Vaser Liposuction is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure for contouring multiple areas of the body. It effectively removes stubborn fat from the tummy, love handles, arms, legs (inner thighs) and neck. It can also be used for man boobs (gynecomastia), breast reduction and chubby cheeks.
Patients can experience permanent improvement in body shape after Vaser Liposuction – fat is distributed more evenly as excess fat cells have been removed.
Vaser Liposuction features an advanced ultrasound technology that also tighten skin in addition to removing fat. If a patient has a lot of sagging skin, however, we recommend pairing Vaser Liposuction with our Renuvion Skin Tightening treatments.
We also offer another non-surgical liposuction procedure called CoolSculpting.
Gently Removes Fat with the Added Benefit of Tighter Skin
General anaesthetic is not required with Vaser Liposuction. Instead, patients are placed under twilight sedation. This means during treatment they are awake but don’t feel any pain. Not going under general anaesthetic reduces the chances of developing the complications normally associated with cosmetic surgery. (Note: general anaesthetic is available upon request).
At the start of the Vaser Liposuction, small incisions are made to allow a numbing solution to be injected under the skin. The numbing solution also acts as a medium which allows the ultrasound energy to break down stubborn fat. To hide scarring, surgical incisions are placed in discreet areas of the body. Some examples are 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 numbing solution turns the fat into a homogeneous liquid that’s much less likely to clump. In fact, the biggest advantage of Vaser Liposuction is that the fat removal process is easier and less invasive than traditional liposuction. 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 best results possible, patients may be re-positioned or asked to stand up during the procedure. This allows the surgeon to assess and remove fatty tissue from different angles.
Before being discharged, patients will be thoroughly assessed and sent home with a compression garment. After their Vaser Liposuction Procedure, patients will also be monitored with regular follow-up appointments and lymphatic drainage massage to reduce any side-effects and speed up the recovery process.
10 Years’ Experience and Over 15,000 Liposuction Treatments Performed
Cosmos Clinic is proud to be the biggest provider of liposuction procedures in the Gold Coast. We were the first to offer 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. Our experienced medical professionals are renowned for body contouring – specifically for the our liposuction procedures. The doctors at Cosmos 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 the Gold Coast, Australia.
We treat many interstate as well as overseas plastic surgery 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.
What is the Recovery Process Like After Vaser Lipo?
Unlike traditional liposuction, there is no overnight stay required with Vaser Lipo. It’s performed under twilight sedation so all patients can return home the same day. To help facilitate the recovery, all patients are fitted with compression garments. Wearing them also helps with skin retraction and minimises swelling. There may be fluid seepage for about 24 hours following the procedure which is perfectly normal. 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.
Regular follow-up and lymphatic drainage massage is performed twice a week for two weeks to help in the recovery process. Most patients can return to work in two to five days after treatment. Patients can expect results to become noticeable approximately six weeks after Vaser lipo. At this point, photos are taken to gauge your progress. The final results may take up to for 3–6 months post procedure.
Strict adherence to the preoperative and postoperative instructions is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results. 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
*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.