It is important to determine what type of results you are looking for and to have realistic expectations. A consultation with our doctors is recommended to discuss all your questions and concerns, as well as to establish which treatment option will suit you best. It is also important to note that when selecting a treatment option, post-operative side effects may include slight swelling and bruising. All of which, will be outlined during your consultation.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Why choose Cosmos Clinic?
If you are struggling to remove excess pockets of fat, Cosmos Clinic offers a host of fat removal options, both surgical and non-surgical. The Cosmos Clinic team has over 50 years of collective experience, and we invest in the latest medical equipment to offer our patients the best cosmetic solutions. Our surgeons are leaders in liposuction, and we treat patients Australia wide. We have five beautiful clinics located in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Canberra. Get in touch today to learn more.
Why do I have stubborn fat?
Whether it’s the hips, thighs or arms, most of us have stubborn pockets of fat that just refuse to budge, no matter how good we eat or how often we hit the gym. Such stubborn fat deposits can develop for a number of reasons, however, it is often the result of hormones.
A rise in estrogen levels can cause the body to store more fat than needed, while higher levels of stress hormones can cause the body to hang onto that fat, even after strict diet and exercise efforts. Additionally, men and women are programmed to store fat in different ways. In women, problem areas usually include the hips and thighs, whereas men usually collect stubborn fat in the abdominal area.
Despite claims of spot reducing fat, you cannot control where you lose fat from. Unfortunately, abdominal exercises have no effect on overall belly fat loss. Oftentimes, the only way to address these unwanted pockets is through cosmetic intervention.
What are common reasons why people undergo treatment for Fat Reduction?
Some of the reasons for considering surgical or non-surgical Fat Removal may include:
Not being able to lose excess weight after pregnancy through exercise and diet alone
Wanting to get rid of unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, arms, inner thighs, neck, bra fat and chest
Creating a more balanced and proportionate figure
Decreasing unsightly stretch marks, scars and other scarring
Increasing body confidence and promoting an improved self-image through a toned body
Our Fat Reduction Treatments
At Cosmos Clinic, we offer a fat reduction treatment to suit every concern and lifestyle. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may be a candidate for one of these treatments: Vaser Liposuction, Vaser Hi Definition, CoolSculpting, Abdominoplasty or Fat Dissolving Injections.
Vaser is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses liposuction techniques to permanently remove unwanted fat cells from the body. Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance” and is a more gentle form of liposuction.
Unlike other methods of liposuction, Vaser uses ultrasound energy to melt the unwanted fat cells. This turns them to a liquid consistency, which makes them much easier to remove from the body. During the procedure, your Cosmos Clinic surgeon will make a small incision to insert the ultrasound probe, which is moved back and forth to break apart the fat cells. Using a cannula, the fat cells are then removed from the body. The procedure is performed under twilight sedation and local anaesthesia, although a general anaesthetic is available on request.
Recovery after a Vaser Liposuction procedure is relatively easy in comparison to other surgical procedures. While some pain, bruising and swelling are to be expected, this can be relieved with medications prescribed by your surgeon. Most patients are free to return to work and other regular activities within a week.
Following the procedure, you will need to wait up to six months for swelling to subside and your final results to become visible. However, the results are well worth the wait. Once removed from the body, your fat cells can never return, although we do recommend making lifestyle changes to maintain your new body contour in the long term.
Vaser liposuction is ideal for patients looking for a permanent solution to stubborn fat and can treat various areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, back, chest and neck.
How much does Vaser liposuction cost?
The cost of your Vaser liposuction procedure will depend on various factors, such as the area/s treated, the complexity of the procedure and the amount of time spent in surgery. At Cosmos Clinic, our Vaser procedures start at $4,400 for one area, with each additional area costing approximately $1,750.
Vaser Hi Definition
Vaser Hi Definition takes Vaser liposuction a step further by enhancing the visibility of underlying muscle groups. If you are seeking a more sculpted, athletic appearance, Vaser Hi Def may be the procedure for you.
This procedure uses the same ultrasound technology as regular Vaser liposuction. Incisions are made in inconspicuous locations to insert the ultrasound probe. Once the fat is liquefied, your surgeon will remove the layer of fat just under the skin to create the appearance of an abdominal six-pack. The suction process used works to outline the muscles of the upper body, including the rectus abdominis, serratus anterior, obliques and pectorals. The heat delivered by the ultrasound probe also causes skin retraction, giving you a smooth, natural-looking result.
