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LIPOSUCTION LIPOSUCTION

Vaser Liposuction is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted fat deposits, using an ultrasound technology specific to adipocytes (fat cells). We utilise Vaser Liposuction in both our Melbourne and Brisbane locations to improve a range of areas, including the neck, chin, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms and stomach.

Vaser Liposuction not only removes areas of excessive fat accumulation – but can also show underlying muscle definition.

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Vaser Liposuction is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted fat deposits, using an ultrasound technology specific to adipocytes (fat cells). We utilise Vaser Liposuction in both our Melbourne and Brisbane locations to improve a range of areas, including the neck, chin, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms and stomach.

Vaser Liposuction not only removes areas of excessive fat accumulation – but can also show underlying muscle definition.

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LIPOSUCTION LIPOSUCTION

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An experienced and qualified doctor An experienced and qualified doctor

Dr David Topchian has performed over a thousand Vaser liposuction operations both in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Dr David Topchian has performed over a thousand Vaser liposuction operations both in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Smoother results with a faster recovery* Smoother results with a faster recovery*

*compared to traditional liposuction techniques. Vaser Liposuction is specific to fat and leaves other tissues intact.

*compared to traditional liposuction techniques. Vaser Liposuction is specific to fat and leaves other tissues intact.

Walk-in walk-out for small areas Walk-in walk-out for small areas

Vaser liposuction can be performed under local anaesthetic in our clinic as a walk-in walk-out procedure for small areas.

Vaser liposuction can be performed under local anaesthetic in our clinic as a walk-in walk-out procedure for small areas.

Day surgery for larger areas Day surgery for larger areas

For larger areas, an accredited day surgery will be the location (Melbourne or Brisbane) for your Vaser liposuction procedure. This will usually involve a general anaesthetic. Most patients are back to work within a week and start to see the results in a few weeks. Final results, including complete skin contraction, can take up to six months.

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For larger areas, an accredited day surgery will be the location (Melbourne or Brisbane) for your Vaser liposuction procedure. This will usually involve a general anaesthetic. Most patients are back to work within a week and start to see the results in a few weeks. Final results, including complete skin contraction, can take up to six months.

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Q & A Q & A

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Why choose Vaser Liposuction? Why choose Vaser Liposuction?

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Vaser Liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane by The Doctors’ Studio is a gentler and less dramatic cosmetic surgery procedure than traditional liposuction. In a Vaser liposuction procedure, a modified local anaesthetic solution is injected into the treatment area to reduce bleeding and postoperative discomfort, and increase the efficiency of the fat removal process. 

Following that, a cannula is inserted through a small incision and ultrasonic energy is delivered to the fat cells. Rather than using mechanical force, ultrasound energy breaks up and liquefies fat cells, allowing them to be easily suctioned from the body without damaging nearby tissues.

Vaser liposuction may be most beneficial to patients who want to refine smaller features of more fibrous fat, such as the neck, chin, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms, and stomach.

The Doctors’ Studio practices the “Vaser” liposuction procedure which was first introduced into Australia in 2005 and was advanced by Dr Alfredo Hoyos with his Hi Def technique.

Key components of the Vaser technique compared to traditional liposuction techniques include:

Faster and less painful recovery *

Improved skin contraction*

Less blood loss*

In a 2007 study conducted by Dr Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD; and John A. Millard, MD, they found that Vaser liposuction:

“provides a faster and less painful recovery”

In a 2012 study conducted by Doctor Michael Nagy and Dr Paul Vanek concluded that, when compared to standard liposuction, Vaser liposuction:

“resulted in a statistically significant improvement in skin retraction of 53 percent”

Vaser Liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane by The Doctors’ Studio is a gentler and less dramatic cosmetic surgery procedure than traditional liposuction. In a Vaser liposuction procedure, a modified local anaesthetic solution is injected into the treatment area to reduce bleeding and postoperative discomfort, and increase the efficiency of the fat removal process. 

