Vaser Liposuction is an advanced form of liposuction to remove unwanted, excess fat from the body. This body sculpting procedure has a 2-7 day downtime and helps tighten the skin at the same time as suctioning out the fat.
Vaser Liposuction is available at all our Cosmos Clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Melbourne. Vaser Liposuction can be used on all areas of the body, such as the tummy, love handles, arms, legs and neck. It can also be used for man boobs (gynecomastia), breast reduction and chubby cheeks.
Patients see a permanent change in their body shape after Vaser Liposuction – fat is distributed more evenly over the whole body as the fat cells have been removed. During the procedure, a degree of skin tightening is also achieved thanks to the Vaser technology. Those looking for a greater degree of tightening and retraction can pair Vaser Liposuction with our Renuvion Skin Tightening treatment.
You may achieve subtle results via non-surgical liposuction called CoolSculpting.
*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.
Gently melts the fat and tightens the skin for a smooth natural result
On the day of the Vaser Liposuction procedure, patients are placed under twilight sedation. This eliminates the need for general anaesthesia and the adverse effects associated.1 However a general anaesthetic is an option (on request).
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 tummy 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) that facilitates 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 energy also stimulates collagen production which promotes skin tightening in the area treated, therefore resulting in smoother contours and avoids skin dimpling and sagging.
Following the procedure, the patient will be fitted into compression garments and thoroughly assessed before being discharged home. Patients will be monitored with regular follow-up appointments including complimentary lymphatic massages to help with the swelling and recovery process.
10 years of experience and performed over 15,000 vaser liposuction procedures
Cosmos Clinic was the first practice in Sydney to own a Vaser Liposuction machine, and we currently own the most Vaser systems in the world.
You can undertake your initial Vaser Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure at one of our cosmetic clinics across Australia. This can be in either Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne or the Gold Coast.
We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment. For patients travelling for Vaser Liposuction, please send us images of the areas you wish to have treated, which Cosmos Clinic you’d like treatment at, and where you’re located in the description so our staff can include all the appropriate information for travelling patients as part of your personalised quote.
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Recovery & what to expect after the Vaser Liposuction procedure
As Vaser Liposuction is performed 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 to minimise swelling. There will be fluid seepage for about 24 hours following the procedure. The compression garments are worn for three weeks full time and three weeks part-time. In most cases, the recovery from lipoplasty has minimal discomfort and very mild bruising. Most patients return to work within two to five days after the procedure. At Cosmos Clinic, we assist in the recovery process with regular follow up lymphatic massages, twice a week for two weeks. This assists the healing process and aids in yielding better results. To optimise your recovery process, become familiar with the do’s of Liposuction recovery:
Most of the results are obtained at six weeks. At this point, photos are taken to assess your progress. The final results may not be apparent for three to six months post-operatively. Strict adherence to the pre-operative and post-operative requirements is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is an advanced method of liposculpture that involves removing excess fat and contouring the body to give a smooth result. Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance”, and it is one of the gentlest methods of liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin to melt and then remove fat cells. Traditionally, liposuction techniques were less refined and 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 a longer recovery time post operation.
Vaser Liposuction is vastly different to this and 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 the fibrous tissue and transforms 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. The heat created by the ultrasound energy creates a contraction of the collagen fibres and tightening of the skin.
Cosmos Clinic was the first to acquire the new Vaser 2.0 in New South Wales and we currently have the most Vaser Liposuction systems in the world. This has allowed us to perform over 15,000 liposuction procedures in the last TEN years across the whole of Australia. At Cosmos Clinic, our doctors are renowned in body contouring – specifically for liposuction procedures. Our doctors have been trained by renowned surgeons around the world, including Dr Alfredo Hoyos (the inventor of Vaser High Definition Liposuction) and Dr Matlock (Beverly Hills, USA).
What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure chosen for its:
Gentleness: Due to the gentle nature of the ultrasound, the treated areas experience less trauma which helps in the recovery.
Skin Retraction: Ultrasonic energy promotes skin retraction, therefore tightening the skin and providing smooth contours.
Precision: Both small and large volumes of fat can be extracted from different areas of the body. This allows the surgeon to be more precise while sculpting muscle definition for high definition Vaser.
What is the difference between Vaser and Vaser High Definition Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction shapes the body by eliminating any uneven fat pockets using ultrasound technology to separate the fat cells for easier removal. This ultimately gives a slimmer, toner look to the body. Vaser High Definition Liposuction goes one step further in the process of body sculpting. This technique removes fat from around and on top of the muscle groups to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles. This form of liposuction produces ultra-defined results with a more athletic appearance. The best candidates for this treatment have thick skin, good skin tone, and can feel the muscles 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.
I have a large amount of fat. Is Vaser Liposuction suitable?
