VASER Lipo is a specialised and minimally invasive fat removal and body contouring procedure. In contrast to traditional lipo, VASER Lipo affords patients the fat reduction experience no amount of exercise or dieting can achieve by itself with ultimate precision and minimal downtime.
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to breakdown fat cells, which are then removed from your body through a suction process. VASER Lipo (also referred to as Vaser liposelection or Ultrasound Lipo) is a suitable procedure for both men and women
The ultrasound energy only targets fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues undamaged, and involves minimal downtime. Our experience tells us that VASER Lipo is the most effective minimally invasive method of removing unwanted fat from your body, creating a defined and sculpted area.
Vaser Lipo uses high-frequency ultrasonic waves to break up and liquefy the targeted fat without damaging the surrounding area. This result in a faster recovery compared to traditional lipo.
Smart Lipo or Laser Lipo is a different type of lipo to vaser lipo. Although they are both used to remove stubborn areas of fat and to contour the body shape they both use different techniques. Smart lipo is also referred to as laser lipo or laser lipolysis uses laser technology but vaser lipo uses ultrasound technology to target the fat.
Vaser Lipo is still the most advanced and effective form of lipo which is why we mainly offer this type of lipo in our clinic.
Vaser Lipo uses ultrasonic technology which allows for specific areas of fat to be treated (Vaser liposelection). Due to this, the surrounding body tissues are then left untouched when used correctly and results in far less bruising and swelling and a shorter recovery time.
Neck / Chin
Upper Back / Lower Back
Male Chest/ Abdomen (Tummy)
Flanks / Hips
Outer thighs / Inner thighs
Knees/ Buttocks crease
Vaser lipo is one of many types of lipo treatments that all use various devices and techniques. Other types of lipo include traditional lipo, laser lipo, MPX laser and body jet lipo to name a few. Whether Vaser Lipo is the best type of lipo for you is personal preference, there is no clinical evidence to prove that one type is better or safer than the other. Most modern forms of lipo are considered to be equally safe and effective when performed by an expert surgeon or doctor.
Vaser lipo however, should not be confused with Vaser 4D, Vaser Mid or Hi def which are only a change of technique and suction tube rather than the Vaser probe. During a Vaser Mid Def and Hi Def procedure, multiple techniques are used for sculpting around the muscles to give a more athletic and toned appearance. These procedures require a lot more skill, expertise and specialised training making them very different from other types of lipo. It is important to remember that not everyone trained in Vaser Lipo is trained in Vaser Hi or Mid-Def and not everyone trained in Vaser Hi or Mid-Def is experienced.
Getting the best lipo results comes down to the skill and experience of the surgeon/doctor and the aftercare carried out by both the clinic and patient. It is also important for the patient to be well informed and realistic about what results they can expect from the treatment.
Vaser lipo is a procedure that is suitable for both men and women.
They must maintain a healthy lifestyle and have good skin tone. If they don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle after their lipo procedure, they will not get the desired results. Vaser lipo will not help you lose weight or keep it off.
They must be prepared to continue a healthy lifestyle via diet and exercise post the procedure.
They have comparatively durable skin tone and be in good health.
Suitable for those that would like to:
• lose a few inches around their thighs, waist, hips or waist
• tighten loose skin following natural weight loss
• add some definition without weight loss.
If the individual is not healthy, they may be at greater risks for vaser lipo complications compared to a healthy person. For example, there is a higher risk of surgical complications if they have a previous medical history of cardiac arrhythmias, immunodeficiency disorders, excessive bleeding, seizure disorders or a substantial history of or pulmonary emboli (blood clots of the lungs) or deep vein thrombosis (blood clots of the legs).
Taking certain medications may increase the risk of bleeding such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, or anticoagulants such as Coumadin (warfarin). In these situations, vaser lipo is not a safe option.
Taking medications that impede the metabolism of lidocaine, the local anaesthetic used in this procedure, also increases risks unless the individual can stop use of this medication at least two weeks prior to surgery.
Vaser lipo is not a proven solution for obesity. The patient will be disappointed if they expect vaser lipo to be an effective means of removing a large amount of weight permanently.
Those that do not have good skin elasticity are not suitable candidates for this surgery. However, some patients with poor skin elasticity are happy with the results even with the slightly wrinkled look of the skin.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have the surgery.
Think carefully about whether you want to have this procedure and talk about it with friends and family. If you decide you want to go ahead, then search for an experienced surgeon/ doctor, check their credentials, experience and schedule a consultation with them. It is not a commitment for surgery, and gives the patient an opportunity to get advice and ask questions.
Be prepared for the financial commitment. Generally, the cost of this surgery alone is around £6000 and there are no rebates available from Private Medical Insurance. There will be additional costs such as medications, massage plus the recovery time off of work. Be aware that surgery overseas may be dangerous and end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
On the day of your appointment, be prepared with any questions or concerns. Talk about where you want to have vaser lipo, what you would like to achieve, how the procedure is performed, how to look after yourself afterwards and the risks involved. Take a list of medications you are taking and your medical history and ask if you are a suitable candidate.
Vaser lipo may be carried out under general anaesthetic or IV sedation, which is safer than general anaesthetic in most cases. The use of a suction process to remove the fat means that patients can expect some side effects after the procedure.
The best candidates for this procedure will have great skin tone and solid muscle bulk that may be felt when toning.
For most patients, the skin tends to tighten shortly after the procedure. Therefore, patients can expect to see some results over a short period of time, generally after 6 weeks. However, it’s important to remember that the best results can be seen several months after the procedure, because the body needs a significant amount of time to heal. In some cases it may take up to 6 months, and results can differ.
You can expect reasonable pain and discomfort, typically requiring 4-7 days off work. You will also need to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.
The follow-up care will also require systematic lymphatic drainage massage within the first 2 weeks.
One of the major benefits of vaser lipo compared to traditional lipo methods, is the minimal amount of damage to surrounding tissues. Vaser lipo uses a smaller incision and soundwaves to liquefy the fat before it is removed from the body. Liquefying the fat has the potential to increase the accuracy of the procedure and make the fat easier to remove. In addition to that, it could also minimise the damage inflicted upon surrounding tissues.
Fat cells removed during a vaser lipo are specifically targeted which allows the surgeon to provide the patient with a smoother and a more sculpted end result. During the procedure, the surgeon is able to highlight and define certain muscles, which give the patient a more noticeable result. The procedure can also tighten the skin and target cellulite, since a combination of ultrasound and laser techniques can be implemented during the procedure.
While vaser techniques have benefits over older procedures, it does come with some risks. These risks include unsatisfactory results from the procedure and risks to your health. It is important to consider these and weigh them up against the benefits you expect, when making a decision about whether or not vaser is right for you.
Unsatisfactory results are those you are not happy with. It is important to remember that you are unlikely to get good results if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. And there is a risk that the changes the surgeon/doctor makes to your body will not be the changes you wanted. Mistakes do happen and they are more likely if the surgeon/doctor is inexperienced.
There are also health risks to consider which can be very serious. For example, there is a risk of infection, serious bleeding or swelling after the surgery. Be sure to discuss the full range of possible risks before you make a decision to undergo vaser lipo.