During the lipo process, the unique Vaser cannula (a thin pencil-like structure) is inserted under the skin through a 2mm hole, into the fatty tissue layer. The probe emits ultrasonic waves, which selectively liquifies the unwanted body fat. This emulsified fat is then gently sucked out using a power-assisted vibrational liposuction cannula. The technique causes minimal trauma to the soft tissue surrounding the fat while enabling the surgeon to extract the maximum amount of fat safely and effectively.
Our patients at our Perth clinic, experience far less trauma with this technique compared to the traditional manual liposuction technique. Post-surgical discomfort and potential side effects are also significantly decreased.
Vaser liposuction is excellent for removing excess subcutaneous fat deposits in most problematic areas of the body. These include:
High Definition Vaser Liposuction may help to enhance muscle definition in physically fit individuals with athletic body types.
Vaser Liposculpture is a cosmetic procedure with many advantages that include:
Furthermore, liposuction has the additional benefit of kickstarting or continuing a healthy lifestyle.
The exact amount of fat cells in a person’s body remains stable throughout their lifetime. Unless the patient experiences obesity, more fat cells do not grow after adolescence. Once fat cells are removed by Vaser liposuction, it is difficult for fat to return in these areas.
The heat generated by the Vaser Ultrasonic waves causes dermal collagen stimulation in the overlying skin within the treatment area. Clinically, this aids in collagen remodeling and skin tightening.
At Medisculpt, the Vaser liposuction is performed as a day procedure at our Perth clinic, using tumescent anesthesia. We use the latest Vaser 2.2 platform for optimum results.
This depends upon the treatment area and amount of fat being removed.
On average, it takes 2 to 3 hours for larger areas such as the outer thighs. Most of the time is spent waiting for the treatment area to be fully anaesthetized, once the tumescent solution is infiltrated. The actual liposuction process is completed within 60 minutes.
We routinely perform this procedure under safe doses of local anesthesia while the patient is conscious. Inhalant anesthetic gas, more commonly known as laughing gas, is sometimes used to help with any discomfort.
This procedure can alternatively be performed under Twilight Sedation at an accredited day hospital in Subiaco, in circumstances where the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery. Please note: This option will incur additional costs.
Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt, we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.
The recovery period varies from person to person, and is dependent upon the amount of fat removed, as well as the number of areas treated. Generally, the initial recovery takes place over the first 7 to 10 days after the surgery. The swelling and bruising that may follow will subside gradually over the next 2 to 3 weeks.
We recommended taking at least 3 days off work after any minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. To recover and repair itself, the human body will need rest. Light walking and daily house chores are acceptable after the first 48 hours.
In most cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks. We have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma.
Most patients can return to office-based work within 5 to 10 days. We recommend at least two weeks off if your work involves heavy physical activity or travelling. A medical certificate can be organised, which will not mention the name of your procedure.
Light activity is suitable after 72 hours, while light exercise is usually acceptable after two weeks provided recovery is going well.
Like any surgical procedure, liposuction comes with potential risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
These risks and complications may include:
All surgical procedures carried out under general anesthesia or twilight sedation should only be performed in an accredited hospital under the supervision of a qualified anesthetist.
Very high quantities of local anesthesia are known to cause systemic toxicity, which can result in cardiovascular compromise. At Medisculpt in Perth, all procedures carried out under local anesthesia are done using a minimal amount of local anesthetic agent to ensure patient safety.
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you must:
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
The surgical procedures offered by our clinic in Perth, which you could consider include:
The non-surgical alternatives we offer include:
We recommend that you do all your grocery shopping before your surgery and restock your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to give you a lift home, as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery.
Additionally, ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.
Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery
It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks, or for as long as possible, before your surgery.
Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes can:
Wearing a compression garment is paramount in helping with the recovery process during the first 2 weeks. In clinical practice, we have found that an herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
A few sessions of Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Velashape III™ treatment for the recovering areas, approximately 2 weeks after surgery, is recommended to help reduce post-surgical swelling.
Oral painkillers are adequate in easing any discomfort associated after your surgery. Most patients only use these from the first 2 to 3 days. Prophylactic antibiotics may also be prescribed for the first five days to prevent any infection.
Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Drainage
We recommend deep tissue massage after liposuction as soon as the patient can tolerate it. This timeframe is usually two weeks after the surgery. A series of Velashape III™ treatments are an excellent way to help speed up the recovery. To find out more about Velashape III™, please click here.
Pricing starts from $4,500 for the first area. Subsequent areas cost $2,500 per area. Our prices are inclusive of theatre fees and all other expenses. There is no charge for up to 3 follow-up appointments post-surgery.
Please note: Patients will have to purchase their own compression garment, which generally costs around $150.
For those considering chin liposuction, this costs $3,500 and is a stand-alone procedure.
Many Australians travel overseas for cosmetic surgery and dental work as the cost of having these procedures done in Australia are out of their budget.
At Medisculpt in Perth, we offer minimally invasive surgeries under local anesthesia in safe doses. This means our patients don't have to pay high hospital and anesthetist fees often associated with these surgeries. We also offer a free follow-up after each surgery which helps to give our patients peace of mind.
Simply put, many Australians can now have the privilege of having these surgeries here at home, with very competitive pricing and lesser risk than travelling overseas.
A cooling-off period of 2 weeks is required after your initial consultation to give you ample time to thoroughly evaluate the risks and benefits of your chosen elective cosmetic surgery.
At Medisculpt, we have implemented this cooling off period as we want all our patients to feel completely confident in their decision to have surgery.
"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle
The practice of aesthetic medicine and surgery is as much an art as it is a science. The aesthetic sense of a clinician in evaluating a patient is as important as his or her clinical skills. At Medisculpt®, our philosophy is to artistically enhance your appearance in a way that stresses elegance over glamour.
Every cosmetic surgery procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.