Vaser (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction is a type of liposuction that can remove fat from very specific areas allowing for precise body sculpting whilst benefiting from a much faster recovery time than other liposuction techniques. Areas that can be treated include the abdomen, upper arms, neck, chin, back, breasts, buttocks, hips, knees, ankles and thighs. This procedure is suitable for the removal of excess fat where it is traditionally difficult to lose through diet and exercise, not for those who are overweight.
You will have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss the reasons for wanting the procedure and your desired aesthetic outcome. You will also be advised on whether this is the right technique to be used for your specific areas carrying excess fat and if any additional procedures may be required in order to achieve your best results. Depending on the areas needing treatment and the size of those areas, you will be advised if a surgical or non-surgical Vaser liposuction is required.
Vaser liposuction involves using ultrasonic technology to specifically target fat cells, liquify them and then remove whilst sculpting the area being treated through a small cannula inserted into the area. This method is less invasive than other liposuction techniques.
You will be treated under local anaesthetic and will not require an overnight hospital stay. The Vaser liposuction will last between 45 minutes and 3 hours depending on the number and size of the areas to be treated. We recommend you rest immediately afterwards with a return to work expected after 2 to 4 days. You will be given a compression garment to wear for up to 6 weeks with results starting to be seen from 3 weeks. You should be fully recovered and settled after 6 weeks. You will have follow up appointments with your nurse as well as your surgeon who will discuss your recovery, answer any concerns you may have and advise you of any additional aftercare to aid your recovery and enable the best results possible.
There is no set price for Vaser liposuction, as the price and treatment is individual to you depending how the number and size of areas to be treated as well as any necessary additional procedures in order to give you the look you desire. This will be discussed with you at length during your consultation.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any surgery takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.