Our liposuction and liposculpture treatments are designed to help women and men remove stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. With over 20,000 liposuction and fat transfer procedures in Sydney and other Cosmos Clinics Australia wide, we've helped our clients achieve their body enhancement goals using the latest in Vaser Liposuction technology to remove fat in areas such as:
Tummy (or abdomen)
Love handles (or hips)
Thighs (inner, outer, front & back)
Arms, Back, Chin
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VASER is a newer development in surgical liposuction and stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. To put it in plain terms, VASER liposuction works to dissolve or liquefy fat using sound wave energy, allowing them to be removed easily from the body, with less disruption than traditional liposuction.
All types of liposuction procedures follow the same premise: fat deposits are broken apart and then suctioned out of the body using anaesthesia, saline solution and a cannula. Depending on the liposuction technique used, fat deposits can be broken apart in various ways. Our VASER technology at Cosmos Clinic uses pulses of ultrasound waves to generate heat, which helps break apart fat cells for easy removal and even has skin tightening benefits.
VASER liposuction works to disrupt the connection between your fatty tissue and muscles without damaging the underlying tissues, making it the ideal choice for body sculpting.
VASER liposuction is the preferred choice at Cosmos Clinic, as it allows for skin tightening at the same time as fat removal.
Why Vaser liposuction?
With Vaser Liposuction, there are three main stages. First, a tumescent solution is injected into the areas about to be liposuctioned. This first stage numbs those areas and preps the body for stage two. The second stage is the use of the VASER probe. This probe utilises VASER technology to melt the fat underneath the skin and produces heat to stimulate skin tightening.1 Thirdly, the fat is then suctioned out of the body in a liquid-like consistency. With traditional liposuction, the middle stage is skipped. This means that the fat melting stage is bypassed.
To explain in non-technical terms, traditional liposuction is like sucking out a brick of fat through a straw, whereas VASER liposuction melts the fat, making it similar to sucking butter out through a straw. This extra separation stage used during VASER liposuction means there is less trauma to the body 2; therefore, creating a gentler healing process and overall better results as more fat cells are removed.3
Liposoft uses water to separate fat cells. This means that there is no heat given off when Liposoft is used. Therefore, unlike VASER Liposuction, you will not get the skin tightening benefits that the VASER probe offers.
Laser Liposuction, as the name suggests, uses light to melt fat. Laser energy comes out of the tip of the probe, whereas VASER energy comes out of the tip and the sides of the probe, so VASER gives out more energy in a more uniform pattern. Laser Liposuction can only be used for small areas (such as the neck). This technique is unable to melt large volumes of fat, therefore meaning it cannot effectively treat areas like the abdomen and flanks.
The Bodytite liposuction technique utilises radiofrequency. This means that Bodytite works in a similar way to VASER Liposuction. However, we have noticed that VASER Liposuction causes less trauma to the tissues.
Areas that can be treated using Vaser Liposuction
The abdomen can be divided into the upper tummy (the area from below the ribs to the belly button) and the lower tummy area (between the belly button and bikini line). VASER Liposuction can be performed on one or both areas at the same time. Incision sites in these areas are placed discreetly in the belly button and near the bikini line. VASER Liposuction promotes good skin retraction in most cases; however, some patients may need a tummy tuck if they have significantly saggy skin. Our doctors will advise accordingly on the treatment options best suited to you in consultation.
Flanks (Love Handles)
Flanks, commonly known as love handles, sit above the hip bone area and are a frequent concern for patients. They can hang over your jeans and increase the width of your waist line. Incisions are hidden within your underwear area.
Inner & Outer Thighs and Knees
Attractive legs are desired by many, although slender, proportionate thighs are not something everyone is genetically blessed with. Fat can be unevenly distributed throughout the inner and outer thighs, causing discomfort. For example, chafing of the skin can occur from the constant friction of inner thighs rubbing against each other. This can lead to the development of sores and even infection.
Front of Thighs
The front of the thigh is a difficult area to treat. The best candidates are people with toned skin and mostly fat in the area. Often people confuse bulky muscle in this area for fat.
Removing stubborn fat from the arms can give a slimmer and more proportioned appearance to the body, especially in women. Fat tends to be in and around the triceps (i.e the back of arms) and laterals (i.e. the side of the arms)
Fat distribution on the back can be divided into several areas namely the upper back (above the bra line), and lower back or area below the bra line. These areas are difficult to shift despite exercise and can be challenging for the doctor to treat due to the fibrous nature of the fat. VASER turns the fibrous fat to a ‘buttery’ consistency, allowing easy suctioning and subsequently, creating a desirable ‘V’ shaped back.
