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Medically reviewed by Mr Michael Mouzakis, M.D, MSc, Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon for The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London.
Last Reviewed November 24th 2023

VASER Liposuction

Some areas of the body can store fat that you cannot lose through exercise and diet. Stubborn fat areas, such as inner/outer thighs, lower tummy, flanks, hips and arms can make your body look out of proportion. If this sounds familiar, an ultrasound fat removal method such as VASER liposuction could give you the shape you want.

The Private Clinic is the UK’s leading provider of VASER liposuction for men and women. We were the first to launch Vaser lipo in the UK and it continues to be one of the most popular procedures for contouring and shaping of the body.

We have Vaser Liposuction clinics in London, Birmingham, Northampton and Manchester. We also have many patients from Leeds who travel to our Manchester clinic for Vaser Liposuction consultations.

We perform over 1,300 liposuction and body sculpting procedures each year and we have performed more Vaser liposuction procedures than any other clinic in the UK. With some of the UK’s most experienced Vaser liposuction Surgeons and our advanced Vaser lipo theatres in London and Manchester, you can feel assured you have made the right decision.

If you are after an athletic, masculine figure through liposuction for men – VASER Hi-Def, or a more subtle Vaser for feminine definition our world-class expert liposuction doctors will advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

We have been treating patients for over 15 years and are seen as pioneers having perfected the technique to ensure a minimally invasive procedure with the best results.

VASER Liposuction for men and women at a glance

Procedure Time
1 – 3 hours

Anaesthetic Type
Local anaesthetic with sedation

Hospital Stay
Day case

Support Garments
Compression garments for 6 weeks

Shower day after

Any position

24 – 48 hours

Up & Mobile
1 day

Sexual Activity
4 weeks

Back to Work
1 week

1 week

7 – 10 days

Full Recovery
4 weeks

Final Results
6 – 12 months

What are the advantages of VASER Liposuction?

  • Vaser liposuction is not as invasive as traditional liposuction.
  • Minimal downtime – VASER Lipo is a walk-in-walk-out procedure with no overnight hospital stay.
  • Vaser is carried out as a local anaesthetic with sedation, there is no general anaesthetic.
  • There is a faster recovery
  • It is less traumatic than surgical lipo
  • Vaser stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter skin for many patients.
  • Vaser liposuction is especially effective in areas such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, back, upper arms, chest, neck and knees
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Vaser Liposuction Before & After Photos

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What to Expect

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for 40 years with thousands of patients placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.

The Consultation

Your vaser liposuction treatment journey will start with a consultation with one of our experienced vaser liposuction surgeons.
At your consultation, your surgeon will go through the vaser liposuction procedure in detail and examine the areas that you are concerned about to assess your suitability for vaser liposuction surgery and advise what may or may not be possible based on your existing shape and skin and fat levels.
Your surgeon will then discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Your expectations from surgery
  • Risks and Complications of Vaser Liposuction surgery
  • Aftercare

Following your consultation, you will be introduced to your dedicated patient coordinator who will be your point of contact should you wish to proceed with vaser liposuction surgery.

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Pre-Operative Advice

In the interests of patient safety, all our patients are assessed against our patient selection criteria. Following your consultation and review of your past medical history, the physician or preoperative nurse will choose any pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are routine blood tests.

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Vaser Liposuction Surgery

You will be given an allocated time to arrive at the hospital for your Vaser liposuction procedure. This is usually an hour before your procedure start time.

Once admitted:

  • The nursing team will perform checks and prepare you for surgery.
  • You will meet with your surgeon again to go over what is going to happen and they can answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
  • Pre-operative photos will be taken of the areas to be treated
  • You will be marked up with a surgical pen.

The procedure:

  • You will then be taken to the theatre where local anaesthetic and sedation are administered.
  • The surgeon will make tiny incisions in the targeted areas. They will inject a saline solution mixed with lidocaine and epinephrine to help shrink blood vessels and numb the area to be treated.
  • A small patented probe will then be inserted into the incisions which will emit ultrasonic waves to selectively break up the fat deposits, leaving important tissues relatively intact.
  • Once the fatty tissue is emulsified, it can be removed through small incisions with a massage or by using a controlled suction device.
  • Any remaining fatty tissue can then be reshaped to the patient’s natural body contours.
  • The areas are then bandaged up and a drain may be inserted to help with excess fluid in the initial couple of days post-procedure.
  • You will then be fitted into a support garment to help reduce swelling and returned to a recovery room to recover from the sedation.
  • You will be required to stay after your procedure for a couple of hours to ensure that you are medically well. You will then be released by your surgeon with an aftercare plan detailing your recovery.
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After your Vaser liposuction procedure

The Vaser Liposuction aftercare regime following all Vaser procedures including Vaser Hi-Def and Vaser Mid-Def is important and does require some commitment from you.

