What is VASER Smooth?

The VASER Smooth procedure uses ultrasound energy from a specialised probe to disrupt the fibrous attachments immediately under the skin in cellulite.  Cellulite affects an estimated 85 per cent of women. It’s linked to the effects of the oestrogen hormone on the skin and soft tissues.

The procedure is unique in that it first targets fat cells and then cuts the fibrous bands causing the dimples associated with cellulite. Complications and the potential for post-operative pain and bruising are minimised while the skin condition is optimal.

Common names

Liposuction for cellulite, surgical cellulite reduction, cellulite surgery, surgical cellulite removal

Targeted areas

Buttocks, legs, stomach, arms

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



from $2200


The improvement in cellulite can be 50%-90%, possibly 75% on average from 2 years


The results can be seen at one month although three months is the average. It can take up to twelve months for full effect.

Recovery Time

Usually, patients will have two to four days off from work or up to seven days if they are performing more strenuous tasks.

Treatable Area's

Buttocks, legs, stomach, arms

What happens before the procedure?

Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before 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.  Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery.  Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 8 weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good.  More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.

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 happens during the procedure?

VASER Smooth is usually performed as a day-case procedure under sedation. You will be admitted early in the morning and discharged later that afternoon.

The amount of time allocated to each patient depends on factors including the size and number of areas being treated.  At the end of your procedure, you will go through to recovery, where you will be discharged home to your carer to rest. You will then come back the very next day for one of your follow up appointments.

It is normal to expect minimal discomfort for the first few days post-op, but patients can usually resume their normal activities within a few days.

Important: This procedure is not a substitute for weight reduction. It is a method for treating the fibrous bands and removing localised deposits of fatty tissue, if appropriate.

What happens after the procedure?

Results can be seen at 1 month, although 3 months is the average. It can take up to 12 months for full effect. You must be realistic, as the results can vary between 50% and 90%, with 70%-75% the average.

Usually, patients have 2-4 days off work, sometimes up to 7 days if they are performing more strenuous tasks. Light exercise can be resumed at 1 week, moderate at 2, full at 3, and extreme exercise should be avoided for 4-8 weeks.

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic For VASER Smooth?

  • We are a full-time cosmetic clinic dedicated to the aesthetic field and have performed over 7,500 liposuction procedures.
  • Dr Murray has been trained by a leading US plastic surgeon in the procedure of VASER lipo and VASER smooth.
  • We have the latest VASER Pro Lipo and VASER Smooth, the latter being the only one in Western Australia at present time.
  • We have performed hundreds of cases of VASER Smooth with no significant complications. Our nurses are specifically trained to assist you in your perioperative period.

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

"Dr Murray has been trained by a leading US plastic surgeon in the procedure of VASER Pro Lipo and VASER smooth."

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