With liposuction being such a popular cosmetic procedure both in Australia and across the world, you may wonder why it can be challenging finding prices online. The Medical Board of Australia sets guidelines for all surgical procedures, including cosmetic surgery, and with a dedicated focus on performing liposuction surgery, we support these guidelines. The regulations around pricing are relevant as the cost of liposuction always varies from patient to patient, and thus providing an exact price online is impossible.
How do I find the cost of liposuction surgery?
We understand that the price of cosmetic surgery including the cost of liposuction is an element prospective patients can often consider in their decision-making process. If you are contemplating having liposuction surgery, you may be wondering how much a liposuction procedure can cost?
Here is our guide to navigating the cost of liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics…
Does private health insurance or Medicare cover any of the costs of liposuction?
As a general rule, medical rebates provided by Medicare and private health insurance in Australia, are usually only applicable for medically necessary, non-elective, surgical procedures. Liposuction is most often classed as an elective surgical procedure for cosmetic reasons, and as such, will not be covered. However, we always recommend enquiring with your individual private health insurer to confirm if any level of cover may potentially apply.
Are the prices provided in Australian dollars?
All prices, costs and fees charged by Cosmos Aesthetics, are in Australian dollars ($AUD).
What are some of the costs of liposuction?
The total cost of a Vaser Liposuction procedure can be broken down into a number of relevant components. At Cosmos Aesthetics, our procedure prices are calculated using a combination of:
The cost of the initial consultations will vary depending on the clinic location, your individual requirements, and how many consultation appointments you need. At Cosmos Aesthetics, the cost to have a consultation with a doctor starts from a minimum $200 consultation fee.
This is the fee charged by your liposuction doctor to perform your liposuction procedure. Your chosen doctor will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs used to calculate your exact quote during your initial consultations.
In most instances, the doctor’s fees are also sometimes referred to as the procedure costs. This fee is calculated using the cost of the procedure, as per the unique needs of each individual patient. It is important to remember that the cost of the procedure will always start from a base price for the first area, with each additional area usually costing a smaller fee (depending on the size).
The fees a doctor charges including the minimum starting cost for the base price of the first area, and the minimum starting cost of each additional area, will also vary, and will depend on the specific liposuction doctor you choose to have surgery with. The liposuction base prices and additional area prices, can range widely due to a number of influences not related to the patient, including, to reflect the doctor’s current liposuction focus, popularity, professional qualifications and experience.
Your anaesthetist fees will vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your case, the length of time needed for your surgery, and the level of IV sedation and type of anaesthesia being used. The anaesthetist may charge an hourly rate starting from an average $750AUD per hour, or alternatively, they may just charge a single flat rate fee for your whole surgery regardless of how long it takes. The anaesthetist fees applicable to your individual case, as well as the cost of your IV sedation and anaesthesia, will be discussed during the initial consultations and detailed in your personalised quote.
All liposuction procedures at Cosmos Aesthetics are performed in fully licensed and accredited day surgery hospitals. If applicable to your individual procedure, any additional hospital fees will be disclosed and discussed during your initial consultations, and included as a fee in your total cost breakdown.
Compression Garment Fees
To achieve optimal results, liposuction patients are all required to wear compression garments. How long you will need to wear the garments, and how much your compression garments cost, will be discussed during the initial consultations and detailed in your personalised quote.
Follow Up Fees
After having a cosmetic procedure, the recovery time period following surgery is an essential component of your liposuction journey. Depending on the clinic location where you have your surgery done, a set number of in-clinic massages will be included in the cost of your procedure. The number of follow up massages included in your procedure price and the discounted cost if you wish to have more, will be discussed during the initial consultations and detailed in your personalised quote.
How much does liposuction cost at Cosmos Aesthetics?
At Cosmos Aesthetics, there is no one-price-fits-all flat rate to have liposuction, and the total cost of the procedure varies from person to person. These prices can vary greatly depending on a range of elements, including but not limited to:
The size of the areas being treated.
The number of areas being treated.
The amount of fat being removed from each targeted area.
