A recent survey of members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has shown that liposuction is booming. The number of people in Britain opting for the surgical removal of fat went up by 90% last year, to nearly 4,000 cases, the vast majority of them being women. So, with such a massive increase, we ask is there a danger that liposuction is being chosen as a quick fix to weight loss? And why British women have become so keen on this procedure, which is usually carried out under general anaesthetic, for the sake of a few pounds of flab in the wrong place?
Jenni talks to Sylvi Marman about why she had liposuction and she discusses the risks involved with Dalia Nield, a consultant plastic surgeon at the London Clinic and Dr Anne McPherson, a GP in Oxford.