Get the Best Liposuction Results in Melbourne – Have Realistic Body Reshaping Expectations

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How to get the Best Liposuction in Melbourne –  Choose the Best Liposuction Surgeon and have realistic expectations!

Each year, when statistics of plastic or cosmetic surgery are surveyed across Australia, Liposuction remains one of the most popular procedures for men and women. Closely following is; Breast Augmentation/Breast Implant procedures and Facial Procedures.

You can undergo Liposuction to reduce fat stores in certain areas of the body. Liposuction results can be heart-warming to patients who have done all they can to shape their body, but find certain areas are resistant to exercise and good nutrition.

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So if you’re a suitable patient with good skin tone and you readily maintain a steady weight and ideal BMI, liposuction surgery may be a great solution for you.

However, people tend to have loose skin as well as excess fat. Due to this, we often combine liposuction with other skin reduction or skin tightening surgeries to address both stubborn fat and skin redundancy issues (skin folds).

Liposuction surgery can help improve the contours on your abdomen (waistline), hips, thighs, arms and several other areas of the body.

Whilst Liposuction Results can get you a better shape, it’s not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle by any means. While it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve skin excisions it is still serious surgery.

Considering Liposuction? – What results can you expect?

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If you want to know what you can realistically expect from Liposuction you will need a consultation with a Liposuction Surgeon. Liposuction results can vary significantly from person to person. This is due to a number of key factors, including;

  1. Body shape or physique type (body fat distribution)
  2. Skin resiliency and skin health
  3. Lifestyle and how this impacts your hormones and your BMI (Body Mass Index)
  4. Prior life events such as pregnancy, weight change or diastasis recti (damaged abdominal muscles)
  5. Adherence to surgery advice

Getting good liposuction results depends greatly on how precisely you follow your pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions. This includes;

Do you need to lose weight before you Liposuction?

As stated above, Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss or healthy lifestyle habits. In fact, good candidates are people that are/have been able to maintain a stable weight and a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) before they are suitable for liposuction.

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The diagram below shows a general overview of what body types might be suitable for liposuction and what body shapes might need additional weight loss.


If your body torso or abdomen area generally resembles a “C” in the diagram or if your thighs and abdomen resemble a “D”, you could be a great candidate for either liposuction of the abdomen and/or hips and thighs; so long as you meet other suitability requirements and have good skin health/skin resiliency.

However, if you are solid “D-E”, you may benefit from a Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty procedure or a more intensive skin tightening procedure. You may even need to lose additional weight before you are suitable for surgery.

The reason a Tummy Tuck may be more beneficial for you if you are a D-E is due to the fact that your liposuction results will not look as good as they can because of redundant skin (skin folds).  If you’re an E body shape, you may need assistance to lose excess body weight before body contouring surgery – perhaps even Bariatric surgery such as a gastric sleeve or bypass surgery, or gastric balloon (if so, visit or ask us about seeing Dr Arun Dhir about his unique weight management programs).

Liposuction Results – Stay Realistic

It’s important to remember that liposuction can be a great help for the right patient; however, is not a miracle cure for excess weight. It is simply a surgical body contouring tool for shaping certain parts of the body. Or, combining with a Tummy Tuck or Breast Reduction procedure to get a smoother result.

Body shapes differ and your height, torso length, rib cage or hip-width all have an impact on how YOUR body will appear after liposuction.

Realistic expectations and following pre-surgery and post-surgery advice are key to successful liposuction surgery.

Surgery has risks, and should not be taken lightly. Be sure you’ve tried other options before you decide to have liposuction or other body contouring procedures.

However, if you’ve done all you can and you know the bulge won’t budge, Liposuction surgery might be your body contouring solution.  Send an enquiry or phone (03) 8849 1444 to request your copy. Alternatively, you can schedule a personal consultation in Hawthorn East, to find out if YOU are a great candidate for liposuction and what liposuction results you can realistically expect.

Do you need Liposuction or Liposculpture?

Nearly everyone has heard of liposuction. But ‘knowing doesn’t actually mean understanding’.  There are numerous misconceptions about liposuction and what it can do for your body. Similarly, many people may have heard the term Liposculpture and assume it’s a synonym for liposuction. It is not. We are here to help clarify the key differences between liposuction and liposculpture.

Liposuction vs. Liposculpture

Liposuction is a procedure typically performed whilst you are under General Anesthetic. In other words, your unconscious with your breathing monitored by a qualified Anesthetist. Then, your surgeon will remove excess fat using a long, hollow cylindrical instrument called a cannula.

Liposculpture is typically performed under local Anesthetic. This means you are aware of what is going on but can feel little to no pain. The progress of your procedure can be judged during your operation to help you get a better result. Liposculpture is, essentially, a slower, more refined type of liposuction.

Often, the procedure involves your Surgeon using a combination of local Anaesthetic and Adrenaline to help minimize pain and trauma to the surrounding tissues. The technical terminology for this combination is Tumescent liposuction.

Before you embark on your liposuction or liposculpting procedure, there are many things you and your surgeon need to consider including, the results you desire and ascertaining if they are realistic, achievable and able to be maintained. This requires an ongoing healthy lifestyle including good nutrition, adequate sleep and plenty of regular exercises.

