Having Liposuction: What lipo treatments are available?

Undergoing liposuction surgery is one of the most requested treatments made by patients in Australia. A study of the world’s largest online community for sharing cosmetic procedure information, found Sydney was the Australian city most interested in liposuction, followed by Brisbane/Gold Coast, with Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth closing it out together. At Cosmos Aesthetics, patients who are deemed suitable for surgery by their doctor, most often request to treat their “lower abdomen, upper abdomen, and love handles/flanks, more areas are often added as well, but the three foundation areas of the torso are the most enquired about areas for treatment by both men and women.

Understanding your options

Regardless of having surgery, a healthy diet and regular exercise are paramount for optimising overall physical health throughout our lifetimes. However, some people can still hold stubborn fat deposits in specific areas, despite their healthy diet and exercise. These patients may find that even with dedicated exercise and diet, uncontrolled contributing factors such as genetics, may cause higher fat density areas on their bodies no matter how much effort they make.

Having Vaser Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics

At the time of writing, there are several liposuction methods on the market being offered to patients. All liposuction technologies regardless of brand, follow the basic principle of breaking up subcutaneous fat cells in targeted areas on suitable candidates, before they are vacuumed out of the body using a cannula via small incisions sites.

We only use Vaser Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics!

Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure utilising ultrasonic energy to break down unwanted fatty cells in each targeted area for removal. At Cosmos Aesthetics, all of our clinics around Australia exclusively use Vaser Liposuction technology for all of our liposuction and fat transfer surgeries! Performed under IV sedation in licensed day hospitals, the fatty tissue being treated is liquefied and broken apart using a Vaser probe inserted via incision sites. A cannula will then be used via the same tiny incision sites to suction the treated fat cells out of the body.

We also only use Vaser High Definition Liposuction (Hi-Def Lipo)!

Hi-Def Vaser Liposuction, is also performed using VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction, with a an additional step undertaken to isolate pre-existing developed muscles on the abdomen. This treatment is mainly suitable for individual’s with storing cores, and pre-existing abdominal muscles obscured by a layer of unwanted fatty tissue. Additionally, this surgical option tends to yield

The results achieved for Cosmos Aesthetic patients area either from Vaser Liposuction, Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction, or Vaser Liposuction with Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (BBL). It is imperative to understand results will always vary between patients, and one person’s experience does not guarantee the same experience for another.

The differences between each liposuction method however, can be vast. With modernised liposuction options like VASER harnessing ultrasonic energy, ongoing improvements in medical technology is supported and encouraged by Cosmos Aesthetics, allowing suitable Australian patients access to the highest safety-rated, modern, fat removal treatments. Regardless of the method used, all liposuction surgery including Vaser Liposuction, carry risks, side effects, and complications, of which some can be permanent. All aspects of having a procedure must  be carefully considered carefully before committing to having a cosmetic procedure. To undergo liposuction in Australia, a referral from your GP is required, along with attending two consultations with your operating doctor a minimum of seven days apart, as well as waiting a minimum seven day cooling off period following the second consultation.

Alternative liposuction methods available instead of Vaser

In addition to the ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction technology exclusively used at Cosmos Aesthetics, there are more liposuction methods available used for fat removal treatments on suitable candidates, including options such as:

  • Vibration Assisted Liposuction (MicroAire)

Liposuction technology known as the MicroAire uses air pressure to activate vibration of the tip of the cannula, which helps to break up the fatty tissue before it is sucked out.

  • Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL) can also be called Traditional Liposuction

SAL is the standard liposuction technique most often referred to as “traditional liposuction.” A surgical procedure by which a small, tube called a cannula is inserted into the problem area, the fat is carefully pushed and pulled through the lump of fat, helping to break up the fat tissue as it sucks the fat cells out of the body.

  • Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Liposuction is a fat removal surgical procedure using heat energy from optic-fibres to help break down or “liquefy” the fat cells being treated, before suctioning out the fat tissue from the treatment area.

  • Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction

This method uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL), which releases heat energy into the fat tissue through the cannula inserted into the skin to an electrode positioned outside the skin.

  • Water Assisted Liposuction can also be called Water Jet Lipo

Using a system known as BodyJet, water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) is a flat, fan-shaped water-jet used to gently separate the fat from the tissue structure while it’s simultaneously sucked out. This method is often considered by surgeons who specialise in treating patients suffering with lipoedema.

Organise your appointments at Cosmos Aesthetics!

To understand more about surgical fat removal treatments best suited for your needs, to learn more procedures we offer, and to organise your complimentary first consultation with your doctor to discuss your potential procedures in depth, please contact Cosmos Aesthetics today!