Plastic Surgery

Liposuction / Body Contouring

Liposuction is often requested by men or women who are unhappy with the contouring of their body. This procedure can be performed on a variety of areas on the body, including: neck, upper arms, breasts, stomach, hips, back, flanks, thighs and buttocks.

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The procedure

What’s Involved

The aim of liposuction is to remove stubborn fat. It is performed by inserting a cannula into the skin. Subcutaneous fat is then sucked out through a tube, in small amounts, until the desired amount is reached. A typical procedure can reduce the size of the treated area by 1-3 cms.

Although liposuction can be used alongside other body contouring procedures, it’s not often recommended as a solution for removing large amounts of excess fat. Effective results can produce a slimmer look to the concerning area, which can last for the long term if a healthy and active lifestyle is maintained.


Procedure At A Glance

Procedure Time

3 hours

Return to Work

1-2 weeks

Full Recovery

2-4 weeks


From £4850

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Key Considerations

Treatment Duration

The entire procedure can take up to 3 hours to complete. How long your particular surgery lasts will depend on the size and number of areas that we will address, and how much fat will need to be removed. In some cases, it’s necessary for us to carry out more than 1 session.

Type Of Anaesthesia

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires making small incisions in the skin. We generally tend to use a local anaesthetic, however, some cases may require a general anaesthetic. This will be discussed at your initial pre-treatment consultation.

Aftercare Requirements

In some cases, a compression garment is required and your surgeon will recommend how long to wear this for. You can often feel a little stiff and tender after liposuction, and a course of pain relief may help to ease this. Full results may take up to 6 weeks to develop, allowing for any bruising and swelling to subside.

Back To Work (Recovery)

Although you may feel stiff and tender, our surgeons will recommend you move regularly after the procedure. Typically, our patients are able to return to work after 1 or 2 weeks, ensuring they maintain low-levels of activity. A full recovery is expected after 2-4 weeks.


Treatment Cost

The cost of your treatment may depend on a number of factors. The below is a guide to pricing, and may be subject to change.

1 area – from £4850
2 areas – from £5675
3 areas – from £6500
4 areas – from £7400
5 areas – from £8200

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Mr M Riaz


Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Riaz is one of the most experienced consultant plastic surgeons in the UK, with thousands of satisfied patients he is highly regarded by both patients and his peers. Mr Riaz is a senior member of the BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGEONS (BAPRAS). After 20 years of consultant surgeon service in the NHS, Mr Riaz now exclusively works in the private sector performing aesthetic surgery. Mr Riaz is available for consultation at Leeds Private Hospital on his Tuesday afternoon clinic.


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