Liposuction and Liposculpture in Melbourne or Sydney

Liposuction, also known as Liposculpture, can help you reach your ideal body shape. While diet and exercise are the best weight-loss solutions, many women and men suffer from stubborn pockets of fat that exercising just will not budge. These fatty deposits can leave you feeling flabby and unattractive, and cause your body to lose definition. Dr Richard Sackelariou is a leading plastic surgeon for liposuction and body surgery in both Melbourne and Sydney. He helps patients seeking a more sculpted appearance. With over 20 years of experience, he is a calm, caring and precise surgeon. Please make sure that you always choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon for your liposuction as it can also be performed in back rooms by many inexperienced junior doctors or ‘ cosmetic surgeons’, who are NOT trained, plastic surgeons.

If you are near your ideal weight and still cannot seem to shed those last few fatty spots, Liposculpture is the treatment for you. There’s nothing worse than doing your all to lose weight only to find it simply will not happen! But we can help. Liposculpture does not surgically tighten your skin, with this in mind this treatment is ideal for patients who are in good physical condition and have ‘youthful’ skin qualities.

In some cases, after Liposuction excess skin may be present and require surgical removal to achieve a good cosmetic result.

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Why Choose Dr Richard Sackelariou?

The first step to chin augmentation surgery or cosmetic injections is to arrange a confidential appointment with Dr Richard Sackelariou in either his Melbourne 1300 264 811 or Sydney 1300 661 362  location.

During this consultation, you’ll be asked about your medical history, prior facial surgeries, and which concerns have led you to seek a surgical solution.  There is no obligation to proceed with surgery but you’ll have a far better idea about what’s involved with chin implant procedures.

An expert Plastic Surgeon in Chin Augmentation procedures, via plastic surgery and/or dermal filler volumisers, can give you details not only about the PROS but also the CONS of chin injections vs Medpor chin implants for enhancing your chin proportions.

Dr Richard Sackelariou is a renowned plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is highly skilled and has worked in England, Paris, and Sydney, learning and improving his techniques as he went along. Dr Sackelariou specialises in face, nose, breast and body surgery for women and men.

Recommendation: Choose a FRACS recognised Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has expertise in your chosen procedure.

Who can Benefit from Liposuction?

Excessive Fat, Post-surgical or post-traumatic fat deposits

Stubborn fat deposits can be a result of genetics, surgical procedures and traumatic events. Patients often have fat accumulating around their stomach, thighs and back, which can be difficult to completely remove with diet and exercise alone. These deposits leave you with a flabby appearance that can prevent your clothes from fitting properly and destroy your confidence.

Post-Pregnancy Concerns

Fat can accumulate during pregnancy and is often resistant to diet and exercise. While gaining weight is common and good during pregnancy, it can drastically change the composition of your body after birth. Many women find it difficult to lose weight after birth, even with rigorous diet and exercise plans. This weight retention can occur even after your first pregnancy and is especially common after multiple pregnancies.


Many people with stubborn fat pockets lack the definition or curves they desire. This loss of definition is especially prominent around the waist, hips and neck. Liposculpture can reshape your body giving women the feminine curves they desire and removing abdominal fat from men that may be masking their muscles. Liposculpture improves your body’s contours, giving you the lean shape you have fought hard for.

What do You want from Your Liposculpture Surgery?

Waist area

Fat accumulating around the waist is common in both men and women, making many feel flabby and undefined. Liposculpture can remove the excess fat deposits that are hiding the lean figure you have been cultivating beneath.


Many women find fat accumulation in the buttocks to be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It can be difficult to find clothing that fits and it can throw off the balance of your figure. Liposculpture can help bring your body back into balance by removing the excess fat from your buttocks, often coupled with removal from the inner and outer thigh.

