Vaser Liposuction FAQ

What is Vaser Liposculpture? How does it differ from traditional liposuction?

Vaser Liposculpture, also known as LipoSelection®, is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat.  An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, Vaser Liposculpture uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.  What distinguishes the Vaser Liposculpture procedure is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from other important tissues — such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.  Innovative Vaser technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

How does Vaser Liposculpture work?

First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a special saline solution containing a local anaesthetic that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising). This solution wets and fills the area to be treated, making it easier to break up fatty tissue with the Vaser Liposculpture System’s ultrasound energy. Then a small probe transmits sound energy (similar to that used for cataract removal from the eye) to break up fatty tissue on contact while preserving other important tissues.  Finally, the liquefied fat is removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimize damage to surrounding tissues. As part of being a Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Goldman has received extensive training in the use of both Vaser Liposculpture and Vaser Hi-Definition Liposculpture.

What body areas can be treated with Vaser Liposculpture?

Cosmetic Surgeons have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas: abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, back, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, chin, neck areas and just about any other body part you need treated. Dr Goldman has performed cosmetic surgery using the Vaser Liposculpture system on a large number of patients treating these specific body areas.

How much fat can be taken using Vaser Liposculpture (Liposuction)?

There are limits to how much fatty tissue can be safely taken from the body. One way to get a good idea for yourself is to stand and bend from the waist. The amount of ‘loose-hanging’ fat you can easily grab above / below your waist will approximate what can be removed. Bear in mind that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution. The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette and you should be pleased with your new, improved shape.

How soon will I see my results from Vaser Liposculpture (Liposuction)?  What is the recovery time?

This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure—the amount of fat removed, the number of sites treated, and so on. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final result at around 3 to 6 months.  It is important that you establish realistic expectations through discussion with your Cosmetic Surgeon.

What about future weight gain after Vaser Liposculpture?

Following your Vaser Lipsculpture (Liposuction) procedure, should you experience weight gain, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and, assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given site remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight in the future through lifestyle choices, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal ageing changes can also be expected.

How can I be certain Vaser Liposculpture (Liposuction) is right for me?

If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, Vaser Liposculpture can provide a solution. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, low-pain solution to losing stubborn fat deposits, the Vaser Liposculpture (Liposuction) procedure could be your answer. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your Cosmetic Surgeon can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results, and the recovery process.