What you need to know before getting VASER liposuction

You have tried everything – you have a consistent workout routine, maintained a strict diet, and keep track of your calorie intake But no matter what you do, you can’t seem to tone specific areas of your body They remain bulgy and out of proportion, and it’s been this way for too long... | Read More

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vaser liposuctionYou have tried everything – you have a consistent workout routine, maintained a strict diet, and keep track of your calorie intake. But no matter what you do, you can’t seem to tone specific areas of your body. They remain bulgy and out of proportion, and it’s been this way for too long. Stubborn areas of fat around your body hinder you from achieving the shape that you have always wanted.

Through liposuction, you have several options to finally get rid of them safely.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat cells to sculpt the form that you have always wanted. This type of surgery targets extra fat cells to enhance your figure. It is commonly performed to the abdomen, hips, back, around the buttocks, arms, and thighs. It is not a solution to weight loss but often a good motivator to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle.

There are various techniques of liposuction. One such method utilized to help achieve a more toned look is through VASER Liposuction.

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What is VASER liposuction?

VASER, or Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, utilizes ultrasonic vibration technology to soften fat cells. It treats the same areas and fat deposits as liposuction. VASER is performed right before liposuction through the same tiny incisions. By softening the fat cells, VASER allows for more precise and efficient liposuction treatment.

The procedure begins with a tumescent solution injected into the area targeted for treatment. A small incision will be made to insert a small instrument that generates heat through sound waves that will soften and liquefy the cells in the area. Finally, a specially-designed tube or cannula is used to suction out the fat gently.

VASER Lipo is a faster procedure compared to traditional liposuction. It also causes less skin irritation, trauma, and bruising. Because it successfully targets localized stubborn pockets of fat, patients prefer this process when they want to lose a few inches around their thighs, waist, or arms or tighten loose skin after weight loss.

Benefits of VASER liposuction

Because it is a less invasive process, VASER liposuction offers many benefits for patients, including:

  • Minimal blood loss
  • Less bruising
  • A faster recovery period
  • Cellulite removal
  • Smoother skin due to uniform extraction
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Risks & Side Effects of VASER liposuction

Despite being regarded as among the safer liposuction methods, there are still some potential side effects that you should consider discussing with your surgeon before the operation. You may want to discuss the following VASER liposuction risks:

  • Allergic reactions – You will be put under general anesthesia during the procedure. And while allergic reactions to the drugs used in liposuction are infrequent, consult with your doctor if you have a history of skin rashes, hives, breathing problems, and anaphylaxis due to an anesthetic.
  • Bleeding – Heavy bleeding is uncommon but may occur due to overzealous liposuction on an area that may cause damage to the blood vessels. It’s essential to work with a surgeon who will help manage your expectations over the results of your surgery.
  • Scarring – Occasionally, abnormal scars from the incision may form in the skin and deeper tissues, which increases the risk of infection.

You also want to keep on the lookout for any of the following side effects after your operation:

  • Lingering pain after a week
  • Hyperpigmentation or other persisting skin irregularities
  • Swelling in the liposuction location weeks after the surgery
  • Loose skin that may require additional surgery to treat

VASER Liposuction vs. Other Liposuction Techniques

The most significant edge of VASER liposuction is its precision in the fat removal process. Compared to other techniques, this technology allows for a more efficient fat removal process, allowing for a faster and smoother recovery. However, VASER high definition liposuction costs tend to be higher.



Chest – Gynecomastia


Flanks & Hips


Buttock area


Knees and ankles

Approximately 2-3 hours 5-7 days Lingering pain at the site of the liposuction

Hyperpigmentation or other skin irregularities during recovery

Persistent swelling weeks after the surgery

Loose skin that may make your skin look like it’s dropping

TRADITIONAL LIPOSUCTION Approximately 1-4 hours 4-6 week Severe bruising for weeks after surgery

Inflammation or swelling that may take up to 6 months to settle

Contour irregularities or uneven healing

Skin burns from the cannula movement

POWER-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION Approximately 1-4 hours 1-2 weeks Uneven pigmentation following surgery

Leftover fluid collects in the lungs may develop into a severe illness when not treated immediately.

Not suitable for poor skin elasticity

Temporary body temperature elevation

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What You Need To Look Out For

The ideal candidates for VASER liposuction are men and women who are already within their target weight. As liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment, a healthy and active lifestyle is essential in being a qualified candidate.

Individuals with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and pulmonary issues may encounter increased risks, but their current medication may be considered for surgery.

To ensure that your procedure goes smoothly, you need to work with an experienced surgeon. Aside from their familiarity with the technology, they can anticipate and prevent complications to ensure your safety. Under the proper care of an expert, you’ll grow in confidence that they know how to deliver the best results.

Reach out to our board-certified team of plastic surgeons today to know if you are fit for this procedure.

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