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BODY | Recovery, Risks, Revisions & Complications


Recovery time after body procedures can vary depending on multiple factors. Typically, it takes 1-12 months for a full recovery, during which it is crucial to avoid strenuous physical activity, additional cosmetic procedures, and excessive exertion to ensure proper healing.

After body procedures

  • It is important to mobilise after surgery – gentle, regular walking is recommended
  • No showering for 24 hours
  • Do not drive for 24 hours
  • You may experience giddiness, tiredness or mild nausea
  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids – limit salty foods and fizzy drinks as this will contribute to the swelling
  • Rest for maximum healing
  • Do not drink alcohol for 1 week
  • You may resume all supplements ceased after 2 weeks
  • No smoking for at least 6 weeks
  • The surgical area may feel quite unusual for the first few weeks. It may feel tight and there may be reduced sensitivity in that area
  • It may take 1 year to see the final results of your surgery


  • You will need to wear the compression garment between 2- 6 weeks depending on the body procedure you have had done. It should feel firm. Additional garments can be purchased through the clinic.


  • You may resume normal activity between 2-6 weeks after approval from your doctor
  • Resume sexual activity as comfort permits
  • Avoid saunas and submerging your body in water until incisions have completely healed (between 2-6 weeks depending on the procedure)


  • Non-surgical body Contouring treatments:
  • Massage:
  • Hypoxi:


  • All patients will require a dressing change with our Nurse at week 1 and potentially week 2 and 3 depending on the procedure
  • All patients will have scheduled postoperative appointments with their doctor at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months (optional), and 12 months (optional). If you know your schedule you can book these appointments in advance!


Possible risks associated with Body procedures include bleeding or infection, allergic reaction to medical materials, changes in facial sensations, temporary or permanent areas of numbness, skin laxity, volume loss, burns, pigmentation changes, bruising, swelling, discolouration, skin blistering, contour irregularities, fluid build up and cellulite. Anesthesia risks, including allergic reactions or potentially fatal cardiovascular complications, and blood clots in the deep veins of the legs, which can be life-threatening if they move to the lungs or brain. It is important to discuss these risks with a qualified doctor before undergoing body procedures.

Complications, and unforeseen problems may occasionally arise, and in these instances further costs will incur.

Initial fees are paid for the procedure only and results are never guaranteed. Future procedures are not covered by the original quote or fees previously paid (unless otherwise stated)

  • Costs associated with a future procedure may include, but are not limited to: airfares, accommodation, carer, time off work, loss of income, medication, pathology, diagnostic investigations and surgical garments.
  • There is a about a five to ten per cent chance that a revision procedure will be required after a cosmetic procedure, such as a “touch up” or correcting a complication.

It is imperative that patients are fully aware of and have a clear understanding of the risks and complications of a medical procedure before consenting to them.

Revision Surgery Policy

If a revision procedure is required within your twelve-month postoperative period, our doctors will often waive their surgical fees. However, you will need to pay for the third-party fees associated with hospital and anaesthetic.

  • This is charged at $2,750* per hour (which includes hospital, general anaesthetic and consumables).

Patients outside of their twelve-month postoperative period will need to pay full fees. Please note: Additional expenses or expenditure may apply for hand pieces, etc.

Policy will only apply for correction of a complication that has occurred as a result of the primary procedure. Policy is not applicable for change of mind.

Fees are subject to change without notice.