Flanks Liposuction

Reduce stubborn fat deposits on your flanks with Vaser liposuction.
Reduces unwanted excess fat from the flanks (hip and waist area).
A modern version of fat removal compared to traditional liposuction.
Performed as a day case procedure in a licensed accredited day hospital.

Before & Afters Flanks Liposuction

As with any surgery, scarring is to be expected. However, the scars from Vaser liposuction are usually small and can fade over time. As everyone is different, how noticeable the scars appear once healed will always vary.

Flanks Vaser Liposuction At A Glance

Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to target excess fat deposits on the flanks. This area is located on both outer edges of the abdomen around to the waist, an area commonly referred to as the "love handles". Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology to break down the unwanted fat cells, before they are removed via suction. For candidates who struggle with stubborn fat on their flanks that doesn't respond well to diet and exercise, Vaser lipo may be a suitable treatment option.
Average Procedure Time 1-3 hours
Anaesthetic Type Local with sedation
Hospital Stay Day
TIME OFF WORK 1 week on average depending on multiple factors
Average RECOVERY 6 weeks

Benefits

  • Waistline Definition: Vaser liposuction on the flanks can specifically reduce the stubborn fat around the waistline and hips, to create a more contoured silhouette.
  • Focused Fat Reduction: This procedure allows for the targeted removal of fat from the flanks, enhancing body proportionality and symmetry.
  • Recovery Time: Vaser liposuction offers a modern surgical fat removal procedure, and recovery times will vary depending on individual factors.

Potential Candidates

Thinking of undergoing liposuction on your flanks and wondering if it’s the right choice for you? If you identify with the following, you may be a candidate for Vaser lipo.

  • You’re looking to target specific areas of stubborn fat rather than overall weight loss.
  • You’re in good overall health.
  • You are at a stable weight and are committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain results.
  • You have good skin elasticity, which helps it conform to the new contours after fat removal.
  • You don’t smoke – candidates must quit or refrain from smoking before and after the procedure.
  • You’re not pregnant or nursing.
  • You understand that Vaser lipo is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise and should have realistic goals for the procedure.

What To Expect From Flanks Vaser Liposuction

Consultation

Your journey starts with a detailed consultation at our clinic. Here, a skilled doctor will review your health history and discuss your objectives for targeting love handles with Vaser liposuction. This session allows you to understand the process thoroughly and raise any questions or concerns.

Pre-Op

Before your procedure, we’ll ensure you’re completely prepared. This includes undergoing necessary medical evaluations to confirm your suitability for the surgery. We’ll also provide you with comprehensive instructions about fasting, medication adjustments, and other essential preparations for the day of the surgery. Adhering to these guidelines is crucial for a successful and safe procedure.

The Procedure

On the day of your Vaser liposuction surgery, you will receive anaesthetic sedation. The procedure utilises ultrasound technology to effectively target and liquefy unwanted excess fat cells in the flanks.

Through small incision sites, a probe is inserted to facilitate the removal of the targeted fat cells, with suction using a cannula.

The duration of the surgery typically ranges from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the specific treatment plan, the areas being addressed, and the individual needs of each patient.

Aftercare & Recovery

Getting Home

You will be required to be collected by a responsible adult to stay with you for the remainder of the day and overnight. Even if you feel normal, your reaction time will be slower after receiving sedation medication.

Aftercare

  • After your procedure, you’ll receive comprehensive post-operative instructions for a smooth transition home.
  • We provide a 24/7 contact number for any post-surgery questions, ensuring you can always reach us.
  • Your post-surgery care will be overseen by your doctor, supported by our dedicated care team.

Recovery Timeline

Immediate Post-Procedure

You’ll be released into the care of a responsible adult family member or friend.

An overnight hospital stay is not required.

Once home, you must rest and take it easy.

First Two Weeks

Expect to experience soreness and tenderness, but we’ll provide pain relief to minimise discomfort.

Compression garments are always worn post-procedure. You will be instructed on how long you will be required to wear these garments.

You should be able to start driving again after a few days.

During this time follow-up appointments will commence as organised by your care team.

Depending on individual factors, you may be able to return to work around the 1 week mark, but this will vary from patient to patient. Exercise can begin again after approximately 6 weeks post-procedure.