Overall, downtime following Vaser Liposuction is minimal and you can get back to your daily routine quite quickly.

We recommend taking up to 2-5 days off work depending on the areas being treated. However, because there may be some bruising and swelling, it’s best to wait two weeks before you can start light exercise (swimming, walking uphill and cycling) and more strenuous exercise around 4-5 weeks. Flying is not advised for up to 2 weeks.

Following your Vaser Liposuction procedure you will be provided with a postoperative instruction sheet and any medication that is prescribed by your surgeon or doctor to take during the following week to aid your recovery.

A follow-up appointment with a clinic nurse will be made to check the incisions that were made during the procedure. They would not have required stitches but they will have dressing applied. This appointment usually takes place approximately 4-14 days following your liposuction procedure. You will then be asked to return to see your surgeon around 6 weeks following your procedure for them to assess your Vaser liposuction treatment results.

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Which Body Areas can you have VASER Lipo?

  • Vaser Liposuction for the neck and chin

    The neck and chin is a common problem area and we have many patients seeking help with excess fat on the neck which can cause the appearance of a double chin. The fatty layer in this area lies just below the skin above the platysma neck muscle. Vaser liposuction for the neck and chin is a great treatment that allows expert precision to help patients redefine their chin and neck area quickly often providing great results to the entire lower face instantly.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the arms / bingo wings

    Vaser liposuction is a great treatment to help provide more definition in your arms. The treatment works to remove stubborn areas of fat in the area resulting in the muscle shape being more noticeable and a more lean and firm appearance overall.

  • Vaser liposuction for male chest reduction

    Vaser Liposuction is very effective on providing a male chest reduction procedure for men who are suffering from gynaecomastia or man boobs. It is a much less invasive option than surgical removal but can provide instant effective results in the majority of cases.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the back

    Weight gain can occur in all areas of the body and many patients find themselves with stubborn areas of back fat that are a challenge to loose.There are 5 common areas of back fat that can be effectively removed with vaser liposuction area of fat around the upper portion of the back include the buffalo hump which is the lump of fat underneath the neck, the infra-scapular fat which is where fat rolls are seen underneath the bra strap, Posterior axillary fat is fat around the armpit area, Posterior waist fat is still located on the back sitting just above the hips and the lumbo-sacral fat pad is a stubborn area of fat located at the base of the back just above the tailbone. Vaser liposuction is a great procedure to help target the excess fat on the back resulting in a more toned appearance with no rolls bra strap bulges.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the abdomen / tummy

    Vaser liposuction for the tummy / abdomen area is a more minimally invasive option compared to surgical procedures like a tummy tuck. If your problem is excess fat rather than sagging skin then vaser liposuction can offer remarkable body contouring results resulting in a more toned and defined stomach.

  • Vaser liposuction for male abdomen

    An oversized or undefined stomach is a popular area that male patients request treatment for. Vaser Liposuction is ideal for men who wish to help reduce stubborn areas of fat from their torso or abdomen which exercise and diet were otherwise resistant too. We also offer Vaser Hi-Def liposuction which can create an athletic, sculpted appearance which removes both superficial and deep fat that surrounds muscle groups to enhance the visibility of underlying toning and musculature.

  • Vaser Liposuction for love handles or flanks

    Loosing excess fat from your love handles or flanks can be very difficult and you will often not see much of a result from exercise and diet alone. Vaser liposuction is a great treatment to target those stubborn areas of fat revealing a smaller and more defined appearance to the waist.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the buttocks crease or banana fold and hips

    Some patients find that stubborn areas of fat tend to target their lower body, in particular their buttocks crease or banana roll and hips. Storing fat in this area can really alter your figure and can make finding certain types of clothes to fit well a big struggle. Vaser liposuction is ideal for the buttocks crease and hips as it is able to target the specific area removing the unwanted fat and sculpting your body to achieve a more defined body shape without the need for fat transfer.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the inner and outer thighs

    Vaser liposuction is very effective at providing all round contour to the inner and outer thigh areas. Stubborn fat in the thighs can be tricky to reduce and can often cause difficulty when finding clothing to fit correctly. Removing this stubborn area of fat instantly gives your upper legs a slimmer and more defined appearance with many patients finding they have gone down a dress size too.

