Vaser Liposuction is an advanced method of liposculpture that removes excess fat and contouring the body with fast recovery time and minimal downtime
Gentle form of liposuction that removes more fat than traditional liposuction techniques
Effective and efficient way of far reduction
You may be suitable for Vaser Hi Definition liposuction if you have good core strength/muscle and thick skin
Ultrasound assisted probe used to deliver smooth, natural results
Performed under conscious sedation, general anaesthetic is an option
Minimal discomfort for 2 – 5 days, recovery time minimal
Compression garment to be worn for 3 – 6 weeks post surgery
x2 lymphatic drainage massages for 2 weeks post surgery
Results generally seen at 6 weeks and in some cases up to 6 months. Results may vary.
Changes the shape of your body, which will remain even if you put weight on
Subtle results may be achieved via non surgical liposuction option
Costs start from $4,000
*Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient
Costs start from $4,000
Results seen at 6 weeks
*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.
Vaser Liposuction is a form of ultra-sound assisted liposculpture that gets rid of any uneven pockets of fat. For men and women wanting a more athletic and muscular appearance, Vaser Hi Def can be used.
Vaser Liposuction prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations. For more information, read here.
As a guide:
Vaser Liposuction is an advanced method of liposculpture, removing excess fat and contouring the body to give smooth results. Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance” is a surgical procedure, and is one of the gentlest methods of liposuction techniques. Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin to separate and then remove the fatty tissue.
Traditionally, liposuction techniques were less refined – separating the excess fat before suctioning was much like trying to shatter a brick into pieces before its removal. This meant more pain for the patient and longer recovery time. Vaser Liposuction can be likened to transforming that brick of fat into a slab of butter, thus allowing the fat to be gently removed. The high energy from the ultrasound separates the fat cells from fibrous tissue transforming it into a butter-like form. The ultrasound energy also promotes skin tightening following the procedure, which reduces the chance of skin dimpling or sagging.
Cosmos Clinic was the first to acquire the new Vaser 2.0 in NSW and has performed over 10,000 liposuction procedures in the last five years across Australia.
On the day of the Vaser Liposuction procedure, patients are given twilight sedation, which eliminates the need for general anesthesia and its associated adverse effects.1
Tiny incisions are made to allow a numbing solution to be infiltrated under the skin acting as a medium for the high energy ultrasound to react with the fatty tissue. To minimise noticeable scars post-procedure, incisions are placed in discrete areas such as in the belly button and near the bikini line for the typical Abdominal Liposuction.
After the infiltration, a small ultrasound probe is passed under the skin to dissolve the fatty layer before it is suctioned.
Vaser Liposuction transforms the “brick” of fat into a soft material, much like a slab of butter, facilitating the gentle removal of the fat with suctioning.
Vaser Liposuction allows the removal of more fat than traditional liposuction as it is less likely to leave clumps of unseparated fat. This ultrasound- assisted tenergy also stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin tightening in the area treated, thus resulting in smoother contours while avoiding skin dimpling and sagging.
To achieve optimal results, patients will be re-positioned and made to stand up if necessary at intervals during the procedure, so that the surgeon can assess the fat removal from different angles.
Following the procedure, the patient will be fitted into compression garments and adequately assessed before being discharged home.
Following the procedure, patients will be monitored with regular follow-up appointments that will include complimentary lymphatic massages to help with the swelling and recovery process.
Vaser Liposuction and Vaser hi def liposuction both use ultrasound technology to break apart fat deposits for easier removal, leaving a more refined and smoother result, with less pain and less downtime.
Vaser Liposuction shapes the body by getting rid of any uneven pockets of fat. This gives a toned look to the body, with softer lines than Vaser High Definition.
Vaser High Definition goes one step further in the process of body sculpting. Developed for men and women who want a more athletic and muscular appearance, the Vaser High Definition technique removes fat from around and on-top of the muscle groups, to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles, producing ultra-defined results. The best candidates have good skin tone, and can feel the muscle underneath the skin, when contracting. For example Vaser High Definition would remove the small amounts of fat in-between the abs, to bring out a perfect six pack.
Vaser Liposuction is a cosmetic procure and advantages include:
Liposuction has the additional benefit of kickstarting or continuing a healthy lifestyle.
The abdomen can be divided into the upper tummy, the area from below the ribs to the belly button and the lower tummy area; between the belly button and bikini line. Vaser Liposuction can be performed on one or both areas at the same time. Incision sites in these areas are placed discreetly in the belly button and near the bikini line. Vaser Liposuction promotes good skin retraction in most cases however some patients may need a tummy tuck in cases of saggy skin. Our doctors will advise accordingly on the treatment options best suited to you on consultation.
