Vaser Liposuction represents an advanced method of Liposuction that gently removes unwanted, excess fat from the body, providing a more favourable shape and contour. This highly effective body sculpting procedure has an approximately 7 day downtime and has been shown to offer 54% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction methods.1
Vaser Liposuction is available at all our Cosmos Clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Melbourne. Vaser Liposuction can be used on almost any area of the body, such as the tummy, love handles, back, arms, legs and neck. It can also be used for man boobs (gynecomastia), breast reduction, chubby cheeks, ankles and even the “buffalo hump”.
Vaser Liposuction offers a permanent change in body shape that can stand the test of time when combined with a healthy lifestyle. As an adult we typically have a set number of fat (adipose) cells distributed throughout the body creating a body shape predetermined by your genetics. By selectively removing troublesome and undesirable fat pockets we are able to more evenly distribute the way your body stores fat. Even if you gain some weight in the future, your body will store proportionally less fat in the areas that have been treated with laser liposuction and you will retain a more favourable shape.
Vaser Liposuction has also been shown to offer up to 54% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction techniques, due to the process of increased neo-collagenesis (production of collagen). 1
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 smoother natural result
Our Vaser Liposuction procedures are typically performed under a twilight sedation, reducing the need for general anaesthesia and the associated adverse effects.1 However a general anaesthetic is certainly available if required (upon request).
Tiny cuts are made through the skin to allow access to the fatty (subcutaneous) layer beneath, and to minimise noticeable scars post-procedure, the incision sites are carefully placed in as discrete areas as possible.
The fat layer is then soaked with a numbing solution that provides long lasting pain relief as well as acting as a treatment medium for the Vaser ultrasound technology.
After the fat has been adequately infiltrated with the solution, the small Vaser ultrasound probe is passed throughout the layer to gently “shake” the fat cells apart, transforming the layer of solid fat (imagine a block of butter) into a more liquid layer (now imagine molten butter), ready to be suctioned out.
Three advantages are subsequently 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
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.
15 years of experience and performed over 20,000 liposuction & fat transfer 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 leakage for about 3-5 days 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 one week 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 more harmonious and favourable shape. Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance”, and it is one of the most gentle methods of liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe that is inserted into the fat layer under the skin to “shake” (or “melt”) the fat layer before suction. Traditionally, liposuction techniques were less refined, used higher suction pressures, and separating the excess fat before suctioning was much like trying to shatter a brick into pieces before its removal. This meant more trauma to the body, more pain for the patient, and a longer recovery time post operation.
Vaser is an additional step within the procedure and can be likened to transforming the “brick of butter” into “molten butter”– thus allowing the fat to be more gently and evenly removed. The ultrasound energy also promotes skin tightening following the procedure, which offsets skin looseness and laxity: the thermal energy created by the ultrasound creates a contraction and proliferation of the collagen fibres and subsequent tightening of the skin. Indeed Vaser liposuction has been shown to offer up to 54% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction results.
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 30,000 liposuction and fat transfer procedures across the whole of Australia. Our team have been trained by renowned doctors around the world, including Dr Alfredo Hoyos (the inventor of Vaser High Definition Liposuction) and Dr Matlock (Beverly Hills, USA), and Dr Alexander Aslani (Marbella, Spain).
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 Liposuction is not a replacement for diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle and must not be confused with weight loss treatments or bariatric surgery. However, we do offer Mega Liposuction at Cosmos Clinic but it is important to understand that we do not remove more than 5 litres of fat during any one procedure, in accordance with international safety guidelines. A second session if required (to remove up to another 5 Litres of fat) is arranged for 1 week later.
What happens to the skin after Vaser Liposuction?
Loose skin after surgery is a common concern amongst potential liposuction patients: the removal of volume will typically “deflate” an object (imagine letting air out of a party balloon). Fortunately, Vaser Liposuction has been shown to offer up to 54% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction, which helps to offset looseness and laxity.
That said however, patients with poor skin elasticity may still experience some degree of skin wrinkling or looseness after the procedure, and it is very important to understand that Vaser liposuction does NOT represent a replacement for abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) when needed. Your clinician will be able to offer an honest insight and opinion into your options and likely outcomes in this regard.
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 weight 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 the pricing to start at around $4,400 for one area, with each additional area costing approximately $1,750, but it should be noted that the price tariff will be based upon patient weight.. Treating multiple areas in one procedure will ultimately reduce your overall costs and recovery times. You can visit our pricing page to get even more details. To receive the most accurate Vaser liposuction quote, please get in touch to organise a consultation with one of our doctors.
*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 doctors 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 doctor 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 doctor 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 doctor.
How many treatments will I need?
Our doctors 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. 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
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