Vaser Liposuction | Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide & Gold Coast
Vaser Liposuction is a highly accurate form of Liposculpture, providing smooth results with fast recovery and minimal downtime.
Vaser Liposuction is an advanced method of removing excess fat and contouring the body to give smooth results. Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin to separate and then remove the fatty tissue.
Cosmos Clinic was the first to acquire the new Vaser 2.0 in NSW and has performed over 10,000 liposuction procedures in the last five years. Cosmos Clinic was also the first clinic in NSW to achieve athletic muscle definition using Vaser High Definition Liposuction.
Quick Facts about Vaser Liposuction
- Vaser uses an ultrasound probe to deliver smooth natural results.
- Removes more fat than traditional liposuction.
- Uses conscious sedation.
- Gentle form of liposuction.
- Minimal discomfort for 2 to 5 days.
- You will need to wear a compression garment for 3 to 6 weeks.
- In most cases results are seen at 6 weeks, in some cases it can take up to 6 months, and results may vary.
- Lymphatic Drainage massages twice a week for 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Changes the shape of your body.
- The shape will remain, even if you put weight on.
- Effective and efficient way to remove fat from your body.
- Costs start from $3,300 for neck/knees/face and $4,400 for other parts of the body.
- Effective for all areas of the body, including breast & calves. Most popular in tummy, love handles, arms, legs and neck.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is gentle enough to be performed with local anaesthetic under light sedation. After the fat is numbed, a small ultrasound probe is passed under the skin to dissolve the fatty layer before it is suctioned. Traditionally, liposuction methods were less refined; separating the excess fat before suctioning was much like trying to shatter a brick into pieces before its removal. This meant more pain for the patient and longer recovery periods. Vaser Liposuction can be likened to transforming that brick of fat into a slab of butter, thus allowing the fat to be gently removed. The high energy from the ultrasound separates the fat cells from fibrous tissue transforming it into a butter-like form. The ultrasound energy also promotes skin tightening following the procedure, which reduces the chance of skin dimpling or sagging.
What can you expect on the day?
On the day of the Vaser Liposuction procedure, patients are given twilight sedation, which eliminates the need for general anaesthesia and its associated adverse effects.1 Small incisions are made to allow a numbing solution to be infiltrated under the skin acting as a medium for the high energy ultrasound to react with the fatty tissue. To minimise noticeable scars post-procedure, incisions are placed in discrete areas such as in the belly button and near the bikini line for the typical Abdominal Liposuction. After the infiltration, a small ultrasound probe is passed under the skin to dissolve the fatty layer before it is suctioned.
Vaser Liposuction transforms the “brick” of fat into a soft material, much like a slab of butter, facilitating the gentle removal of the fat with suctioning. Vaser Liposuction allows the removal of more fat than traditional liposuction as it is less likely to leave clumps of unseparated fat. This ultrasound energy also stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin tightening in the area treated, thus resulting in smoother contours while avoiding skin dimpling and sagging.
To achieve optimal results, patients will be re-positioned and made to stand up if necessary at intervals during the procedure, so that the surgeon can assess the fat removal from different angles. Following the procedure, the patient will be fitted into compression garments and adequately assessed before being discharged home. Following the procedure, patients will be monitored with regular follow-up appointments that will include complimentary lymphatic massages to help with the swelling and recovery process.
What is the difference between Vaser and Vaser High Definition Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction and Vaser High Definition Liposuction both use ultrasound technology to break apart fat deposits for easier removal, leaving a more refined and smoother result, with less pain and less downtime.
Vaser Liposuction shapes the body by getting rid of any uneven pockets of fat. This gives a toned look to the body, with softer lines than Vaser High Definition.
Vaser High Definition goes one step further in the process of body sculpting. Developed for men and women who want a more athletic and muscular appearance, the Vaser High Definition technique removes fat from around and on-top of the muscle groups, to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles, producing ultra-defined results. The best candidates have good skin tone, and can feel the muscle underneath the skin, when contracting. For example Vaser High Definition would remove the small amounts of fat in-between the abs, to bring out a perfect six pack.
What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction advantages include:
- Quicker recovery: Due to the gentle nature of the ultrasound, this form of liposuction is less traumatic with less downtime for patients.
- Skin Retraction: The high energy from the ultrasound promotes skin retraction and therefore healing with smooth contours.
- Precision: It is able to deliver more precise body contouring than traditional liposuction where both small and large volumes of fat can be extracted from different areas of the body. This allows the surgeon to be more precise while sculpting muscle definition.
- The fat removed during the procedure is of a high quality and can be used for fat grafting procedures on the same patient. (e.g. a Brazilian Butt Lift).
