If you’re considering Vaser Liposuction in our Canberra Cosmos Clinic no doubt you’ll have plenty of questions about the procedure. There are several questions you should ask in your Vaser Liposuction consult that relate to your own individual needs and body type, but also plenty of general FAQs about liposuction procedures.

Here, we list the top FAQs our cosmetic surgery gets asked to help you make an informed decision when it comes to your liposuction procedure.

1. What is Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess fat cells. The highly advanced technology allows for body contouring, improving the patient’s proportions and highlighting their natural assets.

2. Am I a suitable candidate for Vaser Liposuction?

If you have stubborn areas of excess fat that hasn’t responded to a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may be a suitable candidate for the surgical procedure. Your weight loss desires and requirements for Vaser Liposuction will be assessed by the cosmetic surgeon in your initial consultation to ensure your expectations can be met with the treatment.

3. When will I see the results of the cosmetic surgery?

The fat reduction results of Vaser Liposuction typically become apparent 6 weeks after the procedure. This will vary from patient to patient depending on how their body responds to the swelling and bruising and the extent of the stubborn fat that needs to be removed.

4. What is the cost of the liposuction procedure?

The Vaser Liposuction procedure starts at $4,400.00. The cost of the cosmetic surgery procedure will depend on several factors including:

  • The number of areas to be treated
  • The extent of the fat reduction
  • The desired results
  • The chosen anaesthetic

Other factors include whether you want to combine it with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as the skin tightening method Renuvion or Brazilian Butt Lift. You’ll be provided with the options based on your individual requirements and the costs involved at your first consult with the cosmetic surgeon.

5. How long is the recovery time?

While you will be able to go home on the same day as your surgery, you can expect to require 2-7 days of recovery time post your Vaser Liposuction procedure. This will allow for the swelling and bruising to subside as well as the healing of the small incision sites. You will be required to wear compression garments for 5-6 weeks after your cosmetic surgery to help with the healing process, skin retraction and to minimise swelling.

6. How much scarring can I expect after liposculpture?

Thanks to the advanced ultrasound technology, the incisions created during the Vaser Liposuction procedure are very small. As with any injury to the skin, there will be a slight scar that is likely to diminish with time. The cosmetic surgeons will also strategically place these where possible, such as below the bikini line, so the visibility of these scars is reduced.

7. What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

The removal of the fat cells and the contouring of your treated areas are permanent. However, if you do gain weight after the cosmetic procedure, the contouring and proportions achieved will remain the same, only bigger. That’s why it’s advised you continue to adopt a healthy diet and exercise regime after any fat cell removal procedure be it Vaser Liposuction, traditional liposuction, Tummy Tuck or CoolSculpting.

8. What are the risks involved with Vaser Liposuction?

Generally speaking, the risks involved with Vaser Liposuction are minimal, especially when compared with more invasive cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures. One of the reasons for this is that that Vaser Liposuction is performed under twilight sedation which eliminates the need for general anaesthetic.

The potential complications in most cosmetic surgeries are similar including infections, allergic reactions, hematoma, sensation changes and the need for revisions.

It’s important you are aware of the risks involved and the relevance to you before you undergo any cosmetic or plastic surgery. This will help you determine whether liposuction surgery is an appropriate choice for you.