The Procedure

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Liposuction is performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital. 


We recommend one to two weeks off work, wearing the garment for 6 weeks, bruising and swelling for up to four weeks

Medicare Rebate

Unfortunately, there is no Medicare rebate for Liposuction.

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 Varies by area treated. As a guide of the total costs, including surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist and hospital. Additional costs apply depending on the size of the area and your goals. Combining liposuction areas or adding it to other surgery results in cost savings.

Abdomen and flanksfrom $7,500
from $6,000
Upper armsfrom $6,000
Upper/lower thighfrom $8,000

Before & After

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About the patient


30 years old


4.5 months post surgery


This patient had liposuction to inner and outer thighs.

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Frequently Asked Questions



Dr Moncrieff only performs liposuction when booked in conjunction with other surgery. For example, he can perform abdominal liposuction when he is also performing a breast augmentation. He does not offer liposuction as a stand-alone procedure as his focus is breast and body surgery.

All surgery is serious and you need to weigh up the potential benefits with the risks. 

There are two main categories of risks to consider when considering liposuction surgery.

The first category of risks apply to all forms of major surgery and include: infection, bleeding and an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic. 

The next category of risks which are more specific to liposuction include: change in sensation or loss of sensation across the operated sites, delayed wound healing (including death of tissue), prominent, keloid or hypertrophic scarring, permanent skin staining, skin laxity and general asymmetry.

Your surgeon will discuss these risks, and how you can reduce them before and after surgery, in your consultation. You will also be given written material covering these risks.

More information about the risks of plastic surgery and broader general surgery can be found on our dedicated risks page.

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