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 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 chiselled 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.1 Furthermore, studies show that Vaser produces superior tissue retraction, which creates skin tightening effects.2 This is ideal for patients with mild skin laxity who are looking to achieve more definition plus firmer skin.
*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
What is the difference between classic liposuction and Vaser Hi Def?
Both traditional liposuction and Vaser HD procedures are designed for the same purpose, which is to remove unwanted fat deposits, but Vaser provides a far more advanced 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
As an even more advanced form of Vaser technology, Vaser High Definition liposuction is designed to perform highly precise body contouring. The ability to perform precise procedures allows Vaser Hi Def to avoid damaging the surrounding tissue, targeting only the stubborn fat deposits. The precise targeting also creates a highly contoured, defined and athletic appearance, highlighting the muscles in the treatment areas.
Who is the best candidate for Vaser Hi Def Liposuction?
Vaser Hi Def liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics 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.
Good candidates are those who:
Lead a healthy lifestyle and are in good overall health
Are close to their ideal body weight
Have good muscle tone
Have good skin tone and skin elasticity
Do not smoke, or can quit at least two weeks before and after the procedure
Hold realistic expectations
Often, the Vaser Hi Def technology is more suitable for men than women, apart from women who have the aesthetic goal of a bodybuilder type appearance. This is because Vaser HD is especially designed to produce very muscular and defines results. To read more about this, have a look at our Vaser Liposuction vs. Vaser High Definition Liposuction article.
How your Vaser HD liposuction will be performed
Conscious sedation– the procedure will only require twilight sedation with the use of medication to minimise discomfort to perform, although, patients can choose general anaesthesia if preferred.
Saline solution– after making small incisions, a saline solution will be injected to loosen the unwanted fat cells as well as create a numbing effect in the treatment area.
Ultrasound technology– to break down stubborn fat cells, a small probe will be used to transmit ultrasound energy. This allows the fat to be gently removed.
Gentle liposuction – a small cannula will superficially and deeply remove adipose tissue, allowing the better visibility of the underlying muscles.
What to expect after the procedure
After treatment, it’s normal for patients to experience some minor swelling and bruising. Your doctor 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 three to five days after treatment.
Most patients are able to return to work and other regular activities after one week. Strenuous exercise and other activities are not recommended and best avoided for two to three weeks after treatment, and we recommend checking with your doctor that you are ready to resume weight training before you do so.
Swelling will continue to decrease, and skin will continue to retract up to six months after surgery. Therefore, it can take up to four to six months to notice your final results from the procedure. Some patients may need an additional procedure to further enhance their results after six months. Scars will usually heal and become less noticeable over time.
During your recovery, you will need to take care of your surgical sites, remember to attend any follow-up appointments, and optimise your health. Following a healthy diet, staying hydrated and making sure that you are getting enough rest will support your recovery.
How much does the procedure cost in the Gold Coast?
Vaser High Definition liposuction costs will vary from patient to patient. Since the Vaser technology is a far more advanced method of liposuction than traditional methods, costs for the procedure will be higher. When investing in sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology, you are opting for a procedure that can create enhanced results, helping you to reach your aesthetic goals. Ultra-modern technology also demands little downtime and is associated with less risks and post-procedure complications than other methods.
Vaser High Definition liposuction starting prices:
Each patient is unique and will have different goals for the procedure, which will influence the details of the procedure. These details will determine the costs and can be discussed during your consultation. Your total procedure costs are calculated based on your:
Chosen treatment areas
Desired procedure outcome
In one procedure, multiple areas of the body can be treated, which can lower the costs of multiple procedures that would only target one treatment area each time. Each treatment area will influence the procedure costs, however, treating multiple areas in one procedure as opposed to many single procedures can reduce the overall costs. Treating multiple areas together will mean that you will only have one recovery period, after which you will be able to see noticeable results.
Additionally, other details of your procedure will also influence your total costs. These details may include the anaesthesia fees, the amount of fat that will be removed, and the procedure time.
The best, most accurate, and personalised way to determine your costs for Vaser High Definition liposuction is to book a consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics in the Gold Coast. Your treatment areas, individual characteristic, goals, chosen type of anaesthesia, and estimated procedure time can all be considered during your consultation, enabling us to provide you with a quote. Your consultation is a great opportunity to ask any questions and discuss any concerns, leaving you feeling confident about your procedure. You will be provided with information on preparation, recovery, and the specifics of the procedure, so that you can feel prepared and ready for your procedure.
What are the treatable areas?
The most common areas that patients choose to contour are the stomach, chest, back, and arms. The other treatable areas include:
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, usually for 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 doctor 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 doctor.
Do I have to follow any preparation instructions?
We’ll give you some important preparation instructions during your consultation, but generally, you will want to follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated in the days leading up to your procedure. If you smoke, you’ll likely be asked to quit for about two weeks before your procedure, as smoking can hinder your body’s natural healing process after your treatment. If you’re taking certain medication that might impact your healing, you may be asked to stop taking it for a specified amount of time before and after your procedure. This may include certain supplements. To feel organised and ready for your recovery period, you should check that you have comfortable clothing, healthy food, and any medication that you will need. If you think you might need some help around the house after your procedure, it is a good idea to arrange someone to help you before your procedure date.
See us for a consultation
The team at Cosmos Aesthetics Gold Coast are committed to producing outstanding results and delivering the best patient experience possible. We have performed over 20,000 liposuction and fat transfer procedures across more than 10 years.