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Deciding to go ahead with Liposuction, or any cosmetic procedure is a big decision that should not be taken lightly.  It is important that you do your research and do not commit to anything until you are sure that you are able to make an educated decision.  We have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that patients have at their consultation.


What is the difference between Liposuction and Vaser Pro Lipo?

Vaser Pro Lipo is considered the gold standard of liposuction.  During Vaser Pro Lipo the fat is liquefied before being removed.  The Vaser probe is highly selective in targeting and liquefying fat meaning that the risks of injury to blood vessels and nerves is reduced.  Due to the fat being liquefied prior to being removed this is a less invasive procedure with less bleeding, bruising and reduced risk of divots.  The heat produced by the Vaser probe may also stimulate skin tightening.

Dr Murray has been specifically trained in Liposuction, he has a Diploma of Liposuction, is on the Liposuction Register and was trained by some of the best plastic surgeons in the world.


Will Liposuction reduce cellulite?

No, liposuction does not reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Dr Murray offers Vaser Smooth which is a procedure that can reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 80%.  He is the only cosmetic proceduralist offering Vaser Smooth in WA.


Is Liposuction performed under general anaesthetic or sedation?

At Absolute Cosmetic, liposuction is performed under sedation.  This is an important question to ask at a consultation as many clinics are not Health Department Licensed, meaning that liposuction is performed under local anaesthetic (you would be awake throughout the procedure).


How much fat can be removed during liposuction?

It is a common misconception that as much fat as the patient would like can be removed during a liposuction procedure.  During liposuction around 5 litres of fat can be removed safely, although this can vary depending on the patient’s body fat percentage before the procedure.  Dr Murray was involved in writing the safety advisory guidelines and have performed over 7,500 liposuction procedures with a well below average rate of complication.


Will I lose weight after Liposuction

Not necessarily.  Liposuction is not a procedure for weight loss, it is a body sculpting procedure.  Fat does not weight much but you should experience a more sculpted and defined look after liposuction.


Does Liposuction leave scars?

Liposuction is performed with a cannula which is a very small instrument.  This means that the incisions and therefore the scars are small.  The number of scars will depend on the number of incision points are needed.  These scars do fade in time and many of our patients find that eventually the scars cannot be seen.


Is Liposuction painful?

During the procedure, all patients are under anaesthetic so should not feel anything.  Once the anaesthetic wears off it is normal to experience discomfort, you have just had a surgical procedure.  Discomfort after the procedure can be managed with painkillers.  We do offer a 24/7 after-hours contact number for emergencies.  Absolute Cosmetic is a full-time cosmetic clinic, meaning that we are able to provide patient-centred aftercare.


Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidate for liposuction is someone at a stable weight who is looking to reduce stubborn subcutaneous fat.  In addition to this, the patient should be in good health; both physically and mentally and have realistic expectations.


Can fat be reused?

Yes.  If you’re looking to transfer the fat to another area of the body ensure to let Dr Murray know at your consultation.  Fat can be injected into the face and hands to restore lost volume, the buttocks or the breasts to create cleavage.  Dr Murray has been specifically trained in fat transfer by Dr Sydney Coleman who created this method of fat transfer.


Should I have my liposuction procedure overseas?

Many patients are tempted to chase cheaper deals overseas.  It is important to remember that although it is elective, liposuction is a surgical procedure and the recovery time is no time for a holiday.  Complications after surgery can happen anywhere, however, the risks are increased after travelling.  Earlier in 2017, a Victorian male died after travelling overseas for multiple procedures.  The coroner found that he dies of pulmonary thromboembolism associated with deep vein thrombosis and air travel had increased that risk.  We also see patients who have had horribly botched jobs overseas see Tabatha’s botched liposuction story.


For more information on Liposuction at Absolute Cosmetic see our Liposuction and Vaser Pro Liposuction pages.  Dr Glenn Murray has over 20 years of full-time experience in Cosmetic Medicine and has performed thousands of Liposuction procedures with a very low rate of complication.  We offer complimentary consultations with our nursing team, contact us today to book a consultation.

Please note that this information is generalised. If you would like information specific to you please book a consultation.