LIPOSUCTION

…. when diet & exercise just won’t work!

Liposuction is really the only solution for both men and women to get the body shape they’ve always dreamed of, and the self-confidence they deserve, simply because it will permanently remove those areas that have proved so stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise.  

Losing weight may slightly reduce the prominence of these resistant deposits but at the same time you’ll probably lose too much from other body areas such as your face and breasts, and the disproportion will still be apparent! 

The Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic has been permanently re-shaping bodies by Liposuction for over 25 years and its artistic approach has consistently delivered impressive results and enabled both men and women to once again wear the clothes they’ve always wanted to! 

Unlike some clinics that perform only one form of liposuction, we offer both regular Tumescent Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction Techniques, and will recommend whichever method we believe will deliver the best possible result for YOU!  

Which areas can be reshaped with Liposuction?

Will the fat deposits return after Liposuction?

In adult life, we don’t normally grow new fat cells.

So, when one gains weight, the individual the fat cells don’t multiply but instead store more fat and increase in size and volume. Accordingly, the reason liposuction can permanently remove excess fat deposits is that it removes the fat cells that make up those deposits. As the remaining fat cells in the treated area cannot multiply and replace those that were removed, the correction is permanent.

In other words, as long as your weight remains stable, you should keep your new shape permanently. If, on the other hand, you allow yourself to gain weight after liposuction, the remaining fat cells in the liposuctioned area can increase in size. However, any increase in size of the deposit would be limited by the reduced numbers of fat cells, and liposuction can, if desired, always be repeated to further reduce the area in question.

How is Liposuction done? 

  • To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must be in good general health with sufficient skin tone and elasticity to allow the skin to mould itself to your new contours. 
  • In the best interests of patient comfort and safety, all our Liposuction procedures are performed under General Anaesthesia in a licensed Hospital with a Specialist Anaesthetist in constant attendance. 
  • Even when Liposuction is done in a Hospital under General Anaesthesia, it is still a ‘walk in, walk out’ procedure with no overnight stay required.  You can go home 1-2 hours after your procedure but you must not drive or go home alone.  You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have someone with you at home during the first 24 hours. 
  • In Tumescent Liposuction, a Tumescent Solution is first introduced into the fat deposit to be removed. This Tumescent Solution contains Adrenalin to constrict the area’s blood vessels and so minimise blood loss when the fat is being removed. After a wait of about 10 minutes, your Surgeon then introduces a hollow metal tube called a ‘cannula’ and repeatedly moves it back and forth, removing the fat and artistically re-shaping the area.
  • With Vaser Liposuction, the initial process is basically the same, the only real difference being that the fat is first ‘melted’ with an ultrasonic energy-emitting cannula before being aspirated. 
  • Naturally, having it done under a General Anaesthetic, you will feel no discomfort at all. 
  • When your Surgeon feels that the required amount of fat has been removed, the tiny entry incisions are sutured and your Compression Garment is fitted. This garment needs to be worn for 6 weeks. 
  • You will then be taken to Recovery and after 1-2 hours in Recovery, you will be allowed to return home. 
  • Sutures are removed after 7 days. 

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What can you expect after Liposuction?

  • Discomfortafter Liposuction is usually mild only and most patients are up and about the very next day. Any soreness in the first few days is easily relieved by simple analgesics. Rarely are stronger pain-relievers required. 
  • Immediately after your procedure, you will notice an improved shape purely due to the removal of fat. However, the fat left behind is still swollen from the surgery and will settle over the next 3-4 weeks at which time you will notice a further reduction in size.
  • As your skin and remaining fat progressively contract down over the next 4-6 months, you will continue to see ongoing shape improvement. Accordingly, you should not expect your final shape to be apparent until 6 months after your procedure.

Which Is Better: Regular Tumescent Liposuction or Vaser Liposuction?

This is a question anyone considering liposuction would naturally ask but the answers from different Liposuction Surgeons will obviously depend on their own experiences. 

As a clinic that has been performing Liposuction for over 25 years, and one that offers BOTH techniques, we believe that far more important than the actual liposuction technique to be used, is the experience, skill, and artistry of the Surgeon – knowing just how much fat to remove but equally important, how much fat to leave behind! 

Many Liposuction Surgeons share that very same view. The following are just two opinions from eminent Plastic Surgeons in the USA: 

Dr J. Gerald Minniti, MD, Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, Los Angeleswrote in 2019: 

“Vaser Liposuction has had a resurgence since the advent of ‘Hi-Def’ liposuction in the last few years. I can tell you with certainty that ‘regular’ liposuction can achieve any result that Vaser can. What’s important is the training, skill, and experience of the surgeon. The machines are unimportant.”  

