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Everyone wants to have a sexier silhouette. One can achieve a well-proportioned and contoured body figure with a balanced diet and healthy regular exercise. But even those body-conscious men and women can still have stubborn and unwanted body fat in their problem areas; the flanks, thighs, hips, back, and abdomen to name a few. This situation is where liposuction becomes useful. But how much is liposuction in Australia?


What is liposuction?

Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat on different target body parts through suctioning of fat cells. Because the body does not regenerate fat, the body area subjected to liposuction loses in size and becomes leaner.


How much is liposuction in Australia?

The cost of liposuction would depend on the location of the unwanted fat and the amount of fat to be removed. Below is the estimated cost of liposuction in Australia per body area:

Common body parts subjected to liposuction and their corresponding price quotation:




  • Abdomen – $4000 to $6000
  • Thighs – $4000 to $7500 (depending on inner or outer areas of one or both thighs)
  • Hips – $4000 to $5000
  • Arms – $3000 to $4000
  • Legs – $3000 to $4000
  • Face – $2000 to $3500
  • Breast (for men with gynecosmastia) – $4000 to $4500


There are also some cosmetic surgery clinics who offer treatment packages for one or more body areas, making your treatment affordable and reasonably priced.



How much is liposuction in Australia and what factors affect its cost?

Liposuction costs vary depending on the number of target body areas, the technique or method used, the expertise of the surgeon and anaesthetist, and the time required to perform the procedure. Let us dig deeper about each factor and how it affects the cost of liposuction.

The body area. We can assume that the larger the target body part gets, the more fat cells it can store. This condition makes the liposuction procedure more complicated and lengthy, thus the higher price tag.

The liposuction method. There are three (3) ways to perform liposuction – using the tumescent method, laser technique, or the ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedure. Each one of these methods follows certain procedures that require different machines, achieve different levels of successful outcomes, and of course, different procedural costs.

The expertise of the surgeon and anaesthetist (if necessary). All liposuction techniques require the reputable knowledge and skills of the cosmetic or plastic surgeon. Their name and credibility are what you look for when inquiring about their services. Their years of experience and the number of times they have performed the procedure makes them specialists in the area and would make them worthy of a higher professional fee for their outstanding services.

Sometimes, major liposuction procedures need general anaesthesia that requires an anaesthetist’s services. His knowledge and skills on how to monitor and maintain your overall well-being during and after the surgery are essential and would require a corresponding professional fee as well.


So, how much is liposuction in Australia?

The price range we mentioned in this article is estimated quotations only. We still advise interested patients to have a personal consultation with their plastic surgeon of choice to have an accurate answer to the question, ‘how much is liposuction?’ Having a one-on-one meeting with your surgeon is vital to evaluate the target body areas correctly. It is only then that the surgeon can truthfully provide a customised price tailor-made to your specific needs.


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