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Permanently Removes Fat and reshapes the body

Our plastic surgeons at Contour Surgical have been performing liposuction procedures and the leg and calf area for over 20 years.

The cost of liposuction on the legs will vary usually depend on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and which areas of the leg you wish to target. The type of anaesthetic chosen will affect the cost as this will often determine whether the procedure is performed in a private hospital or our accredited surgical operating room at our clinic.

Achieve Beautiful & Natural Contours The Procedure & Post Surgery

After you arrive you will have a final consultation with your surgeon before your liposuction procedure. Your surgeon will discuss what will happen right before the surgery and after the surgery as well as mark up your body for the procedure

The procedure starts off with tiny incisions being made in the skin. A local anaesthetic solution is then infiltrated under the skin and into the fat layer of the treatment area. This solution contains saline, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline. The adrenaline helps reduces bleeding and keeps the procedure safe. The solution then infiltrates the area making it bulge expanding the fat layer allowing for an easy passage of the cannula and fat removal. The cannula is passed through the fat layer removing fat in a systemic process. First fat is removed from the deep fat tissue, then the middle layer of fat and lastly the superficial layer of fat. Suction is provided through a machine or syringe to aid in the removal of the fat.

The desired result is very reliant on the surgeon’s ability to assess the level for fat thickness and evenness. His level of aesthetic knowledge and training as well as the unique ability to contour the body and bring it into perfect alignment. At Contour Surgical we only use experienced Plastic Surgeons to do our Liposuction Procedures. Plastic Surgeons have done 6 years of additional training and are accredited at the highest level of accreditation in Australia. It provides all our patients with the comfort and the safety that they are being treated by the most qualified and experienced surgeons that country has to offer.

During all our surgical procedures we use invisible stitched or sutures. These invisible stitches are used to close the initial incisions made. In some cases, they incisions are left open for drainage of the anaesthetic solution.

A special compression garment is worn immediately after the procedure. The compression garment is recommended for between 4 and 6 weeks depending on the and helps reduce swelling, bruising, and importantly help the skin retract after the removal of the fat.

Your Leg Liposuction Recovery

Your procedure will be either performed in our private hospital or our purpose built in clinic operating theatre. We find that the level of fat needed to be removed from the legs and thighs will often determine which location is preferred. Smaller amounts can be easily performed in clinic whereas really large amounts are better suited to our private hospital. Regardless of the location chosen you will return home on the same day.

After surgery has finished you will be seen by one of our nurses and they will make sure you are awake and comfortable. Our nurse will place you into your compression garment once you are comfortable. The compression garment will help minimise swelling, bruising, and bleeding. The garment provides support and comfort and holds the treated areas of the body in place. It is important to remember the garment is vital for the healing process and outcome of the procedure. The garment should be worn continually for the first two weeks and only be removed for showering. During weeks three and four, the garment only needs to be worn during the day. It is important that you lay the garment smoothly on the body, especially the stomach area. Creasing of the garment will create a collection of fluid around the crease, which can be difficult and time consuming to resolve.

The recovery process generally has some mild bruising and discomfort. We will help the recovery process with follow up lymphatic massages at our clinic. You may return to work as earlier as three days post-surgery if you wish.

Patients are encouraged to walk and move around as often as possible post-surgery. This will assist in eliminate the stiffness experienced after your procedure. You will most likely notice that fluid will leak from the incision sites. The fluid will be clear or slightly red in colour. This is the tumescent solution and is no cause for alarm. The leaking usually lasts for about 48 hours, a couple of days longer when the procedure involves the arms or stomach. These areas can lek for up to five days. Postoperative leaking from the surgical sites is completely normal and should be expected.

Swelling and bruising start on the second day. Most of this swelling and bruising will go away inside two weeks. Patients will see most of their results in six weeks and will continue to see results for up to six months.

You will need to attend a post-surgery follow up three days after your procedure and then again at three weeks and six weeks if necessary. We also provide lymphatic massages post-surgery to aid recovery and reduce swelling. We recommend two massages twice per week for the first two weeks.

Why Choose Contour Surgical?

Leg and Calf Liposuction can be performed by our variety of doctors and surgeons. All our surgeons are specialist Plastic Surgeons. This is the highest qualification you can obtain in the field of aesthetic medicine. It requires 6 more years of additional training as well as being accredited by the Australian College of Plastic Surgeons. This gives all our patients the confidence and knowledge you will be receiving the absolute best in care, training, and experience.

