This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Ku.
Vaser liposuction is a less invasive form of cosmetic surgery with minimum downtime that offers a skin-tightening effect. To find out more about costs and various Melbourne 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).
Vaser liposuction can help distribute body fat more evenly while also removing fat cells.
With body contouring effect, the advantages of Vaser liposuction include 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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Vaser liposuction procedure
VASER stands for vibration amplification at sound energy at resonance. It is a type of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology. 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 a procedure that targets specific areas of the body. Vaser liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, such as the abdomen, arms, legs, and neck. Vaser liposuction can be an option for individuals who have not seen desired results from diet and exercise, but it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
Benefits of having a liposuction procedure performed this way
While Vaser liposuction can offer benefits such as potentially shorter downtime and the ability to avoid general anaesthesia, it’s important to understand that all surgical procedures, including liposuction, carry risks and complexities.
The ultrasound-assisted process may stimulate collagen production, which can contribute to body contouring and skin tightening effects. However, results can vary from person to person. This creates smoother contours and less sagging.
While Vaser liposuction can help remove stubborn fat that may not respond to diet and exercise, it’s important to maintain realistic expectations about the results. While Vaser liposuction is generally considered safe, like all surgical procedures, it carries risks and potential discomfort. While Vaser liposuction may be an option for those who have experienced significant weight loss or childbirth, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the potential benefits and recovery time.
Quick facts and primary benefits of Vaser liposuction
Some quick facts and primary benefits of Vaser liposuction procedure are summarised below:
- Vaser liposuction is a type of body contouring cosmetic surgery that can target stubborn fat in various areas of the body. However, like all surgical procedures, it carries risks and complexities.
- While Vaser lipo may have a shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction, recovery times can vary from person to person.
- While Vaser liposuction may be less invasive than traditional liposuction, it is still a surgical procedure and carries risks.
- Vaser liposuction involves the use of ultrasound to break down fat cells, which are then removed using a cannula and suction. This is a complex procedure that should be performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon.
- While Vaser liposuction may result in skin retraction and tightening, results can vary from person to person.
- 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).
- While Vaser lipo is generally considered safe and is performed under twilight sedation, like all surgical procedures, it carries risks.
- While Vaser lipo may allow for the removal of more fat cells compared to other techniques, results can vary from person to person.
How Vaser liposuction works
The Vaser liposuction procedure typically involves twilight sedation, which may reduce the need for general anaesthesia. However, all forms of sedation carry risks, and it’s important to discuss these with your surgeon.
The Vaser liposuction procedure involves making small incisions and injecting a numbing solution under the skin. This solution helps the high-energy ultrasound device break down the unwanted fat. This is a complex process that requires careful execution. While the incisions made during Vaser liposuction are typically small and placed in discrete areas, some degree of scarring is possible after any surgical procedure. It will depend on the area you are having treated, but some examples can include the belly button or bikini line.
After the numbing solution has been applied, a small ultrasound probe is used. This probe emits high-energy waves that break down the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. This is a complex process that should be performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. The probe is inserted under the skin to break down the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. Despite the use of the term ‘gentle’, it’s important to remember that this is a surgical procedure and carries risks.
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More gentle than traditional liposuction
Vaser liposuction is a different approach to fat removal compared to traditional liposuction, using 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. While Vaser lipo is considered less invasive than traditional liposuction, it’s important to understand that there is still a recovery process. The duration of recovery can vary depending on individual circumstances.
Is Vaser liposuction suitable for me?
Vaser liposuction is a procedure that may be considered by individuals with certain body fat distribution patterns. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to understand if this procedure is suitable for you. The expert cosmetic surgeons at Me Clinic’s liposuction Melbourne clinic 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 total cost of Vaser liposuction can vary depending on several factors. These include the number of areas being treated, the time required for the procedure, the cost of anaesthesia, and aftercare costs. It is recommended to have a detailed discussion with your healthcare provider to understand all the potential costs associated with this procedure. The best way to obtain a cost specific to your Vaser lipo requirements is by having an initial consultation with a surgeon at about Melbourne liposuction at Me Clinic. 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
Our team prioritises the best interest of the patient in advising and recommending solutions. Our approach is sensitive to patient needs, prioritising wellbeing and positive outcomes. If required, we will recommend a more suitable surgery or different lifestyle regime should it be better suited to your situation.
Our team has extensive experience in cosmetic surgery and adheres to a high code of ethics, always prioritising the best interests of the patient.
Dr Gordon Ku
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Is Vaser liposuction suitable to remove a large amount of fat?
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 can be an option for individuals who, despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, have specific areas they wish to target.
What will my skin do after Vaser liposuction?
Vaser liposuction may have a skin tightening effect in some cases. The procedure can stimulate new collagen formation, which may result in a tighter, firmer look, although results can vary. 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.
What is liposculpture?
Liposculpture is a type of liposuction procedure that can treat small pockets of fat. Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology, which may allow for a more precise extraction of fat cells, although results can vary.
Can I combine Vaser lipo with other procedures?
It may be possible to undergo other procedures at the same time as Vaser liposuction, depending on your individual circumstances and goals. However, it’s important to consider the potential risks and complications. This can 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.