Liposuction is an advanced surgical procedure used to remove unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss or bariatric procedures. Instead, liposuction is used to improve the appearance of the body and correct specific fat accumulations that may be difficult to remove with exercise and diet.

In our center, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad provides liposuction using advanced techniques and modern surgical methods, ensuring the best results are achieved safely and effectively. We understand the importance of achieving an ideal body and improving self-confidence, and we are committed to providing comprehensive, personalized care to each patient.

What is liposuction?

The liposuction procedure aims to remove unwanted, annoying fat that may accumulate in certain areas of the body, which helps define those areas more and gives them a more youthful appearance. The asymmetrical distribution of fat in the body is due to the natural or genetic tendency to accumulate fat in some places but not others; the most common are the hips, neck, arms, and thighs.

In men, fatty clumps can develop under the nipples, resulting in the appearance of breasts (gynecomastia).

Liposuction from Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center

At Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center, we use liposuction to remove a significant amount of accumulated fat. and that is through:

  • A small incision is made in the skin, which is connected to a powerful vacuum pump that is pulled back and forth within the area of ​​excess fat.
  • The procedure removes large amounts of fat while keeping small blood vessels and nerves intact.
  • There are some techniques that are used, such as injecting some solutions into the treated area or using ultrasound to remove fat.
  • Suction is usually applied using a powerful vacuum machine.

Why choose Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad?

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad has extensive experience and expertise in the field of plastic surgery, as he is a former consultant plastic surgeon in the National Health Service (NHS). Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad works as the lead provider of plastic surgery at Liverpool Royal University Teaching Hospital, ensuring that his services are in line with the highest educational and training standards. In addition, to:

  • He is registered with the General Medical Council as a plastic surgeon, which confirms his credentials and qualifications to practice in this field.
  • He is a member of many prestigious plastic surgery societies and organisations, including the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, and the European Board of Plastic Surgery.
  • He practices and sees patients in various private and public hospitals across the UK and Cairo, offering a wide range of services.

It is time to get rid of those fatty lumps and enjoy a perfect, healthy body. Contact us now to book a consultation with the famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad, a former consultant in the National Health Service.

Liposuction case studies

Reshaping Thighs: Transformative Effects of Liposuction

Patient Profile:

A 36-year-old woman presented with concerns regarding her thighs, commonly referred to as “kissing thighs,” where excess fat in the inner thigh area caused discomfort and friction during physical activities. She expressed discomfort due to chafing and excessive sweating, impacting her daily life and exercise routine. Despite minimal excess skin, the client was looking for a solution to improve thigh contour and relieve discomfort.


After thorough consultation, a minimally invasive liposuction procedure under local anesthesia was recommended to address the excess fat in the inner thigh area. The goal was to sculpt and redefine the thigh contours while minimising downtime and discomfort. The client underwent the procedure with ease, experiencing minimal discomfort during and after the surgery.


Significant improvements in thigh contour and fat reduction were observed several weeks after the procedure. The client reported a notable reduction in friction and discomfort while walking and exercising, along with decreased sweating in the treated area. The re-creation of the thigh gap enhanced the client’s confidence and comfort in everyday activities, reflecting the transformative impact of thigh liposuction on both physical and emotional well-being.

This is what you should usually expect after surgery.


Hours in surgery


Days in hospital


Weeks before driving


Weeks before strenuous exercise

There is a lot to talk about regarding surgery.

Frequently asked questions.

No – Liposuction should not be thought of as a weight-loss method

or treatment. You are more likely to lose more weight, if you are

overweight, with a careful diet and exercise plan than you are likely

to with liposuction surgery. Other alternatives to help if you are

overweight include gastric bypass surgery.

If you have too much body fat in specific areas on your body, but

are otherwise a stable body weight, you then may be a candidate

for liposuction surgery.

Liposuction is a very effective technique to get rid of stubborn fat, from areas of the body, that you have been unable to remove through diet or exercise. The following areas are common areas to be targeted with liposuction treatment.

  • Tummy / Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Buttocks
  • Calves and ankles
  • Chest and back


Many people believe that this type of cosmetic surgery is usually

performed on Women. Mr El Gawad reports that the number of

men he books in for liposuction, from his clinics in Manchester,

Liverpool and nearby is rising year on year. Therefore both men

and women can have liposuction.


Liposuction cannot get rid of that annoying 50 or so pounds you’ve

put on over the last 10 years.

It should not be treated as a weight loss procedure.

The amount of fat that is removed during a typical liposuction

session ranges from around 1 to 10 pounds. While larger amounts of

fat can be removed during liposuction, it is associated with increased

safety risks, contour irregularities and skin rippling.

Yes – The only treatment that appears to be effective in reducing

the excess build-up of fatty tissue associated with this condition is

a surgical procedure called tumescent liposuction.

Liposuction is usually done for cosmetic reasons therefore is not

normally available on the NHS.

However in certain health conditions, liposuction is sometimes used

by the NHS.

Liposuction cosmetic surgery, performed by expert  Mr El Gawad

in any of his clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows

or Bolton,  is usually done under general anaesthesia. This means

you will be totally asleep during the operation.

If you are having a general anaesthesia you will be asked to avoid

food or anything to drink for several hours before the operation

takes place. However, it’s extremely important to follow your

anaesthetist’s advice that will be relevant to your unique case.

Sometimes Liposuction is done with a local anaesthetic. If this is

used during your liposuction surgery, you will be awake during the


The results of liposuction aren’t always visible until the swelling has

gone down. It can take up to six months for the area that was treated

to settle completely.


Specific risks.

This usually happens in the first few hours to a few days. 
This may require a return visit to the theatre.

This usually happens for the first few days.

This may require a course of antibiotics.

This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar.

The scar could be revised at a later stage.


This should improve on its own in few months time. However,

it could be permanent.