  • Vaser Liposuction for the knees and ankles

    Storing stubborn areas of fat around the knees or ankles can be very distressing especially if the rest of your body is otherwise toned. Vaser liposuction to the knees or ankles can result in shapelier and contoured lower legs.

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What is the difference between Smart Lipo / Laser Lipo and Vaser Lipo?
Smart Lipo or Laser Lipo is a different type of liposuction to vaser liposuction. Although they are both used to remove stubborn areas of fat and to contour the body shape they both use different techniques. Smart liposuction which is also referred to as laser liposuction or laser lipolysis uses laser technology but vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology to target the fat. Smart lipo is newer than vaser liposuction but we believe that Vaser Liposuction is still the most advanced and effective form of liposuction which is why this is the only type that The Private Clinic offer in our clinics. Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasonic technology which allows for specific areas of fat to be treated (Vaser liposelection). Due to this, the surrounding body tissues are then left untouched which results in far less bruising and swelling and a shorter recovery time.
How much does VASER Liposuction cost?

The cost of a Vaser Liposuction procedure will depend on the number of areas being treated. As a guide, costs for vaser liposuction start from £3,990.

Everyone’s Vaser Lipo procedure is different and put together as a personalised treatment recommendation for the patient. Your individual treatment plan will be discussed at your consultation once your surgeon has seen you and knows what you wish to achieve from the procedure.

Following your consultation, your patient coordinator will provide you with a detailed quote for your procedure and will be able to share information about our 0% Finance that is available too.

Book a consultation today to get a cost for your vaser liposuction treatment.

Do you have a Vaser Liposuction clinic near me?

Where to get vaser liposuction in London?

Our Vaser Liposuction procedures in London are performed at our boutique hospital in Fitzroy Square London.

Consultations can be arranged with our liposuction doctor at our London Harley Street clinic.

Our clinic in London is located on 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ.

The Private Clinic also has clinics located in:

Where to get vaser liposuction in Manchester?

Manchester –  25 St John Street, M3 4DT

Where to get vaser liposuction in Birmingham?

Birmingham – 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU – West Midlands

Consultations can be arranged with our expert patient coordinator at our Birmingham clinic. All vaser liposuction procedures will take place at our boutique hospital in Fitzroy Square London.

Where to get vaser liposuction in Leeds?

Leeds – 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP – Yorkshire

To find out more about booking a consultation at a clinic near you, contact us here.

What is Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Lipo is a specialised and minimally invasive fat removal and body contouring procedure. In contrast to traditional liposuction, Vaser Lipo affords patients the sculpting experience no amount of exercise or dieting can achieve by itself with ultimate precision and minimal downtime.

VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to break down fat cells, which are then removed from your body through a suction process. Vaser Lipo (also referred to as Vaser liposelection or Ultrasound Liposuction) is a suitable procedure for both men and women.

The ultrasound energy only targets fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues undamaged, and involves minimal downtime. Our experience tells us that VASER Lipo is the most effective minimally invasive method of removing unwanted fat from your body, creating a defined and sculpted area.

Over 11,000 Vaser Liposuction treatments have been performed at The Private Clinic by our team of expert Vaser Doctors. Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience in a newfound shape.

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How is Vaser Liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

Vaser Lipo vs Traditional Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction both have the same goal, to remove fat from the body. But both methods are different and knowing which one is going to be best for you will depend on your own personal circumstances and the desired goal you have in mind.

In most cases, traditional liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic whilst Vaser liposuction is performed under local anaesthetic with sedation.

Traditional liposuction is ideal if you have a larger amount of fat that you wish to remove as Vaser lipo does have a limit on the amount of fat that can removed in a single session. Traditional liposuction does have a limit too but it is significantly bigger.

The recovery time following Vaser liposuction is often significantly shorter than traditional liposuction’s recovery as it is a minimally invasive procedure and the technique used results in less bleeding, pain, and bruising. Vaser Liposuction uses high-frequency ultrasonic waves to break up and liquefy the targeted fat without damaging the surrounding area.

Vaser liposuction is good for sculpting the body and is very accurate in removing fat from targeted muscle groups and being able to give improved definition around muscles.

Vaser liposuction is also known to be more effective on men as their body tissues are naturally fibrous which can be difficult to target with traditional liposuction. Certain areas on the female body such as hips and bra fat are fibrous as well and would be better treated with vaser liposuction than traditional liposuction.

