Many Perth men and women have areas of fat that just won’t budge despite careful diets and hours of exercise. For these people liposuction is a fantastic option, provided it’s carefully and meticulously performed.

I focus on carefully planning every part of the procedure, from discrete small incisions, to meticulous liposuction of specific areas and layers of fat, always aiming for a final result that appears natural and not ‘overdone’.

Do you exercise and eat healthy, but still end up with stubborn areas of fat? If so, then liposuction by Dr Colbert may be for you.

Dr Colbert regularly performs liposculpture to remove excess areas of fat from many Perth patients, resulting in a more toned and athletic appearance.

Areas that can be treated include the waist (love handles), hips (saddle bags), tummy, thighs, upper arms, back, face and neck, as well as calves and ankles. When correctly performed liposuction is safe, effective, has a quick recovery, and results in long lasting changes.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction involves removing excess subcutaneous fat through a tube, called a cannula.

Using small incisions, the cannula is inserted into a targeted area, with the cannula moved back and forth to sculpt the tissue and help it blend naturally with the surrounding areas.

Once a suitable amount of fat is removed the small incisions are closed with dissolvable (absorbable) sutures, and a dressing is placed on top.

The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic (with you asleep), and as day surgery (meaning you don’t have to stay overnight in the hospital). Wearing compression garments after the procedure will help reduce swelling and improve the overall aesthetic result.

Is liposuction right for me?

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Have areas of stubborn fat that won’t disappear with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
  • Have skin that isn’t stretched.
  • Have good general health.
  • Have realistic expectations.

If you are a candidate for liposuction in Perth, then contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr Colbert.

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What is the recovery?

Liposuction is usually performed as day surgery, meaning that your hospital stay will be 23 hours or less.

After the operation Dr Colbert will apply dressings and a compression garment to the area, and will give you specific postoperative instructions before you are discharged.

It is common for bruising to occur after liposuction, and also to have some fluid ooze from the small incisions.

You will be able to return to most activities in the days after the operation, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks. Most people return to work after one week.

What scars can I expect?

Dr Colbert focuses on performing liposuction that enhances your bodies natural beauty, and doesn’t appear artificial or overdone.

Small incisions are used to insert the liposuction, and these are placed in hidden discrete locations, and closed with dissolvable sutures.

Will my liposuction results be permanent?

Liposuction is a great way to instantly and permanently remove excess fat from your body. Once removed, fat can’t return to your body – provided that you stay at your post-liposuction weight.

Gaining weight after surgery will result in less dramatic results, and may result in fat returning to the area that was previously treated.

What are the risks associated with liposuction?

Liposuction is associated with the following risks:

  • Bruising and swelling: this is common, but mostly settles in one to two weeks.
  • Damage to surrounding structures: a very rare but serious complication is damage to the internal organs, and if this were to happen further surgery would be needed.
  • Fat embolism: another rare but serious complication is when the fat enters a blood vessel and travels to a further location. If it travels to the lung then it can be very serious, however this is very rare.
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE): DVT refers to a blood clot that forms in a vein in your limb, which can break off and travel to your lung (PE). This can be serious, but is thankfully rare.
  • Further operations: sometimes a second operation may be beneficial to improve the result or improve symmetry.
  • Liposuction, like any surgical procedure, carries risks and therefore before proceeding you should always seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Why should I see Dr Colbert for my liposuction surgery?

Many Perth men and women see Dr Colbert for liposuction surgery because they want expert care by a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

  • Dr Colbert MBBS FRACS (Plastic Surgery) is an Australian trained and fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
  • Dr Colbert is one of only a few Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia who focuses exclusively on breast and body surgery.
  • Dr Colbert personally performs all surgery and aftercare himself, and doesn’t get surgical assistants or nurses to treat you during or after your operation.
  • Dr Colbert and his staff are renowned for their amazing patient care, delivered in a comfortable and stress-free environment.

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How much does liposuction cost?

Costs associated with liposuction can be confusing. To help make things clearer we have listed the the following fees that make up the final cost.

  • Surgical fee: the total cost of liposuction varies depending on how long the procedure takes, which areas are operated on, and if any other procedures are done at the same time. In general though, the approximate cost is $2000 per area, but a truly accurate price is possible after a consultation with Dr Colbert.
  • Additional fees: additional fees include an anaesthetic fee, hospital day surgery fees, and any compression garments. The exact fees will vary depending on multiple factors, however a formal quote can be obtained after a consultation with Dr Colbert. For some indications Medicare will partly pay for liposuction, but this is uncommon, so there is usually out of pocket expenses.

Where can I find out more?

To arrange to speak to Dr Colbert about liposuction please contact our friendly office staff.

Alternatively you can leave a message by simply filling out our contact form.

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