Vaser Liposuction

What is VASER Liposuction? How is it different from Traditional Liposuction?

VASER Liposuction, also known as Liposelection, is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat using ultrasound technology.

As an alternative to traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. What distinguishes the VASER liposuction procedure is the 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 other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

At Facial Artistry, Dr Bernard Leung peforms VASER liposuction under local anaesthesia with or without sedation for several reasons. When general anesthesia has been used for liposuction, there is often more pain after liposuction. This is because surgeons who use general anesthesia usually use less tumescent local anesthesia, do liposuction on more body areas on the same day and use larger cannulas.

We prefer the use of smaller liposuction cannulas (microcannulae) which requires a little more time to complete the surgery. We find that this has the benefit of less postoperative soreness, and allows smoother results to be obtained.

What happens during a VASER Liposuction procedure?

Just like in traditional liposuction, the area to be treated is filled with a special saline solution (tumescent solution). Next, a small probe transmits sound energy to break apart fatty tissue on contact, whilst preserving other important structures. Finally the liquefied fat is removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimise damage to surrounding tissues.

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1.Infiltration. The fatty layer is injected with tumescent fluid.


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2. Ultrasonic energy delivery. The high frequency vibration of VASER ultrasonic probes causes the fat cells to shake apart and combine with the tumescent fluid.


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3. Aspiration. Emulsified fat is easily removed via specially designed suction tubes.

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4. Skin retraction. During the healing process, the skin will retract to give smooth, natural-looking results.


How does VASER liposuction compared to other body contouring technologies?

No only is VASER technology extremely effective in allowing precise sculpture of the body, it also allows an unparalleled level of skin retraction, which avoids the problems of sagging or loose hanging skin.

There are a number of non surgical technologies on the market. These work by various means, including freezing, radiofrequency, laser, and external ultrasound. Some of these technologies have a slight effect on certain body areas, but the degree of sculpting in not precies and they do not induce any significant skin retraction to take place. The effect of any surgical liposuction procedure, in particular VASER liposculpture, far exceeds the result of any of these devices.

There are other surgical technologies available, including laser assisted liposuction, radiofrequency assisted liposuction and water jet liposuction. Dr Leung has tried all these methods and  he found that none of them could achieve the degree of sculpting and the skin retraction that VASER technology can deliver. You can find a more in-depth discussion here.

Will I get the same result with other surgeons using Vaser?

In order to harness the power of Vaser technology, specialised liposuction techniques have been developed. Despite Dr Leung’s extensive experience in traditional liposuction, he found that he had to learn these completely different techniques in order to achieved the best possible results for his patients. As a result of his commitment to training and excellence, and the depth of his experience, he is one of the most hightly trained Vaser surgeons in Australia. In addition to his advanced Vaser skills, he is first and foremost a sculptor and an artistFor a list of his qualifications and experience, please visit our liposuction page.

Is VASER Liposuction right for me?

VASER liposuction is for healthy patients who are frustrated by the lack of response of certain body areas to diet and exercise, who is at or near ideal body weight, but has localized fat bulges, and would like to reduce these areas of fat bulges. For example, bulging hips and thighs, love handles in men. 

How much does VASER Liposuction cost?

We understand you are curious to know how much the procedure you are thinking of having might cost.

The truth is that with the cost of many procedures vary considerably depending on different factors, such as age, sex, skin tone, body fat content etc. We therefore believe it is unethical to give a cost estimate without gaining a proper understanding of your needs. Your body, your skin and your expectations are different to anybody else’s. We want to plan treatments based on your needs.

Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be fully informed, we want you to understand all your options and have one accurate price quoted once. Our experience tells us  that this is what most of our clients want too.

To request an appointment with Dr Bernard Leung to discuss your suitability for VASER Liposuction please email us or call us on 02 6255 8988.