Vaser Hi Def Liposuction (also known as hi-definition liposuction, hi-definition liposculpture, or hi-def lipo) is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves removing stubborn fat from specific parts of the body (abdomen, flanks, chest, legs and arms) to create a slimmer, more muscular appearance. VASER is an acronym for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. The technology uses ultrasound waves to gently break down localised fat cells making their removal safer and easier. The goal of the treatment is to strategically suction away fat from deeper layers while leaving behind a thin cover of adipose tissue over underlying muscles. This technique is highly effective at creating a ‘six-pack’ around the stomach or giving the pectoral muscles more a chiseled definition.
Why choose Vaser Hi Def Liposuction, Gold Coast?
The biggest benefit of Vaser Hi Def Liposuction for patients is that it’s less invasive. Compared to traditional methods, ultrasound-assisted lipo liquefies fat in the body without damaging other tissue. This results in less bleeding, fewer contour irregularities and complications. Furthermore, studies show that Vaser produces superior tissue retraction (skin tightening effects). This is ideal for patients with mild skin laxity who are looking to achieve more definition plus firmer skin.
Who is the best candidate for Vaser Hi Def Liposuction?
Vaser Hi Def Liposuction, Gold Coast, is ideal for patients who are within a normal body weight, eat sensibly and exercise on a regular basis. Being healthy overall, with good muscle and skin tone, can produce even better results. It’s important to realise that liposuction is not intended as a weight loss tool. Rather, it’s an ideal way for men and women to target problem areas and achieve a leaner, more sculpted body.
How Vaser Hi Def Liposuction is performed
Gentle sedation – general anaesthesia is not required although it’s an option. For patients who choose conscious sedation, medications are available to minimise pain and discomfort, and make them more comfortable during the procedure.
Tumescent solution – the procedure starts with making tiny incisions in the skin, followed by injecting a saline solution to help loosen stubborn fat cells and numb the area(s) being treated.
Vaser ultrasound – a small probe that transmits ultrasound energy is inserted which further breaks up the fat cells, allowing them to be easily suctioned away without harming the surrounding tissue.
Liposuction – A small cannula is used by the surgeon to remove adipose tissue both superficially and in the deeper layers. The goal is to target fat cells around the muscle groups to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles, producing ultra-defined results.
What to expect after the procedure
After treatment, it’s normal for patients to experience some minor swelling and bruising. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to control pain and discomfort after the procedure. The use of compression garments can help with healing and ensuring a pleasing result. Drainage tubes may be inserted into the treatment areas to collect fluids for the first few days after treatment.
Most patients are able to return to work and other regular activities within a few days to a week. Strenuous exercise and other activities are not recommended and best avoided for 2-3 weeks after treatment. Swelling will continue to decrease, and skin will continue to retract up to 6 months after surgery. Scars will usually heal and become less noticeable over time.
How much does the procedure cost?
Vaser Hi Def Liposuction starts at $7000 and up depending on the area(s) being treated.
What areas of the body can be treated with Vaser Hi Def Liposuction?
The most popular treatment areas are stomach, chest, arms and back. Other parts of the body can be contoured, including:
When will results be visible?
Liposuction results are visible immediately after surgery. As the healing progresses over the next several weeks, the results will continue to improve (up to six months following treatment). Typically, the final outcome is fully visible eight weeks after surgery.
Are results permanent?
The results of liposuction are permanent, providing patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. If a substantial amount of weight is gained following the procedure, however, the treatment areas (along with other parts of the body) may be altered.
Are there any risks or complications associated with Vaser Hi Def Liposuction?
Vaser Hi Def Liposuction is considered a safe procedure with minimal downtime, discomfort and a low incidence of complications. All surgery carries some risk, however. Your surgeon will go over all the possible side-effects, including: infection, scars, allergic reactions, swelling, bruising or unsatisfactory outcome. You can minimise your risk of complications by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon.
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*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
*** Any invasive or surgical procedure carries risks