Liposuction Gold Coast

Understanding Liposuction

Liposuction is designed to eliminate excess fat from targeted areas of the body via small incisions using a cannula to remove unwanted pockets of fat cells. A liposuction procedure is not for weight loss purposes, but rather for targeted body contouring for suitable individuals who struggle with stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.


Liposuction procedures we offer on the Gold Coast, Queensland


Vaser Liposuction

At Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, we use Vaser Liposuction for all our liposuction procedures.

Vaser Liposuction is performed using IV sedation with local anaesthetic numbing solution, or general anaesthetic and local anaesthetic numbing solution. Utilising heat generating ultrasound technology to liquify fat cells, a specialised cannula is used to break apart the cells in each of the pockets of fat targeted, before the excess fat cells are removed from the body via small incision sites using suction.

Compared to other methods of liposuction, using Vaser Liposuction for liposculpture cosmetic procedures can also help stimulate the network of collagen fibres within the remaining layer of fat, and may enhance skin retraction in patients that have healthy skin elasticity and who are not suffering from loose excess skin.

It is essential to understand that individual experiences and outcomes from having liposuction vary, and the results one person achieves does not guarantee the same outcomes will occur in another person. When considering undergoing liposuction surgery at Cosmos Gold Coast, a referral from a GP, multiple consultations, and mandatory cooling off periods are required for all patients.

Non-Surgical Options

We offer CoolSculpting for patients who prefer non-surgical options rather than undergoing an invasive liposculpture surgery. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that freezes and eliminates fat cells to reshape the body through cryolipolysis. This non-invasive treatment may be an option for suitable patients with realistic expectations for the results they wish to achieve.


Areas of the body eligible for Vaser Liposuction



The upper abdomen and lower abdomen can be treated using stomach liposuction to reduce the amount of unwanted fatty tissue in this area. It is important to understand that abdominal liposuction is not the same surgical procedure as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Patients suffering from significant excess skin and loose skin in the abdomen, may require plastic surgery and if applicable, will be referred to a plastic surgeon to be reviewed for tummy tuck suitability.

Flanks/Love Handles:

Liposuction to the flanks/love handles can contour the hips and waist by reducing the amount of localised excess fat cells in the targeted area.


In suitable patients, areas in the legs that can be treated with liposuction to contour small pockets of fat may include the upper inner thighs and upper outer thighs, as well as the front and back of the thighs.

Back and Bra Line:

The upper back and lower back can be treated with liposuction to reduce the size of stubborn fat deposits, smoothing the appearance of the back in the bra line area.


Fatty tissue on the underside of the upper arms in the triceps area, can be reduced using liposuction for fat removal.


Vaser Lipo of the buttocks to remove excess fat can reduce the overall size of the area. Liposuction of the buttocks is not the same procedure as a BBL fat transfer surgery, which involves a fat transfer into the buttocks to increase the area size.

Male Chest:

Breast reduction for men, also known as gynaecomastia liposuction, can reduce the amount of excess fat in the male chest using Vaser Liposuction.

Calves and Ankles:

For suitable patients with realistic expectations, fat deposits in the calves and ankles may be able to be treated with liposuction to produce a slimmer lower leg appearance.

Chin and Neck:

Liposuction in the chin/neck and lower face/jowls may be an option for reducing a double chin and improving the appearance of the area for patients with good skin elasticity.

Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast


Initial consultations

We appreciate that every patient has a different pre-existing body shape, result goals and surgical expectations. To ensure your treatment options are tailored for your specific needs and you understand all aspects of electing to undergo liposuction surgery on the Gold Coast, two initial consultations with our doctors, a referral from your GP, and a mandatory cooling off period are all required.

During the initial consultations the doctors will review your medical history, motivation for liposuction surgery, and inform you of the potential risks, complications, side effects, and downtime. The areas you are considering treating will be examined, your result expectations discussed, and alternatives to having cosmetic surgery, including not having a liposuction procedure at all will be provided to you.

If liposuction is not suitable for you, non-surgical options such as CoolSculpting are available at our Gold Coast clinic. Your individual liposuction costs with a detailed quote are provided to you during these initial consultations.

The cost of Liposuction surgery

Your personalised and individualised quote to have a liposuction procedure at our Gold Coast clinic will include a clear breakdown of the price for each of the specific areas of the body being treated, if IV sedation or general anaesthetic are being used, hospital fees if applicable, all necessary follow ups appointments, and the required compression garments.

