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Vaser Liposuction Sydney

Pure Aesthetics offer a range of procedures to improve the shape and tone of your body.

Liposuction/VASER

Liposuction is a procedure designed to re-shape and contour the body by removing and reshaping areas of stubborn, excess fat.

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed. Virtually any area of fat accumulation can be treated with liposuction, with the most common areas treated for women being abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs. In men the most common areas include the abdomen and ‘love handles’ and the breast area.

It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss tool and is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Liposuction has the best results in those who are close to their ideal weight, but have stubborn areas of fat that persist. Liposuction is used primarily for improving body contours. The most critical factor in a good result with liposuction is good quality, toned skin.

This procedure directly targets the problem areas by reducing the number of fat cells in that area. These fat cells are permanently removed. The incisions used are very small and usually easily concealed.

Liposuction is usually done as “day surgery”, however can be combined with other procedures such as a Tummy Tuck or excess skin removal during post weight loss surgery, which may require an overnight hospital stay.

What Liposuction Technologies Are Available?

At Pure Aesthetics in Sydney, we use the latest liposuction technologies, including power-assisted liposuction, VASER liposuction and SAFELipo. These techniques target fat cells with advanced technology for reduced damage to surrounding tissues, a shorter and easier procedure and recovery, and improved results.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Like traditional liposuction, power-assisted liposuction (PAL) removes fat using a stainless steel tube called a cannula and a suction system. However, unlike traditional liposuction, the cannula used during PAL gently vibrates, which helps loosen the fat deposits for easier removal with less damage to surrounding tissue. Less trauma to the body means less bruising and swelling and a faster recovery.

The vibrating cannula also makes the procedure quicker and less physically demanding for the surgeon. This reduces procedure time compared to manual liposuction and improves precision for sculpting and contouring the body.

VASER® Liposuction

VASER, or “high-definition” liposuction, uses ultrasound energy to melt fat before it is suctioned out. This allows for precise fat removal while making the procedure less traumatic for the body and reducing the risk of complications by preserving surrounding structures, such as blood vessels and nerves.

Patients who undergo VASER liposuction typically experience less discomfort and swelling compared to manual liposuction, as well as less downtime. The inclusion of ultrasound energy may also provide the benefit of a skin-tightening effect, which does not occur with traditional liposuction.

SAFELipo

The SAFE in SAFELipo stands for “separation, aspiration and fat equalisation”. Both SAFELipo and manual liposuction involve the separation and aspiration of unwanted fat cells. However, SAFELipo includes a fat equalisation process in which the remaining fat is emulsified and redistributed. By shifting the fat left beneath the skin, the surgeon can minimise the appearance of bumps, dimples, waviness and other contour irregularities to produce a smoother result.

SAFELipo is also known for reduced procedure time and complications. SAFELipo incorporates the vibrating cannula used in PAL to minimise trauma to surrounding tissue. This translates to reduced bruising, bleeding, swelling and downtime.

What Should I Consider Before Undergoing Liposuction?

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
  • You are not significantly overweight or planning to lose a lot of weight
  • You are in good overall health
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You are prepared to comply with your surgeon’s recovery recommendations
  • You have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss tool or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Liposuction has the best results in those who are close to their ideal weight, but have stubborn areas of fat that persist. Liposuction is used primarily for improving body contours. The most critical factor in a good result with liposuction is good quality, toned skin.

Additionally, you will likely enjoy longer-lasting results if you do not plan to have children or lose weight in the future. These events, while wonderful in many ways, can reverse the positive effects of your liposuction procedure.

What Happens in My Liposuction Consultation?

During your preoperative consultations, your Pure Aesthetic plastic surgeon will assess your areas of concern, determine your skin elasticity and assess your fatty tissue to determine if you are suitable for liposuction. Photographs of the area or areas of concern will be taken to plan your surgery and assess your results after liposuction.

At your liposuction consultation, your Pure Aesthetics plastic surgeon will demonstrate and explain how your treatment will be performed, including showing you before and after photographs of our previous liposuction patients to indicate the results you can expect from the procedure. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have. It is important for you and your surgeon to be aligned and for you feel comfortable proceeding with surgery.

How Is Liposuction Done?

At Pure Aesthetics, we believe safety is paramount, and all significant liposuction should be performed in accredited day surgeries or hospital.

Liposuction may be performed under local anaesthesia if only small areas are targeted. More extensive or multiple areas of treatment usually requires general anaesthetic.

Liposuction is typically performed as “day surgery” and you will be able to go home on the same day. The length of the operation depends on the number of body areas to be treated, whether you will need to be moved during surgery to access the sides or back, and how much excess fat is being removed.

Scars are minimal, as liposuction is done by making multiple small incisions of only a few millimetres and introducing a cannula attached to a suction device to remove the fat. This may be done using a range of technologies for improved results, including “power-assisted” and “ultrasonic” (VASER) modalities. However, new methods include fat-freezing technologies are options your cosmetic plastic surgeon may explore with you if suitable.

Modern liposuction or ‘liposculpture’ technology has advanced to become safer and less invasive than any time in the procedure’s history. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments in the world.

The risks and complications from liposuction will be outlined by your surgeon with special attention given to any personal health issues, your medical history and precautions to take during recovery.

What Is the Recovery From Liposuction Like?

Most liposuction is safest performed under general anaesthesia, although small areas may be suitable for “twilight” or even local anaesthesia. Our surgeons perform most liposuction in accredited day surgeries, not in our office, and you should be able to go home a few hours after the surgery.

You will be required to wear a surgical compression garment under your clothes for several weeks after liposuction. Wearing this garment helps minimise bruising, swelling and discomfort and help your skin settle smoothly over your new body contour.