Large breasts can cause discomfort, back aches, difficulty with exercise and they can make a woman self-conscious. A breast reduction with liposuction not only removes the excess fat in this area, but it can also create a lift (for a more youthful, well-proportioned appearance). While most women can benefit from this minimally invasive procedure, a consultation with one of our experienced doctors will determine if this treatment or traditional breast reduction surgery is more suitable for you.
Male Breasts (aka Man Boobs)
Man boobs can cause anxiety for many men. It is caused by excessive development of breast tissue with or without extra fat tissue. Usually genetically predetermined, man boobs can’t be treated with exercise. VASER liposuction gently removes the fat in this area and removes the gland. Further sculpting on the chest can also be done after treating man boobs.
Face & Cheeks
Some people, especially of Asian descent, are genetically predisposed to facial fat. This can give them a “chipmunk” appearance (even if the person is slim). VASER Liposuction can sculpt the face; giving a more toned appearance. It can be combined with neck lift liposuction for a more youthful look.
Jaw & Neck Line
Fat deposits in the jawline, jowls and neck area can occur genetically and tend to exacerbate with age. This gives rise to a wattle neck and leads to a “wattle” aged appearance – especially when coupled with sagging and wrinkled skin. VASER Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective methods of removing fat from the jowls and neck area.
Buttocks & Banana Roll
Having a well-proportioned behind is something many people desire. This is often unrealised with the position of fat causing a droopy buttock or “banana rolls”. This appears in the area between the curve of the buttock and start of the thighs. While a smaller buttock is achievable with liposuction, a beautiful well proportioned behind is something that requires skill and artistic flair on the doctor’s behalf. VASER Liposuction, when in experienced hands, can provide smooth and symmetric results.
The benefits of liposuction
Liposuction is very popular because it allows patients to reshape almost any area of their body. In fact, this procedure is in such high demand because modern plastic surgery techniques boast an exceptional safety record and results. The major benefits of liposuction include:
Body Contouring & Sculpting
While a strict exercise and diet routine can effectively reduce body fat, it can sometimes leave us with an unproportionate body contour. Suppose you’re left dissatisfied with the way your fat is distributed and desire a more hourglass profile or chiselled body. VASER Liposuction and VASER High-Def Liposuction at our Sydney clinic can precisely target and address problem areas to create a more contoured, proportionate body shape for men and women alike.
Elimination of Unwanted Fat
You can exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and still have localised fatty deposits that are extremely resistant to even the strictest fitness regimen. Such pockets of stubborn, excess fat can be disheartening, especially when you’ve been working so hard to improve your body contours. Minimally-invasive procedures like VASER Liposuction and VASER High-Def Liposuction can precisely target and address problem areas to reduce wanted fat and create a more attractive body shape for both women and men.
There’s no denying that when you’re happy with how you look your self-confidence shines through. When you’re confident it’s reflected in every aspect of your life, affecting personal happiness and may even contribute to more business success. Luckily, liposuction can help you look more fit and attractive by shaping your body in a way that diet and exercise alone cannot accomplish.
How much does liposuction cost in Sydney?
While we understand that cost is a huge factor in your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery, liposuction does not fit into a one price fits all strategy. The cost of a liposuction procedure varies from patient to patient, depending on factors such as:
The areas of the body treated
The body type of the patient
The method of liposuction used
The type of anaesthetic used
The amount of time spent in surgery
At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, our VASER liposuction procedures start at $4,400 for one area. However, if you choose to treat multiple body areas at once, you can expect reduced recovery times AND reduced overall costs. Each additional area treated at Cosmos Clinic will cost approximately $1,750 on top of the base price. Of course, this is just a general guide: to receive a more accurate cost please organise a consultation with one of our liposuction doctors.
Frequently asked questions
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure whereby a cannula and suction are used to remove excess fat from the body. Also known as liposculpture, this procedure works to reshape the body for an improved contour and better proportions. Some advanced liposuction techniques incorporate ultrasound or other methods to ‘melt’ the fat first to allow for easier and gentler extraction. The result is a permanent reduction of stubborn bulges and a dramatic improvement in body shape and contour.