Dr Wendell Perry, MD, Plastic Surgeon in Hollywood, Florida, also wrote in 2019:

“Vaser Liposuction is an Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. The ultrasonic energy helps destroy the fat cells. Some people believe the Vaser makes the skin contract more than regular liposuction but I think you get better skin contraction with regular Liposuction than Vaser. Also, it is probably not a good idea to use Vaser if you’re going to use some of the fat for Fat Transfer because you may kill some of the fat cells and have less available for the Fat Transfer”. 

Then again, advocates of Vaser Liposuction claim smoother results and better skin tightening. Whether these claims are true or not, remain unresolved. Although we offer both techniques, we, like the above Plastic Surgeons, maintain that more important than the technique, is the skill and artistry of the Surgeon. 

At your Initial Consultation, our Surgeon will carefully assess your areas for liposuction and recommend whichever technique they believe will deliver the best result.  

Before & After

The following Before/After images are just a small selection of the thousands of Liposuction Procedures our Clinic has performed over the last 25 years. We display them here simply to demonstrate the impressive results that can be achieved irrespective of the technique used, and to once again stress the greater importance of the training, experience and artistry of your Surgeon over the actual technique used. 

Abdomen

Hips and Outer Thighs

Outer & Inner Thighs

Under Chin & Jowls

Knees, Calves, Ankles and Arms

These can can also be slimmed down provided there is a true excess of fat and the shape is not primarily due to muscle bulk.

Gynecomastia (‘Man Boobs’)

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Costs 

Liposuction Surgery

Surgical Fee $1,100-$4,400 per body area.
Additional costs include Theatre Fee, Anaesthetist Fee and Post-Operative Compression Garment.
Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

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Payment Plans 

We accept payments from independent finance providers  

EconFinance & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC

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If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.

Why You Should Consider Sydney Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic For Your Liposuction

…. What We’re Known For & The Mistakes To Avoid 

  • Our Clinic has over 25 years’ experience performing Liposuction.
    Caution: Any doctor without Hospital Accreditation can start performing Liposuction in their own premises after minimal training. Hospital accreditation is an important standard to always look for as most Hospitals will only allow doctors with appropriate surgical qualifications, training and experience to operate at their facility. So, if the doctor you’re seeing for liposuction is not accredited at any hospital, you need to ask yourself why!
  • We have a very impressive Safety Record.
    We have never had a single adverse event during the thousands of liposuctions we have done over the years!
  • We only have experienced Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons to perform your Liposuction.
    Caution: Some Cosmetic Physicians & GP’s are offering liposuction in non-hospital settings.
  • We never book Liposuction Surgery based on an Online Consultation!
    Caution: How can any doctor possibly assess your skin’s elasticity with an online or Skype Consultation? The state of your skin’s elasticity is critical in determining whether or not you will be left with loose skin after the procedure and this can only be determined by an experienced surgeon feeling your skin at a consultation. It’s too late if you end up with loose skin after surgery and nobody has bothered to assess and warn you first!
  • Your Consultation Fee is fully redeemable if you proceed.
    We offer a detailed consultation with the Surgeon who’ll actually be doing your liposuction so they can first assess your suitability and then design your procedure.
    Caution: Avoid the temptation of ‘Free’ Consultations which are primarily designed to ‘sell’ you the procedure regardless of whether or not you are a good candidate! Always question the quality and integrity of any consultation that is ‘free’.

  • For your comfort & safety, we always perform Liposuction in licensed, fully-accredited Hospitals.
    Caution: Operating Rooms within doctors’ practices are not subject to the same stringent standards as a Hospital’s Operating Theatre. Accordingly, Liposuction in non-hospital premises comes with the following potential risks:
    • An ‘Operating Room’ in a non-hospital setting is unlikely to have the equivalent monitoring and safety equipment as a Hospital Operating Theatre, nor may it have the same standards of sterility – which, in either scenario, pose increased risks for patients.
    • An unlicensed facility will not likely have an Anaesthetist for you. So, who in that room would have the knowledge of a qualified Anaesthetist to handle an unexpected emergency during your procedure? The frightening answer is: NOBODY!
    • Unlicensed Facilities are not permitted to use General Anaesthesia, so your procedure can only be done under Local Anaesthesia and this could prove both stressful and painful.
    • By law, there is a limit as to how much fat can be safely removed in any one session in unlicensed premises. Therefore, if you need to have removed more than the maximum amount permissible, you have the choice of either doing it in stages or having it done as a single session in a hospital.

