Mummy Tummy Liposuction

Mummy Tummy Liposuction is cosmetic procedure commonly performed during a "Mummy Makeover”. It involves the use of Vaser Liposuction to remove fat and tighten skin.

The Procedure

Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe to melt the fat and tighten the skin to deliver a smooth natural result.

Good candidates for this Liposuction procedure have reasonable skin quality, noticeable fat pockets and do not want to have a long tummy tuck scar.

Post Surgery

You will be able to return home the same day. You will be fitted into a compression garment which must be worn for up to 6 weeks, which assists in the healing process. 3 – 5 days off work are usually required after having this procedure.

 Watch RN Alison Explain What To Expect After Surgery

The Results

Most patients see the results at around 6 weeks and in some cases up to 6 months with a considerable improvement in the overall skin quality. Results may vary.

Minimally scarring in comparison to a Tummy Tuck.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from patient to patient.

Other Facts

The Vaser energy heats up the all-important “collagen fibres” causing them to contract – resulting in a tightening effect on the tummy.  Liposuction on the tummy area is a ‘walk in walk out’ procedure designed to flatten, tighten and produce a more contoured flat tummy through cosmetic surgery.

Performed under conscious sedation, general anaesthetic is an option (on request).

Procedure Facts

Minimally Invasive
Costs Start From $4,400
Results Seen At 6 Weeks

Vaser Liposuction Videos

Committed to the expert delivery of timeless natural beauty

Mummy Tummy Liposuction

Dr Joseph Ajaka Cosmos Clinic

How Liposuction Works // BTS SURGERY

Top Mummy Tummy Liposuction Questions

What is Mummy Tummy Liposuction?

Mummy Tummy Liposuction is cosmetic procedure commonly performed during a “Mummy Makeover”. It involves the use of Vaser Liposuction to remove fat and tighten skin. The Vaser energy heats up the all-important “collagen fibres” causing them to contract – resulting in a tightening effect on the tummy.

Liposuction on the tummy area is a ‘walk in walk out’ procedure designed to flatten, tighten and produce a more contoured flat tummy through cosmetic surgery.

Mummy Tummy Liposuction using Vaser Liposuction may be a suitable treatment alternative to having a abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) which is a more invasive plastic surgery procedure. As well as decreased surgery times, you are not left with a hip-to-hip scar that is typical of a traditional Tummy Tuck surgery.

Who is the ideal candidate for Mummy Tummy Liposuction?

Women with reasonable skin, that is, not excessive amounts of loose skin, and little to no muscle separation.

It is best to see our Doctors to assess your situation to determine if Mummy Tummy Liposuction is suitable for you.

During a ‘mummy makeover’, some doctors often suggest a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction as well.

What is the difference between a Tummy Tuck and Vaser Liposuction? And how do I know which is best for me?

For most patients, Tummy Liposuction alone is sufficient to correct the problem of excess skin and may present a better option for some patients than Abdominoplasty. Not only is the procedure less invasive and less traumatic than a traditional Tummy Tuck, Tummy Liposuction requires fewer incisions, leaves less scarring and does not cause displacement of the belly button.

The procedure is performed under conscious sedation, minimising all associated risks and side effects, allowing for a rapid recovery time.

Below outlines the main differences:

TUMMY TUCK
VASER LIPOSUCTION
Large scar across the abdomen Tiny scars
Best for excessive loose skin Will tighten moderately loose skin
General Anaesthesia Conscious Sedation
Prolonged recovery (1 Month) Quick recovery (1 week)
Tummy area only Can treat whole body
Will repair abdominal muscle separation Will not help muscle separation
Cost: From $12,000-$16,000 Cost: From $4,400

View liposuction vs. tummy tuck.

What can I expect after Mummy Tummy Liposuction?

You will be able to return home the same day. You will be fitted into a compression garment which must be worn for up to 6 weeks, which assists in the healing process.

The procedure requires a light sedation and a local anaesthetic – with most patients requiring 3 to 5 days off work.

On returning home, you will not be bed-ridden and we encourage you to move about.

You can expect some fluid seepage for approximately 24 hours post procedure.

Post operative lymphatic massages are an important part of recovery and achieving optimal results and you will be required to attend the clinic for regular massages for a few weeks.

Everyone heals differently. You know your body best and we encourage you listen to it and give yourself time to heal properly. Normal daily activities can be returned to the day after the procedure, however vigorous activities such as intense exercise or sports for around 2 to 3 weeks.

To optimise your recovery process, become familiar with the do’s of Liposuction recovery:

  • Do wear your liposuction compression garments
  • Do maintain a healthy diet
  • Do listen to your body
  • Do take care of your surgical sites
  • Do attend post surgical check ups

Do the fat cells come back?

The actual number of fat cells in a person’s body remains stable after adolescence. Unless we become grossly obese, you do not grow more fat cells after adolescence. The fat cells grow bigger when you put weight on and smaller when you lose weight. When the fat cells are removed by liposuction, it is more difficult to gain fat in the treated areas.

Liposuction results in a permanent change in your shape. When you put weight on after Liposuction it is in a more even distribution. These findings were published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The full report can be read here.

For more information see Fat Facts After Liposuction

Results. What and when can I expect them?

Most patients see the results at around 6 weeks. These will continue to improve over the next 3 – 12 months with a considerable improvement in the overall skin quality.

Are there any risks of complications?

Studies have shown that Vaser technology has less complications compared to other UAL methods.

There are inherent risks and complications as there are with any surgery. You should be aware of the potential risks and discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor before your surgery is performed.

At which clinic can I undertake Mummy Tummy Liposuction?

Your initial Mummy Tummy Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia (be it Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast).

We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic.  Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment.

For travelling patients please use the contact form located at the bottom of this page to send us images of the areas you wish to have treated, which Cosmos Clinic you’d like treatment at, and where you’re located in the description so our staff can include all the appropriate information for travelling patients as part of your personalised quote.

Get in Touch

Ask Us

    • Drop files here or

Come visit for a consultation

Clinic Locations

Sydney

10 Henrietta Street

Double Bay NSW 2028

Monday to Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Adelaide

163 Archer Street

North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Monday

9am - 5pm

Tuesday

10am - 6pm

Wednesday to Friday

9am - 5pm

Canberra

Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2

70 Kent Street, Deakin ACT 2600

Monday to Friday

9am - 5:30pm

Saturday

By Appointment

Gold Coast

220 Ashmore Road

Benowa QLD 4217

Monday to Friday

9am - 5pm