The early swelling after liposuction can be considerable, and it takes several weeks to resolve. The time you will need to take off work, exercise and other normal activities varies, depending on how extensive your liposuction surgery is, what type of work you do and your preferred exercise regimen.

In general, most liposuction patients can expect:

  • 1-2 weeks off work
  • 1-2 weeks with the most discomfort and swelling
  • 3-4 weeks off light to moderate activitie
  • 3-6 weeks wearing compression garments
  • 4-6 weeks off heavy lifting and strenuous exercise
  • Up to 3 months for swelling to subside

Recovering from liposuction takes time, and you can’t rush the healing process. However, there are certain things you can do to support your body during this period. Your Pure Aesthetics plastic surgeon will provide a complete recovery plan tailored to your own lifestyle.

What Risks and Complications Are Associated With Liposuction?

Every surgery comes with some degree of risk, and liposuction is no exception.

The risks of any surgical procedure include bruising, bleeding, infection, numbness, anaesthesia problems, fluid accumulation, excessive pain, poor scarring, haematoma formation and deep vein thrombosis.

Some of the complications related to liposuction include contour irregularities, rippling or loose skin, internal damage or puncture from a cannula, fluid imbalances (leading to kidney, heart or lung problems), and fat embolism.

To minimise your risk of complications, it is critical to seek care from a highly trained plastic surgeon who is well-versed in liposuction and ensure the operation is performed in a properly accredited facility. Under these conditions, procedures like liposuction are considered a safe cosmetic option.

How Long Do Results From Liposuction Last?

Although some liposuction patients notice slimming results immediately after treatment, the full results of the procedure take three to six months to develop. This is the length of time needed for the swelling to resolve and the skin to tighten over the new body contour.

Liposuction permanently removes fat from the targeted area of your body. If you maintain good health through consistent diet and exercise, the results from your liposuction will be long-term. However, if you gain weight, the fat cells left in the area can expand and compromise your results.

Liposuction is best performed in patients with good skin quality and a healthy weight, and who are unlikely to undergo major changes in body contour, such as pregnancy or major weight loss, in the near future. Liposuction is not a solution for obesity.

Can I Have Liposuction During Another Plastic Surgery Operation?

Liposuction is commonly performed at the same time as other cosmetic surgery operations. Many people opt to combine procedures to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Combining procedures can also offer benefits in cost and convenience, as it requires only one surgical session and one recovery period.

Some of the most popular combinations with liposuction include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, breast reduction and facelift. For mothers who wish to restore their bodies following pregnancy, liposuction is often included in the customisable combination of postnatal procedures referred to as a “post pregnancy reconstruction.” Liposuction can also be a wonderful option for patients seeking body contouring following major weight loss.

Your Pure Aesthetics plastic surgeon will advise you on the advantages and risks of having liposuction at the same time as other procedures, with your safety and the highest quality outcome acting as our guiding principles.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

After your consultation with one of our specialists, you will be supplied with an itemised estimate of the costs for your surgery, including the doctor’s fees, anaesthetist fees, assistant fees and hospital fees. Please note, liposuction is a fully cosmetic procedure, and there are no rebates from Medicare nor contribution to hospital costs by your private health insurance.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary to arrange additional medical services, resulting in further charges to you. This information will be provided to you as soon as possible after treatment occurs.

Why Choose Pure Aesthetics?

At Pure Aesthetics, we are more than just medical professionals – we are a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. From the moment you enter our clinic, we hope you feel the positive energy that comes from working with people who truly care about your well-being.

All of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons have received extensive training from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which demonstrates their advanced expertise and commitment to plastic and reconstructive surgery. They take the time to get to know you and understand your individual needs and preferences before creating your custom treatment plan.

Please contact Pure Aesthetics to book your consultation and learn more about our Sydney liposuction procedures. Whether you are looking for a subtle change or something more dramatic, we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are happy with the results.

FAQs

Will liposuction cure my cellulite?

Unfortunately, liposuction is not a cellulite solution. Liposuction works by shaping your body from deep under the skin, and as cellulite is a skin problem, liposuction does not treat the dimpled cellulite appearance. There is no guarantee of cellulite improvement from liposuction, and in some cases, patients feel the appearance of their cellulite worsens after liposuction.

How much fat is removed with liposuction?

The aim of liposuction is to achieve a normal, shapely and natural contour, and the amount of fat removed varies between individuals. Liposuction should be considered a “sculpting” procedure of areas of your body resistant to normal weight control and exercise, rather than a weight loss treatment. Large volume liposuction has higher risks and lower rates of satisfaction with outcome.

Your plastic surgeon will assess whether your goals are realistic, achievable and safe during your initial consultations. This will be based on examination of your body contour, tissue and skin quality and a detailed discussion of your expectations.

Can liposuction remove visceral fat?

Visceral fat surrounds the organs deep within the abdominal cavity. It has been linked to various health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, so it is important to address it — however, visceral fat can only be removed through leading a healthy lifestyle with a consistent diet and exercise routine. Liposuction is effective for removing subcutaneous fat, which is located directly beneath the skin’s surface.

Are there scars from liposuction?

Liposuction is done through a small number of short incisions made in natural crease lines, usually in discreet areas so the scars will not be conspicuous. These scars fade with time and are rarely visible.

Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

Your goals will dictate which procedure is most suitable. If your only concern is reducing localised pockets of fat, liposuction may be a good fit for you. If you wish to remove unwanted fat from your abdomen, and also have concerns about excess abdominal skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles, then abdominoplasty (commonly called a “tummy tuck”) may be the most effective solution. There are also differences in recovery time, scarring, cost and risk level that must be considered.

In some cases, the combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty can produce the best result. A consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is the best way to find out which procedure is right for you.

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