What Are the Different Types of Liposuction?

February 11, 2021

When looking to reduce specific areas of your body and assist your exercise routine, liposuction is usually the procedure most people will think of. The question is, which kind of liposuction is right for you? The experts in liposuction, Melbourne's Me Clinic will address this question below, so that you can see which may be the better option for you.

Though, when it comes to which procedure or process is best for your situation, a consultation with our expert team is always required to completely assess your situation and goals.

The various types of liposuction Melbourne has access to

Liposuction removes unwanted excess fat, improving one's appearance by smoothing irregular body shapes. The process is both safe and effective, offering results that improve both physical appearance and mental confidence.

Liposuction can target areas under the chin, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and more. The following are the main types of liposuction procedures:

Tumescent liposuction

Liposuction via fluid injection is one of the most common types of liposuction, and is often the one being spoken about when referring to “traditional liposuction.”. It involves the injection of a medicated solution into the areas that you wish to target, after which the fat is removed. In some cases, the solution can be up to three times the amount of fat that will be removed.

The solution is made up of a mixture of local anaesthetic, epinephrine (which contracts blood vessels), and an intravenous salt solution. These three elements help to numb the area, reduce the loss of blood, bruising, swelling and remove the fat more easily. While this is an effective process, it can take a little longer than other methods.


A 36 year old gentleman with a pot belly. This is a common problem with men.


The improvement in the appearance of his abdomen is apparent after just over a litre of fat was removed at our Liposuction Melbourne clinic.

The Me Clinic team performed liposuction on this abdomen removing just over a litre of fat via our Liposuction Melbourne clinic.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)

This method uses ultrasonic vibrations to liquefy the fat cells, which are then vacuumed out. UAL can be done above the surface of the skin using a special emitter, or below the surface with a small, heated cannula.

This method is more commonly used when there is a need to remove fat from dense, fibrous areas such as the upper back. In some cases, it can be combined with the tumescent technique for greater precision.

Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)

A third option uses laser energy to liquefy the fat cells in a similar way to UAL. Much like the above process, the cells are liquefied and vacuumed out or drained through small tubes. The cannula used during LAL is a bit smaller, making LAL suitable for confined areas.

This may be the method used when targeting areas such as the chin, jowls, and face. The energy that is emitted from the laser stimulates collagen production, which helps to prevent skin sag and maintain skin structure.



Liposuction removes unwanted excess fat, improving one's appearance by smoothening irregular body shapes.

Are you considering a liposuction procedure?

If you are relatively healthy, and are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat around your body or in a specific area, liposuction may be an option for you. It should never, however, be thought of as a weight-loss technique.

To find out which liposuction option can work best for you, book a consultation with the expert team at Me Clinic. After we have assessed your situation we will design a process that will lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle for you. Let’s make a positive change together!

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