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Why Slim Lipo Over Conventional Liposuction?

Chelsea Cosmetics specialise in body contouring, offering liposuction as part of our range of professional cosmetic procedures in the heart of Melbourne. Two of the main types of liposuction offered by Chelsea Cosmetics are traditional liposuction and PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction).

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional or conventional liposuction is the original method of performing liposuction procedures, and is still very popular among cosmetic surgeons. Traditional liposuction involves the creation of incisions over fat deposits, into which a hollow tube called a cannula is inserted to break up and remove the fat from the body.

This procedure, which initially involved a higher rate of post-surgery complications, has been revisited and revitalised with the invention of tumescent anaesthesia. Tumescent anaesthesia is a mixture of a large volume of saline, local anaesthetic and adrenaline. The benefits of using tumescent anaesthesia over local anaesthesia during liposuction procedures is that tumescent anaesthesia shrinks the blood vessels under the skin and helps to minimise blood loss during the procedure, from some 50 – 60% using the old procedure down to 1%. This also allows for a quicker recovery time.

Traditional liposuction is suited for patients with a large volume of fat to be removed, however patients with mild to moderate skin laxity are advised by Dr Attalla to undergo another method of liposuction such as Slim Lipo. It should also be kept in mind that traditional liposuction involves a longer recovery time than other methods.

PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction)

PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) is a modernised version of liposuction, also performed using tumescent anaesthesia. PAL involves the cannula being connected to a motorised handpiece which sends micro-vibrations down through the cannula and into the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin. These vibrations gently loosen the fat, making the suction process easier and resulting in less tissue trauma than traditional liposuction.

The benefits of the PAL method of liposuction include less scarring and bruising post-surgery, ease of use and greater control over the cannula by the surgeon, and both a shorter surgery and recovery period. The smaller size of the cannula also allows the PAL method to be used on areas of the body which are more difficult to sculpt, such as the inner thighs and male breast area.

Similar to traditional liposuction, PAL is also a good choice for a patient with a large volume of fat to be removed, but is not suitable for those with moderate skin laxity.

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Precision Body Contouring

If you’ve struggled with weight gain, and exercise and diet just haven’t given you the dramatic transformation you’d like, VASER lipo® can help. VASER lipo uses a precise, minimally invasive liposuction technology that produces eye-catching results in just one procedure and the technology provides many benefits versus traditional liposuction treatments. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms. VASERlipo is clinically proven to produce even results in treated areas, leaving your skin smooth and your body beautifully contoured.

Key benefits of VASER lipo:

  • Produce eye-catching results in a single procedure
  • Easily remove large amounts of stored fat
  • Smooth skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
  • Refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles
Slim Lipo is a safer option

Liposuction is a process of forcibly sucking the fat out of the body using negative pressure by suction machine and breaking the fat cells using metal tube called “Cannula”. Conventional Liposuction can be quite risky when the metal cannula is used close to the skin as that could cause skin damage by damaging the blood supply to the skin and that could cause pigmentation of the skin or skin necrosis. On the other hand, we use Slim Lipo close to the skin safely to stimulate collagen production and improve skin quality and shrinking of loose skin.

With conventional Liposuction, the cannula has to be pushed forcibly into the body and that could cause damage to important structures like muscles, blood vessels and nerves while with Slim lipo the probe is pushed gently into the fat layer and the laser does its magic in dissolving the unwanted fat and tighten the loose skin at the same time.

Slim lipo has dual laser wave length, one wave length targets fat specifically and the other wave length targets the skin. This makes Slim lipo simply is one of the best treatments to excessive fat and sagging skin.

Slim lipo and skin retraction

Slim lipo is one of the best methods to achieve good skin retraction for people with sagging skin after weight loss or giving birth. Skin retraction improves gradually over a period of 6-9 month after the procedure. Slim lipo has laser wave length that selectively targets the collagen producing cells in the skin dermis and over a period of 6 months, the skin fibres shrink and full retraction is achieved in 9 months.

