Vaser Liposuction

Remove Stubborn Fat and Contour Your Body with Vaser Liposuction Melbourne

This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Ku. LinkedIn Profile here

Vaser liposuction is a less invasive form of cosmetic surgery with minimum downtime that changes your body shape by removing fat cells with a skin tightening effect. To find out more about costs and various lipo procedures offered at our clinic, make contact with our expert team.

Vaser liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can be used on a range of areas of the body with varying amounts of fat. This includes the tummy, love handles, arms, legs and neck. Men can also take advantage of this procedure to rectify gynaecomastia (man boobs).

You will see a permanent change in your body shape as Vaser liposuction distributes body fat more evenly while also removing fat cells.

With body contouring effect, the advantages of Vaser liposuction includes a more desirable body shape by removing excess fat and stubborn fat deposits, with minimal downtime and a degree of skin tightening and retraction.

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Precision body contouring with Vaser liposuction

VASER stands for vibration amplification at sound energy at resonance. The way this type of liposuction procedure works is by using ultrasound technology to break down or disrupt the bonds between fat cells. During your lipo procedure, either under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic, tumescent fluid mixed with anaesthetic will be injected into the targeted area of the body. Through small incisions in the skin, ultrasound probes will be inserted and used to break apart fatty tissue.

A cannula will be used to vacuum the fatty tissue and tumescent fluid from the treated area, although some tumescent fluid will be left in your body for pain relief. This fluid will be absorbed by your body within a few days.

Vaser liposuction is known to be precision body contouring because of its targeted approach. Treatment areas include tummy, love handles, arms, legs, inner thighs, outer thighs, neck and man boobs (gynaecomastia). Whatever stubborn fat treatment area or part of the body you want to shape more desirably, laser lipo can help, especially suited for fat resistant to a healthy diet and exercise.

Benefits of having a liposuction procedure performed this way

Along with minimal downtime as well as the ability to avoid general anaesthesia, Vaser liposuction allows our surgeons to remove more fat when compared with traditional liposuction.

The ultrasound-assisted process stimulates collagen production, having a body contouring and body sculpting effect, helping to tighten and retract the skin in the area treated. This creates smoother contours and less sagging.

With the removal of stubborn fat that is otherwise unresponsive to regular exercise and a healthy diet, the sculpting effect results in a more toned body shape. Vaser liposuction is a safe way to remove a large volume of fat with less discomfort. This cosmetic procedure is well-suited to those who have experienced significant weight loss or childbirth, increasing your confidence and body shape with fast recovery.

Quick facts and primary benefits of Vaser liposuction

Some quick facts and primary benefits of Vaser liposuction procedure are summarised below:

  • Vaser liposuction is body contouring cosmetic surgery suited to a range of areas of the body effectively targeting stubborn fat.
  • Even though Vaser lipo is a surgical procedure, it’s a quicker recovery time with minimal downtime compared to traditional liposuction.
  • Vaser liposuction is a less invasive cosmetic procedure than traditional lipo.
  • This cosmetic treatment uses ultrasound to break down fat cells, tumescent fluid, a cannula and suction.
  • Skin retraction and tightening provides smooth contours.
  • Varying amounts of fat can be extracted via a precise sculpting method under the care of an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
  • Fat tissue removed during the surgery procedure can be used for fat grafting (if required).
  • Vaser lipo is safer and minimally invasive performed under twilight sedation.
  • More fat cells can be removed when compared to other techniques.

How Vaser liposuction works

The Vaser liposuction procedure involves twilight sedation. This means there’s no need for a general anaesthetic and the risk of general anaesthesia’s associated adverse effects.

Tiny incisions are made then a numbing solution is placed under the skin, which will act as a medium to help high energy ultrasound react with the unwanted fatty tissue. The small required incisions are placed in discrete areas to help minimise any noticeable scarring post-procedure. It will depend on the area you are having treated, but some examples can include the belly button or bikini line.

