Frequently Asked Questions
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 such as when lipo is performed followed by a formal excision such as in man boobs- gynaecomastia. About 50% of these cases need excision of the gland after liposuction. Also a lipo- tummy tuck called abdominoplasty may have an item if the patient meets certain criteria such as loss weight and rashes.
Other medical liposuction include buffalo hump of the neck, liposuction of lipoma or 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
and have held the policy for a duration where waiting periods are served.
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.
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
. 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?
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.