As with traditional Vaser, the Hi Def procedure requires only a short recovery time so that you can show off your new body contour sooner. Again, results will take some time to appear, although they should be visible within six months. To maintain your new muscular contour, be sure to enjoy a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Vaser Hi Definition is the ultimate treatment for adding muscle definition. While it is most commonly used on the abdomen, Vaser Hi Def can also contour the muscles of the chest, arms and back.
How much does Vaser Hi Definition cost?
The cost of Vaser Hi Definition can vary depending on factors such as the area/s treated, the complexity of the procedure and the length of the procedure. At Cosmos Clinic, our Vaser Hi Definition procedures start at $7,000 for women and $10,000 for men.
CoolSculpting works by freezing unwanted fat cells from specific areas of the body. During the procedure, your clinician will vacuum the skin above the treatment area into an applicator, through which controlled cooling is delivered to the targeted fat. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will be naturally eliminated by the body over time, with final results appearing after around three to four months.
Overall, CoolSculpting treatments are quite comfortable and take around one hour to complete. You may feel some intense cold at first, however this will subside as the treated area becomes numb. In addition, you may also experience some mild pulling, tugging or pinching, but nothing too uncomfortable.
As CoolSculpting treatments are completely non-invasive, no downtime is required, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after treatment. CoolSculpting can reduce up to 27 percent of fat across multiple treatment areas, such as the stomach, thighs, hips, arms, banana roll, back and double chin. To achieve optimal results, you may require between one and three treatment sessions.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The final cost of your CoolSculpting treatments will depend on the area/s treated and the number of sessions required. At Cosmos Clinic, our CoolSculpting treatments start from $500 per area.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is an invasive surgical procedure designed to improve the shape and contour of the abdominal region. While this procedure can address stubborn fat, it’s primarily used to reduce sagging skin and repair separated muscles. At Cosmos Clinic, tummy tucks are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy and are only available at our Sydney clinic.
Your abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes between one and three hours to complete. Your surgeon will likely make two incisions: one across the pubic bone and another around the belly button. Through these incisions, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. This procedure typically requires a one to two night stay in the hospital.
Recovery after a tummy tuck is a little more intense when compared to liposuction. You will need to take two to three weeks off work and limit your activity levels for at least six weeks to give your abdomen time to heal. Full recovery from an abdominoplasty can take up to three to six months.
Suitable candidates for a tummy tuck are patients with large amounts of sagging abdominal skin, excess deposits of fat and weakened abdominal muscles. This procedure is particularly common following significant weight loss or pregnancy.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
The cost of tummy tuck surgery can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Abdominoplasty patients will also need to pay anaesthetist and hospital fees. At Cosmos Clinic, our tummy tuck procedures start from $12,000.
Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat dissolving injections are a non-surgical injectable treatment designed to address submental fat, otherwise known as a double chin. This treatment is ideal for patients who struggle with excess fat under the chin and are looking for an alternative to liposuction.
Double chin injections are made up of a naturally occurring substance designed to absorb fat. When injected under the chin, this substance disrupts the cell membrane so that it can no longer store fat cells. Over time, the body will naturally metabolise and excrete the unwanted fat cells. Once destroyed, these fat cells will not return, leading to permanent results.
Before your treatment, your cosmetic nurse will mark the injection sites and apply a topical numbing cream to reduce discomfort, if required. Typically, between 20 to 50 injections are administered during a 20 to 30-minute treatment. Fat dissolving injections require minimal downtime, although you may experience some mild pain, swelling and bruising in the days after treatment.
It can take four to six weeks after treatment to begin seeing the effects of your fat dissolving injections. For optimal results, you will likely require between two and six treatments.
How much do fat dissolving injections cost?
Again, the cost of fat dissolving injections will depend on the number of injections required to achieve your desired results. At Cosmos Clinic, our fat dissolving injections start from $700.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
If you are looking to reduce unwanted pockets of stubborn fat, your first step is to organise a consultation at Cosmos Clinic, where you will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. From there, we will be able to recommend a procedure suitable to your needs.