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VASER Lipo Before and After Expectations

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

vaser lipo before and after


As you research liposuction techniques, chances are you’ll come across VASER liposuction.

Most surgeons who perform this procedure love it. After all, it’s got all of the best benefits: little damage to surrounding tissue, the ability to meticulously sculpt the body and musculature, faster recovery times, and overall outstanding results.

Sold already? Great!

Still, you may be wondering exactly what you can expect before and after this procedure — especially if you’ve not had plastic surgery before.

Below, we’ve provided a list of # things to know about VASER lipo before and after, including how to prepare before surgery and what you can expect in terms of recovery and results.

First, though, let’s briefly define what VASER liposuction is and how it differs from other types of lipo.

What Is VASER Liposuction?


VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. The technology used with this surgical procedure harnesses ultrasound energy to target fat cells and dislodge them for easier suctioning. Many surgeons consider VASER liposuction superior to traditional liposuction because it provides better outcomes, is overall gentler, and results in less trauma to the surrounding blood vessels and tissue.

VASER hi def liposuction is also a favored technique for athletic and fit patients who want to further define their musculature. Search VASER lipo before and after stomach images, for example, to see pictures of VASER liposuction patients who’ve used this procedure to sculpt their abdomens. Unlike traditional lipo, which simply removes fatty tissue, HD VASER liposuction techniques can get rid of excess fat while etching around individual muscles for a super-fit look.

In fact, many VASER lipo patients end up getting liposuction all the way around their abdomens for both comprehensive fat removal and better muscle definition. Check out VASER lipo 360 before and after pictures for examples of this type of VASER liposuction results.


Vaser Lipo before and after stomach
Vaser Lipo before and after stomach


VASER Liposuction Before and After: What to Expect


1. Before: Expect to have a discussion about your medications.

Before any type of major plastic surgery, you’ll need to discuss any current medications or supplements you are taking with your plastic surgeon. Depending on what you’re taking, your surgeon may have you change (or stop altogether) certain medication or supplements.

If necessary, this can be worked out with your primary care physician or your prescribing specialist. We certainly don’t want to alter any medications that are keeping you healthy. However, it’s important to remember that certain medications can cause excessive bleeding or limit your ability to get safely through surgery and recover well.

2. After: Expect discomfort and soreness.

Despite VASER lipo being one of the best lipo procedures for keeping pain at bay during recovery, you will have a bit of discomfort following surgery. Fortunately, prescription pain medication can be prescribed, but most patients will only need to use this for a short amount of time, if at all.

3. Before: Expect to stop smoking.

It’s best to be a non-smoker before plastic surgery. But if you do smoke, be sure to speak with your plastic surgeon about when you’ll need to stop prior to surgery. Smoking limits your body’s ability to safely get through surgery and recover well without complications. Remember that you’ll also need to cease smoking for a duration of time after surgery.

4. After: Expect fluid leakage, swelling, bruising, and tenderness.

Besides some soreness, you should expect fluid leakage, bruising, tenderness, swelling, and several other symptoms following your liposuction procedure. These are all totally normal and will be discussed with you in detail prior to your surgery.

5. Before: Expect to make some decisions about where you want lipo.

Your surgeon will need to plan out your surgery beforehand, so leading up to your operation date, you’ll need to decide once and for all where on your body you want to remove fat, how much fat you want to remove, and exactly what you want your body to look like after surgery.

6. After: Expect to wait a long time for swelling to completely go away.

While you should be able to see some of your initial results right after surgery, swelling will make those results appear distorted for quite a while. Moreover, swelling can come and go as the days and weeks go by after surgery. Fortunately, most patients are done with swelling by around six months. In rare cases, it may take longer.

Who Is a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction?

The ideal candidate for VASER lipo should be a non-smoker and in good health without major medical concerns. The surgery works best for those who lead a healthy lifestyle: healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations as a VASER lipo patient. Surely, you can expect amazing things from this procedure, but it’s also crucial to remember that liposuction won’t make all of your worries disappear.

FAQ: VASER Liposuction

Can you combine VASER liposuction with another surgery?

Certainly. VASER liposuction removes excess fat and can have its own skin tightening effect, but if you have excessive loose skin on your abdomen, for example, a tummy tuck can be combined with your liposuction.

Additionally, some patients may be interested in breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, etc.) along with their liposuction or other proceduresWoman patient for vaser lipo procedure such as Brazilian butt lift surgeries or dermal fillers.

Can you get VASER lipo on your arms and legs?

Yes. VASER liposuction can be performed almost anywhere that traditional liposuction can be performed. Look up “VASER lipo arms before and after” images to see the outcomes arm VASER liposuction can achieve. Or, look up “VASER lipo before and after thighs” or “legs” pictures to see the effects of VASER on the legs.

How long do VASER liposuction results last?

As long as you can maintain a healthy weight and avoid future weight gain, you should expect to enjoy your results for many years. Fat is removed permanently with this procedure. With that said, it is possible to gain weight elsewhere if you do not follow a proper diet and manage your weight.

Set Up a Consultation Appointment Today

Interested in a VASER liposuction procedure to get rid of unwanted fat and contour your body? Dr. Charles Galanis is a board certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in VASER lipo and other types of cosmetic surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Galanis.


  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/maintaining-results-after-liposuction

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