Body contouring is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed, and there are many different options for improving the appearance of specific areas on your body. Many men and women both find that they have developed stubborn areas of body fat that are almost impossible to eliminate, even with the strictest diet and regular exercise.

A Sydney plastic surgeon can help you determine which fat reduction and body contouring methods are right for your cosmetic goals. Some of these methods are non invasive with little or no down time while others require traditional plastic surgery. Some body contouring and fat reduction cosmetic procedures that may help you get a toner, more youthful, and more attractive appearance can include:

Fat Freezing

Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as fat freezing, utilizes cold temperatures to freeze your fat cells so that they die off and are absorbed and then eliminated. Over time you will notice that the layer of fat just underneath your skin in the targeted area is reduced. This cosmetic procedure is performed in the office, no anaesthesia or needles are required, and there is little discomfort during the treatment. Multiple treatments are needed and it will take some time to see results. The skill and experience of the Sydney plastic surgeon is crucial because the treatment is only effective when it is applied properly.


Another body contouring method to remove stubborn and excess fat is liposuction. This method of fat reduction involves an incision in the targeted area, and then a vacuum device is used to remove excess stubborn fat from the targeted areas of your body. The fat cells are permanently removed and the number of fat cells in the area is reduced. The Sydney plastic surgeon that you choose should perform this cosmetic procedure in an accredited day surgery centre or hospital, not in the office. For small treatment areas local anaesthesia may be sufficient but for larger or more extensive treatments general anaesthesia may be required.

Surgical Lifting and Tightening Procedures

Some of the other body contouring options involve traditional plastic surgery performed by a qualified Sydney plastic surgeon. These cosmetic procedures lift and tighten the skin while removing excess fat in the targeted area. Some of these procedures include:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
  • Labiaplasty
  • Breast Lift and Breast Enlargement
  • Face Lift
  • Forehead/Brow Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Body Lift

These cosmetic procedures are generally performed in a day surgery centre or hospital and they usually involve anaesthesia. You should expect to have some down time while you recover. Since these are traditional plastic surgery techniques there are some risks involved, and your Sydney plastic surgeon can help you determine which methods are best for you and your cosmetic goals during the initial consultation.

Which Body Contouring Method is Right For You?

Every person is different. In order to determine which body contouring method will give you the best results the plastic surgeon in Australia will need to discuss your health history, what you hope to achieve, and which methods would work best for your cosmetic goals and your expectations. Some cosmetic procedures require little or no down time and are non-invasive, others could require you to be in recovery for a week or longer and involve general anaesthesia and higher risks but these may also provide more dramatic results.

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on 02 9252 9262.