultation with your cosmetic surgeon will give you a better idea on whether you’re an appropriate candidate for liposuction.

What happens before liposuction?

The area that is being focused on is marked by the surgeon with a felt tip pen. After this, you’ll be taken to the operating theatre and go under general anaesthetic designed for day surgery with a quick recovery time. For any small liposuction procedures, local anaesthetic may be used. We use general anaesthetic for your comfort.

How long is the recovery time for liposuction?

To be able to undergo light activity, recovery takes between 1-3 days, but it might take a few of weeks for all swelling to go down.

How much does liposuction cost?

The price of liposuction varies from practice to practice. Price should not be a deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right surgeon. When deciding on your surgeon, you should take into consideration the trust you feel with them, the experience they have, and the aftercare that is offered at their practice. The price you pay for your surgery doesn’t guarantee the outcome of the procedure. Your surgeon should be able to show you pictures of your expected results and should be able to guarantee the outcome.

What areas can you get liposuction on?

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Back
  • Chest area
  • Calves 
  • Ankles
  • Cheeks 
  • Chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Inner knee

It’s important to remember that liposuction isn’t used to treat cellulite or obesity. It is not a weight loss method. 

What are the benefits of liposuction?

The most recognisable benefit of liposuction is the visible reduction of fat in the area that is treated. It will enhance the appearance of the treated area.

Liposuction helps sculpt and contour the body to create the smooth, streamlined silhouette you’ve always dreamed of.

What are the risks of liposuction

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved in liposuction. However, liposuction is one of the least invasive cosmetic procedures available, so the risks are minimal if it is done in a proper facility.

If you’re concerned about the risks involved in your procedure, then be sure to talk about your concerns with your surgeon. 

At Auralia, any potential complications are always discussed during your consultation, and you’ll also be given a written outline of the risks to read in your own time. 

What is the aftercare for liposuction?

Aftercare is just as important as the cosmetic treatment itself. Your aftercare needs should always be fulfilled, no matter what cosmetic surgeon you go to. Aftercare support is essential for a fast, full and stress-free recovery.

Aftercare is a crucial part of recovering successfully from any cosmetic surgery. You will often be given an aftercare plan that you can follow to make sure the quickest possible recovery is achieved. 

At Auralia, we offer an aftercare plan that is individually tailored to each of our patient’s specific needs and requirements. 

If you’re concerned something has gone wrong, or there is a problem with your recovery, you should contact your aftercare team immediately.

You’ll also attend post-operative consultations to ensure that your recovery is going as it should. 

If you’re considering liposuction and want to know more, please get in contact with one of our team members today to book a call and learn more about how liposuction.

During your free consultation, we can answer any questions you may have and discuss what surgical and non-surgical options may be suitable for your needs.

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