Slim lipo and downtime

The downtime after conventional liposuction is usually about 3-4 weeks of discomfort and bruising while after slim lipo down time is only from 3-4 days, some clients can go back to work in 2 days after the procedure.

Sometimes no matter how much we exercise or how well we eat, there are parts of our body that just don’t change. With slim lipo and PAL system, we can safely remove a large volume of fat and can achieve the desired results with less discomfort and downtime.

Slim Lipo Laser Lipolysis System

Slim Lipo laser lipolysis system is one of the most convenient methods to get rid of unwanted fat. It makes use of the laser wavelength that melts and liquidities unwanted fat so that it can be easily removed with the use of suction devise.

One of the biggest consequences of the traditional liposuction procedure has been sagging, however with the use of Slim Lipo laser liposuction in Melbourne takes this into consideration and makes sure that after the procedure, the client does not suffer from sagging and if any, it can be taken care of. Other than that, it also smoothly contoured surface making it look more even and radiant.

Following are few of the general indications and contraindication which involves in traditional liposuction.

Liposuction is a procedure which helps in reducing the unwanted fat which has been deposited due to various reason, one being genetic susceptibility. A typical case for liposuction could be a candidate having areas of fatty deposits that are well localised and in many cases genetically prone to it.

Slim Lipo includes lipoma removal and axillary hyperhidrosis is two other situations which may be treated with the help of liposuction in Melbourne procedure.

Tumescent Liposuction could be beneficial in other cases like lipoma removal and axillary hyperhidrosis.


  • Impractical patient outlooks/Unrealistic patient expectations
  • False or immediate results immediately before the consultation due to crash dieting
  • Poor physical health of the client
  • Morbid obesity (mega liposuction controversial due to higher risk of mortality from fluid shifts)

Slim Liposuction can be performed under general or local anaesthesia:

Risks of General Anaesthesia

One of the most threatening facets of general anaesthesia is respiratory depression and impairment of protective airway reflexes. General anaesthesia can become unsafe due to:

  • human error
  • unsuspected inherited hypersensitivity to aesthetic drugs
  • accidental overdose of the drug
  • unsuspected airway blockages or airway disconnections

It can also increase the possibility of vomiting and damage protective airway reflexes and could also lead to aspiration of stomach contents.

Due to the harm general anaesthesia can cause to the ability to breathe, when a complication does occur it can lead to a disaster.

Tumescent Anesthesia

Tumescent anaesthesia is an alternate form of anaesthesia which is a lot safer for patients.

New and advanced techniques in terms on delivering anesthesia is been made use of, one of them is Tumescent Anesthesia which helps in delivering local anesthesia that enhances safety as it leads to tissue expansion and high anesthetic dilution in order to attain widespread regional anesthesia of skin and hypodermal tissue. This leads to resulting swollen and firm tissue. The very dilute lidocaine and epinephrine are penetrated which is administered in order to achieve more or less the same result without undergoing the risk of intrinsic risks of local anesthesia and blood loss.

The small cannula form tunnels in the intravenous tissue and permit for more operative and less distressing fat removal than the large cannula.

This new and advanced tumescent liposuction technique leads to lesser bleeding as compared to the older liposuction techniques. As a result, there is a loss of only 12 mL of whole blood per liter of unwanted fat extracted during the tumescent liposuction in Melbourne process which is less than 1%.

Risks of Local Anaesthesia

The safest choice in local anaesthetics for liposuction is Lidocaine. Patients may experience some toxicity, if Lidocaine levels in the blood stream surpass 6 milligrams/litre

Common & Minor Complications of Liposuction

Negligible complications do not pose a threat to the patient’s life or affect their bodily functions or interfere with their ability to work.

Trivial complications cover

  • seromas
  • focalskin necrosis
  • allergic reactions to drugs
  • irregularities of the skin
  • hematomas
  • visible or disfiguring scars
  • temporary bruising
  • discoloration of the skin
  • numbness or nerve injury
  • fainting during or after surgery
  • temporary adverse drug reactions

However, there is a very thin chance of even minor complications with Slim Lipo as opposed to traditional liposuction.

