Important Update – Please Read
About Liposuction – Avoid Large Volume Liposuction
Dr Doyle believes that liposuction should be used to remove small amounts of stubborn fat ONLY. Performing large-volume liposuction can cause many problems.
Liposuction as an ‘Add On’ Only
Dr Doyle only performs Small Volume Liposuction in addition to other cosmetic plastic surgery (like Tummy and Breast Surgery). He will not do it as a stand-alone procedure.
Liposuction is NOT a Weightloss Solution
Please note that Liposuction is NOT a weight loss procedure. The ideal candidate for Liposuction is near their healthy weight range (BMI less than 30). If you are overweight or obese, you will need to lose weight before considering surgery.
Dr Doyle Does NOT Offer Corrective Surgery
Many patients are seeking corrective surgery to fix liposuction results they obtained elsewhere. Unfortunately, Dr Doyle does NOT offer corrective surgery for results achieved with another surgeon.
Please Send In Your Photos before a Consult
Not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction. You may need surgery to remove excess skin or something else. Before you book an appointment with Dr Doyle, you will need to send in your photos so we can see if you are a good candidate for liposuction.
The popularity of liposuction (lipoplasty) is unmistakable. It removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body that are prone to storing pockets of fat. It’s these pockets of fat that usually prevent people from reaching their health and fitness goals.
At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we commonly use liposuction to improve the contours of the body, including areas such as the neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs and knees. Multiple areas can also be treated at the same time if need be.
Dr Doyle offers premium liposuction to his patients as a combination with other plastic surgery procedures.
While liposuction should never be treated as an alternative to a healthy weight-loss plan or exercise regime, it can deliver some dramatic results. Lipoplasty is best used to contour problem areas, creating a more sculpted body. It is not a weight-loss procedure.
What is Liposuction?
The Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction is performed as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthetic. In traditional liposuction, a small tube (cannula) is used to mechanically break down fat before it is suctioned from the body. Small incisions are made in the body’s natural creases, where any scarring can stay hidden. Dissolvable sutures are primarily used, and scarring is minimal. The procedure can last anywhere from one to several hours, depending on what needs to be achieved. Whether liposuction is paired with any additional procedures will also make a difference to surgery duration.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
- Little or no discomfort (as it is performed under general anaesthesia)
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Short recovery period
- Many available areas to treat
Liposuction can address unwanted fat surrounding the stomach, flanks, thighs (internal/external), knees, calves, ankles, back, love handles, buttock, arms, chin, neck.
Liposuction can be of great benefit for most people who have fatty deposits in areas of their bodies that have not responded well to dieting and exercise.– Dr Mark Doyle
Things to consider before liposuction?
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you.
Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your goals for your treatment and discuss them with your surgeon during your consultation. In that way, Dr Doyle can give you honest feedback about what liposuction can and cannot do for you.
Liposuction is an option to remove bulges that won’t budge and to improve your body’s shape. The areas most commonly treated include the hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks, and face. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, only fat.
Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?
A good candidate for liposuction should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure as well as these basic qualities:
- Average or only slightly above-average weight
- Firm, elastic skin
- In good overall health
- Concentrated pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise
Older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as younger patients with tighter skin.
Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or in those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Ideal patients are committed to healthier habits and do not consider liposuction to be a substitute for exercising.
Liposuction suitability on the Gold Coast
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a consultation at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery by calling 07 5598 0988 or via an enquiry form.
Recovery after surgery
The exact recovery time will depend on whether liposuction was performed as a standalone procedure. If you will only be undergoing liposuction, you will need to spend at least a week at home to recover. A compression garment is often worn for 6 weeks following surgery as this alleviates swelling, which can speed up recovery. Some other factors that can affect your recovery time include age, your health and your body’s natural healing ability. It’s essential to follow all of Dr Doyle’s aftercare instructions to ensure the best outcome.
Are the results permanent?
Liposuction removes excess fat cells but it does not stop remaining cells from increasing in size due to fat storage. To maintain liposuction results, you should continue eating a sensible diet and exercise regularly. This is especially important during your healing and shortly after your healing period.
Is liposuction safe?
No surgery is risk-free. You should always ensure you seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon. When you have your initial consultation at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr Doyle will explain all the potential risks and complications associated with liposuction. This is not to deter you from treatment, but to make sure you understand everything that can happen during and after the procedure.
Some of the potential complications include:
- Fluid loss and accumulation
- Loss of sensation in the treated area
When you have your surgery carried out by a specialist plastic surgeon in an accredited hospital, the risks are minimised.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Australia?
The cost of liposuction in Australia can vary based on several factors, and it’s usually priced per area. Since each individual’s needs and goals are unique, the cost can be influenced by factors such as the:
- number of areas being treated,
- the extent of the procedure,
- the specific technique used,
- the type of anaesthesia (local or general),
- your surgeon’s experience and reputation,
- the geographic location of the clinic, and
- any additional services or facilities required.
For a personalised liposuction cost, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mark Doyle. He is a qualified and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has performed many body-shaping procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Doyle, he will assess your specific case, discuss your desired outcomes, and recommend a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
Dr. Mark Doyle is known for his expertise in cosmetic surgery and his dedication to providing patients with the highest standard of care. By consulting with him, you will receive accurate information regarding the liposuction cost based on your individual circumstances and treatment goals.
How should I prepare for a lipoplasty?
Dr Doyle will give you specific instructions on how to prepare during your consultation. It’s highly recommended that you stop smoking at least two weeks prior to your surgery as this can slow your healing. Certain medications and herbal supplements will also need to be avoided to prevent excess bleeding and bruising during and after your procedure. It’s also easiest if you arrange for someone to pick you up from hospital prior to your surgery. Having someone to assist you for a few days at home after surgery is very helpful, especially if you have children.
How much scarring can I expect after the procedure?
The incisions required to insert the cannulas under the skin are very small, which means scarring will be minimal. What’s more, if the correct scar management instructions are followed, there is no need for scarring to be a concern after liposuction. Keeping the wounds clean and the incision sites out of direct sunlight are just two ways that you can minimise scarring.
Are there any alternatives to liposuction?
Massage, eating a healthy diet and regular exercise can all reduce the appearance of stubborn pockets of fat. Unfortunately, the reason why so many people end up undergoing liposuction is because the above methods are no longer effective. Lipoplasty will always create the most dramatic results. You can, however, maintain the results of your procedure using the above-mentioned tactics.
Will I need revisional surgery?
Liposuction surgery may need to be repeated. If any minor irregularities occur or excess skin needs to be removed, a second procedure may be required.
To learn more about liposuction, please contact our practice today.
About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon
Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.
Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing Breast, Body, Face and Nose surgery. Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has completed all required training and only carries out approved surgical practices. There are absolutely NO undertrained doctors or cosmetic doctors acting as surgeons in our clinic.
As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is committed to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.
Do Your Research
What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative for support and discussion regarding your choices
- Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
- Read about what to expect in your Initial Surgery Consultation
Book Your Plastic Surgery Consultation
- Get a Referral from your GP or specialist – this is required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle.
- Email us or call on 07 5598 0988 to arrange your consultation appointment.
- Pay your $285 Consultation Fee in advance to secure your consultation.
Please contact us to arrange to book a consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.
- Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS
*DISCLAIMER: All information on Gold Coast Plastic Surgery website is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.