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Liposuction Treatment Information

The Me Clinic has over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience specialising in this area and we were one of the first clinics to perform this procedure in Melbourne in the early 1980's.
We have performed over 10,000+ liposuction procedures. Our reputation and experience is unparalleled in cosmetic surgery Australia wide.

Why consider Liposuction?

Even after dieting and exercise, you may not achieve the body shape you desire as a result of weight gain or genetics. It's a fact that men and women have different problem areas. With women these areas are usually thighs, hips and buttocks. In men it is generally the chest (man boobs), love handles and abdomen.

We understand that patients may be genetically predisposed to have stubborn areas of fatty deposits that will not go away despite dieting and exercise. This treatment can assist women and men by safely removing these problem areas and improve the shape and proportion of their bodies.

In some situations, in order to treat these problem areas many people lose weight to such an extent that it has an adverse effect in areas they do not want to lose weight in, e.g. face (which can cause skin sagging), breasts (which can cause volume loss and sagging) or even buttocks. This is not desirable.

This procedure can help you find the right balance between weight loss and health, and also shape and proportion.


Our booklet can help explain to you how fat deposits grow and expand in our bodies and how liposuction can improve these areas.

liposuction specialist since 1983

Which body areas can it be performed on?

The procedure can be performed on the Abdomen, Waist, back, Breast, Hips, Legs, Inner thighs, Outer thighs, Calves, Ankles, Upper arms, Face, Mons pubis and Man boobs (male chest).  We are able treat a number of areas in one procedure.

What can Liposuction achieve for you?

The procedure is intended to contour and reshape the body by decreasing stubborn fatty deposits that may make your body to look out of proportion. Liposuction helps to shape and contour the problem areas. One of the positive aspects of the procedure is the treatment provides immediate results.

The additional benefit of treating these problem areas is that it can help motivate you to make a positive change in your life and to maintain a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. This procedure however, is not intended to be a substitute for healthy living.

How is the procedure performed?

A suction tube (know as a cannula) is inserted through a tiny incision (approx. 3 - 4 mm), these incisions are strategically placed to be as inconspicuous as possible.  Then under vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube.   The result is the removal of excess fat cell deposits and a re-sculpting and reshaping of the problem bulging areas into more attractive and proportionate contours.

Our expertise in Liposuction.

As one of the first clinics' to perform the procedure in Australia in the early 1980's we understand what is required to get a great result. We have performed over 10,000 procedures and our Cosmetic Surgeons have trained many Australian and international surgeons in our clinic.

As you consider which Cosmetic Surgeon to choose to perform your procedure, it is important to understand that the skill and experience of your surgeon is more important than what technique is performed. We have many patients with proven results in our before and after images gallery.

With the Me Clinic's international surgeries we are able to bring the most effective, safest and leading edge techniques and knowledge from all over the world. As a result of our global position we are one of the leading internationally recognised clinics in Victoria, Australia.


Liposuction in Melbourne at Me Clinic       Liposuction in Melbourne at Me Clinic - Waist

See all our Liposuction before and after Images


There are many types of Liposuction techniques

There are a number of different types of procedures, all of which we list further down the page. Generally, we use the Tumescent Liposuction technique, which is a procedure performed in a short period of time that offers a speedy recovery with minimal discomfort and bruising.

  • Tumescent Liposuction can be performed either under local anaesthesia or a general anaesthesia depending on whether small or large volumes of subcutaneous fat tissue are removed.  Other techniques include;
  • Ultrasound Liposuction - this technique allows for a more precise extraction of fat cells using an ultrasound device that melts the fat without affecting vital tissues resulting in less discomfort and quicker recovery time for patients.  
  • Laser Lipolysis - this technique utilises laser light to hear and melt fat and contract collagen fibres resulting in tighter skin and a smoother result.  
  • Power Assisted Liposuction - involves the use or power cannula to finely and delicately remove excess fat cells and reshape the body.
  • Mega Liposuction - This involves the withdrawal of large volumes of fat at the one time for patients who are suited for this procedure.

Our Cosmetic Surgeons will recommend the right treatment for you based on the goals you wish to achieve, your physique and the areas you wish to be treated.

A Referral is not required from your doctor

There is no need to obtain a referral from your doctor to see one of our Surgeons. Generally we are able to book you in to see one of our Surgeons in 7 to 14 days.

Liposuction and Medicare or Private Health Insurance

Generally Medicare Rebates or bulk billing is not available for Liposuction. However, if Liposuction is required and performed because of trauma or medical conditions, such as Breast Reduction, a Medicare rebate may be available.

Private healthcare cover for this procedure can vary from policy to policy and you should check with your specific fund for level of cover.

The cost of Liposuction

As every patient we see has different requirements, it is difficult to provide standardised pricing as each procedure is tailored for each individual patient's situation. 

As a guide, prices start from:

Chin and Neck $3,100

Abdomen (one area) $6,200

Inner and outer thighs (two areas) $7,500

In some cases a combination of areas may be required to obtain the results that patients are looking for. 

