Lipoplasty (Liposuction) Sydney

About the treatment

Even after reaching your desired weight, isolated pockets of fat can remain around different areas of the body. While it is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, these stubborn subcutaneous fat pockets are often unresponsive to regular exercise or diet. They may require a degree of medical intervention to be removed.


Liposuction (also called lipoplasty, lipectomy and liposculpture) is a body contouring procedure designed to remove excess fat deposits from the body permanently. 

While it isn’t a weight-loss treatment, it does serve to improve the contours and proportions of the body such as:

  • abdomen
  • buttocks and thighs
  • arms
  • neck 
  • under the chin

This suction method can target nearly any body area affected by excess amounts of localised fat—and can treat multiple sites in a single operation.


While it is a detailed and innovative procedure, Liposculpture draws on standard liposuction techniques. However, it incorporates an advanced method of moulding the skin and underlying tissue.


Lipoplasty (Liposuction or Liposculpture) is not a weight loss surgery, so it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle to preserve the physical effects of the treatment and avoid any uneven distribution of fat. Keeping a regular exercise and nutritional eating regime helps you experience the full benefits.

  • Vary depending on the body type and habits of the patient.
  • Lighten the body and potentially improve comfort and posture
  • Increase physical activity

What to expect from Liposuction

The procedure varies depending on your needs and targeted areas. Dr Liew will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan based on your body type in your initial consultation and results will continue to settle for up to one month after the procedure.

Rather than just suctioning fat out of the body, the liposculpting technique allows Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steven Liew to mould the skin and underlying tissue.

  • Procedure time: 1 – 3 hours (depends on the number of areas require treatment)
  • Downtime required: 2 – 7 days.

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steven Liew (FRACS). No before and after image is guaranteed to be the same. Individual results and recovery times may vary. All procedures carry inherent risk. Please contact Shape Clinic on 02 8356 2888 to discuss this with your practitioner before proceeding with treatment. Written and verbal consent for the use of images on our page has been given by all patients photographed. ⁠

Pairing this treatment with Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Liposuction is often sought to remove large pockets of fat from the abdominal area. This treatment is often combined with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck procedure), which serves to restructure the body’s midsection by removing pockets of fat from the abdomen and tightening the area.

When combined, the two treatments coordinate to remove larger pockets of fat, restructure the torso and redefine the waistline.

Like to know more about your treatment options?

Email us at or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.

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