Liposuction or "Lipo" is a surgical procedure where fat cells are removed from problem areas of your body to achieve a more pleasing and proportionate shape. Liposuction specifically targets problem areas of stubborn fat deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
At me clinic Melbourne we generally perform Tumescent Liposuction, which can be completed in a short period of time, offering a fast recovery with minimal discomfort and bruising.
Tumescent Lipo is performed under either local or general anaesthetic. During the procedure the operative area is numbed using a large volume of very dilute anaesthetic. Adrenaline is also added to reduce blood loss and increase the anaesthetic effect.
The surgeon then makes a small incision in an inconspicuous location on the skin and inserts a specially-designed steel cannula attached to a suction device. Fat cells are then delicately extracted from the area, ensuring other tissues are not damaged.
Liposculpture is also usually performed when undergoing Liposuction. This involves sculpting and shaping the body while fat cells are being removed, to provide a more proportionate shape and a smooth final result.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. People suffering from obesity should endeavour to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise. Liposuction may then be useful to address stubborn fat deposits in certain areas.
At me clinic our experienced and skilled surgeons also offer a range of other modified modern Liposuction methods to remove fat cells, including:
Our cosmetic surgeons will recommend the right treatment for you based on your physique and what you want to achieve.
Liposuction can be very effective at targeting stubborn areas of localised fat deposits that will not respond to a healthy diet and exercise.
Yes—Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve your body’s contour and shape.
The body stops creating new fat cells after puberty, so if you notice weight gain after undergoing the procedure, it’s due to the expansion of the remaining fat cells rather than the formation of new fat cells.
Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, waist, back, hips, legs, inner and outer thighs, calves, ankles, upper arms, face, mons pubis and male chest (man boobs). We are able to treat multiple areas in a single procedure.
As every patient’s requirements are different, it is difficult to provide standardised pricing. The following table provides an indication of what you can expect Liposuction to cost at me clinic.
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 desired results. Special packages are also available if undergoing Liposuction on multiple areas.
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the best options for you and provide you with a quote so you know exactly what’s involved with your procedure and what it will cost.
Generally, Medicare rebates or bulk billing are not available for Liposuction, however if Liposuction is required due to trauma or medical conditions (such as breast reduction), a Medicare rebate may be available.
If you have private health insurance, you should enquire with your insurer to find out if your policy provides any cover for Liposuction procedures as each policy will vary.
While we strongly recommend patients only undertake surgery when they are in a financial position to afford it, we understand that some patients feel they are unable to wait until they’re in a stronger financial position to undergo surgery for various reasons. In this case, finance can be accessed through a number of financial institutions such as Mac Credit. Alternatively, we can provide a payment plan where payment can be made progressively in instalments.
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Lipo is a safe procedure performed on thousands of men and women each year, however as with any procedure, it’s common to experience some side effects (see our medical disclaimer).
The recovery period following the procedure will vary according to the individual. Patients usually experience some bruising and swelling and report discomfort similar to that following a strenuous gym work out, which usually subsides in a few days. Swelling and tenderness should disappear in one to two weeks following the procedure.
Generally, most patients are able to return to non-strenuous work within two to three days following the procedure, however it can take up to seven days. We recommend that patients wait at least ten days before attempting more intense activities such as gym work, competitive sporting activities or heavy physical work.
We also recommend that compression garments are worn for four to six weeks following the procedure to achieve optimal results.
At me clinic, we provide a quality patient aftercare program where we will conduct several post-operative visits during your recovery period. During each visit, our trained nurses and/or surgeons examine the treated area/s and change any dressings or attend to any other issues if needed.
Patients usually have their first post-operative check within the first few days following the procedure, as well as additional checks during each of the following two weeks. Because of our commitment to a high standard of patient care, there is no limit to the number of post-operative checks you can have.
Acknowledged as a world-class Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine clinic in Melbourne, cosmetic surgery and medicine is not just a business to us—it’s our life.
As one of the first clinics to start performing Liposuction in Australia in the early 1980’s, we have over 30 years’ experience and have performed more than 10,000+ body sculpting procedures.
When choosing a cosmetic surgeon, the skill and expertise of your surgeon is paramount to a successful procedure and is more important than the Liposuction technique being performed.
Our team of highly trained and experienced Surgeons, Cosmetic Physicians, Nurses, Aestheticians and Consultants and support staff take the time to listen to your needs and explain the treatment options available to you.
With experience, empathy and state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology, not only do we have an unparalleled safety, patient care and satisfaction record, but you’ll also feel the warmth and support from our staff from the moment you walk through our door.
At me clinic, our reputation is unparalleled in cosmetic surgery in Australia and most of all, we know what’s required to get a great result.
We provide consultations and perform Liposuction procedures at our Melbourne (Malvern East), Sydney and Campbelltown clinics, or at a choice of accredited and registered Day Hospitals.
Contact us to book your no obligation personal consultation with one of our surgeons to find out more.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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