If you’re considering liposuction surgery, you’re probably curious about the different types of liposuction available and how much they cost. In Australia, the four main types of liposuction are Vaser liposuction, tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction, and traditional liposuction.

As for the cost, liposuction prices start around $3,500 AUD for one body area but can exceed $10,000. Keep in mind that these prices are just a starting point. The actual cost of liposuction can change depending on the procedure’s complexity, the doctor you pick, and the areas you’re looking to enhance. In this article, we’ll cover the different types of lipo and associated costs so you can make an informed decision.

Which Liposuction Type is Best?

Comparing FRACS Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons & Liposuction Doctors

Deciding on the best type of liposuction for you involves understanding the benefits and differences of each method. Here’s a quick overview to help guide your choice:

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology to break down fat before it’s removed. This technique is considered to be less invasive on the body, allowing for a potentially smoother recovery and less discomfort post-surgery. It’s particularly effective for sculpting and defining muscles. It may be a good solution for those looking to enhance specific body areas with precision.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a large amount of medicated solution into the areas being treated, making the fat easier to remove. This method reduces blood loss and provides pain relief during and after the procedure. It’s a widely used technique that’s considered effective for removing larger volumes of fat.

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction uses laser energy to liquefy fat, which is then removed through a small tube. This method can also stimulate collagen production, potentially improving skin tightness. It’s considered minimally invasive with a potentially faster recovery time, suitable for those looking to target smaller, more stubborn fat deposits.

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is the oldest technique, using a suction tube to remove fat directly. While it can be more invasive and require a longer recovery period than newer methods, it’s effective for removing significant amounts of fat and can be used on various parts of the body.

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Water Lipo

Water Lipo, also known as water-assisted liposuction, uses a stream of saline water to dislodge fat cells gently before they’re suctioned out. This method is known for its less invasive approach, potentially reducing trauma to the surrounding tissues, which may lead to a quicker recovery.

SlimLipo

SlimLipo (also known as Slim Lipolysis Surgery) is a form of laser liposuction. It uses a specific wavelength of laser light to target and liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove. SlimLipo may offer the benefit of skin tightening as the laser energy stimulates collagen production. This method is suitable for individuals looking to address small areas of fat and loose skin simultaneously.

Super-Wet Lipo Technique

The Super-Wet technique is similar to tumescent liposuction, but it uses a lesser amount of fluid injection into the fat tissue before removal. This approach aims to minimise bleeding and reduce the risk of fluid imbalances. It may be a suitable option for those looking to remove moderate to large amounts of fat.

BodyTite Liposuction

BodyTite is a form of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) that not only removes fat but may also tighten the skin. The radiofrequency energy heats the deep layers of the skin, encouraging collagen remodelling, potentially leading to firmer, more toned skin. This method may be suitable for individuals concerned about skin laxity after fat removal.

The Cost of Liposuction By Type

Type of Liposuction Starting Price ($AUD)
Vaser Liposuction From $5,500
Laser Liposuction From $1950
Traditional Liposuction $3,000 to $5,000 for first area
Tumescent Liposuction $2,800 – $7,000 for first area
Super-Wet Lipo Between $2500 – $6000
BodyTite From $6,600

It’s important to remember these prices are indicative and can vary greatly depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to:

  • The size and number of areas being treated
  • The amount of fat being removed
  • Complexity of each case
  • Surgeon fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility fees
  • Anaesthesia fees
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Follow-up visits

The best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to consult with a doctor who can provide a tailored quote based on your specific needs and goals. This approach also allows you to discuss the potential benefits and risks of each liposuction type, ensuring you make an informed decision that aligns with your desired outcomes.

Why Vaser Liposuction is Our Preferred Method

At Levant Cosmetic Surgery, we specialise exclusively in Vaser Liposuction. Here’s why:

  • Designed to be Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional liposuction methods, Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasound technology to break apart fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. It may also potentially lead to reduced bruising and swelling, contributing to a recovery period that some patients may find quicker and more comfortable.
  • Precision and Control: Vaser technology allows for enhanced precision and control, making it possible to target specific areas with better accuracy. This is particularly beneficial for sculpting and defining muscles, offering patients a more defined and athletic appearance.
  • Effective Fat Removal: Vaser Liposuction is designed to aid in removing stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be used on various body parts, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck, providing a versatile solution for body contouring.
  • Potential Skin Tightening Benefits: Some studies suggest that the ultrasound energy used in Vaser Liposuction may support collagen production, which could improve skin tightness and texture in some patients.
  • Safety: Like all medical procedures, Vaser Liposuction involves risks, which can be minimised when performed by experienced and qualified practitioners. However, the use of ultrasound technology is believed to minimise the risks associated with traditional liposuction, such as excessive bleeding or tissue damage.
  • Potentially Reduced Downtime: Patients undergoing Vaser Liposuction typically experience a faster recovery time compared to traditional liposuction. Many are able to return to their normal activities within a few days, with minimal discomfort. This however varies from patient to patient.

In summary, Vaser Liposuction’s combination of precision, effectiveness, safety, and reduced recovery time makes it a preferred choice for those seeking advanced liposuction solutions. Its potential to achieve detailed sculpting and skin tightening, along with its versatility across different body areas, are just a few of the reasons at Levant we choose this method over other liposuction techniques.

Discover the Precision of Vaser Liposuction at Levant

Ready to redefine your body with precision and care? Choose Levant for your Vaser Liposuction journey. Our team of experienced specialists is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way. Book your consultation with Levant today, or call us on 1300 323 772.

Liposuction Types FAQs

Which type of liposuction is best?

The most suitable type of liposuction depends on various factors including your health, the area being treated, and the desired outcome. It’s important to have an in-depth consultation with a qualified medical practitioner to discuss which method is most appropriate for your individual needs

Does the fat come back after lipo?

After undergoing liposuction, the fat cells that are removed from the specific area do not grow back. However, liposuction doesn’t prevent new fat cells from forming. A significant weight gain can result in new fat cells developing throughout the body, including in the areas treated with liposuction. This is why maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, is crucial for preserving liposuction results.

How much fat can be removed by liposuction in Australia?

In Australia, the amount of fat that can be safely removed by liposuction in a single session is a maximum of 5 litres. A consultation with a qualified medical practitioner is necessary to determine a safe approach tailored to your specific circumstance

What is cheaper than liposuction?

Alternative body contouring options may have a lower cost than liposuction but differ in effectiveness, results, and suitability. Non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis) might also be a suitable alternative.

Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Your Choice of Doctor:
Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
Patient Satisfaction:
We strive to meet our patient's expectations and prioritise their safety and satisfaction with our services.
Fair and Transparent Pricing:
During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
Thorough Consultations:
Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
24-Hour Doctor Assistance:
For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
6 week post op results for this patient who had her chin & neck treated with Vaser Liposuction with @dr_chris_lee at Levant Cosmetic Surgery Canberra.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

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Surgery performed by:
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Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here. https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.

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Vaser liposuction results for this patient who had her neck treated with @drerfanrahbar & is now at 6 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr. Erfan Rahbar MED0001122411 Registered medical practitioner.

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Have you seen the latest offering for cosmetic treatments at Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors. It's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.

Want to learn more about a treatment at Levant? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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This patient had Vaser liposuction to her back & flanks. She saw @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion for treatment & is now 8 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435, Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960 Registered Medical Practitioners. General Registrations.

Want to learn more about this treatment? Please reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

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