Pricing for liposuction procedures will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first area, with any additional areas charged at a smaller fee starting from $2,000.These prices are just a guide, and all of the costs for your individual procedure will be detailed and provided to you by our doctors.

After completing the mandatory minimum seven day cooling off period following your second consultation, you can pay a 20% deposit to secure a procedure date if you decide to proceed with having liposuction surgery. Full payment is required a minimum five business days prior to surgery, and Cosmos Gold Coast does not provide payment plans or finance options. Medicare and private health insurance do not currently cover liposuction or cosmetic surgery in Australia.

Preparing physically and mentally for a Liposuction procedure

Preparing physically and mentally are crucial components prior to undergoing liposuction. Physical preparation may involve following the detailed pre-operative instructions, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and avoiding certain medications as advised by the doctors during your initial consultations. Mental preparation includes a thorough understanding of the procedure, discussing concerns with your doctor, and having realistic expectations for the outcome. All relevant information for your individual circumstances will be provided to you in detail by our doctors prior to having Vaser Liposuction surgery on the Gold Coast.

Important things to bring and do

  • Follow all the instructions provided to you regarding fasting and medication restrictions before the procedure.
  • Remove all nail polish and fake tan.
  • Pack socks, and loose, comfortable, dark clothing to wear home after the procedure.
  • Bring all necessary paperwork and identification.
  • Follow all specific pre-operative preparation instructions provided to you by the doctor and the Cosmos Gold Coast surgical team.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to collect you after surgery, stay with your overnight, and all the following day.


On the day of your procedure

Before your liposuction procedure at our Southport clinic, a team member will contact you to provide details about your hospital check-in time. You will also be given specific personalised fasting instructions, which includes abstaining from food and liquids for a set number of hours before your arrival time for surgery.

Once you arrive, a member of the nursing team will take various measurements and readings, such as your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. The areas of the body to be treated will be marked up, and you will have a final pre-procedure consultation with the doctor to address any remaining questions. Your liposuction procedure will be performed at our fully licensed and accredited facility on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Having Vaser Liposuction surgery

Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed using IV sedation and a local anaesthetic numbing solution, or general anaesthesia with a local anaesthetic numbing solution. The type of anaesthesia being used will be determined during your initial consultations with the doctors.

During the procedure, the doctors will make small incisions in the areas to be treated. A specialised probe that generates heat through ultrasound energy waves will be used to break apart and liquify excess fat deposits in each of the specific areas of the body being treated. A small cannula will then be used to extract the melted unwanted fat cells from the body via the incision sites.

The duration of liposuction surgery can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours and will vary depending on multiple factors. Your individual procedure length will be calculated from the complexity of your case, the number of areas being treated, and whether you are undergoing any additional fat transfer elements.

After surgery, you will spend the next few hours resting in the recovery ward under the observation and care of our dedicated nursing team. The recovery nurses will assist you with walking, eating, drinking, going to the bathroom, and preparing you for a safe discharge home, which will be on the same day.

Prior to deciding to undergo liposuction, it is essential all patients understand that the experiences and outcomes of one person, does not guarantee the outcomes another person may receive. Liposuction is a surgical procedure and the final results achieved will vary due to multiple factors.

Post-procedure aftercare

Following your liposuction procedure, it is crucial to adhere to the post-procedure instructions and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments. We provide all our patients with detailed instructions on wearing compression garments, managing discomfort and nausea post-procedure, and performing daily lymphatic drainage massage on the treated areas.

All our patients are required to attend the follow-up appointments booked at our clinic. During these appointments, we will assess your progress, adjust your compression garments if necessary, and provide relevant care to support you through your recovery time. Depending on the procedure type and number of areas treated, you should be able to resume most normal activities after one week. Daily self-massage and attending follow-up appointments are vital components of your recovery process.

The recovery process after Vaser Lipo

After undergoing liposuction, proper aftercare and allowing yourself adequate recovery time is vital for supporting healing and reducing downtime.

Post-procedure, you will notice fluctuations in swelling as your body heals. Six weeks post-procedure, the results of your liposuction will start to become more visible. However, it is important to understand that the final results can take up to six months or longer to fully appear. By adhering to the post-operative instructions provided to you and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercise and a balanced diet, you can help maintain the results of your liposuction procedure.

Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast

Focused on our patients

At our clinic on the Gold Coast, we work exclusively performing all procedures in our fully licensed, accredited and regularly inspected day hospital facility in Southport.

We are passionate about the services we provide, and prioritise patient safety through licensing and accreditation measures. Our doctors are experienced in performing liposuction, follow strict infection control protocols, and use advanced facilities and equipment. Thorough pre-operative assessments, anaesthesia administration, post-operative care, patient education, and follow-up appointments, all contribute to a safe and secure treatment experience at Cosmos Aesthetics.

Prioritising safety

Safety measures and protocols for a cosmetic procedure using liposuction, include thorough medical evaluations before the procedure, ensuring proper sterilisation of equipment and operating rooms, utilising anaesthesia by trained professionals, following aseptic techniques, monitoring vital signs during surgery and in recovery, and providing post-operative care instructions to reduce potential risks and promote patient safety.

Understanding who is a candidate for Liposuction


Individuals with stubborn fat deposits

For individuals with stubborn fat deposits that persist despite consistent efforts with diet and exercise, liposuction may be a suitable option. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It is a surgical procedure with side effects and risks that can reduce the size of unwanted localised fat deposits on various areas of the body.

Individuals with weight loss plateaus

For individuals experiencing weight loss plateaus, liposuction is not the recommended solution. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure, and is not used as a weight loss method, to reduce body weight, or as a treatment for obesity. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are near their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity.

Individuals from different age groups

Whilst Vaser Liposuction can generally be considered a reasonable option depending on the circumstances for individuals of various ages, the overall physical and mental health, as well as skin elasticity of each potential patient are essential factors to assess.

Younger patients typically have better skin elasticity which can allow their skin to conform to the new contours after lipo, which can lead to more favourable liposuction results although there are no guarantees. Older individuals may have experienced a decrease in skin elasticity with age, which can result in less skin retraction and a greater degree of loose skin after fat removal even when using Vaser Lipo.

Additionally, the overall health of the patient regardless of age is always an important factor. Older patients may have certain health conditions or reduced healing capabilities, which can increase the potential risks associated with surgery and recovery.

At Cosmos Aesthetics, we do not perform liposuction surgery on patients under the age of 18.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are some of the risks involved with Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure with inherent risks, side effects, and potential complications. It’s common for patients to experience side effects such as swelling, bruising, discomfort, and temporary numbness, which typically resolve over time with strict adherence to the aftercare instructions provided by Cosmos Gold Coast.

However, complications, whilst rare, can still occur. These can include infections, blood clots, excessive bleeding, uneven results, changes in skin sensation, or adverse reactions to anaesthesia and medications.

It’s crucial to discuss all potential risks and side effects with the doctors during your initial consultations. Understanding your individual situation, setting realistic expectations for results, and following all post-operative instructions, can help minimise the severity of the complications experienced.

What are some common Liposuction areas?

Common liposuction areas include the unwanted excess fatty tissue on the abdomen, flanks, love handles, back, bra line, thighs (inner and outer), calves, ankles, knees, arms, chin, neck, and chest (for gynaecomastia in males).

How much does Liposuction cost in QLD?

The cost to have liposculpture in Australia can vary depending on multiple factors, including the specific areas being treated, the density of the pockets of fat, and the complexity of each individual case. A liposuction cosmetic procedure will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first area, with additional areas starting from a minimum $2,000. During the initial consultations with our doctors, a personalised evaluation and tailored quote is provided based on your individual needs, goals and circumstances.

How do I organise an appointment?

For patients considering a liposuction procedure living in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and QLD, please contact our Southport clinic to book your initial consultations with our doctors. A referral from your GP is also required prior to your first appointment at Cosmos Aesthetics.

For patients living in other areas of Australia or overseas including New Zealand, Cosmos Aesthetic clinics are also conveniently located in Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, and Adelaide SA.

Please contact our friendly teams at your clinic location of choice for help on how to get started with your liposuction enquiries today!


10 Henrietta Street
Double Bay
Sydney, NSW 2028

1300 138 797

Suite 3 Level C, 1 Broula St
Canberra, ACT 2617

1300 138 797
Gold Coast

Level 2 / 127 Queen Street
Gold Coast, QLD 4215

07 5563 5917

163 Archer Street
North Adelaide
Adelaide, SA, 5006

08 8267 5080