After the local anaesthetic numbing solution has been applied, a small ultrasound probe is used to dissolve the fat before it is suctioned. The probe is placed gently under the skin to turn the fat into a soft material allowing for gentle removal of the unwanted stubborn fat via suction.

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More gentle than traditional liposuction

Vaser liposuction is a more gentle fat removal process than traditional liposuction because it uses ultrasound energy to liquify stubborn fat with transmitters placed under the skin prior to fat removal. This makes it a gentler way to remove fat cells from the body compared to traditional liposuction. Because of this gentler technique, patients can also achieve a smoother, more skin tightening result than with traditional lipo. Because Vaser liposuction is a less invasive form of liposuction, there is less risk of nerve damage and tissue trauma. To find out what treatment is right for you, please get in touch with our expert team.

Recovery time and downtime

Vaser lipo is best suited to people with a healthy lifestyle looking to target stubborn fat in specific areas of the body despite following a healthy diet and doing regular exercise. Even though Vaser lipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction, there still is a recovery process although recovery time is minimal with far less downtime than traditional lipo.

Is Vaser liposuction suitable for me?

If you struggle with your current size or shape and have disproportionate areas of fat that are unresponsive to a healthy diet and exercise, Vaser liposuction procedure will likely be suitable for you. The expert cosmetic surgeons at Me Clinic liposuction Melbourne and across Australia (including Sydney) are fully qualified and accredited with over 35 years of experience in the field of liposuction surgery.

If you have no prior health conditions that may lead to complication along with realistic expectations for your lipo results, our expert team will be able to assess your situation and determine if Vaser liposuction is right for you. Because each patient is unique with varying needs and problem areas, make contact to set up an initial consultation in which we can also discuss what liposuction technique options may be suited to you, as well as liposuction cost.

Vaser liposuction cost

The cost of Vaser liposuction will depend on the number of areas being treated and the time required to perform the Vaser liposuction procedure. The best way to obtain a cost specific to your Vaser lipo requirements is by having an initial consultation with a surgeon at Me Clinic Melbourne. During this time, we will examine and assess the areas to be treated and provide a customised quote tailored to your needs.

Choosing Me Clinic Australia to perform my Vaser liposuction procedure

The experienced Cosmetic Surgeons at Me Clinic place great importance on their responsibility to advise and recommend a solution that is in the best interest of the patient. With sensitivity to our patient’s needs, we work to ensure your complete wellbeing and a positive outcome are our first priorities. If required, we will recommend a more suitable surgery or different lifestyle regime should it be better suited to your situation.

When it comes to the procedure, our team of experts guarantee a high-level of experience and skills courtesy of their many years of Cosmetic Surgery experience, abiding by the highest code of ethics to serve the best interests of the patient every time.

Dr Gordon Ku

Dr. Gordon has over 24 years of experience in various aspects of cosmetic medicine and surgery.... Read more

Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaser liposuction should never be considered as a replacement for diet and exercise. This option is best for the removal of specific pockets of fat that are unaffected by a healthy lifestyle.

Vaser liposuction is best suited to those who, regardless of weight loss efforts and exercise, still have problem areas. Vaser liposuction can target those areas and refine their new look.

Vaser liposuction has a skin tightening effect. Beyond removal of fat, this cosmetic procedure stimulates the formation of new collagen, resulting in a natural skin retraction providing a tighter, firmer look. The benefit of this skin tightening elasticity makes Vaser lipo often preferred to a tummy tuck because it is a less invasive body contouring cosmetic solution. Depending on what part of the body being treated, your Vaser lipo recovery process may also involve a compression garment.

Liposculpture is a liposuction procedure that treats small pockets of fat, not large areas like traditional lipo . For Vaser liposuction, ultrasound liposuction/advanced Vaser hi definition liposculpture allows a more precise extraction of fat cells by using an ultrasound device that melts the fat without affecting vital tissues.

Yes, you can undergo other procedures at the same time as Vaser liposuction. This will depend on your aesthetic goals which will be discussed in-depth during your consultation.

The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.


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