Vaser Hi Def Liposuction (also called Vaser Hi Def Liposculpture) is an advanced technique that precisely targets and removes stubborn fat from specific areas of the body. It can effectively give patients a more athletic-looking mid-section (abdomen, love handles, obliques), male chest, back, legs and arms.
Not all liposuction providers are trained in this advanced procedure. Vaser Hi Def doctors have special training and skill to sculpt both the deep and superficial layers of fat. It takes a certain level of aesthetic experience to give patients the desired definition and chiselled appearance.
How is Vaser Hi Def liposuction different from the classic method?
The three main advantages obtained after having performed this step:
54% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction, due to the thermal effect of the Vaser stimulating a surge in collagen production in the skin and remaining tissue.1
More fat cells can be removed with less fatigue to the operator.2
Vaser has less bleeding and therefore less trauma to the tissues.3
Why choose Vaser Hi Def Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide?
Vaser High Def Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that has certain advantages over other techniques. Primarily, it removes fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue (nerves and blood vessels), making the treatment much less invasive than traditional liposuction. Patient with mild to moderate skin laxity can also benefit from Vaser Hi Def Liposuction due to its well-documented skin-tightening effects.4
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation. *** Any invasive or surgical procedure carries risks
Who is the best candidate for Vaser Hi Def Liposuction?
Successful candidates are those who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain an active lifestyle. Vaser Hi Def is a perfect solution for patients who have achieved a healthy weight and muscle but just can’t seem to get the definition they want.
Suitable candidates typically need to:
Follow a healthy lifestyle and be in good overall health
Be close to their ideal body weight
Have good muscle tone
Have good skin tone and elasticity
Be a non-smoker, or willing to quit two weeks before and after the procedure
You will be put under sedation– If you do choose conscious sedation, there are medications available to ensure comfort and minimise pain, general anaesthetic is an option if a patient prefers.
A saline solution loosens fat cells– after making tiny incisions in the skin, a saline solution is injected into the treatment area to help loosen stubborn fat cells. The solution also has an added numbing effect on the area.
Vaser ultrasound melts the fat– transmitting ultrasound energy, a small probe that is inserted to break up the fat cells. This allows for a greater removal of fat cells.2
The fat is gently removed– your doctor will remove adipose tissue with a small cannula, targeting fat cells around the muscle groups. This precise technique will enhance the appearance of the underlying muscles.
Recovery and how to support your healing process
You may notice some minor swelling, bruising and discomfort after your procedure. Minor side effects are normal while the body is healing and can be managed with prescription medication if needed. The compression garments that you will need to wear for three to six weeks after your procedure will also help to keep swelling down and aid with healing. To collect fluids in your treatment area, you may have to keep in some drainage tubes for three to five days.
Swelling should begin to subside soon after your procedure, and the skin in your treated areas should continue to retract for up to six months, slowly creating a toned result. Any visible scarring should heal and fade with time. If you experience any persistent or concerning symptoms, please see your doctor as soon as possible.
You will be provided with more recovery information and instructions during your consultation, but some helpful steps to follow are:
Take time away from work or usual daily activities for one week
Avoid strenuous exercise for two to three weeks
Follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated
Get as much rest as possible
How much does the procedure cost in Adelaide?
Vaser Hi Def can cost a little more than traditional liposuction due to the advanced equipment required and the unique training that the doctor needs to undertake. There may also be more time involved with Vaser Hi Def procedures than other liposuction methods, as a high level of precision is needed to remove fat and sculpt each muscle group.
The cost can range anywhere from $7,000 and up, depending multiple factors that will differ from patient to patient. Each procedure will be personalised and tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and this will be reflected in the total costs.
Starting prices for Vaser High Definition liposuction are $7,000 for women and $10,000 for men, with each treatment area usually costing $2,000.
The option to treat multiple areas in one procedure will save you costs in the long-term, as undergoing multiple procedures to target different areas will require multiple procedure fees, such as anaesthesia fees. Additionally, undergoing one single procedure and investing in multiple areas will mean that you will only have one recovery period, as opposed to multiple recovery periods over time. Treating multiple areas at once instead of undergoing multiple procedures will also have a greater impact on how soon you can notice overall results, as more than one area of your body can be transformed.
Factors that influence the total costs of the Vaser HD liposuction procedure include:
Anaesthesia fees (the patient may choose twilight sedation or general anaesthetic)
The amount of time spent in surgery
The patient’s chosen treatment areas
The number of treatment areas
The patient’s body type
The desired results as discussed during the consultation
The patient’s overall appearance preferences
Before your procedure, you will have a thorough consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide to allow one of our experienced team members to assess your needs. Discussing your goals, choosing your preferred type of anaesthesia, and identifying your treatment areas will help to provide you with a personalised quote. As well as providing a better guide to your procedure costs, your consultation will help you feel prepared and confident before your procedure date as you will be informed of any preparation instructions, recovery information and associated risks.
Vaser Hi Def treatment areas
Multiple areas of the body can be treated with Vaser High Definition liposuction, including:
Outer, inner and middle area of the thighs
When will results be visible?
Patients will notice an immediate improvement after surgery, however, some swelling is normal for the first three to four weeks. This may affect how the treatment area looks and some patience is needed to see the final outcome. The final results will be visible four to six months after surgery, when the body has completely healed.
How many treatments will I need?
The goal of any Vaser Hi Def Liposuction doctor is to deliver a satisfactory result the first time. In some cases, however, it may be necessary to do a follow up treatment to maximise results. This is normally done after six to eight months. Touch ups are never as involved as the primary procedure and are usually quick with a faster recovery. Keep in mind that if multiple areas need to be treated, it may require several visits to accomplish the desired results.
Should I take any steps to prepare?
Taking your individualised procedure details into consideration, you will be given some detailed preparation steps during your consultation Smokers will need to quit about two weeks before and after the procedure, as smoking can delay healing after the procedure. Any medication that can also impact the healing process will need to be stopped or swapped for an alternative, including certain supplements that can have blood-thinning effects.
To begin preparing, you should ideally follow a healthy diet, stay hydrated and make sure that you are sleeping enough in the weeks leading up to your procedure date. Check that you have sufficient, comfortable clothing to wear while you recover, and that you will be able to continue your healthy diet. Fill any prescriptions before your procedure date, and arrange somebody to help you with any tasks around the house that you will need to complete while you are recovering.
What risks or complications are associated with Vaser Hi Def liposuction?
Vaser Hi Def liposuction is a gentler and more technologically advanced method than traditional liposuction, therefore, it is associated with less risks and side effects. However, no surgery or treatment is without the possibility of complications occurring. Some complications include infection, scarring, allergic reaction to anaesthesia, swelling, bruising or an unsatisfactory outcome. Your Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide doctor will inform you of all of the associated risks in detail during your consultation.
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