Liposuction in Melbourne – Important Factors to Consider

Body Care, Surgical

Choosing to undertake liposuction is a deeply involved and personal decision. Many clinics are offering various types of liposuction procedures, so it can be overwhelming when trying to narrow it down.

After doing a bit of research and gaining a basic understanding of the procedure, important factors to consider are of course affordability and the surgical technology offered.

Ultimately, it is essential to find a doctor you can trust, who understands your unique situation and can advise on the best options available. You want to make sure you make the right decision the first time, so finding a cosmetic surgery in Melbourne with a strong track record  can ensure your liposuction experience is overwhelmingly positive.

Once you are aware of your eligibility for liposuction and your current level of health, it becomes a bit easier to align your expectations of the procedure.

Looking at before and after images can reveal the possibilities of liposuction, specifically in the areas where you are seeking treatment. Not only that, but it is also a clear indication of the capabilities of the cosmetic surgeon and can provide peace of mind if you are pursuing a similar treatment.

Types of liposuction available

This post is a little old and since the time of writing, we now also offer HD Liposuction and Vaser liposuction procedures too. Depending on your body and your goals, we are sure we have a great option for you.

We offer different types of liposuction surgery depending on your individual needs, such as conventional, Power-Assisted (PAL), Ultrasound-Assisted (UAL) and Laser-Assisted (LAL) (SmartLipo or SlimLipo).

Each procedure has pros and cons and could be most suitable for your individual situation.

Conventional Methods:

The use of tumescent anaesthesia means modern liposuction is free from many of the post-surgery complications that plagued traditional liposuction procedures.

The surgeon will begin by injecting a sterile solution designed to anaesthetise, aid fat removal, and constrict the blood vessels of the area to be treated. This section of the skin will swell and stiffen prior to surgery. From there, the surgeon will perform minor incisions to insert the cannula under the skin. Attached to a vacuum, this cannula will suction the fatty tissues and fluids from your body.


Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) is an even more advanced version of the procedure and offers greater surgical control. Also using tumescent anaesthesia, in this procedure the cannula is attached to a motorised handpiece, which gently sends micro-vibrations down into the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin. These vibrations will gently loosen the fat, resulting in easier suction and less tissue trauma than traditional liposuction. PAL is ideal for a wide range of areas.


Unlike traditional liposuction where a sterile solution is injected, ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL) uses a handpiece emitting ultrasonic waves to turn fat into liquid before it is removed through the cannula. Generally, UAL is used for particularly stubborn fatty deposits, such as on the stomach, hips, thighs and back.

LAL (Slim Lipo):

Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) uses state-of-the-art laser technology to remove unwanted fat. Slim Liposuction is one such procedure, designed to bridge the gap between traditional liposuction and non-surgical alternatives.

Instead of the cannula being pushed deep into the skin, a probe is gently inserted into the fat layer, and dual laser wavelengths target the skin and fat cells respectively. This liquefies fat and tightens skin at the same time, and is the reason why Slim Lipo is widely regarded as one of the most effective procedures available.

Where on the body can I get liposuction?

We provide liposuction to almost all areas of the body where stubborn fat refuses to leave, such as arms, breast reduction, double chin, face, liposuction specifically for men, and stomach liposuction.

What are the costs?

The price of liposuction will vary depending on the area to be treated and the time spent performing the procedure.

There’s a reason Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne has so many outstanding customer reviews for liposuction procedures.

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Disclaimer: Losing weight through natural methods and regular exercise offers more health benefits compared to liposuction. We strongly encourage patients to pursue their goals using natural and healthy approaches before contemplating liposuction. It’s important to note that liposuction is not a method for weight loss; while it may result in a reduction in dress or pants sizes, the scale may not reflect a significant difference.

Also, before deciding on any treatment, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your practitioner about what to expect from the treatment and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.