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Liposuction is a commonly requested surgery that Dr Edmund Ek performs. Liposuction can alter the shape, contour and surface appearance of the skin, especially around the midriff, thighs and buttocks. It can also be performed on the chin, neck, arms, legs and back.

Dr Ek is a specialist plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing liposuction and a wide range of other cosmetic procedures. If you are considering liposuction, he recommends taking the time to consult with him about your goals and expectations from surgery, as there is no substitute for sitting with an experienced medical professional and having your questions answered honestly and realistically.

To arrange an appointment with Dr Ek, please call (03) 8419 0900.

Your Liposuction Consultation

Dr Ek usually performs liposuction when patients have struggled to lose stubborn fat deposits, despite their best efforts with diet and exercise.

To help you through the decision-making process, Dr Ek will spend as long as is necessary – over multiple consultations if needed – to make sure you fully understand all the pros and cons of the procedure and have all the information you need to make an educated decision.

If you and he conclude that surgery is the right option for you, he will then formulate a surgical plan, working together with you to establish all the details of the procedure.

Understanding the Liposuction Procedure

Put simply, liposuction is the process of surgically vacuuming up the fat stored beneath the surface of the skin. It is usually performed under a general anaesthetic unless it is a very small or localised treatment.

As the suction tube is passed under the skin in the target areas, the fat cells are removed. A supportive pressure bandage will be applied post-procedure to help the skin heal into its new contours.

It is important to note that while liposuction is an increasingly common surgery, it is always a good idea to check the credentials and expertise of the person performing the procedure.

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made after careful consideration and thorough understanding of all aspects involved, including the potential risks, recovery process and expected outcomes. We’re here to support you every step of the way, providing all the information you need to make informed choices about your care.


We strongly believe that natural body variation is a part of human individuality and should be respected. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should never be seen as a necessity to ‘fix’ what’s naturally occurring. The decision to undergo a procedure should not be driven by societal pressures or ideals, but by your personal preferences and realistic expectations.


Each surgical procedure carries a unique set of inherent risks. These can include, but are not limited to, infection, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, haematoma, unfavourable scarring, blood clots, nerve damage and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and other complications may arise. Some complications can be life-threatening or require additional surgery.

Dr Ek will discuss the risks of your chosen procedure in detail during your consultation.


Recovery times for plastic surgery vary widely based on the specific procedure and the individual patient. The recovery process can be demanding; it requires time, support and often changes in lifestyle, such as time off work or temporary restrictions on activity.

To aid recovery, Dr Ek and his team will provide specific post-operative instructions, including the potential need for recovery services like massages or wearing compression garments. Adhering to these instructions and attending all scheduled follow-up appointments are integral to your healing process.


Results from any surgical procedure are influenced by numerous factors, including your age, overall health, skin quality, lifestyle habits and genetic factors. As such, outcomes can vary greatly between individuals, and it is critical to have a realistic understanding of what can be achieved.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr Ek, who will be happy to discuss these considerations in detail.

What Results or Outcomes May Be Achieved

A liposuction procedure with Dr Ek removes stubborn fat deposits. Fat cells that are removed do not regenerate; however, the fat cells that remain can expand if you gain weight post-procedure. For stable long-term results, you must maintain a healthy, balanced diet and a regular exercise program.

While liposuction can reduce fat layers under the skin, it doesn’t work on cellulite, as this is a part of the skin’s actual structure.

Please note that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss or a cure of obesity – it is only suitable for removing thin layers of fat. If you are interested in removing large areas of skin or fat, Dr Ek recommends booking a consultation to discuss your options.

If you’d like to see before-and-after pictures of some of Dr Ek’s past patients, he’ll be glad to share these with you during your consultation.

For more information on liposuction with Dr Ek, please call (03) 8419 0900 to book a consultation.