Flanks (Love Handles)
Flanks, commonly known as love handles, sit above the hip bone area and are a frequent concern for patients. They can hang over your jeans and increase the width of your waist line. Incisions are hidden in your underwear area.
Inner & Outer Thighs and Knees
Attractive legs are desired by many, although slender proportionate thighs are not something everyone is genetically blessed with. Fat can be unevenly distributed throughout the inner and outer thighs, causing discomfort. For example chafing of the skin can occur from the constant friction of inner thighs rubbing against each other, leading to the development of sores and even infection.
Front of Thighs
The front of the thigh is a difficult area to treat. The best candidates are people with toned skin and mostly fat in the area. Often people confuse bulky muscle in this area for fat.
Removing stubborn fat from the arms can give a slimmer and more proportioned appearance to the body, especially in women where this can be genetically predisposed. Fat tends to be in and around the triceps (i.e the back of arms) and laterals (i.e. the side of the arms).
Fat distribution on the back can be divided into several areas namely the upper back above the bra line, and lower back or area below the bra line. These areas are difficult to shift despite exercise and can be challenging for the surgeon to treat due to the more fibrous nature of the fat. Vaser turns the fibrous fat to a ‘buttery’ consistency, allowing easy suction and subsequent creating of a desirable ‘V’ shaped back.
Large breasts can cause discomfort, back aches, difficulty with exercise and make a woman self-conscious. Breast reduction or the removal of extra fat using Vaser Liposuction, not only removes the excess fat in this area, but can also creates a lift for a more youthful, well-proportioned appearance. While most women can benefit from this minimally invasive procedure, a consultation with one of our experienced doctors will determine if this treatment or traditional Breast Reduction surgery is more suitable for you.
Male Breasts aka Man Boobs
Man boobs can cause anxiety for many men. It is caused by excessive development of breast tissue with or without extra fat tissue. Usually genetically predetermined, man boobs can’t be treated with exercise. Vaser Liposuction gently removes the fat in this area and removes the gland. Further defined sculpting of the chest can also be done after treating man boobs.
Face & Cheeks
Some people, especially of Asian descent, are genetically predisposed to facial fat, which can give a “chipmunk” appearance even in slim people. Vaser Liposuction can sculpt the face giving a more toned appearance. It can be combined with a Neck Lift Liposuction for a more youthful look.
Jaw & Neck Line
Fat deposits in the jawline, jowls and neck area can occur genetically and tend to exacerbate with age. This gives rise to a wattle neck and leads to a “wattle” aged appearance especially when coupled with sagging and wrinkled skin. Vaser Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective methods of removing fat from the jowls and neck area.
Buttocks & Banana Roll
Having a well-proportioned behind is something many people desire. This is often unrealised with the position of fat causing a droopy buttock or “banana rolls” in the area between the curve of the buttock and start of the thighs. While a smaller buttock is achievable with liposuction, a beautiful well proportioned behind is something that requires skill and artistic flair on the surgeon’s behalf. Vaser Liposuction, when in experienced hands, can provide smooth and symmetric results.
It is possible to undertake multiple treatment areas in one procedure.
Ultrasonic liposuction, or Vaser, is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss, however is safe as a surgical procedure to remove larger volumes of fat.
As Vaser Liposuction is undertaken under twilight sedation, all patients return home on the same day. The patient is placed into a compression garment to help with the healing process/skin retraction and minimise swelling. There will be fluid seepage for about 24 hours following the procedure.
Recovery of lipoplasty in most cases, is with minimal discomfort and bruising. Most patients return to work in 2 to 5 days after the procedure.
At Cosmos Clinic, we assist in the recovery process with regular follow up lymphatic massages, twice a week for 2 weeks, which assists in yielding better results.
To optimise your recovery process, become familiar with the do’s of Liposuction recovery:
The actual number of fat cells in a persons body remains stable during your lifetime. Unless we become grossly obese you do not grow more fat cells after adolescence. When the fat cells are removed by liposuction it is very difficult to gain fat back in those areas. The definition of the muscle will remain even if you put weight on, your fat will be evenly distributed after liposuction. These findings were published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The full report can be read here.
For more information see Fat Facts After Liposuction
Ultrasonic liposuction stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
Most of the results are obtained at 6 weeks. At this point photo’s will be taken to assess your progress. The final results may not be apparent for 3 – 6 months post-operatively.
Strict adherence to the pre-operative and post-operative requirements is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.
There are inherent risks and complications as there are with any surgery. You should be aware of the potential risks and discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor before your surgery is performed.
Your initial Vaser Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken by one of our plastic surgeons at one of our cosmetic clinics across Australia. This can be in either Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.
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