What is VASER Pro Lipo?

VASER liposculpture is a subset of liposuction. The VASER probe is inserted into the target area to predominantly remove fat from the middle layer; the deep and superficial layers are left intact.

The ultrasound is very gentle, leaving the blood supply to the skin intact. This liquefied fat is much easier to remove, especially in difficult areas like the chest and banana fold, where there’s more fibrous tissue.

A benefit of the ultrasound, as shown in studies, is that skin tightening can occur by approximately 6 per cent. If you have looser skin around the abdomen and inner thighs, this procedure can be more effective, with skin lifting surgery able to be avoided more often.

Common names

Liposuction, lipo, body sculpting, body contouring, fat reduction surgery, VASER lipo, VASER lipo select, hi-def VASER lipo and VASER liposuction

Targeted areas

Chin and jowls, jaw line, male chest, female breast reduction, back and bra strap fat, arms, abdomen, waist, love handles, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, ankles

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Surgical

Cost

from $3300

Improvement

The results can be amazing and range from 50%-99% improvement. An average improvement is 80 percent, but with VASER this can be higher. The patient must be realistic as results are variable.

Results

The end result is on average seen at three months but sometimes as early as one month. For some patients, the end result can take up to twelve months.

Recovery Time

Recovery time is quick, and most patients can resume normal activity within two to three days after the procedure.

Treatable Area's

Chin and jowls, jawline, male chest, female breast reduction, back and bra strap fat, arms, abdomen, waist, love handles, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, Knees, calves, ankles

Dr Glenn Murray

Cosmetic Physician and Medical Director

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world.  He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and sits on the current ACCS committee for Liposculpture. Dr Murray has a special interest in repairing botched oversees surgery and more information on this can we found here.

Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient.  His full resume can be seen here.

 

 

What happens before the procedure?

Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided for 2 weeks before the procedure. Smokers must quit for 2 weeks before and 6 weeks afterwards the procedure. We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke.

You should be fit and healthy, and avoid blood thinning medication such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicine and warfarin. At least two consultations are needed before most procedures. A full history and examination will be conducted. You will be started on antibiotics and extensive instructions will be given.

What sort of results can you expect?

The results can be amazing and range from 50%-99% improvement. An average improvement is 80%, but with VASER this can be higher. You must be realistic, as results are variable.

What happens on the day of the procedure?

You must ensure that you are on time for your procedure. A nurse will go through an extensive checklist to ensure that you are well prepared. All paperwork must be completed before the procedure.

Blood tests and medications must have all been organised before the procedure. Photographs will be taken of the areas to be treated, and you will be fitted with a surgical gown.

You should have fasted for 6 hours and showered in an antiseptic solution. You will be taken into a theatre and connected to a heart and oxygen monitor. A small drip is inserted into the back of your hand and sedation drugs are given. If you are concerned about discomfort from the drip insertion, you are able to ask the nurse for Emla numbing cream to be applied to the back of your hand.

As the procedure is performed under sedation, you should be completely asleep and should not remember the procedure and many hours afterwards. Most procedures take approximately 2 hours, plus 2-3 hours for you to wake up and be fully recovered. A responsible adult must drop off and pick you up and look after you the first night. You should wake up feeling numb and in no pain whatsoever.

What happens after the procedure?

The following day you will need to be driven to your review appointment with the nurses and the doctor. The compression garment that has been applied will be taken off and all wounds will be treated.

During the night, it’s wise to lie on an old towel, as the wounds will seep with raspberry cordial-like fluid.

If the consistency becomes that of tomato sauce, i.e. red and thick, the doctor should be immediately called. Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day and will phone you during the first night.

The nurses will give you a bed bath for the first day and showering can occur on the second day. Wounds are usually closed during this first day. You should be up and walking around the house as often as possible, but generally, no exercise and rest should occur for the first four to seven days.

Intercourse should be avoided for the first week. Swimming and sitting in spas should be avoided until the wounds are completely healed or after 2 weeks.

A distinct improvement will be seen during the first week, but swelling may set in for up to 6 weeks. The end result is seen, on average, at 3 months, but sometimes as early as 1 month. For some patients, the end result can take up to 12 months.

Recovery time is quick, and most patients can resume normal activity within 2-3 days after the procedure. We recommend light exercise at 1 week, moderate at 2 weeks, full at 3 weeks, and extreme exercise to be avoided for 6-12 weeks.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic for this procedure?

  • We have the only VASER PRO in Western Australia. We also have hi-def equipment and VASER Smooth.
  • VASER liposculpture is one of the main specialties in our clinic, and we have a low complication rate.
  • Dr Murray has performed more than 7,500 liposculpture procedures.
  • He holds a Diploma in Liposuction from the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and is one of the co-authors of Australian Liposuction Guidelines.
  • Dr Murray has also been trained by a leading plastic surgeon in Colorado and by one of the grandfathers of liposuction, Dr Pierre Fournier.
  • Absolute Cosmetic is WA Health Department licensed, including for sedation.
  • Our experienced nurses are specifically trained in caring for liposuction patients.
  • We don’t perform cheap methods of liposuction and have assisted many patients that have undergone cheaper treatments in overseas clinics.

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

"Dr Murray has performed more than 6,000 liposculpture procedures."

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