Liposuction experience based on a patient’s journey.

What made you decide to do liposuction?

The localised fats on my lower abdomen and knees have been a long-term problem for me. Every time I wear a fitted dress or jeans, I cannot help but see this annoying “bump” that shows off my clothes. 

I strived to lose weight for the last few months hoping to get rid of these fats. However, after I lost 5 kg, these stubborn fats are still present. I believe that exercise or diet will not help, especially for these two particular areas. 

So, I decided that my only option would be to undergo a liposuction procedure. Firstly, I had a consultation with Dr Maurizio Viel at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf. He was very professional when it comes to answering my questions. He gave me options on how the operation can be done, either under local anaesthesia or under sedation. Since these are just small areas, I decided to opt under local anaesthesia.

How was the overall procedure?

I was so excited to have this procedure done and see the much-awaited results. The clinic was very organized. Dr Maurizio and the whole team were very professional and answered all my questions, which helped me to be calmer throughout the procedure.

The only discomfort I felt was during the injection of the local anaesthesia, and then after a few minutes, I was numb all over the areas. 

Right after the surgery, I was so amazed to see my flat tummy and slimmer knees. I found the procedure really simple and I would do it again if I have to. My overall experience was great!

How was the recovery like?

Most of the pain and discomfort I experienced was only during the first 3 days. If I would rate the highest pain I had from 1-10, it was only about 5. I was advised to wear the compression garment all the time for the first week. The garment gave me support in the areas and lessened my swelling. I didn’t have a problem with loose skin as well because these garments helped me achieve a very good skin retraction. On top of this, I was surprised I didn’t have bruises on my tummy at all and only minimal on my knees. I even managed to work the following day.

Even though I was a bit swollen, even after two weeks from the operation, I was so amazed when I wore my dress and did not see the bump on my abdomen. I am so happy!

Would you recommend liposuction to your friends or relatives who you think might need it?

Yes definitely! Liposuction based on my experience is a very safe and simple operation that requires only a minimum recovery time.  I would tell them that there is no need to stress about stubborn fats and liposuction is still the best way!

Here in Dubai, Liposuction is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393, WhatsApp +971 52 915 1461 or email

To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email