If you want to remove unwanted pockets of fat that don’t respond to exercise and diet, Vaser Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast may be an option for you. Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure for shaping multiple areas of the body. It removes stubborn fat from the tummy, love handles, arms, legs, neck and more.
Abdomen: Achieve a flat, toned stomach as an alternative to abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’).
Arms: Slims, tones and proportions arms.
Back: Vaser can remove fat from the upper and lower back.
Flanks: Shape the flanks and remove fat from the waist.
Inner & Outer Thighs and Knees: Get slimmer thighs and a more proportionate leg shape.
Front of Thighs: Lipo for front of thighs suits toned skin with lots of fat.
Buttocks and Banana Roll: A smooth, well-proportioned behind is achievable with Vaser.
Female Breasts: A breast reduction removes fat and creates a lift.
Male Breasts (aka Man Boobs): Treat gynecomastia for an athletic and more masculine chest.
Face & Cheeks: Remove excess facial fat and shape the cheeks with lipo.
Jaw & Neck Line: Get a well-defined jawline and smooth neck area.
Am I a good candidate for a liposuction procedure?
A good candidate for a liposculpture cosmetic procedure fits the following criteria:
You are in good overall health, both physical and mental.
You have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved with Vaser Liposuction surgery.
You are dissatisfied with unwanted pockets of fat that are resistant to healthy diet and exercise.
You have good skin elasticity for skin retention post-op.
You are a healthy, stable weight and are prepared to follow healthy habits after surgery to maintain results long-term.
You do not smoke or are prepared to quit before and after surgery.
To determine if you are suitable for liposuction surgery, please book your initial consultations with our liposuction doctors on the Gold Coast.
How much does liposuction cost on the Gold Coast?
We understand the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a significant one, and that liposuction costs are an important factor considered by patients. At Cosmos Gold Coast there is no set price for our Vaser Liposuction procedures, and individual quotes will always vary patient to patient.
Pricing for Vaser Liposuction surgery on the Gold Coast will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first area, with additional areas charged at a smaller rate starting from a minimum $2,000. This pricing is just a guide and is not a quote.
Your personalised quote will be calculated and provided to you during your initial consultations with our doctors. The total cost to undergo a surgical procedure with liposuction 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, any hospital fees if applicable, and the required compression garments worn throughout the recovery period.
The choice to have liposuction surgery should be made carefully, considering all the detailed information discussed during your initial consultations, including the potential side effects and complication risks, if you have realistic expectations, as well as the recovery period for your individual circumstances and specific procedure needs.
Vaser Liposuction is an invasive procedure, and prior to deciding to undergo a liposuction procedure, all patients must understand that the experiences and outcomes of one person, does not reflect or guarantee the experiences and outcomes another person may receive.
What should I do to prepare for liposuction surgery?
During your initial consultations at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, your liposuction doctor will give you specific pre-operative instructions. If you are a smoker, you will be told to quit at least two weeks before surgery and two weeks after surgery, as smoking may increase surgical complications and slow down healing. Specific medications and supplements may need to be avoided as they can cause excessive bleeding and bruising during and after surgery. We also highly suggest taking steps before surgery to prepare for recovery, including purchasing some comfortable clothing, filling any needed prescriptions, preparing some healthy meals and arranging for someone to pick you up from the hospital and stay with you for the first few days at home.
How long does the procedure last?
How long your procedure will take will depend on the area treated and the amount of fat removed. Typically, liposuction can take anywhere from one to four hours to complete. While the time off is considered minimal, your actual recovery time will depend on the number of treatment areas, amount of fat removed and your general wellbeing.
Can I treat multiple areas of concern at the same time?
Yes, this is possible. Often these are areas are located close together, such as the abdomen and flanks or abdomen and thighs, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. While there is no limit to how many areas we can treat in one procedure, we usually suggest a maximum of three or four. Remember that combining areas will increase the amount of time you spend in surgery, the risks involved, pain, your overall recovery period and cost of the procedure.
