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Areas That Can Be Contoured By Liposuction

Liposuction, lipoplasty, lipectomy or liposculpture all refer to the same technique: the surgical removal of isolated pockets of fat that won't go away with a healthy diet or exercise. These fat deposits are frequently due to genetics and surgical removal is often the only way to get rid of them for good.

NorthEast Plastic Surgery have a team of highly skilled surgeons performing plastic and cosmetic procedures, including liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body where there are areas of excess fat. It is possible to have between one and five different areas treated at one time, although your surgeon (Dr Sugitha Seneviratne or Mr Patrick Tansley) will advise you on the most effective treatment schedule that takes into account desired results, level of risk and cost.



Most popular areas for liposuction

The most commonly treated areas are:

  • stomach and waist - the lower abdomen can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise, and is especially pronounced in patients who have lost a large amount of weight
  • hips
  • inner and outer thigh
  • buttocks
  • back
  • knees, ankles or calves - produces shapely legs, especially around the knees and ankles to give better definition
  • breasts - a less invasive procedure to reduce and reshape breasts in ladies and produces a more masculine shape in men
  • upper arms
  • face, neck or chin - for some people, excess fat in the cheeks and jowls is hereditary and removing fat in this area produces a more youthful appearance.


The Procedure

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic administered by a Specialist Anaesthetist such that the patient is asleep throughout the surgery. At NorthEast Plastic Surgery, the Surgeons use a Microaire device which uses the "jackhammer" action to loosen the fat tissue. The ease of fat removal reduces damage to the surrounding tissues, improves aesthetic outcome and recovery and also reduces downtime.

Liposuction slims and shapes particular areas of the body, smoothing contours and provides a toned physique. The best candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women who aren't significantly overweight and who have good skin tone and elasticity. Liposuction is not a weight loss remedy, or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. The results are permanent as long as you don't gain weight after your surgery.


Next Steps

If you have any questions about the procedure, or if you would like to book a consultation, click on the buttons below, or call (03) 9088 5000 for Melbourne or (07) 3180 3400 for Brisbane.  All enquiries are treated in strict confidence.



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