I don’t want to spend the summer covering up my saggy skin…

It’s not uncommon for body confidence to dip at this time of year. Winter fashions allow us to conceal the flabby, saggy bits and pretend, even to ourselves, that we don’t have them. As the summer sunshine comes out, so do the vest tops, shorts and flimsy dresses – but many women just don’t have the confidence to wear them.

Body contouring with liposuction is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery choice. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the leading independent plastic surgery association which Mr Alan Park is a member of, saw liposuction figures for women rise by 10% in 2014.

This could be seen as a reaction against the many non-surgical or minimally invasive body contouring procedures that promise much but often fail to deliver. Liposuction is an effective procedure to remove fat from areas of the body that just won’t shift however many crunches or lunges you do.

Areas of the body that liposuction can treat:

  1. Upper arms. Commonly known as ‘bingo’ or ‘bat wings’, excess fat and saggy skin above the elbow can be the focus of extreme self-consciousness; some women will never expose this troublesome area, imposing many restrictions on summer outfits. During a liposuction arm reduction, a cannula is inserted through a tiny incision and the fat cells gently removed and the area shaped with much less visible scarring than a surgical arm reduction.
  2. Flanks. While the flanks are easy to keep covered up, accumulated fat – or ‘love handles’ – are made more visible by light summer fabrics, and certainly more so by swimwear. Mr Alan Park is able to reshape the flanks with liposuction and this is an area that shows very effective results.
  3. Thighs. Liposuction can also be used to reshape the thigh area, but it is important that you have good skin tone and elasticity to see the best results. Mr Alan Park will do a thorough assessment at your Warwickshire liposuction consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for liposuction or whether you would benefit more from a surgical procedure.