      Accordingly, we urge patients to always choose a Surgeon who operates at a hospital. Yes, doing it in a Hospital with an Anaesthetist will cost you a little more but wouldn’t you prefer to have it done painlessly and under the safest of conditions?
  • We always have a Specialist Anaesthetist to keep you comfortable, safe and pain-free throughout your entire procedure.
    Caution: Specialist Anaesthetists will rarely agree to attend a liposuction procedure in a non-hospital setting. So, if you intend having it done in any place other than a Licensed Hospital, you will almost certainly not have an Anaesthetist. Also, be very wary of clinics that list “Anaesthetic” on your quotation. This COULD STILL MEAN NO ANAESTHETIST because the word “Anaesthetic” is NOT the same as “Anaesthetist” and it could refer to you being injected with any concoction of anaesthetic medications by someone other than a qualified Anaesthetist – a very risky scenario!

    Just consider this: if you were to have an unexpected problem or reaction to medications during your procedure and there is no Anaesthetist present, who in that room will have the knowledge and expertise to treat your emergency?

    So, if you’re not guaranteed that a qualified Anaesthetist will be present for your entire procedure, consider going elsewhere!
  • We offer straightforward pricing, not ‘packages’.
    Caution: ‘Package’ Type Pricing Promotions can be quite deceptive by initially appearing cheaper but then the total cost ends up much higher when you get there!

    In contrast, and in fairness to our patients, we itemise your total cost quotation based on the Surgical Fee for your chosen areas, and then add the Hospital & Anaesthetist Fees based on how long your procedure will take. This is, by far, the fairest and most transparent way to cost your procedure. You need to be treated as an individual, not a ‘package’.
  • We recommend whichever Liposuction Technique is best for YOU!
    Caution: Some clinics offer only one technique e.g. ‘Vaser Liposuction’. However, we don’t regard this to be in the best interests of the patient as there is no ‘one technique suits all’.

    Instead, we prefer to recommend whichever technique is going to deliver the best possible result for YOU – be it Vaser Liposuction or regular Tumescent Liposuction.

    Nevertheless, infinitely more important than the technique or the instrumentation is the experience, skill and artistic eye of your surgeon.

    As Dr. J. Gerald Minniti, MD, Plastic Surgeon in Beverly, Los Angeles wrote in 2019 when comparing Vaser Liposuction to regular Tumescent Liposuction:

    Vaser Liposuction has had a resurgence since the advent of ‘Hi-Def’ liposuction in the last few years. I can tell you with certainty that ‘regular’ Liposuction can achieve any result that Vaser can. What’s important is the training, skill, and experience of the surgeon. The machines are unimportant.”

    We are in total agreement with Dr Minniti’s comments!

  • We don’t use gimmicky marketing ploys such as ‘We Don’t Do Liposuction, We Only Do Liposculpture’. Caution: Such fancy marketing terms are used by some clinics to suggest that theirs is a different, newer or superior technique to others. In truth, superior results depend on the surgeon’s expertise and artistic eye, not on what you call the procedure!
  • We always approach Liposuction artistically!
    Straightforward removal of fat is one thing and artistic re-shaping is another!

    Caution: Any doctor can robotically remove fat but Liposuction needs to be performed artistically with an awareness of ideal body contours. Knowing how much fat needs to be removed and how much should be left behind is essential to deliver the right shape and curves. This skill only comes with an artistic eye and years of liposuction experience!

    Most alarming to us was the report of one doctor who told us that it was common practice where he worked for two liposuction surgeons to be working on the same area at the same time!

    To us, this makes as much sense as two artists working on the same painting at the same time!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I weigh much less after Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body reshaping procedure, not a method of reducing weight. You may weigh a little less after liposuction but you could be disappointed if weight loss was your primary objective. 

Will my skin end up loose after Liposuction?

If you have good skin elasticity, your skin should be able to effectively shrink to the reduced shape. Our Surgeon will assess your skin’s elasticity at your consultation and advise you honestly if looser skin is a possibility. 

How long do I need to wear a Compression Garment after my surgery?

Different surgeons have different views as to how long compression needs to be applied after Liposuction. However, based on how a fatty area heals after liposuction, we believe that a better final result is always achievable if compression is applied for 6 weeks after surgery. 

When can I expect to return to work?

If you are in sedentary type work, you should be able to return to work after 3-4 days but longer if your work is more physically demanding. Our Surgeon will advise you as to when you should be able to return to work once they have considered the type of work you do and how much Liposuction you’re having. 

Can I claim any of my costs on Medicare?

Unfortunately, not. Being a cosmetic procedure, liposuction is not eligible for a Medicare rebate, nor can you claim on your Private Health Insurance. 

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