While the cost of Vaser Lipo varies according to the amount of fat that the patient would like to remove, in general, pricing starts from $6,999 for the first zone. There are additional fees if fat grafting is combined with the Vaser Lipo procedure, or if the patient would like to remove fat from other areas of the body.
Unlike a traditional liposuction procedure, a Vaser Lipo boasts a very quick recovery process. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients who undergo a Vaser Lipo to return to non-work-related activities just a few days after the procedure.
The length of the procedure depends on the breadth of the cosmetic work. However, on average, a Vaser Lipo takes approximately 30-45 minutes to perform per area.
It’s one of the most frustrating issues for those trying to improve the appearance of their body; you’re healthy, you’re strong, and you’re fit…but your body just doesn’t look the part. That is by no means a failure on your part; for some people, it just so happens that no amount of dieting or exercising can reduce body fat. In these cases, patients are unable to improve their shape or figure, no matter how hard they try.
Fortunately, procedures like Vaser Lipo utilize non-invasive techniques to create improvements in figure, shape, and contour. In essence, it is a medical procedure used to modify the contours and silhouette of the body by removing fat with ultrasound technology. In other words, specialized technology sends out ultrasonic frequency to break down fat cells, thus improving the shape of the body.
By removing persistent fat deposits, the procedure produces elegant results in the abdomen, hips, and outer thighs. In addition, patients have the option of transplanting this unwanted fat to other areas of the body, such as the face, breasts, and buttocks.
In truth, there is no particular age restriction for a Vaser Lipo procedure, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who want to improve their self-worth and confidence by removing unwanted fat in a non-invasive way.
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless.
Proper Physical Health
Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following a Vaser Liposuction. For patients who are looking for more extensive work regarding their fat deposits, SpaMedica recommends selecting a more thorough liposuction procedure.
As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good Vaser Liposuction candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Unlike a traditional liposuction, Vaser Lipo procedures boasts a relatively quick recovery process.
The state-of-the-art ultrasound technology involved in a Vaser Lipo makes it easy to predict the results of the procedure.
As the fat deposits are broken down using non-invasive ultrasound technology, the procedure merely requires a very minor incision.
If your weight does not fluctuate much following the procedure, the results of a treatment can last for the rest of your life.
Like all procedures, a Vaser lipo comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland has been performing Vaser lipo surgery for over 20 years and, after this many Vaser lipos, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these Vaser lipo risks have been reported:
In some cases, the procedure can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.
Although infections are very rare with respect to Vaser Lipo procedures, Dr. Mulholland and his experienced team still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience.
The affected area may feel numb following the surgery, but this side effect is typically temporary.
In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
Led by the incomparable Dr. Mulholland, the skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica combine technical proficiency and unparalleled precision with an individualized approach that puts the patient first. By using advanced plastic surgery techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the SpaMedica team is capable of producing incredible results while also reducing the risk of complications.
There is a robust non-surgical body contouring program at SpaMedica. SpaMedica is Canada’s leading non-surgical fat reduction and CoolSculpting center and although these techniques do not provide what Vaser Lipo can, they do result in permanent fat reduction, skin tightening and muscle toning and are popular non-surgical options.
What makes SpaMedica Canada’s leader, is the deployment of multiple, proven non-surgical lipo technologies, CoolSculpting, SculpSure, Evolve, Vanquish, EMsculpt, BodyFX, Vanquish, Venus Freeze, Excelis and VelaShape 3 to ensure you get a visible and permanent localized reduction of fat, skin tightening and muscle toning.
At SpaMedica, a Vaser Lipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia that is gently inserted into the fat. This anesthesia numbs and expands the fat cells, exposing them to ultrasound energy. The ultrasound energy gently breaks off the fat cells from their clumps, creating a fat emulsion, for easier extraction.
During the surgery, the fat is removed and stored in a canister. Later, Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell, who has performed more than 3,000 breast augments, liposuctions, tummy tucks and other body contouring procedures, will shape the area where the unwanted fat has been removed to ensure an excellent body contour. Finally, if the patient wishes, the fat stored in the canister can then be injected into areas where fat augmentation, such as the buttocks and breasts.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your surgery.
Please note that, after the surgery, you will be impaired from the anesthesia and thus unable to drive for at least 24 hours. While the procedure does not generally result in bruising or pain, there will be some swelling, which will be contained by a compression garment.
Following your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team in Toronto will recommend a comprehensive postoperative care regime. This regime will include instructions about the importance of avoiding physical activity, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, and minimizing exposure to the sun.
After the Surgery: Following the surgery, the patient will go home with a compression garment designed to reduce swelling. Generally, these garments are worn 22 hours a day.
One Day After the Surgery: Patients may return to very light, sedentary work or non-work-related activities.
One Week After Surgery: Patients can return to low-impact activities.
Three Weeks After Surgery: The compression garments can now be worn for support during the day and removed in the evening and overnight.
One Month After Surgery: Patients can return to high-impact activities such as jogging, running, and weight training.
Vaser Lipo is often combined with breast augmentation, tummy tuck and fat grafting to the buttock. Non-surgical treatments that are often combined include laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.
At SpaMedica, the actual Vaser Lipo will not be felt due to the local anesthesia that will be placed into the fat prior to the procedure. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterwards, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. Interestingly, Vaser Lipo has been proven to cause far less discomfort than traditional liposuction procedures.
Unlike a traditional liposuction procedure, Vaser Lipo targets fat cells without disturbing nearby tissue. In addition, a produce results that are more accurate and much smoother than its traditional counterpart.
There are very few side effects related to the procedure. While swelling is possible, the experienced team at SpaMedica will ensure that all side effects are kept to a minimum.
No, you will not need to have multiple procedures, as the removed fat will not return. In fact, the results of a Vaser lipo procedure will last for the rest of your life if you are able to stay within 5 to 10 pounds of your weight following the procedure.