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As liposuction continues to increase in popularity around the country, many people are keen to find out more about the procedure. Liposuction is usually a day procedure only, and requires no general anaesthetic. Costs for the procedure vary markedly though, due to both the physician’s chosen fee and the amount of liposuction required.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. To discover more about the liposuction procedure,  results and considerations, see our main liposuction page hereRead more about surgical risks here.

Liposuction in Melbourne: important considerations

With any surgical procedure, it’s important to remember that you are dealing with your body and have to live with the results for the rest of your life. Making a decision for cosmetic surgery purely based on price is not advisable. Therefore, it is imperative that you choose a physician carefully and do not rush into this procedure overnight. There are many doctors performing liposuction in Melbourne, all with varying backgrounds – some with more experience than others. It is advisable to choose a cosmetic doctor that has extensive experience in liposuction procedures and is happy to show you pictures of their work. The ability to communicate well with your physician is of equal importance. It is essential that the doctor understands your concerns, can discuss anything about the procedure with you and that the two of you have talked freely so that you both have a realistic expectation of the outcome.

Liposuction costs: variables to consider

The cost of liposuction varies between doctors, but also depends on several factors, such as:

  • the area being treated
  • the size of the area being treated (the cost of liposuction of the lower abdomen on a 95 kg woman would cost more than, for example, a 60kg woman)
  • if there are several areas to be treated
  • the time the physician predicts that it may take

Nonsurgical & surgical fees

Dr Feldman performs all her liposuction procedures at an accredited and licensed  day surgery centre in South Yarra, Melbourne. The fees consist of nonsurgical fees, such as the cost of the operating room, lab tests and staff, and surgical fees that pertain to the cost of the liposuction for the area treated. As the procedure is elective, there is no rebate from your private health fund or Medicare. The only exception is for males receiving liposuction for male gynaecomastia (breast reduction due to hormonal imbalance). In this instance, Medicare provides a rebate.

What about anaesthetic?

Unlike many cosmetic surgery procedures, no general anaesthetic is required for liposuction. This fact will save you a considerable expense. In fact, most people that have liposuction do not require twilight sedation. Instead, they choose to receive only minor sedation just to relax a little more during the procedure.

How to get a quote for the cost of liposuction

Once you have seen Dr Feldman personally, she will outline all the expenses required for your procedure. Only after a personal consultation will you receive the exact cost for your liposuction procedure. Dr Feldman always recommends that you visit another liposuction doctor for a second opinion, before you make your decision to go ahead with the surgery. Approximate estimates of your procedure can be given via email but are not guaranteed. If you wish, you may photograph areas of your body and email them to Dr Feldman, along with any information about the outcome you desire. Dr Feldman will then reply with an approximation for you.

For more information about liposuction with Dr Feldman in South Yarra, Melbourne, contact us today via email or telephone (03) 9824 2500.