  • We have plastic surgeons who specialise in all forms of cosmetic medicine. This means you can be assured that the surgeon you see will have further specialised in the field of body contouring and abdominal liposuction.
  • Our team has over 20 years of experience performing procedures and our guarantee is that we deliver best in class techniques with the highest level of safety. We are proud of delivering results that meet and go beyond our patient expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the procedure take to complete?

Leg and Calf Liposuction Procedures take around one hour to three hours to complete depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of areas involved.

Will I feel any pain during my leg liposuction procedure?

We offer both Private Hospital and in Clinic Liposuction at Contour Surgical. If you choose to have your procedure done at a Private Hospital you will be under general anaesthetic and will not feel any pain.

If you choose to use our purpose built in clinic operating theatre the procedure will be done under twilight sedation. This uses both local anaesthetic and medications to reduce pain to a manageable level. If at any stage, you are not comfortable we can help by increasing your pain medications to help.

When do I see my results?

You will notice an improvement immediately after your arm liposuction procedure. However, over the next 48 hours you will have swelling and it will take up to 4-6 weeks for the swelling to subside and the skin to tighten and retract. From 6 weeks onwards you can expect your results to gradually improve with full results being seen at around 3-6 months post-surgery.

Are the results from leg and calf liposuction permanent?

Once you reach your late teenage years your body has the total amount of fat cells it will ever have. These fat cells can then only expand or shrink in size.

As the liposuction procedure removes fat cells in the area once they are gone, they are gone for good and never return. If you gain weight the weight is more likely to be evenly distributed on the body and go to different areas. In order to maintain your results it is recommended to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Will I have scarring?

Liposuction involves making incisions in the skin, which means scarring is inevitable. However significant scarring is rare. The incisions made for the procedure are always small and in discreet locations.

At Contour Surgical we offer best in class laser treatments to remove any scarring after the procedure. We provide a complimentary scar removal treatment for all our liposuction patients. We find that after our scar management and removal laser than any scarring is removed or fades to become not noticeable.

What are the Risks & Complications of Liposuction to the Leg or Calf Area?

Leg and Calf Liposuction when done correctly by an experienced surgeon is a safe and effective procedure that can produce outstanding and life changing results. As with any surgical procedure, there are also risks associated with the procedure as well as benefits.

To better understand that risks and complications involved it is best to break these down into medical complications and surgical risks.

Medical Complications from the procedure are

  • Pain and aching
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding or a Haematoma (a collection of blood under the skin)
  • Infection very uncommon due to a sterile field being maintained during the procedure and antibiotics given after the procedure
  • Persistent Swelling
  • A Seroma or Fluid accumulation under the skin
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (this is a complication from any surgery where movement post-surgery is reduced. It is extremely rare)

Surgical Risks from the Procedure are

  • Skin Irregularities. This occurs from poor liposuction technique by either over or under liposuctioning or by liposuctioning at the wrong skin depth.
  • Missed Areas – Occurs when the area surrounding a large area is missed
  • Skin Laxity – If a surgeon over liposuctions a particular the skin in this area may not be able to retract enough. If the skin is extremely loose to start with the risk of this increases. If the risk of this happening is very high, we may recommend doing the procedure over two sessions. This will give the skin a far greater ability to retract correctly.

These risks can usually be managaed via a small touch up procedure to correct any cosmetic problems. Fat transfer can be used to treat over liposuctioning and additional liposuction can be used to treat under liposuctioning.

When choosing liposuction, it is always recommended to choose a skilled experienced surgeon with the proper qualifications. This ensures that most complications can be reduced or avoided.

Can I exercise after Leg Liposuction?

A common question from patients is “When can I resume exercise post leg liposuction”?

We recommend walking and moving around 48 hours after your surgery. Light cardio and exercise can be resumed after 5 days, and then more intense workouts can resume after two weeks. Full training is not recommended until 4 weeks after your liposuction procedure

Can I drink alcohol after liposuction?

We recommend not drinking alcohol post-surgery for safety reasons because of its interaction with pain medications and antibiotics.

It is recommended to avoid drinking for at least 5 days after surgery to prevent any chance of excessive bruising or bleeding.

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Recent Reviews

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.


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