Step By Step Guide to Liposuction

What Is The Liposuction Process?

Liposuction is a procedure that is done either using local anesthesia or through IV sedation. A surgeon will go over all of this with you and then recommend what will be best for your individual case.

The area to be involved is taken into consideration and then several small and inconspicuous incisions will be made. A diluted local anesthetic is then infused to help cut back on the bleeding as well as the trauma. A cannula, or thin, hollow tube, is inserted via the incisions to help loosen up the excessive fat, then suctioned out of the patient’s body. This process is repeated as needed until desired results are achieved. This procedure can take about one to three hours, all depending on the amount of fat that is to be removed. Dependent on the kind of liposuction that is used, the incisions could be left open to help promote further drainage. It will be normal for fluid to drain out after your liposuction surgery and throughout the following 24 hours.

After your procedure at our Melbourne clinic, you could choose to recover with one of the lovely partner hotels that we offer, including the wonderful Grove Hotel. You can expect to receive a care package from our team and our staff is always available during your stay.

The day following your procedure, you will see the surgeon and then again at scheduled intervals throughout the weeks after surgery. This helps to make sure that your doctor is able to fully monitor the entire recovery process to make sure that you are achieving the best possible result.


Once liposuction is complete at our Melbourne clinic, you will notice that there is going to be bruising and swelling. There will also be discomfort, which is controlled using pain medications that are prescribed by the surgeon. It may also be required that you wear tightly fitting compression garments or a type of elasticized bandage for a few weeks to keep the swelling down. A compress such as this will also help to form the skin into your new body contour. Of course, this will vary depending on the area where the procedure was done. Although it is very rare, you could need temporary drains that will be placed under the skin to remove excess blood or fluid. Results will usually be seen immediately, however you should keep in mind that swelling can distort the look. The final results will be noticeable after several months and the swelling is gone.

Depending on the amount of liposuction you had done, you may be able to get back to work in a few days. With a more extensive procedure, you may want to think about taking a week off of work. Swelling will be there, but it can go down in anywhere between 7 to 10 days. Mild exercise will be permissible after two weeks and then full activity can resume in roughly 4 to 6 weeks.The swelling will reduce further, however there can still be some remaining for up to 3 to 5 months until it is completely gone.

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