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Liposuction is the surgical technique for removing excess fatty deposits around the body by suction and liposculpture is the redistribution of fat to soften areas or recontour a deficit. It is an effective technique for removing fat that seems impossible to shift with exercise and diet. It works best for areas of disproportion where the overlying skin quality is of good tone. It is commonly used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures (listed below).

Conventionally, liposuction is the removal of fat by suction. It is done via small incisions to access the affected area. Liposculpture also uses similar equipment but rather than suctioning all fat out of an area, some of it can be redistributed as necessary to provide desired contour which restores body proportions.

Both techniques are performed under ‘tumescence’ whereby the area to be addressed is infused with a wetting solution that contains local anaesthetic. This aids fat removal, pain relief, and minimises bruising.

 

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Time

The operation time varies depending on the amount of liposculpture required.

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Hospitalisation

Generally a day only procedure without the need for overnight hospitalisation

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Risks

Risks are general to any procedure and specific to liposuction. I will go through these with you in detail based on your individual risk. This will also be included in your surgery pack that will be provided after your initial consultation.

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Recovery

Recovery is usually within three weeks. A compression garment is required to be worn immediately after surgery for up to 6 weeks to minimise bruising and swelling and aid in optimal shape outcome

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Cost

Initial consultation is $300. The second consultation, if needed, is free of charge. The total cost of the procedure ranges depending on the complexity and number of regions to be addressed.

The total cost of the procedure (surgeon, anaesthetist, hospital fees, garments) and any rebates you may be entitled will be calculated for you after your initial consultation. Post-operative consultations are not charged.

It is advisable to bring a referral from your GP as in a very few clinical circumstances, you may be entitled to a Medicare or private health fund rebate that will reduce the above costs (this can only be determined at your first consultation as the criteria is determined by Medicare). You will be given an accurate written quote after your first consultation.

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