Prices may vary by location and are updated frequently.
The following Vaser Lipo prices are estimates only.
Vaser Liposuction Cost Approximate
|Abdomen, Upper & Lower||$3,000 to $8,000|
|Abdomen, Lower||$2,500 to $7,500|
|Arms||$2,000 to $5,500|
|Back, Female||$2,000 to $4,500|
|Breasts, Female||$3,000 to $8,000|
|Breasts, Male||$3,000 to $8,000|
|Buttocks||$2,000 to $5,000|
|Chin,Cheeks, Jowls, Neck||$2,500 to $5,000|
|Flanks, Male||$2,500 to $6,000|
|Anterior Thighs & Knees||$2,500 to $6,000|
|Inner (Thighs & Knees)||$3,300 to $6,500|
|Hips/Waist||$2,500 to $6,000|
|Outer Thighs||$2,500 to $6,000|
|+Non Surgical Costs||$1,600|
The Vaser Liposuction Process Explained
In 2002, Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC introduced Vaser ultrasonic liposuction and it has since then been used on thousands of patients – and to great success, too. The technology itself is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for gentle yet effective removal of unwanted or excess fat in the targeted areas.
Also known as LipoSelection, Vaser liposuction uses sound waves in breaking up the fat cells before these are removed from the body. The ultrasound high frequency vibration replaces the water pressure, laser, and cannula coupled with manual manipulation used in other liposuction techniques. Vaser liposuction also involves the administration of a combination of local anesthetic and saline solution into the treatment area.
There are also Vaser ultrasonic probes used in the procedure. These probes are inserted into the targeted fatty tissues that will break down the stubborn fat cells via gentle vibration. The loosened fat cells emulsifies the saline solution previously injected into the targeted area that, in turn, can be removed using a small cannula; the extraction process includes both the tumescent fluid and the liquefied fat cells.
Due to the administration of the local anesthetic, the patient will not feel pain during the procedure. Even after it’s completed, some of the local anesthetic will remain so the pain is suppressed. But there are also cases when general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is also administered, such as for larger areas for treatment.
The Cost, Risk and Rewards of the Procedure
Vaser liposuction is suitable for use on most parts of the body, such as the buttocks, arms, inner and outer thighs, knees, abdomen including love handles, upper and lower back, chest, and arms. Many doctors also use it on the chin and neck, which are areas known to have unsightly fat deposits. Men can also ask their doctors about its suitability as a surgical treatment for gynecomastia (i.e., man boobs).
The procedure is becoming more popular than traditional liposuction because of its gentler yet more effective approach to fat removal. The results are smoother, partly thanks to the greater control exerted by the plastic surgeon on the tools, while the recovery period is shorter; there’s less bruising and bleeding, too. This is because while the excess fat can be removed, the surrounding tissues are protected from damage.
The cost of a Vaser liposuction depends on several factors, such as the targeted area and its size, the number of targeted areas, and the amount of fat that will be removed. But there’s typically a base price or a minimum price from which the doctor can add additional fees.
The base fee can include the procedure fee, the theatre fee, and the doctor’s fee as well as the aftercare sessions including stitch and drain removal and follow-up checkups. The final bill can include necessary extras, such as prescription medications (painkillers and antibiotics) and compression garments.
The bottom line: Ask for a detailed itemization of the Vaser lipo price estimate so that you can avoid unpleasant surprises!