Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can help remove stubborn fat that just won’t budge, no matter how much you diet and exercise. It’s a versatile surgery that can be applied to many parts of the body.

However, not all liposuction is the same. Each body area has its own set of considerations, benefits, and potential risks. Knowing what to expect for each specific area can help you make a more informed decision and set realistic expectations for your results. Below, we explore how liposuction can work for different parts of your body.

Where Can You Get Liposuction?

1. Abdomen and Waist

What is it? 

Abdominal Vaser liposuction is designed to remove excess fat from your stomach area and waist, helping you achieve a slimmer appearance. This procedure can target both the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the flanks (hip area). The surgeon makes small incisions and uses a cannula (a thin tube) to suction out the fat, sculpting a more defined waistline.

Procedure Time Anaesthetic Type Hospital Stay Full Recovery  Final Results
1-3 hours Local with sedation Day 6 Weeks 6-12 months

Benefits:

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: This procedure specifically targets stubborn fat in the lower abdomen and upper abdomen.
  • Improved Mobility: Reducing belly fat can make it easier to move and stay active.
  • Lower Health Risks: Removing abdominal fat may reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health issues linked to obesity.
  • Better Posture: A lighter abdomen can reduce back strain and improve posture.

Potential Risks:

  • Swelling and Bruising: These are not uncommon after the procedure but typically subside within a couple of weeks.
  • Uneven Contours: If not performed correctly, there can be areas of uneven fat removal.
  • Temporary Numbness: Some numbness in the treated area is normal and usually resolves on its own.

2. Arms

Arm Vaser liposuction targets the upper arms to eliminate the excess arm skin. Small incisions are made near the elbow or armpit, and ultrasound technology is used to break down the fat, which is then suctioned out to create a smoother and tighter arm contour.

Procedure Time Anaesthetic Type Hospital Stay Full Recovery  Final Results
1-3 hours Local Day 4-6 Weeks 6 months

Recovery and Expected Results

  • Symmetry and Proportion: The goal is to make your arms look more balanced and in proportion with the rest of your body. The procedure is customised to match your unique shape and size.
  • Quicker Recovery: Most people can get back to their daily routines within a week. The recovery process is typically smooth and comfortable due to the nature of the procedure.

3. Thighs

Thigh Vaser liposuction helps slim down both the inner and outer thighs, giving your legs a more balanced and proportionate look. Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells, which are then suctioned out through small incisions.

Procedure Time Anaesthetic Type Hospital Stay Full Recovery  Final Results
1-3 hours Local with sedation Day 2-4 Weeks 6-12 months

Benefits & Challenges:

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: This procedure allows for precise removal of fat in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Benefits: Slimmer thighs reduce the risk of skin irritation and chafing. Improved leg contours can also enhance overall body balance and make physical activities more comfortable.
  • Challenges: Achieving symmetry can be difficult, requiring a skilled surgeon to achieve balanced results.
  • Recovery Period: Often less invasive than traditional liposuction, this technique may lead to a quicker recovery period and potentially less post-procedure discomfort for the inner and outer thighs.

Treatment Areas 

Thigh fat can collect in various places on your thighs, and this differs from person to person. It can be broken down into four main areas:

  • Inner Thighs: Inside your thighs, just below the groin, down to the knee.
  • Outer Thighs: On the sides of your thighs, from the hips to the knee.
  • Front of Thighs: The front part of your thighs, from the groin to the knee.
  • Backs of Thighs: The part you sit on, from the buttocks to the knee

4. Chin and Neck

Chin and neck Vaser liposuction removes excess fat to refine the jawline and improve the profile. Small incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears, and ultrasound waves are used to liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out.

Procedure Time Anaesthetic Type Hospital Stay Full Recovery  Final Results
1-3 hours Local with sedation Day 4 Weeks 6 months

 

Impact on Facial Contouring:

  • Defined Jawline: Enhances the sharpness and definition of the jawline.
  • Reduced Double Chin: Removes fat to create a more streamlined appearance.
  • Facial Balance: May improve the overall proportion of facial features.
  • Minimal Downtime: Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Maintaining a stable weight helps ensure the results last for years.

5. Buttocks

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)  involves reshaping and enhancing the buttocks area. It involves removing fat from specific areas of your body (abdomen, thighs) and depositing that fat into the buttocks for a larger, more shapely bottom.

Procedure Time Anaesthetic Type Hospital Stay Full Recovery  Final Results
2-4 hours General Day/Night 6 Weeks 6-12 months

Considerations for Brazilian Butt Lift:

  • Combines Liposuction and Fat Grafting: This technique takes unwanted fat from areas like your abdomen or thighs and uses it to enhance your buttocks.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Besides reshaping your buttocks, this procedure can also make sitting more comfortable and improve your overall mobility.
  • Your Surgeon Matter: This isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, so you need to choose a skilled surgeon who will carefully plan and execute each step to avoid complications and make sure your results look natural.

Benefits:

  • Enhanced Shape and Volume: Not only does this procedure remove unwanted fat, but it also uses it to give your buttocks a fuller, more rounded shape.
  • Improved Proportions: By enhancing your buttocks, the overall balance and proportions of your body can be adjusted to your goals.
  • Customised Results: Every body is different, and this procedure can be tailored to meet your specific aesthetic goals, giving you the look you want.

Book Your Vaser Liposuction Consultation Today

Ready to take the next step? At Levant Cosmetic Surgery, our experienced team is here to help you achieve your body goals with advanced Vaser liposuction techniques. Book your consultation today and discover how we can personalise your treatment to meet your unique needs.

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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.
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8 week follow up results for this patient who had vaser liposuction with @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion 

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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Surgery performed by:
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Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
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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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Surgical explanation with @dr_mitchell_kim 

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.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

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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Surgical case explanation today with @dr_kai_gebusion 

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.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435
Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960
Registered Medical Practitioners
General registration.

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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