How painful is the procedure?
The experience of pain during and after a liposuction procedure will vary among individuals. During your initial consultations the doctors will provide you with information on the numbing solution used in combination with either IV sedation or general anaesthetic depending on a multitude of individual factors and procedural needs. It is essential to discuss the anticipated discomfort you may experience with the doctors to understand the procedure and the recovery process, before deciding if you wish to proceed with liposuction surgery.
How much fat can the procedure remove?
Vaser Liposuction surgery is an invasive surgical procedure with limitations on the volume of fat that can be safely removed during a procedure. At Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, the maximum amount of fat we remove via liposuction is five litres, and studies have shown that removing more than five litres of fat per procedure can increase complication rates. This maximum fat removal limit is universal, regardless of a patient’s weight, desired results and percentage of body weight. If five litres or more fat is anticipated to be removed, multiple liposuction procedures dates will be required. If this is applicable or relevant to your individual circumstances, it will be discussed in detail with you during the initial consultations with our doctors.
How many liposuction procedures will I need?
Our Gold Coast liposuction doctors always strive to achieve the best fat reduction results during your initial liposuction procedure. However, depending on your desired outcomes and how much fat needs to be removed to accomplish that, you may need additional liposuction sessions.
When will I see my liposuction results?
Although you will likely see some subtle improvements immediately after your liposuction procedure, it will take some time for your final results to become apparent. Before this happens, you will need to wait for post-operative swelling to subside and give the skin time to retract and tighten. While some liposuction patients notice their final results within three to six months, others find that their results continue to improve for up to a year. To speed your recovery and notice results sooner, ensure that you wear your compression garment and follow all of your doctor’s post-operative instructions.
Can liposuction help if I am obese?
Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and is therefore should not be used to treat obesity. Instead, our Mega Liposuction procedures can help overweight patients with obesity lose considerable amounts of fat. Organise a consultation with our Gold Coast liposuction doctors to see if this option is right for you.
Are results permanent?
Liposuction results can be permanent in the sense that the removed fat cells will never return. However, the fat cells that remain can still grow in size, meaning that you can still gain weight again in the future, although possibly in different areas of the body. Other external factors, such as ageing, gravity and inflammation, can also impact the way your results look over time.
Will I have scars after the procedure?
Significant scarring following a body shaping procedure is rare. The incisions required to insert the cannulas are only small, and our liposuction doctors at Cosmos Aesthetics always endeavour to make small incisions in easily hidden places. Regardless, any noticeable scarring will fade in time, particularly if you follow the scar management instructions given by your doctor.
Will I have loose skin after the procedure?
After your liposuction procedure, your skin will naturally contract due to the skin’s natural healing process. However, the degree of this can vary from person to person depending on whether you have good skin elasticity. Those who have excellent elasticity are more likely to achieve firm, smooth skin after surgery, while patients with poor elasticity may experience looseness or wrinkling of the skin. Vaser stimulates collagen fibres for smoother results than traditional liposuction. Regardless, at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, we offer various non-surgical skin tightening treatments to help with loose skin after liposuction.
Are there any alternatives to invasive surgery?
If you are looking to reduce stubborn fat without committing to invasive surgery, there are a rising number of non-surgical fat removal treatments on the market. At Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast, CoolSculpting treatments can be used that use Cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells. Aside from our QLD clinic, you can also visit our other clinics in Australia, including Sydney NSW, Adelaide, and Canberra.
Are there any risks or side effects of having liposuction?
Although Vaser Liposuction is considered a lower risk than traditional liposuction, every invasive procedure comes with risks. Despite that, complications are extremely unlikely, and we’ve performed thousands of liposuction procedures on the Gold Coast without incident. Some of the side effects you may experience after liposuction include:
Bruising and bleeding
Pain and aching
Loose skin that doesn’t adjust to your new body shape
Fluid accumulation that forms under the skin
Asymmetry or skin irregularities
*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.