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Liposuction is a procedure designed to remove unwanted fat deposits, which are resistant to both dieting and exercise, from certain areas of the body.

This procedure is not a weight loss procedure, but a body contouring procedure. An ideal candidate for liposuction is relatively fit, has firm, elastic skin, good muscle tone, and is within 20% of their ideal weight, but still possesses excess fat in certain areas that appears disproportionate with the rest of their body.

Dr Moncrieff is a leader in liposuction in Newcastle. He offers traditional liposuction and Vaser liposuction which offers reduced recovery times.

Dr Moncrieff only performs liposuction when booked in conjunction with other surgery. For example, he can perform abdominal liposuction when he is also performing a breast augmentation. He does not offer liposuction as a stand-alone procedure as his focus is breast and body surgery.

Discover more, including information on costs, hospital arrangements and recovery by scrolling down.

For a non-surgical option, please visit our CoolSculpting page.

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Key Points

Varies by area treated. As a guide of the total costs, including surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist and hospital. Additional costs apply depending on the size of the area and your goals. Combining liposuction areas or adding it to other surgery results in cost savings.
• Abdomen and flanks – from $6500
• Saddlebags – from $5000
• Upper arms – from $5000
• Upper/lower thigh – from $7000
• Back – from $5000
• Neck – from $4000

Performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital

Overnight stay

One to two weeks off work, garment for 6 weeks, bruising and swelling for up to four weeks

Yes, but more often Dr Moncrieff offers liposuction with other surgery, such as breast reduction and tummy tucks, so his integrated results are seen on those pages.

And don’t forget that CoolSculpting offers excellent permanent fat reduction without surgery. Photos can be viewed in larger format in our gallery here.


* Results may vary from patient to patient

Breast reduction and liposuction before and after by Dr Nicholas Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery - 31 yr old patient 5 months post surgery

Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

“If you have worked hard on a healthy lifestyle, but still have areas you are not happy with, liposuction may be the answer. You might also consider non-surgical CoolSculpting to reduce bulges without downtime.”