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Vaser Liposuction

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What is Vaser lipo?


What are the benefits of Vaser lipo?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is Vaser lipo?

A confident you comes from the inside and out. It’s the feeling of being who you want to be and looking how you want to look. If there are changes you wouldd like to make, we are here to help you achieve the body you want to have.

Vaser liposuction uses state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology to achieve fat removal and body contouring. It is minimally invasive and doesn’t always require a general anaesthetic. It is also becoming a popular choice with patients due to the reduced downtime.

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There are two types of Vaser liposuction available to choose from: for large areas of the body, you may want to use the a surgical method, and for smaller areas, you can explore the less invasive non-surgical liposuction method. When you talk to your surgeon/doctor at your consultation, you will discuss your medical history, the area you are having treated, and the amount of fat to be removed. 

What are the benefits of Vaser lipo?

Vaser (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) liposuction transmits sound waves into the fatty tissue under the skin, breaking down fat cells, which are then removed by suction. It can be used on up to four areas in a single procedure and is typically used to achieve fat loss in areas such as the stomach, back, thighs, bottom, arms and chin. One of the leading cosmetic surgeons we work with can advise whether Vaser® liposuction is suitable for the result you want to achieve.

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There are usually no overnight stays, and with minimal downtime you should have a speedy recovery. It is considered less painful than standard liposuction as it can be can be performed quickly and is minimally invasive.

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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For Vaser liposuction these include bruising, bleeding, infection, loose skin and irregularities of the skin. 

Is it right for me?

There are two methods of Vaser lipo you could choose from - surgical and non surgical. The procedure you and your surgeon/doctor choose will depend on the area you would like treated. 

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Surgical Vaser liposuction 

You would typically use surgical Vaser lipo for stubborn areas of fat in the stomach, hips, knees, thighs, arms, bottom, or chin. The procedure may involve small incisions and is often carried out under general anaesthetic.

Non-surgical Vaser liposuction 

Multiple areas of the body can be treated with non-surgical Vaser liposuction under local anaesthetic. Areas that can be treated are those that are likely to store fat such as the arms, tummy, abdomen, thighs, ‘love handles’, back, and chin, but in a single procedure you can use it on a number of different areas.


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 1 - 3 hours
Time Off Work: 1 - 3 days
Hospital Stay: Not required
Full recovery: From 1 week
Pressure Garment: Wear for 2 - 3 weeks
Exercise: After 2 - 3 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: From 2 - 4 months

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Vaser Liposuction FAQs

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Is Vaser® liposuction right for me?
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.
How long does Vaser® liposuction take
Vaser® liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
Will I have to stay in hospital
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.
What is the maximum amount of fat that can be removed?
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.
How long will I need off work after Vaser® liposuction?
The recovery time is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.
Which areas can be treated?
Vaser® liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.
What happens if I gain weight after Vaser® liposuction
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.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The procedure

You will see your surgeon on the day so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole medical team will be introduced to you before starting the vaser lipo procedure.

The specifics will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, 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 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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