Following that, a cannula is inserted through a small incision and ultrasonic energy is delivered to the fat cells. Rather than using mechanical force, ultrasound energy breaks up and liquefies fat cells, allowing them to be easily suctioned from the body without damaging nearby tissues.

Vaser liposuction may be most beneficial to patients who want to refine smaller features of more fibrous fat, such as the neck, chin, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms, and stomach.

The Doctors’ Studio practices the “Vaser” liposuction procedure which was first introduced into Australia in 2005 and was advanced by Dr Alfredo Hoyos with his Hi Def technique.

Key components of the Vaser technique compared to traditional liposuction techniques include:

Faster and less painful recovery *

Improved skin contraction*

Less blood loss*

In a 2007 study conducted by Dr Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD; and John A. Millard, MD, they found that Vaser liposuction:

“provides a faster and less painful recovery”

In a 2012 study conducted by Doctor Michael Nagy and Dr Paul Vanek concluded that, when compared to standard liposuction, Vaser liposuction:

“resulted in a statistically significant improvement in skin retraction of 53 percent”

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How is Vaser Liposuction different from other liposuction treatments? How is Vaser Liposuction different from other liposuction treatments?

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A machine generates ultrasound waves transmitted through the tip of a cannula so that the energy is delivered right to the fat cells, liquifying them. Other tissue is not affected, unlike standard liposuction.

The cannulas used are more gentle than standard ones. This makes removing the liquified fat cells easier, which means less bleeding and a faster recovery.

The results are also smoother because the fat cells are easy to “vacuum”.

An added benefit is the greater skin contraction, stimulated by the heat produced by the ultrasonic waves.

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A machine generates ultrasound waves transmitted through the tip of a cannula so that the energy is delivered right to the fat cells, liquifying them. Other tissue is not affected, unlike standard liposuction.

The cannulas used are more gentle than standard ones. This makes removing the liquified fat cells easier, which means less bleeding and a faster recovery.

The results are also smoother because the fat cells are easy to “vacuum”.

An added benefit is the greater skin contraction, stimulated by the heat produced by the ultrasonic waves.

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How is Hi-Def Vaser Liposuction different from standard Vaser Liposuction? How is Hi-Def Vaser Liposuction different from standard Vaser Liposuction?

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Cannulas used in Vaser liposuction have multiple openings to allow even collection of fat cells in the layer of fat that sits on top of the muscle. For high-definition liposuction, a second cannula is used with a single opening, enabling the fat cells to be removed closer to the surface to allow visual muscle definition.

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Cannulas used in Vaser liposuction have multiple openings to allow even collection of fat cells in the layer of fat that sits on top of the muscle. For high-definition liposuction, a second cannula is used with a single opening, enabling the fat cells to be removed closer to the surface to allow visual muscle definition.

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Who is Vaser Liposuction suited for? Who is Vaser Liposuction suited for?

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Ideally, liposuction is for people happy with their overall size and shape other than one or two areas with disproportionately more fat. Mostly these are people in good health who exercise and eat a high-quality diet but just can’t seem to shift difficult areas. They have found that local fat reduction (for example, doing sit-ups to reduce abdominal fat) does not work (read more).

For those generally overweight patients, liposuction to the abdomen and inner thighs can help motivate them to start exercising more and improve their lifestyle once they have seen a rapid improvement in their shape. However, it is not a weight-loss technique and is not recommended for large volume reductions.

If you have a prominent abdomen, you may have fat within the abdominal cavity, behind the muscle. This problem responds best to exercise and to eat well and cannot be improved with liposuction. Only the fat in front of the muscle can be reduced with liposuction.

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Ideally, liposuction is for people happy with their overall size and shape other than one or two areas with disproportionately more fat. Mostly these are people in good health who exercise and eat a high-quality diet but just can’t seem to shift difficult areas. They have found that local fat reduction (for example, doing sit-ups to reduce abdominal fat) does not work (read more).

