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.
2-7 day recovery
Compression garments for 5-6 weeks
Results seen in 6 weeks
Results varies from patient to patient
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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.
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.
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.
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:
Female Tummy Liposuction
Male Tummy Liposuction
Female Back & Love Handles Liposuction
Male Back & Love Handles Liposuction
Man Boobs Liposuction
*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.
Body Sculpting with Vaser Liposuction is an advanced surgical technique that involves removing unwanted or excess fat. Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance,” and it’s considered by many cosmetic surgeons to be a highly effective method of liposuction.
During Vaser Liposuction an ultrasound probe is inserted under the skin to melt and remove fat cells. Traditional liposuction techniques used to be much more invasive, extracting excess fat without melting it first. This can be likened to sucking out a brick through a straw. Patients experienced more pain and trauma at the treatment site, as well as much longer recovery time.
Vaser Liposuction makes surgical fat reduction safer and more gentle. The high energy from the ultrasound separates the fat cells from the fibrous tissue, transforming it into a liquid form. Changing solid fat into a ‘melted butter’ consistency allows it to be removed with less trauma to the skin. The ultrasound also promotes mild skin-tightening by contracting the existing collagen fibres and stimulating the production of new collagen.
The benefits of Vaser Liposuction for body contouring are as follows:
Vaser Liposuction removes small to moderate amounts of excess fat. It uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells first for easier removal. This gives the skin and body a smoother and more toned appearance.
Vaser High Definition Liposuction goes one step further. It’s a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat from between and top of the muscles to give them a more defined appearance. It’s a popular liposuction procedure for sculpting smaller areas of the body for a more athletic-looking physique. For example, High Def Vaser can precisely target small fat deposits in between the abs to create the look of the perfect “six-pack.”
The best candidates for Vaser High Definition Liposuction have healthy, strong skin, good skin tone, and can feel the muscles underneath the skin when contracting.
The very first thing to think about is whether Vaser Liposuction is right for you. The best candidate for liposuction eats right, has good exercise habits and is close to his or her ideal weight but remains troubled by stubborn fat deposits in certain areas. It’s also important to know this is a decision you’re making for yourself and not for anyone else, and you should have realistic expectations.
Vaser Liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Vaser Liposuction is also called liposculpture, and this is for a good reason. Vaser Liposuction is more of a sculpting process, it can remove fat from parts of your body that have a disproportionate amount of fat, to smooth out your body, create curves, contours and enhance muscular definition to get you the look you want.
Researching online is a good way to find out if the surgeon you want to see has the required skills and experience. It is also very important to go into the clinic and meet the surgeon and let them examine you, and give you a realistic expectation of what you could look like after the procedure. Things such as before and after pictures are a good way to see if the surgeon’s results are what you would want.
Depending on the type and extent of Vaser Liposuction procedure performed, recovery times can vary. Usually, patients are back at work and normal activities within 3 days, (*can vary from patient to patient), however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for approximately 6 weeks.
The most important thing to do in the short-term is to follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions. The best way to maintain your results long-term is to continue enjoying your healthy lifestyle. Dr Kim feels a stronger core always produces the best results in the abdominal region.
Vaser Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle; however, you can get rid of large amounts of weight with Mega Liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction has a mild skin-tightening effect. Ultrasound heat energy stimulates the production of new collagen fibres, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.
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