During your consultation your Surgeon will discuss with you the best options and combination of areas for you, and then provide you with a quote so you know exactly what is involved with your procedure and what it will cost. Special packages for multiple areas are available. Consultation fees may apply.

Can I finance the surgery?

Finance is available through a number of financial institutions. Our recommendation would be to wait until you are in a better financial position before deciding to proceed with surgery.

However, some patients have commitments, events in their lives and they do not feel they are in a position to wait. In those circumstances we offer the Me Clinic payment plan and we would also suggest they contact their own financial institutions or they can try a credit provider such as Mac Credit.

Recovery time

Recovery for any surgical procedure can and does vary according to the individual, their health stays and general level of fitness; however there are some general rules about recovery that should be applied to the surgery.

Generally you are able to return to non-strenuous work within two to three days after your procedure, but in some cases we may specify up to seven days. However, we recommend that you should wait at least 10 to 14 days days before attempting more intense activities such as gym work, competitive sporting activities or heavy physical work.

Post operative visits

The number of visits you will have with the Me Clinic team will depend on a number of factors, most importantly the type of procedure and the number of areas you have had treated. Generally, the next day or within a few days you are booked in to the Me Clinic for your first post-operative check. Our trained Nurses and/or Surgeons examine the areas treated and change any dressings or attend to other issues as required.

You are then scheduled for further post operative checks during your recovery period the following week and then in two weeks after that. There is no limit to the number of post operative checks you can have.

Common side effects

The most common side effects are discomfort, bruising and swelling.  Liposuction is a safe procedure performed on thousands of men and women each year. During a personal consultation, your surgeon we will detail these side effects further of you. It is important to note that as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. See our medical disclaimer

Where do you perform the procedure?

As a global brand the Me Clinic can perform the procedure at our clinic located in Malvern East Victoria or a choice of accredited and registered Day Hospitals. We also consult and/or perform this procedure at our Sydney and Campbelltown Clinics.

Questions you should ask before choosing your Liposuction surgeon

  • Does the Cosmetic Surgeon have experience with Liposuction?
  • How many times has the Cosmetic Surgeon performed this procedure?
  • Are you aware of the Cosmetic Surgeon's success rate with the procedure?
  • Does the Cosmetic Surgeon hold valid qualifications and accreditation?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon available for Post-Operative care?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon available for After Hours care if and when required?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon listening to your special needs?
  • Has the Cosmetic Surgeon explained the procedure to you in detail?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon happy to show you his before and after photographs?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon rushing you into surgery and offering discounts for quick decisions?
  • Is Liposuction the right procedure for me?
  • Am I confident with the Cosmetic Surgeon's skill and experience?
  • Am I comfortable with the Cosmetic Surgeon and nursing staff?
  • Is the Cosmetic Surgeon's Clinic a full time Medical Clinic?
  • Am I happy with the Cosmetic Surgeon's Medical Clinic and facilities?
  • Am I choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon on the basis of COST or COMPETENCE?

Procedures types

Our list of Liposuction procedures carry full details of the procedure, before and after images, frequently asked questions as well as surgeon's experience relating to the procedures.

Female Liposuction

Sometimes despite a healthy diet and exercise women can still have problem areas from their abdomen waist, hips, buttocks and thighs and other areas. Liposuction is a procedure whereby fat cells are removed from these problem areas to decrease the volume and size and to reshape the body.

Through Liposuction women can improve the shape and proportion of their bodies. Click the more button to find out more about our clinic. We have over 30 years proven cosmetic surgery experience.


Male Liposuction

At Me Clinic we understand MEN.

We understand why Men consider Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery and the results and outcomes they want to achieve. We understand that men prefer a confidential and private environment to discuss their surgical requirements.

We provide specialised male Liposuction treatments in our Melbourne clinic. We have over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience.


Chin & Neck Liposuction

Some patients carry excess fat in their chins and neck; the double chin effect. As a result they lack definition between their necks and chin.

For both men and women these problems develop with age, weight gain or are simply genetic.


Mega Liposuction

In some case a normal Liposuction procedure may not be sufficient to remove the desired amount of fat from patients or achieve the anticipated result.

With these cases a Mega Liposuction procedure may be more suitable to achieve the results the patients are seeking. Click more to find out how our expert team in our Melbourne or Sydney clinic can help give you a better shape.


Fat Transfer to Body & Legs

Many patients elect to have Fat Transfers to part of their body and legs to enhance their shape, replace lost volume or correct trauma and injuries.

The addition of the patients own fat complements the existing fat in the body and when transferred and grafted it provides a natural feeling and looking volume or shape change.


Upper Arm Lift Surgery

Over the years with getting older, weight fluctuations with putting on significant weight and then extreme weight loss can lead to excess skin in the arms.

The excess skin in the upper arms can be corrected with Upper Arm Lift Surgery or Brachioplasty surgery. Click more to find out how our surgeons in Melbourne can help you.


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