If you have a good surgeon with the right experience and skills then you can get great results from both treatments. Finding a surgeon you can trust is more important than which technique is being used so be sure to do your research.

We perform over 1,300 liposuction and body sculpting procedures each year and have some of the UK’s most experienced Vaser liposuction surgeons and doctors on our team. Contact us today to book a consultation and find out more.

Is Vaser Liposuction the best type of liposuction?

Vaser liposuction is one of many types of liposuction treatments that all use various devices and techniques. Other types of liposuction include traditional liposuction, laser liposuction, MPX laser and body jet liposuction to name a few. Whether Vaser Liposuction is the best type of liposuction for you is personal preference, there is no clinical evidence to prove that one type is better or safer than the other. Most modern forms of liposuction are considered to be equally safe and effective when performed by an expert surgeon or doctor.

Vaser lipo, however, should not be confused with Vaser Mid or Hi def which are only a change of technique rather than tools. During a Vaser Mid Def and Hi Def procedure, multiple techniques are used for sculpting around the muscles to give a more athletic and toned appearance. These procedures require a lot more skill, expertise and specialised training making them very different from other types of liposuction. It is important to remember that not everyone trained in Vaser Liposuction is trained in Vaser Hi or Mid-Def.

Getting the best liposuction results comes down to the skill and experience of the surgeon and the aftercare carried out by both the clinic and the patient. It is also important for the patient to be well-informed and realistic about what results they can expect from the treatment.

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Can multiple areas be treated at once with Vaser Liposuction?

It is possible to treat multiple areas during one Vaser Liposuction procedure however it is recommend that no more than 3 litres worth of fat is removed within one session.

Am I suitable for Vaser Liposuction?

The treatment is best suited towards patients with stubborn, distinct areas of fat around the body that just won’t budge, no matter how much exercise or dieting is undertaken.

When you lose weight, is it usually most noticeable on your face and upper body, leaving behind more resistant areas, such as the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen.

Fat distribution can be incredibly uneven, leaving some areas more out of proportion than others. Diet and exercise can only do so much for most people. Vaser Lipo can help adults of all ages and most parts of the body affected by stubborn body fat.

Vaser Liposuction is a highly successful area-specific fat reduction treatment. It improves the balance of distribution of fatty tissue around your body, for a more aesthetically pleasing profile.

Although liposuction can often provide very substantial improvements, it is not a weight-loss technique or a solution for obesity. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite nor will it help those who have excessive or bulging areas of skin, for which we would recommend an abdominoplasty treatment. We may ask you for your height and weight to calculate your BMI to ensure that you are within the ranges suitable for minimally invasive liposuction.

Ideally, any treatment should be viewed as a compliment to regular exercise and a good diet and not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

Who will perform Vaser Liposuction?

The Private Clinic has a team of expert VASER lipo Doctors and surgeons. Our team will work with you to ensure you feel well-informed and comfortable before, during and after the procedure.

You will receive as many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as you require.

The Private Clinic’s Doctors have performed over 11,000 VASER Liposuction treatments to date, more than any other clinic in Europe. 

To book an appointment with our specialist vaser lipo team click here.

How should I prepare for Vaser Liposuction?

Our surgeons and doctors at The Private Clinic will discuss with you how to prepare for your vaser liposuction treatment including anything you should be avoiding.

It is always recommended that you are at your ideal weight before liposuction as any excess gain or loss will affect your results.

We advise that you avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen for 3 weeks before your procedure. We also highly recommend that you stop smoking a month before your vaser liposuction procedure. Smoking can really impact your healing process as it cuts down blood flow to the skin causing circulation problems.

There will be some downtime after your Vaser Liposuction procedure so we also recommend that you prepare your home for this and ensure you have entertainment available as well as someone who will be able to assist you with things like cooking, cleaning and childcare for a short time.

You will not be able to drive after your procedure so you will also need to arrange for someone to be able to take you to and from the clinic.

Overall you should make sure that you are good health, eating well, getting enough sleep and have stopped taking any medication advised by your vaser surgeon or doctor.

What happens during a Vaser Liposuction procedure?

Your surgeon will first make special anatomic marks on the areas being treated whilst you are standing.

You will then lie down on the bed and local anaesthetic will be injected into the areas being treated and sedation will be applied if required.

Small micro-incisions will then be made close to the areas that are being treated and tumescent fluid will be injected in to expand the tissue layer.