Vaser is not a replacement for diet and exercise and is not designed to treat obesity. If you are looking to remove large amounts of fat, we do offer Mega Liposuction at Cosmos Clinic. With this option, you can lose up to 15 litres of fat over the course of two to three liposuction sessions.
What happens to the skin after Vaser Liposuction?
Loose skin after surgery is a common concern amongst potential liposuction patients. Luckily, the heat energy created by the Vaser ultrasound during surgery stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract after surgery, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
However, patients with poor skin elasticity may still experience some degree of skin wrinkling or looseness after the procedure. In these cases, we offer a number of non-surgical skin tightening treatments at Cosmos Clinic that can help restore a smoother appearance.
How much does Vaser liposuction cost?
At Cosmos Clinic, we understand that cost plays a huge factor in our patient’s decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. However, Vaser liposuction does not fit a one price fits all strategy and costs will vary from patient to patient, depending on factors such as:
The number of body areas treated
The areas of the body treated
The body type of the patient
The type of anaesthetic used
The amount of time spent in surgery
If you are interested in having Vaser liposuction at Cosmos Clinic, you can expect your procedure to start at around $4,400 for one area, with each additional area costing approximately $1,750 on top of that base price. Treating multiple areas in the one procedure will ultimately reduce your overall costs and recovery times. To receive the most accurate Vaser liposuction quote, please get in touch to organise a consultation with one of our surgeons.
*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.
Am I a suitable candidate for Vaser liposuction?
If you fit the following criteria, you may be a suitable candidate for our Vaser liposuction procedures:
You are in good physical and mental health
You are unhappy with the appearance of stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise efforts
You have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved through Vaser liposuction
You are willing to follow healthy exercise and diet habits after surgery to maintain your results
You have good skin elasticity
You are a non-smoker or are willing to quit in the weeks before and after surgery
However, the best way to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for Vaser liposuction is to meet with our Cosmos Clinic surgeons for a consultation.
How long will it take for me to see results?
You will likely notice a subtle improvement in your body contour immediately after your Vaser liposuction procedure. However, you will need to allow some time for post-operative swelling to subside and the skin to retract and tighten before your final results appear. In the three to six months after surgery, you can expect your results to improve gradually.
Are Vaser liposuction results permanent?
Once your fat cells are removed via Vaser liposuction, they will never return. However, the procedure cannot prevent you from gaining weight again. While you are more likely to gain weight in different areas of the body, the remaining fat cells in the treated area can still grow in size.
What areas of the body can Vaser liposuction treat?
Vaser liposuction can be used to treat unwanted pockets of fat in various areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, front of thighs, arms, back, chest, face and neck.
How do I prepare for Vaser liposuction surgery?
During your Vaser liposuction consultation, your Cosmos Clinic surgeon will provide you with specific pre-operative instructions. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to quit at least two weeks prior to surgery, as smoking can increase surgical complications and slow healing times. In addition, your surgeon may advise that you avoid certain medications and supplements that can cause excessive bleeding during surgery and recovery. It is also a good idea to take steps before surgery to prepare for your recovery. This could include purchasing some comfortable clothing, filling any needed prescriptions, preparing some healthy meals and arranging for someone to pick you up from the hospital and assist at home for the first few days.
How long does the procedure take to complete?
You can expect your Vaser liposuction to take between one and four hours to complete, depending on the areas treated and the amount of fat removed.
Will I feel any pain during the Vaser liposuction procedure?
Your Vaser liposuction procedure is performed using twilight sedation and local anaesthesia, so you should feel very little during the procedure. If you experience any discomfort or pain during recovery, you can relieve this with medications prescribed by your surgeon.
How many treatments will I need?
Our surgeons at Cosmos Clinic always aim to achieve the best fat reduction results during your initial liposuction procedure. However, some patients may achieve better results with additional treatments, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed to achieve your desired outcome.
Can I treat multiple body areas in one procedure?
Yes, many patients choose to address multiple areas of concern in one Vaser liposuction procedure. At Cosmos Clinic, we can treat up to three or four areas in the one surgery.
How much fat can Vaser liposuction remove?
Depending on your body goals, we will remove between three and five litres of fat during your Vaser liposuction procedure. Any more than this can impair your safety and comfort: one study found that removing more than five litres of fat increases complication rates by 3.7 percent. If you wish to remove more than this, you will need to have multiple Vaser procedures.
Does Vaser liposuction leave a scar?
While scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, significant scarring after liposuction is rare. The incisions required to insert the Vaser probes are only small and will be placed in easily hidden locations. With proper scar management techniques, any noticeable scars will fade in time.
What are the risks and side effects associated with Vaser liposuction?
Every invasive procedure comes with risks. However, Vaser is far less risky than traditional liposuction, and we’ve performed thousands of liposuction procedures at Cosmos Clinic without incident. Some of the potential side effects you may experience after your Vaser liposuction procedure include:
Bruising and bleeding
Pain and aching
Loose skin that doesn’t adjust to your new body contour