For those generally overweight patients, liposuction to the abdomen and inner thighs can help motivate them to start exercising more and improve their lifestyle once they have seen a rapid improvement in their shape. However, it is not a weight-loss technique and is not recommended for large volume reductions.

If you have a prominent abdomen, you may have fat within the abdominal cavity, behind the muscle. This problem responds best to exercise and to eat well and cannot be improved with liposuction. Only the fat in front of the muscle can be reduced with liposuction.

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What is the recovery time for Vaser Liposuction? What is the recovery time for Vaser Liposuction?

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Most patients feel sore for two to three days. They can usually return to work after about four or five days. Special support garments need to be worn for four weeks. These are firm, supportive, elastic outfits that help to speed recovery and improve the contour. They are essential to achieving a good result.

By the end of the first month, most people feel back to normal as most of the swelling has gone down. There may still be some bruising and numbness which lasts for another few weeks.

The final result is usually seen at around the three-month stage when all the swelling should have settled and the skin contracted. The small incisions continue to improve for a year or two, becoming a barely visible blemish for most people.

Pain is usually manageable with analgesics. Lymphatic drainage massage can speed the recovery process and will be discussed if this is appropriate for you.

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Most patients feel sore for two to three days. They can usually return to work after about four or five days. Special support garments need to be worn for four weeks. These are firm, supportive, elastic outfits that help to speed recovery and improve the contour. They are essential to achieving a good result.

By the end of the first month, most people feel back to normal as most of the swelling has gone down. There may still be some bruising and numbness which lasts for another few weeks.

The final result is usually seen at around the three-month stage when all the swelling should have settled and the skin contracted. The small incisions continue to improve for a year or two, becoming a barely visible blemish for most people.

Pain is usually manageable with analgesics. Lymphatic drainage massage can speed the recovery process and will be discussed if this is appropriate for you.

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Is Vaser Liposuction fat removal permanent? Is Vaser Liposuction fat removal permanent?

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Some people are concerned that the body can produce more fat or that the fat can move. This is not the case. The removal of fat is permanent.

Once you have a new shape, it will remain. But if you are in a positive energy balance (overeat or exercise too little), you will gain weight again and be a larger version of your new shape. The opposite is also true.

For some patients, it is worth seeing a doctor who specialises in Bioidentical Hormone Balancing as the balance between hormones may contribute to enlarging some fat deposits more than others.

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Some people are concerned that the body can produce more fat or that the fat can move. This is not the case. The removal of fat is permanent.

Once you have a new shape, it will remain. But if you are in a positive energy balance (overeat or exercise too little), you will gain weight again and be a larger version of your new shape. The opposite is also true.

For some patients, it is worth seeing a doctor who specialises in Bioidentical Hormone Balancing as the balance between hormones may contribute to enlarging some fat deposits more than others.

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Which areas can Vaser Liposculpture be performed on? Which areas can Vaser Liposculpture be performed on?

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The technique can be used in most areas, but some respond better than others:

  • Arms, thighs, knees, calves, hips, back – these are commonly operated on with a good outcome
  • Abdomen – responds well in the right patient; can be a good alternative to a tummy tuck
  • Chin – responds very well in most people and heals quickly
  • Suprapubic/mons – an area that responds well. It can cause genital bruising for a few weeks but resolves.
  • Breasts – liposculpture can be used as an alternative to surgical breast reduction in women who want to reduce by approximately one cup size
  • Buttocks – can be slightly improved but will not tolerate large volume removal

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The technique can be used in most areas, but some respond better than others:

  • Arms, thighs, knees, calves, hips, back – these are commonly operated on with a good outcome
  • Abdomen – responds well in the right patient; can be a good alternative to a tummy tuck
  • Chin – responds very well in most people and heals quickly
  • Suprapubic/mons – an area that responds well. It can cause genital bruising for a few weeks but resolves.
  • Breasts – liposculpture can be used as an alternative to surgical breast reduction in women who want to reduce by approximately one cup size
  • Buttocks – can be slightly improved but will not tolerate large volume removal

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Are there visible scars after Liposuction? Are there visible scars after Liposuction?