Rare & Severe Complications

Serious complications are very rare in case of localanaesthetic compared to general anaesthetic and even fewer with Slim Lipo than with traditional liposuction.

The more severe complications cover

  • blood clots in the leg or lung
  • injury to the abdominal organs
  • excessive intravenous fluids
  • excessive blood loss
  • excessive loss of body heat (hypothermia)
  • infections
  • allergic drug reactions
  • aspiration pneumonia (most likely under general anaesthesia)
  • cardiac arrest and potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias
  • permanent nerve damage
  • brain damage due to lack of oxygen under general anaesthesia
  • seizures
Getting Started

If you want to undergo a liposuction in Melbourne, the first step is to call our friendly staff and book a one on one consultation with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr Mark Attalla. During the consultation, we will discuss your full medical history in details and will thoroughly examine you.

The very first consultation with the Slim Lipo physician is very important as you get to a medical condition and the course of the procedure. During this meeting, your consultant will be able to access whether Slim Lipo is actually advisable for you and if yes, what will be the results and how much the entire procedure would cost.

After examination, the doctor will advise you on the suitability of the procedure, set the right expectations for the outcome, discuss with you the procedure in details and other available alternative options and we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want during the consultation to have a good idea about the procedure and to be rest assured that you make the right decision also the doctor will discuss the side effects in details and the costs involved.

Before you leave the clinic, our friendly staff will give you a folder that contains a hard copy of more information about the procedure and referral for a blood test that you can use should you decide to go ahead with the procedure.

During the Procedure

As discussed above, we at Chelsea cosmetics makes use of Slim Lipo which is quite different from the traditional anesthesia process, therefore the client might not have to undergo discomfort as in the traditional anesthesia process, however, slight pinching may be felt with no “ripping” and “tearing” rough experiences. It normally depends upon the pain taking the ability of the client; however, most patients have reported of feeling nothing other than just a slight balminess.

When local anaesthesia is delivered, patients may experience mild pinching and soreness. Unlike traditional liposuction, Slim Lipo body sculpting system treats with a precision laser technology; which is why there is very little or no ‘ripping’ or ‘tearing’. During this procedure only mild warmth can be felt which is quite comfortable.


With Slim Lipo, not only the result is amazing but the recovery is also very fast. In most cases, patients experience a slight redness and soreness which does not really hurt and the patient can start with regular activities the very next day.in order to get safeguard the treated areas from any injury it is advisable to wear a compression garment. The results may differ from person to person, therefore, it is advisable to get in touch with the consultant to get a brief idea about the results.

Recovery is very rapid. It is quite common to sense some tenderness and most patients resume work the very next day. Occasionally a compression garment may be worn on the treated section for a few days.

While results may differ for each patient they cannot be guaranteed. On consultation our physicians will be able to advise you if you are the best candidate for Slim Lipo.
If you have any further questions about liposuction, please contact the friendly staff at Chelsea Cosmetics by filling out the enquiry form on this page, and we will get back to promptly.

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The procedure is done under sedation and that lowers the patient’s stress before and during surgery. The skin is injected with local anaesthesia and then a small nick in the skin, and then tumescent is injected under the skin to numb the whole area.

The laser is used first under the skin to melt the fat and tightens the skin and then power assisted suction (PAL) is used gently under the skin where the cannula vibrates and breaks the remaining fat without using any power force.

PAL has much stronger power to remove more fat from the patient than conventional liposuction without the need to use any man power force.

After the procedure, the patient should wear a compression garment for 4 weeks. The garment is designed to support the tissues and to minimise the chances of bruising and swelling.


Tumescent anaesthesia is a large volume of diluted local anaesthesia that has the advantage of numbing the liposuction area and at the same time, it shrinks the blood vessels which minimises the discomfort during the surgery and any chance of bleeding after the surgery.


