Body Surgery

Body Surgery at Boston West Hospital

Body Surgery 

Some of our cosmetic surgery procedures are performed at Fitzwilliam Hospital.

You can meet with your cosmetic surgeon at Boston West Hospital and discuss your cosmetic surgery needs. The surgeries are then performed at our sister hospital, Fitzwilliam Hospital in Peterborough. 

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Liposuction

Liposuction, often referred to as liposculpture, lipoplasty, lipectomy, or lipo, is a popular cosmetic surgery that breaks up and sucks out fatty tissue from your body with the aim of re-shaping your figure.

Men and women choose to have liposuction if they have stubborn fat pockets that just won’t shift. These are often in the stomach, back, thighs, hips, bum, upper arms and male chest.

Often liposuction is combined with a tummy tuck or other body surgery to achieve the best results. This can be discussed with your cosmetic surgeon.

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. During liposuction a hollow instrument, called a cannula, is inserted under your skin and fat is removed using a powerful vacuum. It can take between 30 minutes to three hours depending on the number of areas being treated.

Fat redistribution

Fat redistribution or fat transfer as its name suggests involves taking body fat from areas of your body where there is a substantial amount of fat such as your legs, flanks, thighs or abdomen and transferring it to areas of your body where you would like extra volume.

Fat redistribution is a natural and subtle way to restore volume and shape and it can rejuvenate your skin. It’s commonly performed on the face, breast and buttocks.

This fat recycling has the benefits of body contouring naturally whilst negating the need for synthetic implants.

Fat redistribution is performed under general or local anaesthetic, a decision based on the amount of fat being transferred. The fat is harvested into syringes and purified before being injected into your target body area.

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, often known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue and tighten abdominal muscles that have been stretched. It aims to reshape your stomach area to create a slimmer and shapelier body contour.

A tummy tuck is often chosen by men and women who have lost significant weight and are left with folds of loose saggy skin and a lack of muscle tone around their abdomen. Following pregnancy women may also have excess skin and stretch marks or a pouch on their lower stomach due to a caesarean section scar. These ladies may choose an abdominoplasty to return their body to a pre-pregnancy state. 

There are a number of tummy tuck procedures. A standard abdominoplasty involves making an incision near your pubic hairline from one hip bone to the other and also a cut around your belly button. Your cosmetic surgeon will tighten your stomach muscles, remove excess fat and skin and reposition your belly button. It’s performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes up to three hours. A mini abdominoplasty may be suitable if you have less excess skin.


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