If diet and exercise alone have not helped you achieve your desired outcome then liposuction surgery in our Wollongong clinic may be the right solution for you. Lipo helps to remove stubborn fat deposits that have proved difficult to shift with more regular means.
This procedure is a great option for those people who have already tried other weight loss methods and haven’t had their desired results.
You are an ideal candidate if you are in good shape with no significant medical issues and have tried dieting and exercising for weight loss. If you are feeling frustrated and are struggling to shift stubborn fat deposits, lipo may be an ideal solution.
Book into our Wollongong clinic for a one-on-one consultation and discuss if you are a good candidate for a liposuction procedure with one of our doctors.
After your initial appointment at our Wollongong Clinic where you will set realistic expectations and your surgeon answers all your questions, a date will be booked for your fat removal surgery.
What to expect on the day of your procedure?
A combination of sedation or general anaesthesia with local anaesthesia will be administered before your surgeon proceeds with your surgery. They will create small incisions to your abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, chin, buttocks or back depending on what specific areas of your body are being treated. A small cannula is inserted into these tiny incisions and the fat cells are sucked out.
What is involved in recovery and how you can maintain your results from liposuction cosmetic surgery?
You will have skin bruising and inflammation in the areas of your body that were treated. You may need some analgesia to help with any discomfort and will need to wear a compression garment until the swelling reduces.
Our Wollongong surgeons advise patients to continue to maintain healthy eating and exercise, and avoid smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol to maintain results.
The cost of surgery to remove fat varies in our Wollongong clinic depending on if you choose to have more than one area operated on and the extent of the procedure.
Our pricing starts at $4,900 for the first area, with an additional $3,000 per extra body part.
Your cosmetic doctor will mark and then make small incisions
to the area you are having fat and skin removed.
We provide exceptional, high-quality service tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Our holistic approach and commitment to positive outcomes ensure we help you to feel and look your very best.
Some FAQs regarding liposuction at My Cosmetic Clinic in Wollongong are answered here.
According to statistics, lipo is the 3rd most common cosmetic surgery procedure in Australia, with 9,389 liposuction procedures performed in 2018.
Our Wollongong liposuction patients generally find there is no significant amount of pain during recovery. The swelling and bruising will dramatically reduce after 1 week, with pain resolving by around the 4-week mark.
The maximum amount of fat that can be removed in one session of lipo is 6-8lbs (or 3-4 litres). This equates to approximately 2.7kgs to 3.6kgs. If larger quantities need to be removed, you will need additional procedures.
You should avoid heavy exercise and activities until your doctor has given you the all-clear. You should also avoid alcohol and smoking as these can compromise the healing process.
Yes! When you have your initial consultation at our Wollongong clinic, the doctor can advise you on other cosmetic surgeries that you can combine with liposuction. Such as skin-tightening procedures, a tummy tuck, breast lift or face/neck lift.
You should be able to resume normal activities about 4 weeks after your lipo procedure, however, it is best to discuss this with your doctor.
After 6 to 12 weeks following your liposuction surgery, you will start noticing results. It will differ for each individual and the body area that was operated on.