Wet Liposuction

No matter how much a person exercises and diets, there are certain areas of the body where fat is simply stubborn and unresponsive. Liposuction can be used to remove stubborn excess fat in small amounts with the aim of sculpting the body. The treatment is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as breast lift and mini-abdominoplasty.  Using gentler wet liposuction to treat patients from the Newcastle area, near the Hunter Valley, Dr. John Newton can remove isolated deposits of fat from many areas of the body, creating better defined contours and a trimmer, healthier-looking physique.

The Procedure

When performing wet liposuction at his Newcastle and Hunter Valley-area practice, Dr. Newton begins by administering an infusion of fluid into the area of fat to be treated. Next, a thin metal tube called a cannula is inserted through a small incision in the area being treated. The cannula is connected to a suction device. Dr. Newton manipulates the cannula to break up fat, and then removes it with suction. Finally, the incisions are closed.

Like any other liposuction technique, wet liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Dr. Newton removes only small amounts of fat at a time in order to sculpt and tone the abdomen, thighs, and other areas of the body where fat accumulates. If too much fat is removed at once, the patient could experience loose skin or surface irregularities as a result.

Wet liposuction is easier on the body than conventional liposuction. The fluid injection diminishes bruising, swelling, and bleeding both in the operating room and during recovery. Also, the added fluid dilutes fat, making it easier to break up and remove. The procedure is safe, precise, and capable of producing amazing results.


Wet liposuction recovery time varies depending on the size of the area being treated. Most patients recover quickly. During the recovery period, patients will need to wear a compression garment around the affected area. Most patients are able to return to work and other non-strenuous activities within days or a few weeks of wet liposuction. Dr. Newton advises all Newcastle, Hunter Valley, and other NSW patients on what to expect during their individual recoveries.


Ridding oneself of stubborn pockets of fat that did not respond to months of dedicated exercise can be very rewarding. Once recovery is complete, wet liposuction patients notice more defined contours and a more sculpted appearance in the area that has been treated. It is important to remember that post-operative swelling may obscure the results of the surgery for some time until recovery is complete. Scarring from wet liposuction is minimal and difficult to detect once healing is complete.



Serious complications, including excess bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, blood clots, and nerve or organ damage, are very rare. Dr. Newton always strives to ensure that each patient is treated in the utmost safety, comfort, and convenience.

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