A small probe is then inserted that emits ultrasonic energy which vibrates and selectively breaks apart the fatty tissue on contact.

A small cannula is then used in a back-and-forth motion which removes the fat with a gentle suction device. 

Once complete, the incisions are closed, bandages are applied and a compression garment is placed on.

After your Vaser lipo procedure, you will be able to leave the clinic and return home within a few hours as long as you have someone to escort you home.

Does Vaser Liposuction hurt?

Will I feel anything during Vaser Liposuction?

No pain should be felt during a vaser liposuction procedure but you may feel the surgeon working on the areas being treated which is sometimes a little uncomfortable. Some patients mention hearing a high-pitched sound which is actually the ultrasonic vibrations resonating in your ear drums – this is completely normal and not harmful.

Our expert surgeons, doctors and nursing team at The Private Clinic will ensure that feel comfortable throughout the procedure.  With over 40 years of experience in Cosmetic Medical Excellence, you are in safe hands.

How long does a Vaser Lipo procedure take?

This will depend on the number and size of areas to be treated, but generally, the VASER Lipo procedure lasts between 1 and 2 hours.

Do I need to be put to sleep for Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Liposuction is usually performed under Local Anaesthetic with the option of sedatives too. The local anaesthetic will stop you from feeling any pain during the procedure and the sedatives can help you feel more relaxed if you are feeling worried or anxious about the procedure.

Can I have vaser liposuction to remove fat in my face?

Vaser Liposuction is not performed on the facial areas apart from the chin and neck. The best way to treat fat deposits under the eye for example is a blepharoplasty procedure.

How much fat can be removed with Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is instead designed to contour and shape the body and remove stubborn areas of fat.

The amount of fat removed varies between procedures but no more than 4% of your body weight (about 3 litres) can be removed.

If more fat removal is needed then a second procedure would be required.

Does Vaser Liposuction get rid of cellulite?

Vaser Liposuction can improve the appearance of cellulite however it is not a treatment for cellulite so this cannot be guaranteed.

We offer some great treatments to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, find out more here.

Will Vaser Liposuction help me lose weight?

Vaser Liposuction is not a solution for weight loss and should not be seen as such.

Vaser Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn areas of fat that no amount of exercise and healthy eating can to reduce.

To maintain the results of surgery you must continue to lead a healthy lifestyle otherwise the weight will return to other areas of the body.

How do I reshape my bottom with Vaser Liposuction?

It is easy to create a peachy bottom shape with Vaser Liposuction. The fat is removed in a way that is able to sculpt the body which can enhance your bum enough without the need for any additional fat transfer or implants.

Our vaser surgeons and doctors at The Private Clinic specialise in creating smooth and sculpted results. See our before and after photos to see previous results.

Can Vaser Liposuction sculpt my body?

Vaser Liposuction is a sculpting procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits from problematic areas which as a result reveals the smooth and natural contours of your own body.

If more defined contouring is required then Vaser Mid-Def, Vaser Hi-Def or Vaser 4D may be recommended which are more specialised techniques for body contouring. The Private Clinic specialises in all forms of Vaser liposuction.

Will Vaser Liposuction get rid of sagging skin?

Will I Have Tighter Skin After Vaser Liposuction?

Good skin elasticity is important for successful fat removal surgery. Vaser Liposuction only removes fat from the body, not skin so if you have excess sagging skin then you may be more suited to an alternative surgical procedure such as an arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift etc.

Predicting the degree of skin tightening after Vaser liposuction can be very difficult, although in the majority of cases, your skin will shrink around your new smaller shape over time.

Our expert vaser surgeons and doctors will be able to assess your skin laxity before you decide to go ahead with the procedure to give a realistic expectation of what you can expect from the procedure. Get in touch to find out more.

What happens if I gain weight after VASER Liposuction?

Although it is highly recommended to try and maintain your weight after your treatment, it is possible to gain up to 3-4 kilos before you notice any obvious change in the treated area.

With VASER Lipo, superficial fat and fat cells are removed, and as the body doesn’t readily make new fat cells past puberty, the results are more or less permanent. Any mild weight fluctuations are therefore not noticed as the extra fat is either immediately processed or evenly distributed around your body.

We recommend that you continue to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle to maximise the results of your procedure.

Are there any side effects of VASER Liposuction?

VASER Liposuction is a very popular body sculpting procedure and can deliver exemplary results. However, the skills and expertise of your treating Doctor are what count in the success and results of the procedure, as well as your chances of any complications.

