Vaser® liposuction may be suitable if you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise and you want to achieve fat loss and body contouring.
Vaser® liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
You may be able to return home the same day if you have a local anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.
The recovery time is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.
Vaser® liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.
If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether Vaser® liposuction is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from fat removal and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Vaser® liposuction uses advanced ultrasound technology to effectively break down fat cells without affecting other cells that vibrate at different frequencies. The liquefied fat cells are then removed from the body using a gentle suction process. This can usually be performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that only small incisions are made in order to suck out the liquefied fat cells. These incisions are typically too small to require stitches. The procedure usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas that you want to treat.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For Vaser® liposuction you may be able to leave the hospital on the same day as your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You may be advised to wear a compression garment during the day for between two and six weeks following the procedure. Usually, you can return to non-physical work after a few days. The improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time