Recovery is very rapid. It is quite common to sense some tenderness and some patients could resume work the very next day. A compression garment will be worn on the treated section for 4-6 weeks.

While results may differ for each patient they cannot be guaranteed. On consultation, Dr Attalla will be able to advise you if you are a good candidate for the Slim Lipo procedure.

  • Unrealistic expectation.
  • Patients that have undergone crash dieting prior to the treatment.
  • Morbid Obesity (mega non-surgical liposuction controversial due to higher risk of mortality from fluid shifts)
  • Anaesthesia (allergy to the medications)
  • Patients with history of bad scarring or keloids

Minor & Common Complications:

  • Negligible complications do not pose a threat to the patient’s life or affect their bodily functions or interfere with their work ability.
  • Trivial complications cover Temporary bruising, Seroma, allergic reactions to drugs, irregularities of the skin or unevenness and hematomas.
  • Less common side effects include necrotizing fasciitis, infection and local Anaesthesia risks

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Most Popular FAQs

Slim Lipo™ body shaping is a groundbreaking treatment that makes use of “fat-melting” laser wavelength know-how driven by a method called Slim Lipo™. Small incisions are made with the help of laser technology which aims at melting the accumulated fat at the targeted area. It’s a very quick process and would reward you with a slim looking body that too with very little turnaround time.

The results have been absolutely amazing, our client has seen results which have been very overwhelming with reduction of fat almost everywhere which are permanent if proper lifestyle and diet is followed. The result may vary from patient to patient, therefore it is wise to get in touch with the consultant and discuss their case in length.

During your consultation with Dr Attalla, a full examination will be made and a discussion of your medical history will take place. Dr Attalla will then discuss whether liposuction is the best option for you, outline the different types of liposuction offered by Chelsea Cosmetics, describe the procedure, and inform you of the price and side effects involved with liposuction. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like regarding the procedure during your consultation. Before you leave the clinic, our staff will provide you with a folder containing more information as well as a referral for a blood test, which is required if you decide to go ahead with the procedure.

Firstly, the patient is sedated in order to minimise stress before and during surgery. Then tumescent anaesthesia is used to numb the area requiring treatment. Tumescent anaesthesia is diluted local anaesthesia which expands the tissues, shrinks the blood vessels and contains antibacterial elements, resulting in less discomfort after the surgery and a more efficient recovery process. Up to four or five small incisions are made in the skin, and a suction cannula is used to extract the fat deposits from under the skin.

It is advisable to get in touch with Slim Lipo physician who would examine you and would be in a position to let you know whether it suits you and what would be the results. During your initial consultation with your slim lipo specialist you will be assessed to determine if you are the best candidate for it. Assessment may vary from one patient to another.

During your consultation with Dr Attalla, you will be advised on the procedure time frame. He will assess the concerned area/s and depending on the number of areas and the size of each area the time frame will be advised. Dr Attalla will also answer any queries you may have.

Usually the procedure takes from 4-6 hours from the start of the procedure, depending on the size and number of areas done. Minimum time frame for lipo/ slim lipo procedure is 2 hours

One treatment is usually enough for a given area. In very rare occasions a redo procedure will be required within 6 month from the initial surgery.

Slim Lipo has been designed while keeping in mind the perfection as well as the comfort of the client. Therefore, generally, the patient only feels a little warmth on while the treatment. This procedure gives due weight age to the comfort and sensitivity of the client. Expected swelling after the procedure due to the fluid injected in the area and for two weeks after the procedure as a part of the healing process. It is advised to stop taking fish oil and Aspirin two weeks before surgery date to avoid chances of bruising. Slight warmth may be felt during the treatment.

Like any surgical procedure, during the recovery period it is common to feel tenderness or soreness in the treated area. However, recovery from liposuction is very rapid, and some of Dr Attalla’s patients have been able to return to work the day after surgery.

A compression garment is worn on the treated area for 4-6 weeks, which is used to minimise the chances of bruising and swelling and support the treated tissues throughout the recovery process.