As with any procedure, Vaser Liposuction does have risks and side effects  these include; swelling, bruising, mild pain, haematoma, seroma, infection, fluid leaking,  hypertrophic scarring, change in sensitivity, contour irregularities, residual fat, skin discolouration,  itchiness/irritation and DVT.

Your vaser doctor will go through a full list of side effects and complications from vaser liposuction at your consultation. At The Private Clinic we aim for our patients to be fully informed about all parts of their procedure.

How soon will I see the results?

Many patients will see results straight away. However, the appearance of the treated areas will show the most improvement about 5-6 weeks post procedure and they will continue to improve for up to six months as your skin tightens with new collagen growth.

How long will the results last?

If you experience weight gain, become pregnant or have any other drastic body changes following your Vaser liposuction procedure then it is possible that it will affect your vaser lipo results.

The results of vaser liposuction can be considered permanent in some cases as once fat cells have been removed from one area then it is unlikely that they will be able to form again in the same place. So if you were to gain weight for example, then the fat would be stored in other parts of the body. It is worth noting that not all the fat cells from the treated areas are removed so it is still possible for fat to form.

Our surgeons at The Private Clinic recommend that all our vaser lipo patients follow a healthy diet and exercise plan to maintain their results post-procedure.

Vaser should not be seen as a solution to obesity.  Vaser is a solution for problem areas of fatty tissue deposits and places where you want to contour your body into a more toned shape. You can still put the weight back on, so you need a healthy diet and exercise to maintain the results. If you do this, there’s no reason why the results shouldn’t be permanent.

How many Vaser Liposuction procedures will I need?

In the majority of cases, Vaser Liposuction treatment is performed over one session. In larger cases, your treatment may be split over multiple sessions but this will be discussed at your consultation.

Why do wounds leak after Vaser Liposuction?

It is normal to experience leaking from your wounds for the first 24-48 hours. It is good for recovery as leaking will reduce swelling as your body is not holding this extra fluid. We recommend that you change your bandages regularly during this time, sleep on old sheets and wear loose and dark clothing to avoid any stains whilst you are out and about.

We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. You will be provided with comprehensive information before and after your procedure on what to expect during your recovery period and will be available at all times should you have any concerns.

When can my bandages be removed after Vaser Liposuction?

Your bandages will need to be changed regularly where required for the first 2-3 days. After this time they should only need to be changed once a day.

Leakage from the wounds is common after liposuction and you should aim to change your bandages once they have become dirty to keep the wound area clean.

If you require help or have any questions about your bandages then please don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon or our nursing team who will be available to help you 24/7.

How long do I need to wear the compression garment for after Vaser Liposuction?

For any treatment under the chin the garment is worn for 24 hours a day for 3 day and then nightly for 3 weeks.

For other areas such as abdomen, chest, flanks, knees, inner/outer the surgical compression garment should be kept on at all times for 3 weeks and then after this time the garment should be worn during the day (for at least 6 hours) for another 3 weeks.

Will I need to wear drains after Vaser Liposuction?

A surgical drain is a tube used to remove pus, blood or other fluids from a wound. Patients who have had significant fat removal usually from their abdomen or back may require drains to be inserted. These will remain in place for up to 5 days before being removed by the surgeon or their nursing team in clinic.

How long does swelling last for after Vaser Liposuction?

Swelling and bruising usually resolve after 6 weeks.

To help speed up recovery, we usually suggest a course of MLD Massages after your treatment. At our clinics in London Harley Street and Manchester we offer Body Ballancer® treatment which is a compression therapy treatment which can really help with post-liposuction recovery.

Will I have bruising after Vaser Liposuction?

You should expect bruising and swelling of the tissues in the area that has been treated but the amount of bruising will depend on your own body’s reaction to the procedure as well as size of the area treated.

What is the scarring like after Vaser Liposuction?

You will have small puncture wounds at the sites of the areas being treated. There will be more than one incision as the cannula is inserted from more than one point on the body but these tend to heal well leaving a small undetectable mark on the skin.

What is my downtime like after vaser liposuction?

We usually advise two to three weeks of general recovery for Vaser Liposuction. Many patients are able to return to their daily activities the day after the treatment or as soon as they feel fit to do so. We recommend that you keep active and go for a few walks in the first few days after the procedure as this will assist drainage of fluid. Strenuous activity involving the area that has been treated should be avoided for about a month as your body continues to heal.