Two Weeks & Beyond

Follow-up appointments will continue as necessary and are scheduled by your care team.

You must continue to wear your compression garments as directed.

A surgical review with your doctor takes place approximately 6-8 weeks post-procedure.

Full recovery occurs around the 6 week mark, with full results evident in 6-12 months.

How Much Does Flanks Vaser Liposuction Cost?

Understanding the cost of flanks liposuction is an essential component for patients considering the procedure. The total expense for this treatment is not fixed and will vary based on multiple factors:

  • The extent of treatment, such as the number of body areas involved.
  • The volume of fat to be removed.
  • The type of sedation used during the procedure.
  • The length of time the operation takes.
At Levant Cosmetic Surgery, the pricing for Vaser liposuction starts from $5,500 for the first area treated.
Additional areas are charged at a smaller rate starting from around $2,000.
An "area" can refer to the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, both hips, or both upper inner thighs, for example.
Prices are a guide only and will vary from patient to patient. Book in for a consult for a personalised quote.
Why It Pays To Choose A Qualified Doctor

Choosing the cheapest option is rarely a good idea, especially in healthcare and cosmetic procedures. Cheaper prices often mean lower quality, safety risks, results that don’t last long, less personalised care, and possible additional costs for fixes. Prioritising quality and expertise is essential for better results and overall satisfaction.

Other Areas Vaser Liposuction Targets

Vaser liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be performed on various parts of the body to reduce excess fat. Some commonly treated areas can include:

  • Tummy/Abdomen: Often chosen for removing stubborn excess fat on the stomach.
  • Back: Targets unwanted fat deposits on the lower back and upper back.
  • Arms: Excess fat removal from the underside of the upper arms also known as the triceps area.
  • Buttocks: Used to remove fat and decrease buttock size, alternatively fat can be added to the area with a fat transfer procedure to increase the size of the buttocks.
  • Thighs: An effective option on the upper inner and upper outer thighs, as well as the front and back thighs to enhance leg shape.
  • Chin/Neck: A treatment option to reduce the unwanted pockets of fat from the underside of the chin/neck area.
  • Male Breasts: Gynecomastia surgery can help reduce breast size in males.

Doctor approved areas of the body can be effectively targeted with Vaser liposuction, offering noticeable changes in body contour and shape for suitable candidates.

FAQs

What are the risks and potential side effects of Vaser liposuction?
All liposuction procedures - including flank liposuction - have inherent risks and side effects to consider before surgery. These potential side effects may include bruising and bleeding, fluid build up beneath the skin, persistent pain and swelling, uneven appearance, unsatisfactory results, changes in skin sensation, and risk of infections, blood clots, or skin burns. It's important to discuss these concerns with your doctor before making a decision.
How much fat can be safely removed with Vaser liposuction?
In Australia, there's a maximum limit of five litres of fat that can be safely removed in one liposuction procedure. If more fat needs to be addressed, multiple sessions may be required, which can be discussed during your consultations.
Will I have loose skin around my flanks after Vaser liposuction?
After Vaser liposuction, skin tightening can vary depending on individual factors, including pre-existing skin elasticity. The procedure can enhance skin tightening, but results may differ. Patients with higher skin elasticity may experience firmer skin, while those with less elasticity may notice some excess skin in areas like the abdomen.
Will I have scarring?
Scarring is a natural outcome of surgery, and the incisions made for Vaser Liposuction typically fade over time. The visibility of scars varies among individuals, influenced by factors such as skin type and scarring history.
Can I have Vaser liposuction if I am obese?
Vaser liposuction is not intended for treating obesity; it is not a weight loss surgery. However, we do offer Mega Liposuction for those looking to remove a significant amount of fat.
Are there non-surgical alternatives for fat removal on the flanks?
For non-surgical fat reduction, we provide CoolSculpting treatments, suitable for specific areas of the body. These procedures offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery.
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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

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
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The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Chris Lee AHPRA MED0000947000
Registered Medical Practitioner

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.
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Have you met @drerfanrahbar from Levant Cosmetic Surgery Adelaide? Dr Erfan Rahbar MBBS FRACGP, brings his expertise to the field of cosmetic medicine, focusing on patient care and safety throughout their cosmetic treatment journey.

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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.

Want to learn more about this treatment? 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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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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