What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures at Canberra Cosmetic Surgery.  Liposuction performed by Dr Drielsma, safely and quickly removes stubborn areas of fat and sculpts your body to help you achieve smoother, flatter contours, perfectly in proportion with your body.

Tumescent liposculpture hips, inner and outer thighs and Butt crease

Before and After Photos


Liposuction can target


ankles, knees and calves
chin and neck
breasts (in men)
Liposuction is not for everyone.  The best results are achieved in fit and healthy patients with small pockets of stubborn fat that haven’t responded to exercise.  Its also important to have good skin tone, firmness and elasticity otherwise you can be left with unsightly loose skin after liposuction.
Dr Drielsma has more than 20 years experience in safely performing liposuction.  He uses the latest surgical techniques to deliver reliable results.  Using SAFE liposuction – Separation, Aspiration, Fat Equalisation – fat is separated and then aspirated via small cannulas. This method minimises dimples, ripples and irregularities in the skin that have been associated with other liposuction methods in the past. 
Liposuction can be performed under local or general anathestic or sedation depending on the areas being treated.  You can head home a few hours after surgery and you can return to work usually within a few days.  A compression garment, such as bike shorts are worn for a few weeks after surgery.
Liposuction can be performed on its own or combined with other procedures such as tummy tuck surgery, breast surgery or as part of a mummy makeover.

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