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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.

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 impressive results. 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.

Common areas for liposuction include the hips, the thighs, the bottom, the abdomen, the waist, the breasts, the arms and the neck.


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. If a large area is to be treated he does the operation under general anaesthetic. Next, a thin metal tube called a cannula is inserted through a small incision in the area being treated. The cannula is a rapidly vibrating cannula and is connected to a suction device. Dr. Newton manipulates the cannula to break up fat, and it removes the fat with suction. Finally, the incisions are closed.


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.


Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.

At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.


Serious complications, including excess bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, 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.

Dr Newton can remove isolated deposits of fat from many areas of the body, creating better defined contours and a trimmer, healthier-looking physique.

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