Patients can see a permanent improvement in body shape after Vaser Liposuction – fat is distributed more evenly as excess fat cells have been removed.
Vaser Liposuction also has a skin-tightening effect thanks to its Vaser ultrasound technology. For patients who require more advanced skin-tightening and retraction, however, we recommend pairing Vaser Liposuction with our Renuvion Skin Tightening treatments.
Subtle results may be achieved with non-surgical liposuction called CoolSculpting.
Gentler than Liposuction for Fat Reduction and Skin-Tightening
During Vaser Liposuction patients are normally placed under twilight sedation. Not using general anaesthetic reduces the chances of developing the complications normally associated with cosmetic surgery. (Note: general anaesthetic is available upon request).
Vaser Liposuction involves making small incisions through which numbing solution is administered under the skin. The solution also acts as a medium for the high-energy ultrasound to break down stubborn fat.
To hide any scarring from this surgical procedure, incisions are placed in discreet areas such as in the belly button or near the bikini line in the case of tummy liposuction.
Next, a small ultrasound probe or cannula is inserted under the skin to dissolve the fat cells and make the suction process easier. Vaser Liposuction transforms the “brick” of fat into a soft material (much like melting a slab of butter) to facilitate the removal of fat.
The main advantage of Vaser Liposuction is it allows for a more even removal of fat than with traditional liposuction. The numbing solution makes the fat under the skin more even and less likely to clump. The ultrasound energy also stimulates collagen production, promoting skin tightening in the treatment area. This results in smoother contours and prevents skin dimpling and sagging.
To achieve the smoothest results possible, patients may be re-positioned or asked to stand up during the procedure. This allows the surgeon to assess and remove fat from different angles.
Patients will be thoroughly assessed and fitted with a compression garment before being discharged. To promote a speedy recovery and prevent complications, patients will be monitored with regular follow-up appointments, including complimentary lymphatic drainage massage to reduce side-effects such as swelling.
Over 15,000 Liposuction Procedures Performed In the Last 10 Years
Cosmos Clinic is the number one provider of state-of-the-art liposuction treatments in Canberra. In fact, we were the first to acquire the new Vaser 2.0 in New South Wales and we currently have the most Vaser Liposuction devices in the world. This has allowed us to perform over 15,000 liposuction procedures in the last ten years across Australia. Cosmos Clinic cosmetic surgeons are renowned for body contouring – specifically for the popular liposuction procedures. Our doctors have been trained by top surgeons around the world, including Dr. Alfredo Hoyos (inventor of Vaser High Definition Liposuction) and Dr. Matlock (Beverly Hills, USA).
Your initial Vaser Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at our cosmetic clinic in Canberra, Australia.
We are also proud to see many interstate as well as overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. To ensure utmost professionalism and consistency, we have developed a set of procedures for our out-of-town patients. For those travelling to see us, we ask that you send images of the areas you wish to have treated, which Cosmos Clinic your prefer and where you are located. This will allow our staff to include all the necessary information as part of your personalised quote.
The Recovery Process After the Vaser Lipo Procedure
There is no overnight stay required with Vaser Liposuction. Since it’s performed under twilight sedation, all patients can return home the same day. Patients will leave the clinic with compression garments to help with the healing process, skin retraction and to minimise swelling. There may be fluid seepage for about 24 hours following the procedure. The compression garments are worn for three weeks full-time and then three weeks part-time. In most cases, the recovery from Vaser Liposuction is minimal, although some minor bruising may occur.
Most patients can return to work in two to five days after treatment. Regular follow-up and lymphatic drainage massage is performed twice a week for two weeks to help in the recovery process. To optimise your recovery please become familiar with the following do’s of liposuction recovery:
Do wear your liposuction compression garments
Do maintain a healthy diet
Do listen to your body
Do take care of your surgical sites
Do attend post surgical check ups
Most of the results become noticeable six weeks after your Vaser lipo procedure. At this point, photos are taken to assess your progress. The final results may not be apparent for 3–6 months post procedure. Strict adherence to the preoperative and postoperative instructions is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.
*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.