Am I a candidate for liposuction?
You may be a candidate for our liposuction or liposculpture procedures if you fit the following criteria:
You are in good physical and mental health
You are unhappy with the appearance of unwanted pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise
You have realistic expectations regarding what liposuction surgery can achieve
You are at a healthy, stable weight
You have good skin elasticity
You do not smoke or are prepared to quit before and after surgery
It should be remembered that liposuction is not designed to treat obesity and should not be regarded as an alternative to exercise. The ideal patient should be committed to following healthy habits to maintain their results in the long term.
Liposuction surgery is typically most successful in patients who are between 20 and 30 years old, lead a healthy lifestyle and are close to their ideal weight with the exception of moderate pockets of fat. This is because their skin is more likely to retract following the procedure, reducing the likelihood of excess skin. Older patients usually have less skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as younger patients with firmer skin.
However, the best way to determine whether you are a candidate is to meet with our Sydney liposuction doctors at Cosmos Clinic.
Is there anything I should consider before undergoing liposuction?
Before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery, you should take the time to carefully consider your aesthetic goals and really think about whether liposuction is right for you. Take a look at your health habits: are you prepared to change your diet and exercise habits after surgery to maintain your results? Other questions to consider include: are you prepared to wait for your results to appear? Are you prepared to quit smoking in the weeks before and after surgery? Before you decide to proceed with surgery, you should talk with one of our liposuction doctors, who can give you an honest opinion about whether the procedure is right for you.
What happens during a liposuction procedure?
To begin your liposuction procedure, a saline solution mixed with an anaesthetic will be injected into the treated area. This works to numb the area for your comfort and prevent bleeding during the procedure. After injection, your Sydney liposuction doctor will make small incisions in your skin. Through these incisions, your doctor will insert the VASER ultrasound probes, which work to break up the fatty tissue. As the fatty tissue breaks apart, a cannula is used to vacuum the fat cells out of the treated area. Some of the saline/anaesthetic mix will be left in the body to numb any post-procedural pain and will be absorbed by the body within a few days.
How do I prepare for liposuction surgery?
During your consultation at Cosmos Clinic Sydney, your liposuction doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery. If you smoke, it is critical that you stop at least two weeks before surgery, as smoking can increase surgical complications and slow healing. In addition, you may be asked to avoid certain medications and supplements to prevent excessive bleeding and bruising during and after your liposuction procedure. We highly recommend preparing for your recovery before surgery by purchasing comfortable clothing, filling prescriptions, cooking healthy meals and arranging for someone to pick you up from the hospital and assist you for the first few days at home.
What can I expect during my liposuction recovery?
Following your VASER liposuction procedure, you can expect some bruising, swelling and pain in the target area. This is normal and can be relieved with pain medication. The treated area will likely weep fluid for 24 to 48 hours after surgery, which can be dressed with sterilised cotton pads. To flush the anaesthesia from your body completely, you may need to drink extra fluids.
You should expect to spend at least a week at home to recover after liposuction surgery. After this time, you should be able to resume most normal activities, with the exception of strenuous exercise. To alleviate swelling and help your body conform to its new contours, you will need to wear a compression garment for around six weeks.
Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to see your liposuction results immediately after the procedure. To ensure the best outcome, you should carefully follow all of your doctor’s aftercare instructions.
Is liposuction painful?
Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they experience during and after their liposuction procedure. Any pain and discomfort is handled with medication that patients take home with them post-treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Typically, a liposuction procedure can take anywhere from one to four hours, depending on the amount of adipose tissue that needs to be removed.
Do I need more than one session?
This depends on a number of factors, including how much fat is removed during the initial liposuction session, your desired outcome and expectations. Although our experienced doctors always strive to achieve the best possible fat reduction the first time around, in some cases, additional sessions may be required.
Does liposuction treat obesity?
No, liposuction does not treat obesity; however, our Mega Liposuction technique can help overweight patients lose considerable amounts of fat.
Do I need to be a certain weight to have liposuction?
While there are no specific weight restrictions to undergo a liposuction or liposculpture procedure, you should reach a healthy, stable weight before considering surgery. Any major weight fluctuations after your procedure can stretch the skin and alter your liposuction results.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and should only be used to address those stubborn pockets of fat that exercise and diet fail to correct. Considering this, if you are within the overweight or obese weight range, we’d recommend losing weight before surgery to maximise your possible results.
