Vaser Liposuction

Targets stubborn fat deposits that may be difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone.
Surgically removes excess fat from various areas of the body including the stomach, flanks, and thighs.
A modern version of fat removal compared to traditional liposuction.
Performed as a day case procedure in a licensed accredited day hospital.

Before & Afters Vaser Liposuction

As with any surgery, scarring is to be expected. However, the scars from Vaser liposuction are usually small and can fade over time. As everyone is different, how noticeable the scars appear once healed will always vary.

Vaser Liposuction At A Glance

Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets stubborn fat deposits in various areas of the body. For suitable candidates it can remove unwanted fat from areas including the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flanks, thighs, and arms. If you're struggling to reduce your excess fat with regular exercise and a healthy diet, Vaser liposuction may be the treatment option for you.
Average Procedure Time 1-4 hours depending on treatment areas
Anaesthetic Type Local with sedation
Hospital Stay Day
TIME OFF WORK 1 week on average depending on multiple factors
Average RECOVERY 6 weeks

Benefits

  • Potentially Less Invasive: Utilises ultrasound technology to target excess fat cells in each treatment area, potentially causing less trauma to surrounding tissues.
  • Recovery Time: The recovery period can vary, but depending on multiple factors including the size and number of areas treated, patients can often return to daily activities within a week. 
  • Stimulates Collagen Production: The ultrasound energy may enhance collagen production, potentially leading to better skin tightening and improved texture post-surgery.
  • Versatile and Effective: Capable of targeting various body areas, from larger zones like the abdomen to delicate regions like the chin, making it a fat removal treatment option for suitable candidates.

Potential Candidates

Considering having Vaser liposuction and wondering if it’s the right choice for you? If you identify with the following, you may be a candidate for surgery.

  • You’re looking to target specific areas of stubborn fat rather than overall weight loss.
  • You’re in good health.
  • You are at a stable weight and are committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain results.
  • You have good skin elasticity, which helps it conform to the new contours after fat removal.
  • You don’t smoke – candidates must quit or refrain from smoking before and after the procedure.
  • You’re not pregnant or nursing.
  • You understand that Vaser lipo is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise and should have realistic goals for the procedure.

What To Expect From Vaser Liposuction

Consultation

During the initial consultations for Vaser liposuction, you’ll meet with one of our qualified doctors. These appointments are an essential step where your medical history, current health status, and treatment goals will be thoroughly discussed.

A Levant Cosmetic Surgery doctor will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for Vaser liposuction and provide a detailed explanation of the procedure, including the potential risks, side effects, and complications. This is also the time for you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about the process.

Pre-Op

Before the actual surgery, there are important preparations to be made. You may be required to undergo various medical tests and evaluations to ensure you are physically ready for the procedure.

We will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions, including guidelines on fasting and medication. You’ll also receive information on what to wear and any specific preparations needed for the day of the surgery. It’s crucial to closely follow these instructions to ensure a smooth and safe surgical experience.

The Procedure

On the day of the Vaser liposuction procedure, you’ll be administered anaesthetic sedation as determined by your doctor.

The Vaser liposuction technique involves the use of ultrasound technology to liquefy fat cells in the targeted areas. An incision will be made, and a thin probe will be inserted to remove the excess fat using suction via a cannula.

The duration of the surgery will depend on the extent of treatment, the specific areas being addressed, and your individual needs, but on average, you can expect surgery to take between 1-4 hours.

Aftercare & Recovery

Getting Home

You will be required to be collected by a responsible adult to stay with you for the remainder of the day and overnight. Even if you feel normal, your reaction time will be slower after receiving sedation medication.

Aftercare

  • After your procedure, you’ll receive comprehensive post-operative instructions for a smooth transition home.
  • We provide a 24/7 contact number for any post-surgery questions, ensuring you can always reach us.
  • Your post-surgery care will be overseen by your doctor, supported by our dedicated care team.

Recovery Timeline

Immediate Post-Procedure

You’ll be released into the care of a responsible adult family member or friend.

An overnight hospital stay is not required.

Once home, you must rest and take it easy.

First Two Weeks

Expect to experience soreness and tenderness, but we’ll provide pain relief to minimise discomfort.

Compression garments are always worn post-procedure. You will be instructed on how long you will be required to wear these garments.

You should be able to start driving again after a few days.

During this time follow-up appointments will commence as organised by your care team.

Depending on individual factors, you may be able to return to work around the 1 week mark, but this will vary from patient to patient. Your anticipated individual downtime is discussed during the consultation process with the doctor. Exercise can begin again after approximately 6 weeks post-procedure.

Two Weeks & Beyond

Follow-up appointments will continue as necessary and are scheduled by your care team.

You must continue to wear your compression garments as directed.

A surgical review with your doctor takes place approximately 6-8 weeks post-procedure.

Full recovery occurs around the 6 week mark, with final results evident in 6-12 months.

How Much Does Vaser Liposuction Cost?

We recognise that the cost of cosmetic surgery is a significant consideration for many patients. However, it’s important to note that liposuction expenses cannot be standardised into a one-size-fits-all flat fee. The cost of undergoing Vaser lipo varies among patients and is influenced by several factors, including but not limited to:

  • The number of areas undergoing treatment.
  • The quantity of fat cells to be removed from the targeted areas of the body.
  • The type of IV sedation utilised.
  • The duration of time spent in the operating room.
At Levant Cosmetic Surgery, prices for Vaser liposuction begin at $5,500 for the initial area.
Additional areas are charged at a smaller rate starting from around $2,000.
An "area" can refer to the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, both hips, or both upper inner thighs, for example.
Prices are a guide only and will vary from patient to patient. Book in for a consult for a personalised quote.
Why It Pays To Choose A Qualified Doctor

Choosing the cheapest option is rarely the best choice, especially in healthcare and cosmetic procedures.

