Looking for a solution to stubborn pockets of fat that just don’t budge, no matter how much you diet and exercise? At Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra, our Vaser Liposuction procedures may be an option for you. Vaser Liposuction is an advanced form of liposuction for shaping most areas of the body. It can trim inches around the tummy, love handles, arms, legs (inner thighs), neck and more.
The following areas may be able to be treated with liposuction in suitable candidates with realistic expectations, multiple consultations with our doctors are required to assess suitability:
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.
Female Breasts: May be an option for a subtle breast reduction.
Male Breasts (aka Man Boobs): Can reduce excess fat cells in the male chest.
Jaw & Neck Line: Can remove fat deposits in the double chin area and under the jawline.
Face & Cheeks: Reduce small fat deposits in the lower face and jowls.
Am I a suitable candidate for Vaser Liposuction?
If you fit the following criteria, you may be a suitable candidate for our liposuction and liposculpture procedures:
You have stubborn pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise.
You are in good physical and mental health.
You have realistic expectations regarding what liposuction surgery can achieve. Our doctors can help you understand what is possible for you.
Your weight is healthy and stable.
You are prepared to follow healthy diet and exercise habits after surgery to support your results last long-term.
You have good skin elasticity that will help your skin bounce back.
You are a non-smoker or are willing to quit smoking 2 weeks before and after surgery.
You can find out whether you are a suitable candidate for liposuction by meeting with our doctors for a consultation at our clinic. Book in at cosmosclinic.com.au.
How much does liposuction surgery cost in Canberra?
Having cosmetic surgery using Vaser Liposuction for a body contouring procedure in Canberra is individual, and the costs will vary patient to patient depending on various personalised factors and individual complexities.
At Cosmos Canberra, the cost of our liposuction procedures always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first area, with additional areas costing a smaller fee starting from a minimum $2,000. These prices are just a guide and are not a quote.
During your initial consultations, a detailed and exact individual quote will be provided to you, taking into account your specific circumstances and treatment areas of concern. The total price for a liposuction surgery in Canberra will be calculated including the following cost factors:
The number of areas of the body planning to be treated.
The method of liposuction being used for your surgical procedure.
If twilight sedation or general anaesthesia are to be used.
Compression garments worn during your recovery time.
Your post-operative follow up appointments.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure, and prior to deciding to undergo an invasive procedure using liposuction, all patients must understand they need to have realistic expectations, that individual experiences and outcomes vary, and the results one person achieves does not guarantee the same outcomes will occur in another person.
How much fat can I remove?
Our liposuction doctors can remove up to five litres of fat during a single procedure, depending on your aesthetic goals and total body weight.
Keep in mind that, for patient safety and comfort, we can remove a maximum of five litres of fat during a single liposuction session. This limit applies to all patients, regardless of weight, percentage of body fat and desired results. In fact, one study found removing more than five litres of fat increased complication rates by 3.7 percent.
How many liposuction sessions will I need?
At Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra, our liposuction doctors will attempt to achieve the best fat reduction results during your initial procedure. However, depending on how much stubborn fat needs to be removed to achieve your desired outcomes, you may need additional sessions of liposuction.
How long does it take for results to appear?
You should see some subtle improvements in your body shape immediately after your procedure, however it will take some time for your final results to appear. Before your full results become apparent, post-operative swelling will need to subside and the skin given the chance to retract and tighten. Compression garments will be fitted post-op to help with swelling and shaping. Some liposuction patients may achieve full results within three to six months, while others will continue to improve for up to a year. To speed recovery times and see results sooner, be sure to follow all of your doctor’s post-operative instructions.
How long does the procedure take?
The amount of time spent in surgery will depend on the area treated and the amount of fat removed. As a general rule, you can expect to spend one to four hours in the operating theatre.
Can I treat multiple body areas at the same time?
Yes, many patients choose to address multiple areas of concern in one liposuction procedure. Usually, these areas are close together, such as the abdomen and thighs, or arms and back, although this doesn’t have to be the case. While there is no limit to how many areas can be treated simultaneously, we typically recommend a maximum of three or four areas in one session. Keep in mind that combining areas will increase surgery times, lengthen recovery times and raise costs.
How painful is the Vaser Liposuction procedure?
During a liposuction procedure with Vaser technology, patients are placed under local anaesthetic and twilight sedation, meaning that they feel very little, if anything, during surgery. Sometimes, a general anaesthesia may be used and this will be discussed if relevant to your individual circumstances and needs. Your doctor can prescribe medications to alleviate any pain or discomfort post-op. Follow-up consultations will be used to monitor your progress and ensure your body is healing correctly.
How do I prepare for liposuction surgery?
Your initial consultation is where your doctor will inform you about specific pre-op instructions. Smokers need to quit at least two weeks before and after surgery. In addition, your doctor may ask you to avoid specific medications and supplements that can cause bleeding and bruising during and after surgery. It is also a great idea to take steps before surgery to prepare for your recovery. We suggest purchasing comfortable clothing for your recovery period, filling any needed prescriptions, preparing some healthy meals to eat and arranging for someone to pick you up from the hospital and help you at home for the first few days after your procedure.
How much scarring will I have after surgery?
While scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure, significant scarring after lipo is rare, as the incisions required to insert the cannulas are only small and made in a discreet location that can be easily hidden. Any significant scarring you may experience will fade over time, particularly if you follow the scar management instructions given by your cosmetic doctor.
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
After liposuction, your skin will naturally contract to some degree as a result of the skin’s natural healing process. However, how well the skin contrast does vary from person to person. Typically, patients with good skin elasticity find themselves with firm, smooth skin after surgery, whereas patients with poor skin elasticity may experience skin looseness or wrinkling. If this happens to you, we offer various non-surgical skin tightening treatments to smooth and tighten.
Can liposuction treat obesity?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss or obesity treatment. Mega Liposuction procedures are available at Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra which can help overweight and obese patients lose significant amounts of fat. Please organise a consultation with our cosmetic doctors to see if this option is right for you.
Will my results be permanent?
The fat cells removed during your procedure can never return. However, remaining fat cells can still expand in size, which means that it is possible to gain weight, likely in different areas of the body. A healthy diet and exercise is crucial to maintaining your lipo results long-term. Additionally, external factors such as ageing, gravity and inflammation can also affect how your results look over time.
Are there any non-surgical alternatives to liposuction?
There are a number of non-surgical fat removal treatments available to consider. At Cosmos Canberra, we currently offer CoolSculpting, which utilises Cryolipolysis to freeze and reduce fat cells in the targeted areas. Options to reduce unwanted pockets of fats using non-surgical options must always be discussed during the initial consultations with our doctors, to ensure any treatment you are considering is suitable for your individual needs.
What are the risks and side effects associated with liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure that comes with potential risks, side effects and complications. Some of the potential side effects you may experience after liposuction surgery can include:
Bruising and bleeding
Pain and aching
Loose skin that doesn’t adjust to your new shape
Fluid accumulation under the skin
Asymmetry or skin irregularities
Book your initial consultations for liposuction surgery in Canberra