VASER Liposuction Sydney

Vaser Liposuction is a procedure that can be performed to alter the shape and contours of the body, with the removal of stubborn fat deposits. Vaser is an ultrasound technology that generates ultrasonic waves that work to break down the fat cells that are being targeted.

VASER Liposuction Sydney

Vaser Liposuction is a procedure that can be performed to alter the shape and contours of the body, with the removal of stubborn fat deposits. Vaser (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) is an ultrasound technology that generates ultrasonic waves that work to break down the fat cells that are being targeted.

Once the fat cells have been successfully broken down, the surgeon will use liposuction to remove the excess fat. There are a number of benefits to adding the ultrasound technology to the liposuction procedure versus simply doing the traditional liposuction procedure.

What concerns can VASER Liposuction help to address?

It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.

If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Localised Fat Deposits: VASER liposuction can be an option for addressing specific areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Body Contouring: This procedure can help to provide a more defined and contoured shape in certain areas, such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, or buttocks.
Proportion Imbalance: VASER liposuction may be utilised to help achieve a more balanced body proportion, based on individual body composition.
Targeted Fat Removal: VASER liposuction can be considered for targeted removal of fat in smaller, more delicate areas like the neck or under the chin.
Fat Redistribution: Fat removed through VASER liposuction can be used for fat grafting in other areas, such as the breasts or buttocks.
Post-Weight Loss Concerns: For individuals who have lost significant weight, VASER liposuction may assist in removing residual fat pockets.
Gynecomastia in Men: VASER liposuction can be used as a part of the treatment for gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), depending on the individual case.
Lipoedema Management: In certain cases, VASER liposuction might be used to manage the symptoms of lipoedema, a condition causing abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the legs and sometimes arms.

What to expect


The first step in the VASER liposuction process is a comprehensive consultation with our experienced surgeon. During this meeting, your medical history and areas of concern will be evaluated. The surgeon will assess your skin quality, fat distribution, and body proportions. This consultation is an ideal opportunity for you to voice any concerns or ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

Number and type of consultation

It is a requirement under the law, that a patient seeking cosmetic surgery must have at least two pre-operative consultations. The patient’s first consultation must be with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery or another registered health practitioner who works with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery (not a patient advisor or an agent). At least one of the two consultations must be in person with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. Other consultations can be in person or by video.

When consent can be given

A patient must not be requested to sign consent forms at their first consultation and cannot consent to cosmetic surgery until they have had an in-person consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. The decision to have the surgery (provision of informed consent) must be made at a consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the procedure (in person or by video).

Cooling-off Period

There must be a cooling-off period of at least seven days after the patient has had two consultations and given informed consent (signed consent forms), before the surgery can be booked or a deposit paid. 


Once the surgical plan has been mutually agreed upon, you will receive specific instructions on how to prepare for your VASER liposuction. These may include dietary guidelines, advice on smoking and alcohol consumption, specific instructions about medications or supplements, and skincare recommendations.


VASER liposuction, also known as Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, typically takes one to three hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure involves making small incisions in the targeted areas. A thin probe that emits ultrasound energy is then inserted, which liquefies the fat cells. The liquid fat is then removed using a gentle suction device.


After the surgery, you’ll be monitored in a recovery room for a short period. Most patients can go home the same day, though an overnight hospital stay may occasionally be recommended. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are normal but will begin to subside after a few days.

Most patients feel ready to return to non-strenuous daily activities within a few days, while more vigorous activities should be avoided for about two weeks. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.

The final results of your VASER liposuction will be noticeable within a few weeks once the swelling has completely subsided, but the full effect may not be apparent for several months as the treated areas continue to heal and settle into their new contour.

Surgery Time
30 minutes to 6 hours
Hospital Time
Day stay with an option for overnight
Time off work
1 to 3 weeks
Cast Removal
Garment for 1 to 12 weeks
After initial post op appointment on day one or two
6 to 12 weeks
24 hours after general anaesthetic and not while taking prescribed pain relief. We also recommend checking with your CTA insurer as to the post surgery exclusion period.
After 2 weeks for national and 4 weeks for international
Full Recovery
6 to 12 months for final results

Considerations Before Cosmetic Surgery

While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.

Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.

In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.

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General risks and complications of surgery include:

Substantial Hemorrhage: This involves severe blood loss from the area that underwent surgery, which may necessitate additional medical interventions.
Susceptibility to Infection: Post-surgery, the risk of infection can rise, potentially requiring either antibiotic treatment or subsequent surgical interventions.
Allergic Responses: Patients may exhibit allergic reactions to medical materials such as sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions used during and after the procedure.
Hematoma Formation: This involves the development of a sizable clot of blood beneath the incision site, which may necessitate medical drainage.
Post-Surgical Discomfort: Patients may experience pain, bruising, and swelling in the area surrounding the surgical site.
Scar Development: There's a risk of developing keloids or hypertrophic scars, which are elevated, red, and thickened scars over the healed incisions. Though they can be bothersome and aesthetically displeasing, they don't pose a direct health threat.
Delayed Healing Process: Healing can be sluggish, especially in patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or those who smoke.
Anaesthesia Risks: Patients may experience short-term nausea following general anaesthesia, along with other potential risks associated with anaesthesia.

VASER Liposuction risks and complications include:

Irregular Contours or Asymmetry: The treated areas may heal with irregularities, indentations, or asymmetry due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity, or unusual healing.
Skin Damage or Burn: There's a risk of thermal burn or heat injury from the ultrasound energy used in VASER liposuction.
Change in Skin Sensation: Temporary or permanent changes in skin sensation may occur within the area of the liposuction.
Fluid Accumulation (Seroma): Pockets of fluid may form under the skin that may require drainage post-surgery.
Unsatisfactory Results: Patients might not be satisfied with their surgical results due to a lack of significant improvement or the occurrence of additional skin sagging after the procedure.
Fat Embolism: A very rare condition where loosened fat might get trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain.
Kidney and Heart Problems: Shifts in body fluids as fluids are being injected and suctioned out can lead to kidney and heart problems.
Long-lasting Swelling: In some cases, swelling may persist for weeks or months following VASER liposuction.

How Much Does Vaser Liposuction Cost?

Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.

Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.


Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER Liposuction uses ultrasound technology to liquefy fat cells before their removal, which can lead to a different experience. A consultation with one of our medical professionals can provide further details based on individual factors.
VASER Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia, the choice of which may depend on the extent of the procedure and patient preference.
Post-procedure, it’s common to experience temporary swelling or bruising. These effects usually subside over the course of a few weeks. We will provide detailed care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the recovery process.
When thinking about VASER Liposuction, it’s essential to consider overall health status, the specific area(s) of the body for fat removal, and personal expectations. A consultation is crucial to gather personalised advice to make an informed decision.

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Disclaimer: Please note that Dr Zacharia has the same rights as a patient. If you choose not to go ahead with Dr Zacharia based on his recommendations, he also has the right to turn away patients who he feels may be too high risk for surgery or show a lack of compliance for surgery protocols.

Surgery is a serious decision, and we are striving for the best outcomes for all. However, all surgery comes with a risk of complication or revision. Follow your pre and post op instructions for your safety and best possible outcome. However, the human body is not an exact science and Dr Zacharia and his team can only use their extensive experience to help guide you through any issue that could arise.

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