How long do I need to take off work for Vaser Liposuction?

The time recommended to take off work will depend on the number of areas treated and the type of job that you do. Most patients should be able to return to normal desk-type work within 1 to 3 days after vaser liposuction, but some prefer to take a week off to allow for the swelling and drainage to reduce.

When can I exercise after Vaser Liposuction?

You can get back to mild exercise such as jogging after 14 days post-procedure if you have not had treatment in the areas that you exercising (i.e. legs)

Moderate exercise such as running can be resumed after 28 days but we recommend that you slowly build up to this and don’t overdo it too soon.

Vigorous activities such as gym workouts and contact sports should be avoided for 6 weeks.

When can I drive after Vaser liposuction?

You will not be able to drive straight away after vaser liposuction due to the local anaesthetic and sedation used during the procedure. Overall, most patients are able to drive after 24-48 hours but they should only do so if they are confident that they can make an emergency stop and have full mobility.

Please note that your insurance may be invalid if you drive too soon after your procedure.

When can I fly after Vaser Liposuction?

You can fly after about 7-10 days providing you keep well hydrated with only water and keep active on the flight to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Why do I need Manual Lymphatic Drainage after Vaser Liposuction?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) will help to accelerate the healing process and your recovery time by reducing any swelling or bruising, detoxifying the body, promoting skin elasticity, eliminating waste products and assisting the lymphatic system to perform at optimum levels which will get you back on track swiftly and painlessly.

You will usually have a minimum course of 5 daily treatments that last an hour each but more sessions may be recommended for abdominal, Mid-def and Hi-Def vaser liposuction.

At our clinics in London Harley Street and Manchester, we offer Body Ballancer® treatment which is a compression therapy treatment based on Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Ask us about our post-liposuction treatment options.

What other types of Vaser Liposuction do you offer?

We offer 5 types of vaser liposuction here at The Private Clinic;

  • Vaser Liposuction – Helps to remove stubborn pockets of fat and sculpt your body.
  • Vaser Hi-Def – Helps to remove fat and define the muscles for a more athletic physique.
  • Vaser Mid-Def –Unique to The Private Clinic.  Helps to remove fat and contour the body but not as extreme as Vaser Hi-Def
  • Vaser 4D – Helps to remove fat, defines underlying muscles and significantly improves your body proportions.
  • Vaser 360 – A complete 360 solution for fat around the legs targeting the knee, thighs, upper legs and buttock crease resulting in firmer and toned legs.

Book in for a consultation to find out which type of vaser liposuction is best for you.

What is VASER Hi-Def?

Vaser Hi-Def or Assisted High Definition LipoSculpture is a more advanced body sculpting technique that is used to create the appearance of an athletic body.

It is performed in a similar way to Vaser Liposuction but the technique differs slightly and involves your vaser doctor removing both the superficial and deep fat that surrounds the muscle groups to help enhance the visibility of underlying toning and musculature. 

It is a very popular procedure for men and is commonly performed on the chest, waist, abdomen, buttocks, arms and thighs.

The Private Clinic is one of the very few UK clinics to provide surgeons and doctors certified in VASER Hi-Def.

Find out about VASER Hi-Definition here.

What is VASER Mid-Def?

VASER Mid-Def is The Private Clinic’s own, unique VASER Liposculpture technique that is only performed at our clinics. The specialised technique was put together by our experienced vaser doctors and is ideal for the patient who wishes to achieve a sculpted athletic look but not as extreme as vaser hi-def but more defined than standard vaser lipo.

The technique is similar to vaser liposuction but it involves the vaser doctor to be more selective and artistic with their fat removal process. The results will give the patient a slight definition with some shadowing but with a softer finish when compared to the results from VASER Hi-Def. 

Find out about VASER Mid Definition here.

What is VASER 4D?

VASER 4D is a specialised and advanced form of Vaser Liposuction that we offer at The Private Clinic. Our specialised vaser doctors use this state-of-the-art technique to achieve impressive definition, whilst allowing the natural movement of muscle groups.  The technique involves carefully removing areas of stubborn fat, sculpting the body and in some cases injecting fat into areas to increase volume and definition (also known as Fat Transfer).

Find out more about VASER 4D here.

What is VASER 360?

VASER 360 Lipo is a complete 360 solution for fat around the legs. VASER 360 treats the knee, thighs, upper legs and buttock crease for a complete fat removal and body contouring experience – leaving patients with expertly crafted firmer and more toned legs.