Cheaper prices often mean lower quality, safety risks, potentially short-lived results, lack of personalised care, and the possibility of additional costs for corrections.

Prioritising quality and expertise is key to better outcomes and overall satisfaction.

Vaser Liposuction Treatment Areas

Vaser liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be performed on various areas of the body to reduce excess fat. Some commonly treated areas can include:

  • Tummy/Abdomen: To remove stubborn stomach fat from both the lower and upper abdomen.
  • Flanks: Helps reduce the appearance of excess fat located in the flanks and waist area.
  • Back: Targets unwanted fat deposits on the lower back (near the lower bra line) and upper back (above the upper bra line).
  • Arms: Excess fat removal from the underside of the upper arms also known as the triceps area.
  • Buttocks: Used to remove fat and decrease buttock size, alternatively fat can be added to the area with a fat transfer procedure to increase the size of the buttocks.
  • Thighs: Effective for fat reduction on the upper inner and upper outer thighs, as well as the front and back thighs.
  • Inner Knees: To remove the small fat pockets located to the side of the knee on the inside portion of the leg.
  • Calves/Ankles: To reshape the lower legs, aiming to produce a more balanced leg contour.
  • Lower Face/Chin/Neck: To eliminate small pockets of fat in the delicate areas of the face, chin and neck.
  • Male Breasts: Gynecomastia surgery can help reduce breast size in males.

Doctor approved areas of the body can be effectively targeted with Vaser liposuction, offering noticeable changes in body contour and shape for suitable candidates.

Vaser Liposuction FAQs

What are the risks and potential side effects of Vaser liposuction?
All liposuction procedures - including Vaser lipo - have inherent risks and side effects to consider before surgery. These potential side effects may include bruising and bleeding, fluid build up beneath the skin, persistent pain and swelling, uneven appearance, unsatisfactory results, changes in skin sensation, and risk of infections, blood clots, or skin burns. It's important to discuss these concerns with your doctor before making a decision.
How much fat can be safely removed with Vaser liposuction?
In Australia, there's a maximum limit of five litres of fat that can be safely removed in one liposuction procedure. If more fat needs to be addressed, multiple sessions will be required, which can be discussed during your consultations.
Can fat removed with Vaser liposuction be transferred to other areas of the body?
Fat removed with Vaser liposuction can be transferred to enhance other areas of your body, including Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) or Fat Transfer to the Breasts. These procedures utilise your own fat for size enhancement in the desired areas.
What can I expect regarding loose skin after Vaser liposuction?
After Vaser liposuction, skin tightening can vary depending on individual factors, including pre-existing skin elasticity. The procedure may enhance skin tightening in certain individuals, but these results will differ. Patients with higher skin elasticity may experience firmer skin, while those with less elasticity may notice some excess loose skin in areas like the abdomen.
Will I have scarring?
Scarring is a natural outcome of surgery, and the incisions made for Vaser liposuction typically fade over time. The visibility of scars varies among individuals, influenced by factors such as skin type and scarring history.
Is Vaser liposuction suitable for obese individuals?
Vaser liposuction is not intended for treating obesity; it is not a weight loss surgery. However, at Levant we can offer Mega Liposuction for suitable candidates considering treatment options to remove more significant amounts of fat.
Are there non-surgical alternatives for fat removal?
For non-surgical fat reduction, we offer CoolSculpting, a non-invasive option to reduce fat in specific areas of the body. It’s only suitable for certain patients and to learn more about this treatment we offer complimentary consultations.
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Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Your Choice of Doctor:
Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
Patient Satisfaction:
We strive to meet our patient's expectations and prioritise their safety and satisfaction with our services.
Fair and Transparent Pricing:
During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
Thorough Consultations:
Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
24-Hour Doctor Assistance:
For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
Levant Cosmetic Surgery are proud to provide premier cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.

Want to learn more about the treatments available & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please reach out to our team for a consultation on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.
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Considering a Vaser liposuction treatment?

One of the most important steps in your cosmetic journey with Levant is the consultation! It allows you to;

- Discuss your individual concerns with your doctor.
- Get appropriate medical advice about different treatment options.
- Understand any risks, side effects, and the recovery time needed.
- Have a bespoke treatment programme designed for you.

To learn more or discuss your cosmetic goals please reach out to the team today on 1300 323 772.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.
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#levantsc #liposuction #fattransfer  #vaserliposuction
Did you know that consultations are available with Dr Beldholm?

Dr Bernard Beldholm MBBS BSc (Med) FRACS, focuses on cosmetic procedures with a special interest in Breast Augmentations, Breast Lifts, Breast Reductions, and Facial Rejuvenation.

To learn more about the treatments above & whether you may be a suitable candidate please call us to book a consultation with Dr Beldholm on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

#levantsc #liposuction #maleliposuction #malefattransfer #vaserliposuction #cosmeticsurgery #cosmeticsurgeryaustralia
When it comes to Coolsculpting, (our non surgical treatment option for fat reduction) @dr_chris_lee is a key opinion leader on the treatment!

Did you know that he was one of the first doctors to use Coolsculpting as a non-invasive body contouring treatment in 2011? 

Levant Cosmetic Surgery Canberra is also one of the biggest providers of Coolsculpting in Australia.

To learn more about Coolsculpting & what areas we can treat please reach out to our team for a consultation on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

NOTE: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Immediate post treatment results may differ from final result.
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#drchrislee #beauty #coolsculpting #fatfreezing #cryolipolysis #nonsurgicaltreatment