Vaser Liposuction | Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide & Gold Coast
Vaser Liposuction is a highly accurate form of liposculpture, providing smooth results with fast recovery and minimal downtime.
Vaser Liposuction is an advanced method of removing excess fat and contouring the body that gives smooth results. The gentlest form of Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL), Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound probe inserted into the fat layer under the skin to separate the fatty tissue before it is removed.
In NSW, Cosmos Clinic was the first to acquire the new Vaser 2.0 and have performed over 8,000 liposuction procedures over the last four years. Cosmos Clinic was also the first clinic in NSW to achieve athletic muscle definition using Vaser Hi Definition Liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction – at a glance
Vaser Liposuction is gentle enough to be performed with local anaesthetic under light sedation. During the procedure, a small ultrasound probe is passed under the skin to dissolve the fatty layer before it is suctioned. Traditionally, liposuction methods 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 longer recovery periods. Vaser Liposuction 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 fibrous tissue transforming it into a butter-like form. The ultrasound energy also promotes skin tightening following the procedure, which reduces the chance of skin dimpling and saggy skin.
What can you expect on the day?
On the day of the Vaser Liposuction procedure, patients are given twilight sedation, which eliminate the need for general anaesthesia and its associated adverse effects. Small 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 minimize noticeable scars post-procedure, incisions are placed in discrete areas such as in the belly button and near the bikini line for the typical abdominal 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, facilitating the gentle removal of the fat with suctioning. This ultrasound energy also stimulates collagen production, which promotes skin tightening in the area treated, thus resulting in smoother contours post-operatively while avoiding skin dimpling and saggy skin.
To achieve optimal results, patients will be re-positioned and made to stand up if necessary at intervals during the procedure, so that the surgeon can assess the fat removal from different angles. Following the procedure, the patient will be fitted into compression garments and adequately assessed before being discharged home. Post-operatively patients will have regular complimentary lymphatic massages to help with the swelling and recovery process, as well as be assessed on follow-up.
What is the difference between Vaser Mid-Def and Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction?
Vaser Mid Def Liposuction and Vaser Hi Def Liposuction both use ultrasound technology to break apart fat deposits for easier removal, leaving a more refined and smoother result, with less pain and less downtime.
Vaser Mid Def Liposuction, shapes the body, getting rid of any uneven pockets of fat on the body. Vaser Mid Def gives a toned look to the body, with softer lines than Vaser Hi Def.
Vaser Hi Def goes one step further in the process of body sculpting. Developed for men and women who want a more athletic and muscular appearance, the Vaser Hi Def technique removes fat from around and on-top of the muscle groups, to enhance the visibility of underlying muscles, producing ultra defined results. For example Vaser Hi Def would remove the small amounts of fat in-between the abs, to bring out a perfect six pack.
What are the advantages of Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction advantages include:
- Quick recovery: due to the gentle nature of using the ultrasound, this form of liposuction is less traumatic with less downtime for patients. Read our blog on how exercise before surgery further enhances the recovery process.
- Fat removal is permanent.
- Skin Retraction: The high energy from the ultrasound promotes skin retraction and therefore healing with smooth contours.
- Precision: It is able to deliver more precise body contouring than traditional liposuction where 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, thus achieving an aesthetically pleasing result. Studies also show that patient satisfaction is well above 80%. Click here to read more about these studies.
- The fat removed during the procedure is of a high quality and can be used for fat grafting procedures on the same patient such as for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
- It is a safe, minimally invasive way to rid the body of excess fat, which can be done as a day procedure under twilight sedation. This not only avoids the complications of general anaesthesia but also allows the patient to be repositioned and stood up if necessary during the procedure to ensure optimal removal of fat from all angles.
Traditional Liposuction vs. Vaser Liposuction
With Vaser Liposuction, there are three main stages. Firstly tumescent solution is injected into the areas to be liposuction to numb the area, secondly the Vaser technology is used to melt the fat, thirdly the fat is then suctioned out.
With Traditional liposuction, the extra middle ‘separation/melting’ stage is skipped. The extra separation stage used with Vaser Liposuction means less trauma to the body, and therefore a gentler healing process and better results.
To explain in non-technical terms, Traditional liposuction is like sucking a brick of fat out through a straw, whereas Vaser liposuction melts this fat, making it similar to sucking out butter through a straw.
We do offer traditional Liposuction for those who are price conscious, starting from $2,200.
Liposoft vs. Vaser Liposuction
Liposoft uses water to separate fat cells.
There is no heat given off when Liquid Liposuction is used, which means that unlike Vaser Liposuction, Liquid Liposuction does not tighten the skin.
Laser Liposuction vs. Vaser Liposuction
Laser Liposuction uses light to melt fat.
The laser liposuction technique is only used for small areas of fat, such as the neck. Laser liposuction is unable to melt any large volumes of fat. Vaser liposuction gives off heat more uniformly than the laser.
Bodytite vs. Vaser Liposuction
The Bodytite Liposuction technique uses radio frequency.
Bodytite tends to melt fat in a similar fashion to Vaser, however in our experience the Vaser causes less trauma to the tissues and therefore has less risk of side effects.
The heat produced and used by the Vaser technique is more uniform and gentle than Bodytite, meaning it is much less painful.
Who are the best candidates for Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction can be safely used on healthy individuals with different body shapes for areas that just cannot be shifted with diet and exercise. Consultation with our experienced cosmetic physicians will determine the treatment best suited to your personal expectations.
What are the costs involved?
Depending on your expectations and desired results, prices vary and start from $3,300 – $4,400. For Vaser Hi Def Liposculpture, prices start from $7,000, inclusive of GST and all theatre costs.
Locations for Vaser Liposuction
Your initial Vaser Liposuction can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Double Bay – Sydney, Deakin – Canberra, North Adelaide – Adelaide or Benowa – Gold Coast.