A small tummy, hips or thighs that are too rounded can be the cause of complexes. To correct them, we can offer you liposuction.

How much does it cost? To find out, read on.

How is liposuction performed?

Liposuction or liposuction is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Liposuction is performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. During the operation, the surgeon makes small incisions on the areas to be treated to insert cannulas. Using these cannulas, the surgeon will suck out the fat from the targeted areas. Once done, the specialist sutures the skin and applies a bandage. This operation can take from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed.

After the operation, the medical team will take you to the recovery room and then to your room. You will then receive an infusion containing analgesics (painkillers). As soon as you wake up, you'll have to put on a panty, which you'll have to wear for 4 weeks. The panty is necessary to reduce edema caused by the operation and to protect the operated areas. Bruising may persist for up to three weeks.

A week's convalescence is recommended to recover from the operation and any aches and pains. The post-operative consultation takes place between one week and ten days after the operation, to carry out a check-up and remove any sutures (we now mainly use absorbable sutures). Draining massages are also recommended for the first month after the operation.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of this operation can vary from one country or city to another. In France, if you wish to undergo liposuction in Paris, for example, you will need to budget between €5,000 and €7,000. Our rates start at €4,500 for liposuction in 1 area, and can go up to €7,500 for liposuction in 3 or more areas.

Other things you need to know about liposuction

This operation has several advantages. The first advantage of this surgical procedure is that it promotes the permanent disappearance of fat cells in the treated area. What's more, there are no major scars after the operation (scars are usually hidden in the folds and average 0.5 cm in size). Similarly, several areas can be treated at the same time to define a new silhouette.

However, final results will only be visible after a few months.

Like any other surgical procedure, liposuction can present risks. These include

  • edema
  • anemia
  • risk of phlebitis
  • a sensation of numbness
  • postoperative infection, etc.

These risks are rare, but should never be overlooked.

Liposuction can improve the figure, but is not indicated for major weight loss.

Finally, you should bear in mind that liposuction is not covered by health insurance.