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Liposuction Review

For as long as I can remember I have hated my legs, to the point where I would wear tights on the hottest days of the year, and the thought of getting them out filled me with dread. After last Summer, I decided that I wanted some confidence back and that going to the gym and eating healthily just wasn’t enough.  I had really stubborn fat on my things that wouldn’t shift.

I had heard about Mr Lambe as I used to work in healthcare a few years ago, so made an appointment to meet with him at Spire Manchester hospital last October.  Mr Lambe is everything you could ever possibly want in a surgeon.  He is personable, kind and compassionate, making sure he listened to my concerns.  Not once was he pushy which I think is a very imporant trait in a surgeon, especially in plastic surgery.  He was pragmatic in his approach, ensuring he was as realistic as possible with the results I could expect.  After my first consultation, he gave me time to go away and digest.  Before I could go ahead with the surgery I went back to see Mr Lambe for a second consultation where we talked through the surgery and the outcome in even more detail which I found really useful, it was an opportunity to ask any questions I had missed the firt time around.

His Practice Manager, Jayne Bailey, is nothing short of fantastic. She is always just a phone call away and is always on hand for advice and support and checked in with me throughout the entire process, the end-to-end service is seamless.  After my surgery she called me several tims to make sure I was okay. Even two months after my surgery we are still in regular contact, she has been an absolute dream – thanks Jayne.

I am thrilled with my results so far, they are far better than I could have ever imagined and I never thought I’d feel this confident about wearing shorts and getting my legs out. Thank you so much Mr Lambe and Jayne!


Liposuction What to Expect


Treatment Time

2 – 2.5 hours


3 weeks

Hospital Stay

One Night


8 Weeks


Day One


Showers after 3 days, no bathing until healed


Sports bra for 6 -8 weeks

Time off work

2 weeks for sedentary roles

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is where fat is removed from specific and stubborn areas of the body which do not otherwise respond to low-calorie diets or exercise regimes.

This treatment is suitable for anyone with stubborn fatty areas that won’t budge. You must be a stable weight and medically fit to have the operation.

The Results

Results are best in areas where the skin is tight and can therefore spring back into shape for example the outer thighs and saddlebag areas

Treated areas usually result in a better fit to clothing.

Liposuction Surgery Case Study

Martin *

Patient Background

Liposuction is often spoken about in the Press and there are many misconceptions about what it can and cannot do. There are often claims about non-surgical liposuction and laser or ultrasound liposuction and the whole subject can become very confusing indeed.

Liposuction is often an add-on procedure to other operations like Abdominoplasty and occasionally Breast Reduction surgery that allows the Surgeon to fine tune the result. However, on other occasions it is Liposuction alone that is used to achieve the desired result.

One such interesting case was a patient called Martin who had undergone laser liposuction when he was younger in order to define and sculpt his abdominal area and get that ‘6 pack’ look. However, as he aged he had put more weight on around his middle and this gave a very peculiar appearance. In people who have not had the abs sculpted rather than through weight loss along goes the abdominal definition which disappears but when it is sculpted in the fat it remains and therefore you can look overweight but have a strange appearance of abs that can be upsetting

Questions at Consultation

The patient had become increasingly self conscious about his appearance and was attracting unwanted attention particularly when swimming. He was therefore reluctant to take his children to the swimming baths and this was having a negative impact on his family life.

1st Consultation

He was keen to know whether this was something that could be improved with Liposuction and at first I was unsure if it would be the correct solution. I explained it would be hard to know just how much the appearance could be smoothed out. The grooves that created the definition were fixed down and the only way to improve matters would be with very careful and measured Liposuction to the ‘hills’ in between these valleys that had been created.

He was very active and wanted to know how long the operation would take and also the recovery time.  I explained it could be done in an hour and that recovery in terms of getting back to office work would be a couple of days but no vigorous exercise is recommended for 6 weeks afterwards and that he would need to wear pressure garments that would help to smooth out the bumps for 6 weeks post operatively. 