The surgical incisions usually heal within 7-10 days with minimal scarring, and our patients can begin light exercise within one week and return to a normal exercise regime within 2-3 weeks.

Slim Lipo can be performed both in an operating room or an office setting depending upon the physician’s preference. This procedure is performed at our practice under local anaesthetic. The procedure can be done in day surgery or in the procedure room depending on the amount of fat removed and if the patient requested the procedure done under general rather doing it under local anaesthesia.

Patients that may have had skin irregularities due to traditional liposuction can be ideal candidates for Slim Lipo. Laser body sculpting can eliminate stubborn fat by melting it; create sleek contours, even out dimples and dents.

Yes, Slim Lipo may be appropriate for heavier patient however it is advisable to undertake a weight loss program to get good results. Our slim liposuction physician will be able to examine you and will be able to formulate a plan which would help you lose weight before you start the treatment.

Any drugs that can increase bleeding may cause liposuction complications such a hematoma (a large collection of blood trapped beneath the skin). Chelsea Cosmetics will provide detailed information prior to any appointments.  


We have found slim lipo very effective in treating other conditions like multiple lipomas which is a hereditary condition where patients present with multiple lumps all over the body; also we found it is very effective in treating axillary hyperhydrosis where patient sweat more than usual under arms when they feel hot or stressed.

Slim lipo can selectively and safely damage the sweat gland and can clear the problem in a one or in rare conditions two sessions maximum.
Slim lipo is not claimed as a treatment for cellulite by itself but we had very good results with our patients who had slim lipo that they noticed great improvement in their cellulite.

Almost any part of your body “for males and females” which may have particularly stubborn fat deposits can be treated with Slim Lipo laser body sculpting.

However, the most common areas include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Upper Arms
  • Abdomen (upper and lower)
  • Back bra bulge
  • Front bra bulge
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks
  • Inner knees
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Gynaecomastia for men

Following surgery and as part of your recovery, it will be necessary for you to wear a medical grade compression garment for 4-6 weeks. The compression garment will aid your recovery from the side effects of surgery, including bruising, swelling and general discomfort. It will also help to ease some pain as well. Compression garments benefit wearers by:

  • Significantly reducing oedema by compressing and flushing potentially harmful body fluids away from the skin.
  • Minimising bruising by compression on small blood vessels and capillaries.
  • Reducing the possible risk of infection as potentially harmful fluids are not allowed to accumulate.
  • Aiding general body contouring and skin retraction by firm compression of the skin during the healing process.
  • Improved comfort by compression provided support.

Due to different surgical procedures and recovery periods, you may need to wear your compression garment for some time following surgery. On average this will be for a minimum of three weeks and as you will be expected to wear your garment 24 hours a day it is recommended you purchase 2 garments so that one can be washed and air dried whilst you wear the other. We recommend wearing the garment for 2 weeks 24/7 then in the next two weeks you can wear it as long as you can. This is extremely important in order to ensure the best possible surgical outcome.

While we’ve attempted to answer the most common questions in this article, you can always reach out to our team of experts on (03) 8822 3472 or at admin@chelseacosmeticsmelbourne.com.au.

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We would like to see you on the 3rd day of the procedure for massaging the slim lipo area to improve the lymphatic drainage and minimise the swelling and bruising.

2nd post surgical review is on 7th day when we remove the stitches and massage the area one more time.

3rd review is on 4th weeks after surgery where we take photos and review progress of the results.

Yes, Slim Lipo is both for men and women and have shown excellent results on men by removing stubborn unwanted fat. The most common problem area for men has been chest and stomach.

Yes, Slim Lipo can be conducted on patients who have already undergone Liposuction. In fact, due to skin irregularities caused due to liposuction, Slim Lipo can help in providing corrective measures by melting the remaining unwanted fat and thereby providing a tightening effect.

Since Slim Lipo treatment is a surgical treatment, therefore, comes with some minor risk which can be discussed with our slim liposuction physician. After weighing the risk and benefits you can come to a consensus

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