- It is a safe, minimally invasive way to rid the body of excess fat, and can be done as a day procedure under twilight sedation. This not only avoids the complications of general anaesthesia but also allows the patient to be repositioned and stood up during the procedure if necessary to ensure optimal removal of fat from all angles.
Which areas can be treated with Vaser Liposuction?
Abdomen and Tummy
The abdomen can be divided into the upper tummy, the area from below the ribs to the belly button and the lower tummy area; between the belly button and bikini line. Vaser Liposuction can be done for one or both areas at the same time. Incision sites in these areas are placed discreetly in the belly button and near the bikini line. Vaser Liposuction promotes good skin retraction in most cases however some patients may need a tummy tuck in cases of saggy skin. Our doctors will advise accordingly on the treatment options best suited to you on consultation.
Flanks (Love Handles)
Flanks, commonly known as love handles, sit above the hip bone area and are a frequent concern for patients. They can hang over your jeans and increase the width of your waist line. Incisions are hidden in your underwear area.
Inner & Outer Thighs and Knees
Attractive legs are desired by many, although slender proportionate thighs are not something everyone is genetically blessed with. Fat can be unevenly distributed throughout the inner and outer thighs, causing discomfort. For example chafing of the skin can occur from the constant friction of inner thighs rubbing against each other, leading to the development of sores and even infection.
Front of Thighs
The front of the thigh is a difficult area to treat. The best candidates are people with toned skin and mostly fat in the area. Often people confuse bulky muscle in this area for fat.
Removing stubborn fat from the arms can give a slimmer and more proportioned appearance to the body, especially in women where this can be genetically predisposed. Fat tends to be in and around the triceps (i.e the back of arms) and laterals (i.e. the side of the arms). To read more about Vaser Liposuction for the Arms, click here.
Fat distribution on the back can be divided into several areas namely the upper back above the bra line, and lower back or area below the bra line. These areas are difficult to shift despite exercise and can be challenging for the surgeon to treat due to the more fibrous nature of the fat. Vaser turns the fibrous fat to a ‘buttery’ consistency, allowing easy suction and subsequent creating of a desirable ‘V’ shaped back.
Large breasts can cause discomfort, back aches, difficulty with exercise and make a woman self-conscious. Breast reduction or the removal of extra fat using Vaser Liposuction, not only removes the excess fat in this area, but can also creates a lift for a more youthful, well-proportioned appearance. While most women can benefit from this minimally invasive procedure, a consultation with one of our experienced doctors will determine if this treatment or traditional Breast Reduction surgery is more suitable for you.
Man Boobs or Gynaecomastia
Man boobs can cause anxiety for many men. It is caused by excessive development of glandular tissue with or without extra fatty deposition. Usually genetically predetermined, man boobs can’t be treated with exercise. Vaser Liposuction gently removes the fat in this area and removes the gland. Further defined sculpting of the chest can also be done after treating man boobs.
Face & Cheeks
Some people, especially Asians, are genetically predisposed to facial fat, which can give a “chipmunk” appearance even in slim people. Vaser Liposuction can sculpt the face giving a more toned appearance. It can be combined with a Neck Lift Liposuction for a more youthful look.
Jaw & Neck Line
Fat deposits in the jawline, jowls and neck area can occur genetically and tend to exacerbate with age. This gives rise to a wattle neck and leads to a “wattle” aged appearance especially when coupled with sagging and wrinkled skin. Vaser Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective methods of removing fat from the jowls and neck area.
Buttocks & Banana Roll
Having a well-proportioned behind is something many people desire. This is often unrealised with the position of fat causing a droopy buttock or “banana rolls” in the area between the curve of the buttock and start of the thighs. While a smaller buttock is achievable with liposuction, a beautiful well proportioned behind is something that requires skill and artistic flair on the surgeon’s behalf. Vaser Liposuction, when in experienced hands, can provide smooth and symmetric results.
Sculpting Muscle Definition
This is where art meets medicine in the quest for the perfect body. What was once impossible is now achievable. As fat is removed muscle is given stunning new definition. For a highly sculpted and athletic shape, Vaser High Definition Liposuction can give a chiselled, ripped look.
What are the costs involved?
Depending on your expectations and desired results, prices vary and start from $3,500 to $6,600. For Vaser High Definition Liposuction, prices start from $10,000, inclusive of GST and all theatre costs.
Locations for Vaser Liposuction
Your initial Vaser Liposuction consultation can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Double Bay, Sydney; Deakin, Canberra; North Adelaide, Adelaide or Benowa on the Gold Coast.