Can I have multiple areas treated at one time?
Yes, you can address multiple areas of concern in one liposuction procedure. For example, you may choose to treat the abdomen and love handles or the thighs and buttocks simultaneously. While there is no limit to how many areas can be addressed at once, we usually recommend a maximum of three or four areas. Keep in mind that treating multiple areas at once will increase surgery times, recovery times and costs.
How much fat can I remove with liposuction?
There is a limit to how many litres of fat can be safely removed during a liposuction procedure. At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we only ever remove three to five litres of fat during a single procedure, depending on your overall body weight.
For patient safety, the maximum amount of fat that can be removed during liposuction is five litres per liposuction procedure. This limit is universal, regardless of weight, percentage of body fat and desired results. In fact, one study found that removing more than five litres increased complication rates by 3.7 percent.
When will I see my liposuction results?
While you can expect to see some subtle improvements immediately after your liposuction procedure, it will take some time for the final results to appear. You will need to wait for post-operative swelling to subside and give the skin time to retract and tighten up in the treated area. Neither of these happens overnight, and the time it does take can vary from patient to patient. Some liposuction patients are able to see their results within three to six months after surgery, while others find that their results continue to improve for up to a year. To speed your recovery and see results sooner, be sure to follow all of your doctor’s post-operative instructions.
Are liposuction results permanent?
Liposuction results can be permanent, in the sense that once the fat cells are removed, they cannot return. However, the remaining fat cells can still grow in size, meaning that it is still possible to regain weight in the future, although likely in different areas of the body.
You should keep in mind that external factors can also impact your results. Liposuction does not pause the ageing process, and things like inflammation, weight fluctuations and gravity can all affect the way your results look over time.
How can I maintain my liposuction results?
While liposuction can significantly improve the proportions and contours of your body, you will need to do some work to maintain your results. Considering that liposuction is an invasive procedure that costs time and money, you’ll want to do as much as possible to protect that investment. By choosing to lead a healthy lifestyle with a regular exercise schedule and eating a nutrient-rich diet, you can expect to enjoy your liposuction results for a long time.
How much scarring will I have after liposuction?
Significant scarring is uncommon following a liposuction procedure, as the incisions required to insert the cannulas under the skin are very small. Our liposuction doctors at Cosmos Clinic always endeavour to make the smallest incisions possible in places that can be easily hidden.
Plus, if you follow the scar management instructions given to you by your doctor, you can expect any noticeable scarring to fade in time. Minimising scarring can be as easy as keeping wounds clean, staying hydrated and keeping incision sites out of direct sunlight.
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
How well the skin contracts following liposuction can vary from person to person, typically depending on the quality of skin elasticity. You will find that your skin will naturally contract to some degree after a liposuction procedure as a result of the skin’s natural healing process. However, patients with good skin elasticity often find themselves with smooth, firm skin after liposuction, while patients with poor skin elasticity may find themselves with looseness or wrinkling of the skin. If you are left with loose skin after your liposuction procedure, Cosmos Clinic Sydney offers a variety of non-surgical treatments that can help restore a firmer, tighter appearance.
Are there any alternatives to liposuction?
If you are not yet ready or willing to commit to surgery, there are a rising number of non-surgical fat removal treatments that provide an alternative to liposuction. Such treatments use energy, whether that be sound waves, light waves, radio waves or exposure to cold, to damage and shrink fat cells. While these techniques are more affordable and less invasive than liposuction surgery, they do not produce dramatic results.
At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we offer CoolSculpting treatments to permanently reduce fat cells without the need for surgery.
Is liposuction safe?
Yes, however, as with all surgical procedures, there’s always the risk of developing complications such as irregularities, infection or blood clots. Keep in mind that complications are extremely unlikely, and we’ve performed thousands of liposuction procedures in Sydney without incident.
What are the risks and complications associated with liposuction?
While VASER liposuction is considered a lower risk than traditional liposuction, there are still complications associated with any cosmetic procedure. Some of the side effects you may experience after liposuction include:
Bruising and bleeding
Pain and aching
Asymmetry or skin irregularities
Loose skin that doesn’t adjust to your new body contour
Changes in skin sensation
Fluid accumulation under the skin
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Cosmos Clinic Canberra will be reopening for all appointments, cosmetic medical and surgical procedures on Friday 15th October.
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