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The scars after Liposuction are nearly invisible for most people and cannot be seen after a few months of healing. The incision sites may darken for a few months but usually return to a more normal shade for people with dark skin.

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The scars after Liposuction are nearly invisible for most people and cannot be seen after a few months of healing. The incision sites may darken for a few months but usually return to a more normal shade for people with dark skin.

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Will my skin shrink back once the volume is reduced? Will my skin shrink back once the volume is reduced?

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One of the challenges of this operation from a doctor’s perspective is knowing when the right amount of fat has been removed from an area. If too much is removed, the skin might be too loose and not contract enough.

Younger patients with more elastic skin are more likely to have skin that contracts well. Older patients who have sun damage, loose skin, or lost significant weight before the procedure are more likely to have loose skin after liposuction. With the Vaser ultrasonic machine, the retraction of skin is enhanced.

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One of the challenges of this operation from a doctor’s perspective is knowing when the right amount of fat has been removed from an area. If too much is removed, the skin might be too loose and not contract enough.

Younger patients with more elastic skin are more likely to have skin that contracts well. Older patients who have sun damage, loose skin, or lost significant weight before the procedure are more likely to have loose skin after liposuction. With the Vaser ultrasonic machine, the retraction of skin is enhanced.

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Are any special blood tests required for Liposuction? Are any special blood tests required for Liposuction?

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For most healthy people, no blood tests are required. Special tests may be necessary if there are medications or past medical history which may affect the operation or anaesthetic.

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For most healthy people, no blood tests are required. Special tests may be necessary if there are medications or past medical history which may affect the operation or anaesthetic.

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Why is Vaser liposuction worth considering as an option? Why is Vaser liposuction worth considering as an option?

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When compared to traditional liposuction, Vaser liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane by The Doctor’s Studio offers a number of compelling advantages for many patients, including its ability to tighten the skin*. The skin and the structures that suspend the skin are heated by ultrasound technology as the stubborn fat cells are melted. This causes the collagen fibres in the skin to contract, tightening the skin in the treated areas of the body. As a result, Vaser Liposuction patients have a lower risk of skin dimpling or sagging, experience less pain, reduced bruising, and shorter recovery time**. 

Because the fat cells in a Vaser Liposuction procedure have been liquified before removal, patients can achieve smoother body contouring results. These outcomes are enhanced further during the recovery process, as well as after wearing compression garments and receiving lymphatic massages.

Other significant advantages over traditional liposuction include less swelling and slightly smaller incisions. Risks and side effects are reduced, and local pain relief*** can be used to provide prolonged post-operative pain relief. The Vaser technique allows for more selective and precise fat removal (ab etching, muscle definition)

*Ref: Hoyos AE, Millard JA. Aesthet Surg J. 2007;27(6):594-604

**Ref: Di Giuseppe A, Shiffman MA. Aesthetic plastic surgery of the abdomen. Springer International Publishing Switzerland; 2016

***Ref: Hoyos AE. High Definition Liposculpting. In: Body Contouring: Art, Science, and Clinical Practice. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2010: p. 419-424.
Serdev NP. Ultrasound Assisted Liposculpture – UAL: A Simplified Safe Body Sculpturing and Aesthetic Beautification Technique, Advanced Techniques in Liposuction and Fat Transfer. IntechOpen;2011.
Nagy MW, Vanek PF Jr. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129(4):681e-689e.

 

When compared to traditional liposuction, Vaser liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane by The Doctor’s Studio offers a number of compelling advantages for many patients, including its ability to tighten the skin*. The skin and the structures that suspend the skin are heated by ultrasound technology as the stubborn fat cells are melted. This causes the collagen fibres in the skin to contract, tightening the skin in the treated areas of the body. As a result, Vaser Liposuction patients have a lower risk of skin dimpling or sagging, experience less pain, reduced bruising, and shorter recovery time**. 

