FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures executed in Australia. Below, you will find some frequently asked questions regarding liposuction, which could prove useful for patients who are considering having this procedure. If you are considering having liposuction at a cosmetic surgery clinic, please read the information below.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon will remove excess fat from the treatment area; this with the aim to adjust the aesthetic of that treatment area. There are many types of liposuction that could be performed at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Each type of liposuction is described in detail on this page. To learn more about each type of liposuction, please click on one of the information pages below.
Are Procedures Covered By Medicare?
Most liposculpture procedures are considered cosmetic surgery, which means they are not covered by Medicare. There are a few exceptions; for example, when liposuction is followed by a formal excision; this may occur during a gynaecomastia treatment. About 50% of these cases need excision of the gland after liposuction. Also, a lipo- tummy tuck could be covered by insurance, but the patient must meet specific criteria to be eligible.
Other medical liposuction that may be covered by insurance includes: buffalo hump of the neck, liposuction of lipoma, or liposuction of pseudomonas after injury. Health insurance may also apply depending on the circumstances and type of policy.
457 visa holders may need to ensure they have 457 visa health cover. They must also make sure they have held their policy for a certain time and have served their waiting periods.
Is Liposuction Dangerous?
Even though every surgical procedure carries a certain degree of risk, cosmetic surgeons aim to reduce the risk for patients; this by using new techniques and providing patients with as much information as possible before they have their procedure.
Dr Daniel Lanzer has years of experience in the field of liposuction. He has never witnessed severe complications after executing liposuction on a patient. Even though this is not a guarantee that there will not be any complications, choosing an experienced surgeon can make a difference.
Is Liposuction Painful?
Depending on the type of liposuction, the treatment is executed under a local or a general anaesthetic. Therefore, patients will not experience any pain during the procedure. Patients can experience some discomfort after the procedure depending on the area including thigh, face, leg or chin. Such symptoms are usually managed with prescribed medication, provided by the cosmetic surgeon. However, most pain symptoms can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication as well.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of liposuction is variable from patient to patient; this because the cost of a liposuction procedure is subject to the amount of fat to be removed, the experience of the surgeon, the complexity of the procedure, and even the technique used for the liposuction. Therefore, an accurate cost estimate for your liposuction procedure can only be obtained by booking a consultation at your cosmetic surgery clinic.
What to Expect After Liposuction?
Patients can expect some side-effects after their liposuction procedure; this may include discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Of course, your cosmetic surgery clinic will provide you with information regarding your recovery as well as information on how to deal with the side-effects.
Shortly after your liposuction procedure, patients will be advised not to do any rigorous exercise. Doing exercise that is too strenuous could cause complications, and it could affect the result you obtain from liposuction. Therefore, it is recommended to follow the guidelines provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
The Dr Lanzer Clinic will also provide patients with a compression garment after their liposuction procedure. The compression garment must be worn as instructed, since this garment could reduce swelling, bruising, and even help the body conform to its new shape.
Before you leave the Dr Lanzer Clinic after your initial appointment, our staff will provide you with more information regarding aftercare. If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
How Do I Make an Appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for Liposuction?
Patients can make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic by contacting our friendly team of receptionists by telephone. Alternatively, you can also drop by at our clinic to make your appointment, but you could also make your appointment via email or the website contact form.