Cosmetic Procedures


Improve body shape by permanently removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Can be performed on most parts of the body. The surgeon may use additional technology such as ultrasound or laser to more easily remove the fat.
1 to 2 hours or more.
Local, epidural, or general.
In/ Outpatient
Usually outpatient. Extensive procedures may require short inpatient stay.
Side Effects
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation. Temporary fluid drainage from incision sites.
Asymmetry. Rippling or bagginess of skin. Pigmentation changes. Skin injury. Fluid retention. Excessive fluid loss leading to shock. Infection.
Back to work 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising: 1 to 5 months or more.
Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise.

Doctors performing this procedure: Liposuction in Australia

Doctors performing this procedure: Liposuction outside of Australia