Because the fat cells in a Vaser Liposuction procedure have been liquified before removal, patients can achieve smoother body contouring results. These outcomes are enhanced further during the recovery process, as well as after wearing compression garments and receiving lymphatic massages.

Other significant advantages over traditional liposuction include less swelling and slightly smaller incisions. Risks and side effects are reduced, and local pain relief*** can be used to provide prolonged post-operative pain relief. The Vaser technique allows for more selective and precise fat removal (ab etching, muscle definition)

*Ref: Hoyos AE, Millard JA. Aesthet Surg J. 2007;27(6):594-604

**Ref: Di Giuseppe A, Shiffman MA. Aesthetic plastic surgery of the abdomen. Springer International Publishing Switzerland; 2016

***Ref: Hoyos AE. High Definition Liposculpting. In: Body Contouring: Art, Science, and Clinical Practice. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2010: p. 419-424.
Serdev NP. Ultrasound Assisted Liposculpture – UAL: A Simplified Safe Body Sculpturing and Aesthetic Beautification Technique, Advanced Techniques in Liposuction and Fat Transfer. IntechOpen;2011.
Nagy MW, Vanek PF Jr. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129(4):681e-689e.

 

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What are the risks involved? What are the risks involved?

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Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and patients considering a procedure should also keep in mind that they need time to recover, they will need support, and possibly time off work. They may also need other therapies such as massage and compression garments.

During your consultation we will discuss the range of options available to you and recommend treatments that have the best chance of achieving your desired goals. Part of this conversation will cover, in more detail, the types of complications and risks that apply to your specific circumstances. In general, the risks and complications of surgery are:

• disappointing aesthetic outcome
• infection
• bleeding
• scarring
• significant asymmetry (a large difference between sides)
• pain
• change in skin sensation (eg. numbness)
• allergic reaction
• anaesthetic complications
• prolonged recover and wound healing
• collections of fluid

All of these may result in the need for further treatment or surgery.

Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and patients considering a procedure should also keep in mind that they need time to recover, they will need support, and possibly time off work. They may also need other therapies such as massage and compression garments.

During your consultation we will discuss the range of options available to you and recommend treatments that have the best chance of achieving your desired goals. Part of this conversation will cover, in more detail, the types of complications and risks that apply to your specific circumstances. In general, the risks and complications of surgery are:

• disappointing aesthetic outcome
• infection
• bleeding
• scarring
• significant asymmetry (a large difference between sides)
• pain
• change in skin sensation (eg. numbness)
• allergic reaction
• anaesthetic complications
• prolonged recover and wound healing
• collections of fluid

All of these may result in the need for further treatment or surgery.

*Please note, all after photos are three months post-procedure. Outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not guarantee similar results for other patients and will vary according to genetics, diet and exercise.

Vaser Liposuction in Melbourne & Brisbane Vaser Liposuction in Melbourne & Brisbane

Enhance your definition with Vaser liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane with Dr. David Topchian’s many years of Cosmetic Surgery experience. At The Doctor’s Studio, we have performed thousands of Vaser liposuction operations, ensuring a high level of experience and skill, and abiding by the highest ethical standards in order to serve the patient’s best interests at all times.

We can help if you have stubborn fat areas that refuse to budge despite a healthy diet and regular exercise to gain definition. To learn more about what can be achieved with Vaser liposuction, Contact us for a consultation today.

Enhance your definition with Vaser liposuction in Melbourne and Brisbane with Dr. David Topchian’s many years of Cosmetic Surgery experience. At The Doctor’s Studio, we have performed thousands of Vaser liposuction operations, ensuring a high level of experience and skill, and abiding by the highest ethical standards in order to serve the patient’s best interests at all times.

We can help if you have stubborn fat areas that refuse to budge despite a healthy diet and regular exercise to gain definition. To learn more about what can be achieved with Vaser liposuction, Contact us for a consultation today.