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is commonly performed on both women and men who are seeking to reshape their bodies and remove unsightly bulges.  But as with all cosmetic surgery procedures, it’s important to explore the benefits and risks in detail before you decide it’s your absolute best option for body contouring, thigh reduction or belly-bulge taming.

Is Liposuction the best operation for reducing stubborn fat stores?

People often ask if liposuction is the correct operation to achieve the body shape they desire. The following are things that you need to keep in mind when considering whether or not Liposuction is the best procedure for you;

  • Firstly, there are both non-surgical and surgery-based options for fat reduction & body contouring so it’s important that you do your research.
  • Secondly, as with every procedure, the results from liposuction can vary from patient to patient. This also includes how patients heal from these procedures.
  • And thirdly, not everyone is a great candidate for liposuction surgery.
  • Both men and women often request Liposuction. This is primarily due to the fact that Liposuction results show to helps contour the body.
  • It is also proven to flattening the belly area and reduce body bulges that persist where exercise and good nutrition have failed to yield smooth contours.
  • However, surgery does have risks. So, do your homework before you choose a Liposuction based surgical solution for body contouring.  (Tumescent Liposuction is one of the most preferred types of Liposuction. This is because of the long-term monitoring of results across many Cosmetic Liposuction Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons).

Most common Liposuction areas;

  • Arms
  • Thighs or legs
  • Neck area
  • Stomachs
  • Flanks or buttocks

Combining Liposuction with other procedures to improve results.

Whilst Liposuction can provide great results on its own it is also common to combine it with body contouring procedures that reshape and refine, for example;

  • The belly or Abdominal area (e.g., a full Tummy Tuck that includes Diastasis Recti repair, navel reconstruction and extra body contouring for added smoothness or a better body shape using Liposuction)
  • The breast (Breast Reduction with Liposuction)
  • Back/Arms (Back Reduction/Body Lift Surgery or Arm Reduction via a Brachioplasty procedure)
  • Facelift/Neck lift (liposuction of the submental fat or neck area fat for a rejuvenated look or reduction of a double chin)
  • To reduce the appearance of a Double chin or “turkey neck” appearance, there is also an Injection treatment for suitable candidates with mild to moderate submental fat (under chin fat) yet good skin collagen.

3 Big Myths About Liposuction

There is plenty of misinformation about Liposuction and its use in cosmetic plastic surgery. Below we debunk 3 of the most common Myths about Liposuction;

Myth #1 You can get instantaneous ‘Walk in walk out’ results from a quick liposuction procedure

The promise of walking into a Clinic, gently falling asleep — and walking out thirty minutes later with a contoured body seems to be a Liposuction Myth that persists among people considering the surgery. This is not possible. There will always be some downtime for your recovery.

Although our Plastic Surgeons have ways to minimise this, there is no such thing as an “instant transformation.”

Myth #2 Liposuction is only done in back rooms by “Cowboy Surgeons”

In contrast to myth one, there is an equally widespread impression that there are unethical doctors performing dangerous “cowboy procedures” in backroom Clinics.

Whilst there have been a few renegade doctors pushing the boundaries of safety and ethical practice, there are many doctors performing liposuction who have been thoroughly trained and who practice only to the highest standards. Before you select your Surgeon, ask the following;

  • Will the procedure be performed in a proper theatre?
  • Will, there be a qualified Australian Anaesthetist present
  • Is the facility capable of dealing with any (unlikely) issues that may arise?

Also, feel free to ask about your Surgeon’s experience and qualifications. The more you know about your Surgeon, including; their training, qualifications, types of procedures they perform the better.

  • Are they qualified to operate in accredited Australian Hospitals?
  • Or, do they work out of non-certified back rooms?

Myth #3 Liposuction will remove any and all your excess fat

We can not use Liposuction on all areas of the body that have excess body fat. Some areas of the body are simply too delicate to use Liposuction on. Whilst others simply do not respond well to these techniques.

Furthermore, removing either too little or too much fat can produce less than desirable results. This can also result in complications. For example, a permanent divot can form if too much fat is taken. Again, any areas of concern are best discussed with your Plastic Surgeons prior to proceeding with sculpting, fat removal or contouring using liposuction techniques.

So are you ready to start on your Liposuction exploration in person? We are happy to help you assess your suitability for this procedure.

If your ready to begin your body contouring surgery using proven Liposuction/body contouring methods, give us a call today. Alternatively, you can send us an enquiry form.

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Last updated: 30/04/2022
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Dr Craig Rubinstein - MBBS, FRACS (Plast)
Dr Craig Rubinstein MBBS, FRACS (Plast), a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, is one of Australia's most respected Melbourne Surgeons for Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction surgery and Abdominoplasty procedures. Using advanced surgical techniques to gain better body contouring and natural-looking surgical results, Dr Rubinstein is highly regarded by peers and patients for best-practice Clinic Patient-care and patient education strategies. He published a chapter on corrective surgery for Breast Asymmetry. Qualifications/Training Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The Australian Medical Association (AMA) American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) Founder: Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery previously Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men Bio Page:

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Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.