The complexity of each individual case.
The time needed in theatre and recovery.
The cost of our liposuction procedures will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500AUD for the first area. Additional areas are charged at a smaller rate depending on the size, starting from a minimum $2,000AUD per area. One area is both love handles, both inner thighs, or both outer thighs for example. The stomach (abdomen) is always classified as two separate areas: the lower abdomen is one area, and the upper abdomen is one area.
For example, to just treat the love handles, is one area, and would start from a minimum base price of $5,500AUD. To treat the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, and the love handles are three areas, and the pricing would start from a minimum starting cost of $9,500AUD.
All prices mentioned are a general guide only and are not an exact price. An exact quote tailored to your individual needs will be provided to you during the initial consultations with the doctor.
What is Vaser Lipo?
Tumescent liposuction is a fat removal procedure designed to reduce the number of fat cells, and remove unwanted pockets of fat from specific areas of the body for suitable candidates.
Vaser Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure performed using IV sedation combined with a local anaesthetic numbing solution in each of the areas being treated. The level of IV sedation patients receive is either twilight anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. During the initial consultations the doctor will discuss your individual requirements, and whether you will need local anaesthesia + IV twilight anaesthesia, or local anaesthesia + general anaesthetic during surgery.
Utilising heat generating ultrasound technology, Vaser Lipo breaks apart and liquifies unwanted fat cells to contour the body shape.
Through small incision sites, a specialised probe targets the excess fat deposits in each area of the body being treated. A cannula is then used to extract these unwanted fat cells via the same small incisions using suction technology.
Vaser Liposuction Pricing
Our Vaser Liposuction procedures start from a minimum base price of $5,500AUD for the first area, with any additional areas charged at a smaller rate starting from a minimum $2,000AUD per area. These prices are just a guide and not an exact quote. The cost of liposuction will always vary depending on multiple factors including but not limited to, the size of each area being treated.
Our Vaser Hi Definition Liposuction procedures start from a minimum base price of $7,000AUD for the first area, with any additional areas charged at a smaller rate starting from a minimum $2,000AUD per area. These prices are just a guide and not an exact quote. The cost of liposuction will always vary depending on multiple factors including but not limited to, the size of each area being treated.
Our large volume liposuction procedures, also called Mega Lipo, start from a minimum base price of $6,600AUD for the first area, with any additional areas charged at a smaller rate starting from a minimum $2,500AUD per area. These prices are just a guide and not an exact quote. The cost of liposuction will always vary depending on multiple factors including but not limited to, the size of each area being treated.
What areas of the body can Vaser Liposuction treat?
For good candidates, with realistic expectation, liposuction can reduce the amount of body fat and remove stubborn fat deposits from suitable areas of the body. Each of the areas listed below are classified as one area of liposuction:
During your initial consultations at Cosmos Aesthetics, you will discuss the areas you are considering treating with the doctor, who will decide if they are suitable to be treated with liposuction.
What is one area of liposuction?
When calculating the cost to have surgery, a liposuction procedure is charged per area treated. One area of liposuction is the lower abdomen, the upper abdomen, or both love handles for example.
It is important to remember that the cost of the procedure will always start from a base price for the first area, with each additional area usually costing a smaller fee (depending on the size).
Who is a good candidate for surgery?
Suitability for liposuction is always determined by the doctors during the initial consultations. Additionally, not all patients who want to have a procedure are good candidates for liposuction. Some patients may require plastic surgery, for example an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) performed by a plastic surgeon. The examples below are just a guide and do not guarantee suitability:
If you have good physical and mental health.
If you have realistic expectations regarding liposuction results and what surgery might achieve for you.
If you have good skin elasticity and tone.
If you don’t have excess loose skin in the treated areas.
If you understand that liposuction results vary.
If you understand the recovery time needed after liposuction varies depending on the individual and areas of the body treated.
If you understand that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment.
If you understand that liposuction is surgery, and all surgery has risks, side effects, and potential complications.
To understand if you are a good candidate for a body contouring procedure with liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics, please contact our friendly team to learn more!
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