What Does Liposuction Cost in Australia?

Liposuction has been one of the top ten cosmetic surgical procedures for over a decade now. How much does liposuction cost in Australia? The answer depends on many factors, including the area or the number of areas of the body that need treatment, the surgeon and the surgical facility, to name just a few.

The specific method of liposuction that your surgeon uses can also be a factor in determining the cost. This article should help you understand the full costs of liposuction in Australia.

Costs of treatment depend on how many areas on the body are to be treated in one go.

  • One area of the body – Between $3,000 – 5,000 (AUD)
  • Two areas of the body – Between $5,000 – 6,500 (AUD)
  • Three areas of the body – Between $6,500 – 8,000 (AUD)
  • Four, five or six areas – within the range of $9,500 (AUD) to $ 15,000 (AUD)

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes body fat deposits and helps contour various areas of the body. It is particularly effective in removing stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to exercise or dieting, such as fatty deposits in the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, legs and waist. Women commonly request liposuction on their abdomen, chest and love handles. Arms, chin and jowls and the inner thighs are areas that men want treated.

Liposuction is sometimes called lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy. It is among the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the world right now. Industry sources estimate that liposuction may account for a quarter of all cosmetic surgical procedures performed in Australia.

As popular or common as it may be, it is difficult to find the exact costs of liposuction without visiting a surgeon. The Australian Medical strictly regulates the way medical and surgical procedures can be marketed, especially with regard to costs. Medical service providers, including surgeons, are bound by these Guidelines, which discourage advertisements containing inexact price information. Advertisements that give a price and then list conditions or variables that can change that price are also discouraged.

Because each individual’s needs and requirements are different, it is impossible for a surgeon to advertise a specific cost for any cosmetic procedure. Giving a ballpark figure or a range of the costs for a liposuction procedure can mean trouble for surgeons. This is why you rarely see surgeon’s websites, brochures or advertisements giving any indication about the full and complete costs of liposuction.

If you want to find out the real costs of liposuction in any city in Australia, your best option is to consult a surgeon who performs liposuction. You may also want to get a second opinion from a second surgeon before settling on your choice of surgeon and facility for the procedure.

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  • Lilian says:

    What constitutes ‘an area’?
    If I wanted my upper arms done are both classed an ‘an area’ or is each arm an area on its own?
    How much of the stomach would be ‘an area’v

    • Belinda says:

      One area is both arms, that’s what I was told by a plastic surgeon.
      One area is your flanks (love handles)
      Also the stomach area is 2 areas, upper and lower ????

  • Michelle Chatfield says:

    Hi I am looking to get liposuction on my arms and stomach but I am unable to find anywhere that has quoted under $8900 to do these areas. It seems pretty steep considering my friend just had lipo on her stomach, hips, butt and thighs as well as abdominal repair surgery and tummy tuck and 5 nights in a private hospital which only came to $9500. Is there any place you would recommend for lipo to get a good result and a good price please?

    • Belinda says:

      Hi, I’m having no luck in Adelaide SA for my arms and stomach liposuction for under $13,000.
      Any recommendations?
      Where did your friend have there’s done?

    • Kirsten says:

      Can I ask where your friend went to the Pipi? I am looking for a doctor to do
      Exactly those areas.


  • greg says:

    Does any private medical fund cover a’ full’…$15 000 Liposuction in Australia?

  • jack says:

    Does it cost less the smaller you are? And do you have to get you stomach tied in half when you go through with this operation? And is there an age minimum?

  • brenda says:

    in Australia do I have to have private medical for 12months before any procedure or can I just pay the hospital fees and will surgeons perform procedures in a public hospital if requested {that’s if not being done as a day surgery at their surgery}

    • Costhetics says:

      Hi Brenda,
      Thanks for your question.
      Normally you do need to be in a private health fund for a year before they pay benefits for specific procedures, however it’s really best to contact your chosen fund to establish this first.
      Some doctors perform liposuction in their own day surgery and others perform it in a hospital. You need to chat with your chosen doctor about what their preferred place to perform the procedure will be.
      Best wishes to you,

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