Face (Chin and Neck)

Fat under the chin and on the neck can not only lead to the appearance of a double chin, but also a weak chin. Fat accumulation here can obscure the jawline and make you appear heavier than you really are. These fat deposits can also cause you to have a prematurely aged look. Liposculpture can restore a more graceful and natural definition to your face and neck as part of a Neck Lift or Facelift procedure.

Breast Enlargement in Men

The dreaded Male Breast or “man boob” plagues many men, even after rigorous diet and exercise. Men are embarrassed or ashamed to take off their shirts in public, leading to a lack of confidence and a sense of attractiveness. Liposculpture can resculpt the chest to give you the manly physique you deserve.

Outer and Inner Thighs

Unwanted fat on the inner and outer thigh can contribute to the dreaded “muffin top” look, especially in your favourite jeans. It can prevent clothing from fitting properly and generally make you feel unbalanced and unattractive. Liposculpture can help remove these areas of fat, returning your natural, feminine curves.

Knees, Calves and Ankles

Many people do not realise that stubborn fat can cling to the knees, calves and ankles as well. This can lead to the dreaded “cankle” look and generally cause a lack of definition in the lower leg. Liposculpture can help redefine the delicate angles and curves of the leg to give you a more feminine feel.

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Liposuction Before and After Photos

Liposuction, also known as Liposculpture, can help you reach your ideal body shape. These before and after surgery photographs represent typical results of our patients.

*Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.

What to consider when considering Liposuction

As with any surgical procedure, there is no guarantee of results. And even in the hands of the most experienced surgeon, a secondary operation to correct any minor irregularities might be required.

It is important to keep in mind that;

  • It can take between 6 and 8 weeks for the benefits of Liposuction to be visible.
  • Sometimes it takes as long as 6 months to see the final result. So, don’t be disheartened if you don’t see an improvement straight away.

The best candidates for any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery are those who are looking to improve or enhance their appearance: not those who are seeking some idea of perfection. Having realistic expectations of what surgery can achieve for you is an important part of understanding your treatment.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the procedure performed?

  • Liposuction removes localised fat deposits through metal tubes that pass through small incisions.
  • A vacuum apparatus applies a negative pressure and the fat is removed from the area.
  • Typically, liposuction is done as a day stay procedure, however, if the procedure involves the abdomen or a large volume of fat is removed then an overnight stay is needed.

What should I expect after surgery?

  • Following your surgery, you may experience some discomfort and even at times some pain. This can last for a few days to a week.
  • It’s hard to predict exactly what will happen because this is a highly personal experience based on multiple factors like; the extent of the procedure and each patient’s pain threshold.
  • After the surgery, you will wear a garment that provides support and pressure to the treated areas. You will need to wear this garment for six weeks after treatment.
  • For the first 24 to 72 hours after liposuction treatment, you will need to rest.
  • You can return to normal bathing activities after a week.
  • Bruising and swelling may last up to three weeks or longer in some cases. If lump areas last longer these may require massage.

When can I return to normal activities?

  • You should be able to return to work six or seven days after surgery.
  • After two weeks you can return to general exercise, however, we recommend you avoid vigorous exercise for six weeks.

What you should do before and after surgery

  • For two weeks avoid aspirin
  • Do not smoke for at least two weeks after surgery as this can delay healing
  • Stop taking oral contraceptives from the time you decide to proceed with surgery.

Are there any risks?

It is important to understand the risks of surgery and what you can do to minimise or prevent them. However, it’s important to state that some complications and surgery risks may occur randomly, despite having chosen the best surgeon, top hospital and best practice procedure and wound care. Despite evidence-based medicine, all surgery carries risks.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

Dr Sackelariou is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures.

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

What’s Next

Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou in Melbourne or Sydney. A caring discussion with a Plastic Surgeon about all your options can really help. The best thing is to start with a phone enquiry and consider having a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou. Try the Free Nose Simulation Tool.


If you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery then Dr Richard Sackelariou is the specialist plastic surgeon for you.

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Dr Sackelariou can assist you in achieving your desired body image, helping restore you to a more youthful and confident self.

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