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Vaser Liposuction Review

Updated on August 28, 2011

Vaser Liposuction Introduction

Vaser Liposuction is a fairly recent procedure that has only been around for about a decade or so. Vaser liposuction is one of many cosmetic surgery procedures that falls under the general umbrella term of "non surgical liposuction." Basically Vaser is a trademarked system that uses ultrasound to break up and flush out the fat with absolute minimal effect on the surrounding tissues like blood vessels, nerves, or other tissues. This means that while there might be minor temporary bruising around where the cosmetic procedure focuses on, there will still be far less damage, pain, and needed recovery time from a vaser procedure as opposed to actual traditional liposuction that requires incisions. As far as cosmetic surgery goes, the non invasive procedures are becoming increasingly popular for obvious reasons, and vaser liposuction is right near the top of the list as far as being a great cosmetic process that helps individuals lose that last little bit of weight.

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Vaser Liposuction Basics

One of the reasons that vaser liposuction is such a popular cosmetic surgery procedure is that it is such low impact. It's one of the only procedures where an individual can be fully conscious and awake throughout the entire liposuction. It's relatively painless, and as the video further down this page from "Entertainment Tonight" shows, people can often walk in, have the vaser liposuction procedure, and then walk out. Because of the specific techniques that are used with Vaser, pain and discomfort are always at a minimum and most patients won't feel anything during the procedure, although there may be some minor pain and bruising later in the day as the body recovers and adjusts.

Vaser liposuction received full accreditation from the FDA in 2002 and has become a relatively unknown non surgical liposuction procedure to one of the most popular choices when it comes to forms of ultrasonic liposuction. In addition, because of the way this particular procedure works it is often a favorite technique because of the ability of the cosmetic surgeon to isolate small pockets of fat from generally sensitive parts of the body.

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Vaser Liposuction Costs

Vaser liposuction costs can vary greatly depending on the city, the specialist, and the amount of work to be done for any specific area of the body.  While it's impossible to nail down what the exact costs of a vaser liposuction procedure would be, there are some general guidelines that should help give you an idea of what the costs would be.

Most vaser liposuction fees will fall in the $1500-$10,000 range as the two extreme ends of the spectrum.  Most procedures will fall in the $4000-5,000 price range on average, although what part of the body you're getting worked on can affect the range greaty.  For example, the three generally most expensive parts of the body to get treated are: male breasts, upper abdomen, and the knees.  Three of the cheapest body parts to get vaser liposuction treatment with are hips, thighs, or the neck/jowls area of the body.

So while this guide will help give you a general idea of vaser liposuction prices, always check with local professionals to get a better reading of what they'll be in your area.

When Is Vaser Liposuction a Good Option

Vaser liposuction, like most other forms of liposuction or other similar cosmetic procedures, isn't meant to treat someone who is morbidly obese or looking to drop 60 lbs.  If you're hugely overweight, you need to diet and exercise and get to a healthy enough place to eventually be in good enough shape for liposuction. 

Vaser liposuction is an especially good choice for spot treatment of areas that just won't lose fat even for healthy people who work out. Because of genetics some people very easily get double chins, or "muffin tops" around the waist.  People can't control where fat tends to be stored, and sometimes the genetics are not very cooperative.  When there is a situation like that where it's just a few pounds of fat in an area that just won't sculpt into shape, then vaser liposuction could be a good option.

Why Is Vaser Liposuction So Popular?

Vaser liposuction is, and will remain, very popular for a wide range of reasons. One obvious reason is the lack of need for recovery time since this is one of those methods of cosmetic surgery that is not very invasive at all. In addition, this is one method of laser liposuction, which generally is also less expensive than most conventional forms of surgical liposuction, as well. Less pain and less expensive, as well.

Certain types of liposuction are only good for general areas of the body, while vaser liposuction has the ability to work on not only common areas like the waist, stomach, buttocks, and chest/breasts, but also to specific areas like the neck, knees, ankles, and other less common but more sensitive areas that occasionally need a little trimming that exercise just won't be able to target.

So quick results, less pain and recovery time, and a lower cost than many of the more conventional procedures that involve more pain and recovery time.  Kind of a new brainer when put that way, isn't it?

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      clvh 6 years ago

      This is a total waste of money. Go for tumescent lipo

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      A.c. 7 years ago

      In short..I'm in shape and diet. But although my stomach has definition and is mostly flat..I can't get rid of the lower abdomen fat. Is this the ideal procedure? Or should not even waste my time.

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      Jerry G2 8 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

      Hi ocbill,

      That was a new one to me, too. I guess you're supposed learn something new everyday, so there's one for me. Thanks for commenting on my vaser liposuction hub.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      muffin tops! I never heard of that one. LOL. Now, I am getting hungry.