2nd Consultation

At the second consultation we discussed the likely sites for the access to do the liposuction and what the expected improvement would be. I was careful not to promise perfection as this was a very challenging and unusual case.

The Day of Surgery

On the day I carefully marked up all the 6 areas that we were going to empty out and took careful pre-op photos.

Post Op Care

A pressure garment is fitted to the patient in the theatre and he was able to go home the next day. He was in very little pain and was bruised and swollen the next day but overall happy with the immediate improvement he could see.

Patient Feedback

The result was excellent once swelling had settled and Martin was much more confident and happy to take his children to the pool again.

Fantastic, life changing service. I had seen a couple of surgeons before deciding to use Mr Lambe, he immediately put me at ease, explained all the pros and cons to my surgery and his care has been superb. Nothing has been too much trouble for him and all my questions were answered immediately.

FAQ ABOUT Liposuction

Below are some common FAQ’s about Liposuction surgery.

What is the price of liposuction?

All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you as we all have different types of skin, unique shapes, areas to target and our own individual aspirations.

Please click here to find out the cost of your liposuction surgery.

Click book a consultation to find out what Mr Gerard Lambe, the best cosmetic surgeon in the UK can do for you.

Once you have been assessed, you will then receive an exact price for your liposuction surgery which is clear and transparent so that you can make arrangements for finance (0% finance is available via Spire Manchester) or pay in full to begin the next step of your cosmetic surgery journey to The Most Beautiful You.

You should not have this procedure if
You are overweight, with a BMI of over 32, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.
What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a way of sculpting the body by sucking away fat in a carefully controlled manner.

Areas that you would like to reduce are targetted so that those key areas appear flatter.

Liposuction is typically given to the sides of the tummy (which helps to give an hourglass figure), upper thighs and inner thighs, but any area that is giving you cause for concern really.

How is it done?
Depending on the size of the area, you may be able to have the procedure awake (with Local Anaesthetic) or asleep (under General Anaesthetic). First Mr Lambe will see you on the morning of surgery and mark out the area(s) to be treated. This is important and acts as a map. Next a special cocktail of fluid containing anaesthetic and adrenaline to control pain and bleeding is injected into the area. Very small incisions are used and these are not placed symmetrically as this is more noticeable than marks that are offset.
What happens after the operation?
You will come back from theatre wearing a compression garment and this is a very important part of the post op care so that you get the best result. The garment helps to stop swelling and fluid collections and ensures that the skin that was lifted up during the procedure sticks down smoothly.

You will have tiny wounds that are closed with dissolving stitches..

How long do I wear the garment for?
The best results are obtained from wearing the garment for 6 weeks but a minimum of 4 weeks is recommended.
When do I come back for a check up?
Mr Lambe will see you 2 weeks after the operation to check that your wounds are healing nicely.
Who gets the best results?
The best results from Liposuction are in areas where you have tight skin and the skin therefore snaps back when the fat is emptied out.

Good areas are the outer thighs and saddlebag area.

If you have loose hanging skin in the area to be treated then Mr Lambe will assess you at your consultation.

What are the potential complications?
You can develop small collections of fluid under the skin called seromas. This can be avoided by using your post op garment.

You may have lumpy or uneven areas which again can be minimised by wearing your post op garment for a minimum of 4 weeks and best after 6 weeks. You can develop infections or poor scarring but this will be monitored post operatively.

Is laser/ultrasound liposuction better than traditional liposuction?

All liposuction relies on very similar principles of removing the fat by suction but some companies have added ways of trying to break up the fat into smaller portions to make it easier to target key areas by using either vibration, heat or ultrasound. These make the Surgeon’s job a little easier but they risk causing burns to the skin and for this reason I do not use them as I have always been able to get good results with conventional and safe liposuction..

How do I book?

You will need a private consultation to discuss your personal requirements as everyone is different.

For a confidential, informal chat

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