For more information on VASER 360 click here.

Is VASER Lipo worth it?

For those serious about sculpting their figure and committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, VASER Lipo is second to none in terms of its achievable precision and results. Our surgeons and doctors are experts of VASER Lipo which is demonstrated in their skills and techniques.

Less invasive than traditional liposuction and offering minimum downtime, VASER Lipo gives a body sculpting experience that may be very difficult to achieve from diet and exercise alone and can be used on stubborn areas of fat of the body including the abdomen, thighs and upper arms.

However, it is important to remember that VASER Lipo is not a weight loss solution and is therefore not appropriate for those looking for a quick alternative to a healthy lifestyle.

At The Private Clinic, our Doctors look closely at your body shape to ensure you are a good candidate and that the results will be worth it for you.

I am a size 8/10 and am considering vaser liposuction, is it worth it?

The best vaser liposuction patients do not need to lose any additional weight essentially but instead have troublesome areas of stubborn fat which they wish to remove.

We recommend that all patients are as close to their ideal weight and body shape as possible so that our surgeons can contour your body in the best way to suit your frame.

If you are unsure of your suitability for vaser liposuction then we recommend that you come in for a consultation where you will be able to discuss your concerns and our expert doctors and surgeons will help you to decide if the treatment is right for you.

Click here to book a consultation.

Do you offer loans for Vaser Liposuction?

Yes we have a range of finance options available that you can find out more about here.

Is Vaser Lipo safe?

Here at The Private Clinic, we would only ever offer and undertake treatments that have been proven to be safe and we always adhere to all safety precautions.

Vaser Liposuction is a very safe technique due to its lipo selection technique where it can target small areas of fat without damaging any surrounding tissue. Vaser Liposuction is also performed under local anaesthetic and sedation which instantly eliminates all the risks associated with general anaesthetic helping to make the recovery time quicker.

If you have any other questions regarding the safety of Vaser Liposuction don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, The Private Clinic is happy to answer any questions and discuss any concerns that you may have.

What are the risks associated with Vaser liposuction?

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for vaser liposuction for many many years. Every surgical procedure presents risk and complications and they will be discussed during your vaser liposuction consultation. In addition we provide a comprehensive Patient Guide during your consultation that fully explains the patient pathway, risks, pre and post operative care and more to put your mind at ease.

Which is better liposuction or CoolSculpting?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are very different procedures so comparing them is tricky and it does all come down to what you are expecting and wanting to achieve from treatment.

Vaser Liposuction offers:

  • Immediate Results
  • Couple of days downtime
  • Local Anaesthetic (and Sedation if required)
  • Precise contouring
  • Larger areas can be targeted
  • Multiple areas can be treated at same time
  • Treatment takes between 1-2 hours

If you are unsure about which fat reduction treatment is going to be best for you, visit us for a consultation where you will be able to find out more about the treatments we have available and listen to our experts advice on which is going to give you the results that you are hoping to achieve.

What areas can be treated with Vaser Liposuction?

Vaser Liposuction can be used to treat the majority of the areas on the body including;

  • Neck / Chin
  • Upper Arms
  • Upper Back / Lower Back
  • Male Chest
  • Abdomen / Tummy
  • Flanks / Hips
  • Outer thighs / Inner thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks crease
Can I see Vaser Liposuction before and after photos?

Click here to see Vaser before and after photos. Your Vaser surgeon will also be able to show you before and after photos in your consultation.

Things to Consider

Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a vaser liposuction procedure:

1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.

The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 40 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.

At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our plastic surgeons here.

3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure

4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what your clinic’s reputation is.

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

Vaser Liposuction Patient Stories

Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

Your personalised Vaser journey begins with our specialised liposuction doctors, our dedicated nursing team and our 5 star hospital. We work hard to give you outstanding care and results. Read about some of our patients’ experiences here.


Why Choose The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic’s Doctors have performed over 11,000 VASER liposuction treatments to date, more than any other clinic in Europe. We were one of the first clinics to launch Vaser in the UK.

We strive for quality and most comprehensive care package that includes:

  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Highly experienced surgeons and doctors who have years of experience in Vaser liposuction.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • With over 40 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in expert hands.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • 5 Star Trustpilot Rating
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Meet our Surgeons

The Private Clinic perform over 1,300 VASER procedures every year. Our Doctors and medical teams are the most experienced in the country and we have carried out more Vaser liposuction procedures than any other clinic in the UK on men and women seeking to change their shape.