If you have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t move despite diet and exercise, our Vaser Liposuction procedures may assist. Vaser Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide can shape and reduce the amount of excess fat in multiple areas of the body for suitable individuals.
The following areas may be able to be treated with liposuction in suitable candidates with realistic expectations. Your initial consultations with our doctors are required to assess if you are suitable to undergo Vaser Lipo:
Abdomen: Remove fat from the upper abdomen and lower abdomen (this is not the same procedure as an abdominoplasty tummy tuck).
Flanks/Love Handles: Reduce obvious excess fat in the flanks or love handles.
Back: Remove uncomfortable fat deposits from the upper and lower back.
Arms: Fat deposits in the under arm triceps area can be reduced.
Legs: Treat small pockets of fat in the outer thighs, inner thighs, and knees.
Lower Legs: Reduce obvious excess fat in the calves and ankles.
Male Breasts (aka Man Boobs): Can reduce excess fat cells in the male chest.
Face & Cheeks: Reduce small fat deposits in the lower face and jowls.
Jaw & Neck Line: Can remove fat deposits in the double chin area and under the jawline.
How much does liposuction surgery cost in Adelaide?
We understand that the cost of having liposuction surgery is an important factor for all individuals considering having cosmetic surgery, and there is no set price to undergo liposuction in Adelaide, with individual quotes always varying patient to patient.
At Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, all our Vaser Liposuction procedures will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first treatment area, with any additional treatment areas charged at a smaller rate starting from a minimum $2,000. The cost of liposuction surgery is calculated incorporating expense factors such as:
The method of liposuction being used.
The areas of the body to be treated.
The size and fat density of the areas to be treated.
The patient’s individual medical needs and any relevant complexities.
The type of anaesthetic being used.
The amount of time to be spent in surgery.
These prices are just a guide, and an exact quote for your specific and individual circumstances and body contouring needs, will be disclosed in full and provided to you during your initial consultations with our doctors.
Am I a suitable liposuction candidate?
You may be a suitable liposuction candidate if you fit the following criteria:
You have realistic expectations about what liposuction surgery can achieve for your body that your doctor will help you to set
You have stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise efforts
You are in good physical and mental health
You are at a stable, healthy weight
You have good skin elasticity
You are willing to follow regular exercise and healthy diet habits after surgery to maintain your results
You do not smoke or are prepared to stop at least 2 weeks before and after surgery
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for liposuction is to meet with our doctors for a consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide.
How long do I have to wait to see results?
While some subtle improvements in your body shape may be noticeable immediately after surgery, the final results will take a while longer to appear. Before this happens, the skin needs time to retract and tighten while post-operative swelling needs to subside. Full results may not be seen until up to six months post-procedure. In other cases, results continue to improve for up to a year. It’s important that you follow all of your doctor’s post-operative instructions during this time to hasten your recovery and see results as soon as possible.
Are liposuction results permanent?
The results of your liposuction procedure are permanent, in that the removed fat cells can never return. However, the remaining fat cells can still grow in size, meaning that it is still possible to gain weight, albeit likely in other body areas. Other factors such as ageing, gravity and inflammation can also impact the way your results look over time.
What should I do to prepare for surgery?
During your initial consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, your liposuction doctor will give you specific pre-operative instructions you must follow. Smokers will need to quit at least two weeks before surgery, as smoking can increase surgical complications and slow healing times. Your doctor may also recommend that you avoid specific medications or supplements that can cause excessive bleeding during and after surgery. To prepare for your recovery, we suggest purchasing comfortable clothing, filling any prescriptions, preparing some healthy meals and arranging for a family member or friend to pick you up from the hospital and help you out at home for the first few days.
How long will I spend in surgery?
The amount of time spent in surgery for liposuction will depend on factors such as the areas treated, the amount of fat removed and your individual needs. Usually, you can expect to spend one to four hours in the operating theatre.
Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
During your liposuction procedure, you will be placed under sedation and local anaesthesia, meaning that you will feel very little during surgery. After the procedure, compression garments will be used to minimise swelling and pain as well as help to shape the body. Any discomfort or pain experienced post-op can be relieved with medications prescribed by your doctor.
Will I need more than one procedure?
Our cosmetic practitioners will aim to remove the most amount of fat possible in one surgery to save you time and money. However, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed to achieve your desired outcome, you may need additional liposuction sessions.
Can I treat more than one area at once?
Many patients choose to treat multiple body areas during the one liposuction procedure. Typically, these treatment areas are close together, for instance, the abdomen and flanks, or flanks and thighs, although this isn’t always the case. Although there is no limit to how many areas we can treat at once, we usually recommend a maximum of three or four. By combining areas, you will also be increasing your surgery time, recovery time and cost of the procedure.
How much fat can liposuction remove?
Liposuction surgery has limitations on the amount of fat that can be safely removed during each procedure. A maximum of five litres of fat can be removed per session, as studies have shown that removing more than five litres of fat per procedure can increase complication rates by 3.7 percent. This maximum limit is universal, regardless of a patient’s weight, desired results and percentage of body weight. Multiple liposuction procedures performed over multiple days may be necessary if more than five litres of fat is estimated to be removed. These procedure dates are not consecutive, there is recovery time required in between, and if applicable to you will be discussed in length during your initial consultations with the doctor.
Does liposuction surgery leave a scar?
Scarring is an inevitable part of any invasive surgery. Despite that, significant scarring is rare following liposuction, as the incisions required to insert the cannulas are only small. Our team of doctors always endeavour to make small incisions in places that you can hide easily. By following the scar management instructions given by your doctor, you can help any significant scars to fade in time.
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
The skin will naturally contract to some degree after liposuction due to the skin’s natural healing process. However, the success of this will vary from patient to patient. Usually, younger patients with good skin elasticity bounce back with firm, smooth skin after surgery, while patients with poor skin elasticity may experience skin wrinkles or looseness. If you do develop loose skin after liposuction, we offer numerous non-surgical skin tightening treatments at our clinics for a smoother result.
What are the risks and side effects associated with liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is a complex and invasive medical procedure that requires careful consideration as well as a GP referral, mandatory cooling off period, and a minimum two consultations with our doctors in Adelaide before deciding to proceed. Every invasive procedure comes with risks and side effects, some of which can be life threatening. Some of the potential side effects you may notice after a Vaser Liposuction procedure include:
Bleeding and mild bruises
Aches and pains
Loose skin that won’t adjust to your new body shape
Fluid accumulation under the skin
Asymmetry or irregularities of the skin
Are there any non-invasive alternatives to liposuction?
If you are looking for a way to reduce stubborn pockets of fat without committing to invasive surgical procedures like liposuction or a facelift, there are an increasing number of non-surgical fat removal treatments for sculpting and rejuvenation in Australia. One of these is CoolSculpting treatment, which uses Cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells. Contact us today and book into our Australian clinics located in Canberra, Sydney, Gold Coast, and North Adelaide to find out more.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.