Understanding Liposuction: Common Questions Answered

Body Care, Fat Reduction Procedure, Surgical

While many people understand that liposuction involves the removal of fat, there are often many questions surrounding more specific details of the process and its intention. Patients who wish to achieve a certain shape of the body by removing excess fatty tissue often consider this procedure as a possible solution.

To help give you a clearer idea about the liposuction procedure, the experts at Chelsea Cosmetics have compiled some of the most common questions below.

What Happens During Liposuction?

During the liposuction procedure, fat is removed via suction from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, inner or outer thighs, buttocks, waist, love handles, and neck, among others.

What Types of Liposuction Are There?

Chelsea Cosmetics offers a range of liposuction procedures in Melbourne, all of which produce a different result. The three main types of liposuction are:

  • Tumescent technique
  • Laser
  • Ultrasound

Which Liposuction Is Best For Me?

The best way to find out which specific liposuction procedure is best for your situation is via a free consultation with the experts at Chelsea Cosmetics. The team will assess your current situation and discuss your goals, determining which path will be best to achieve them.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Liposuction?

The fat removed during liposuction is measured in millilitres and litres and often a maximum safe amount of fat to be removed in any one day is around two and a half to three litres. This would require an overnight stay as it is the largest amount that can be removed.

Will Liposuction Hurt?

Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance, and an experienced anaesthetist will safely put you to sleep or local anaesthesia will be administered while the nurse will record you discomfort score from 1 to 10 and the doctor can add more tumescent to numb the area if you are in pain at any time. Many patients report the procedure as comfortable; however, there may be some discomfort for 24 hours after liposuction.

How Long Does Liposuction Take?

This once again depends on the size of your procedure, but on average liposuction can be one to two hours long.

Is Liposuction Safe?

All medical procedure creates a level of risk. For liposuction, possible risks include infection, bleeding or bruising. Our team will discuss any possible associated risks with you during your consultation.

Are You Considering the Next Step Towards Liposuction?

The experienced staff at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne offer a range of cosmetic surgery procedures to improve your confidence and the quality of life, and liposuction is one of the most common.

Contact us today to book a consultation, and our team will evaluate your situation and discuss your goals to provide a customised and exact quote with detailed next steps.


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.