General Questions

What is VASER liposuction?

VASER Liposuction is top-of-the-line advanced, ultrasound assisted technology. With Vaser, the fat cells are dislodged from healthy tissue prior to the insertion of a cannula, making removal easier and less painful than traditional liposuction.  This also makes Vaser more precise as we’re able to better sculpt and contour the body, with less bruising, swelling, and downtime.

Is Vaser Liposuction effective?

Yes! It’s actually more effective than traditional liposuction since there’s more control over how the dissolved fat is removed. With traditional liposuction, fat must be manually broken up but Vaser Liposuction helps dissolve fat for an easier and more customized body contour. Check out some previous results of happy patients here.

What is 360 Liposuction and what does it include?

Our 360 liposuction procedure includes five different areas – upper abdomen, lower abdomen, hip rolls (combining the hips and love handles), flanks, and lower back.

Do you do tummy tucks?

No, we do not do tummy tucks, but we do offer liposuction on the abdomen that provides great results for patients and using VASER also provides great skin retraction. Liposuction provides comparable results to a tummy tuck and is a less invasive approach to removing your fat and tightening your abdomen.

Can Vaser Liposuction help cellulite?

Vaser Liposuction is not meant to help cellulite.

Is PRONOX gas enough during the procedure?

All of our patients do great with the PRONOX has provided during the procedure, some are even up and chatting with us throughout their surgery. We do also provide our patients with the option for a prescribed sedative and narcotic to take beforehand. We also go in to the treatment areas with numbing fuid, doing absolutely everything in our power to make sure you’re safe and comfortable for the entire duration of the procedure.

How long are Vaser Liposuction procedures?

The length of your procedure depends on the type of treatment you’re having done, the amount of areas treated, and amount of fat being removed. It can last between 45 minutes and 3-4 hours or more. As with any procedure, we take our time to do it right.

On which areas of your body can you have Vaser Liposuction done?

Our general rule of thumb is “If you can pinch it, we can take it.” Common areas include chin/neck, breasts, upper and lower back, love handles, stomach, arms, butt, and thighs

How many Vaser Liposuction treatments are needed per area?

Unlike noninvasive methods like CoolSculpt, which require multiple sessions, Vaser Liposuction is typically just one treatment. Due to legal regulations, we are only able to take 5L of fat from the body, but this is usually enough for most people!

How many areas can be done at a time?

We can treat up to three different areas during your procedure, with the exception of the 360 procedure. Find out more about this from the doctor during your consultation.

How is Vaser Liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

Traditional liposuction uses a tool called a cannula to manually break up fat and vacuum it out. The manual movements required to break up fat can often be painful and leave significant bruising and swelling post-treatment. Since Vaser Liposuction utilizes ultrasound and a solution to break up fat, the fat removal is much easier, which leads to quicker recovery times and less downtime post-treatment.

How much fat can be taken out?

Legally, we can take out up to 5L of fat, but the amount taken out is going to depend on your goals and number of areas treated.

Is Vaser Liposuction permanent?

Results from Vaser Liposuction can be permanent, yes. Since the fat cells are removed and not just frozen, your fat is out! However, to maintain your results, your lifestyle needs to support it. Having a healthy diet and exercise plan is going to ensure you enjoy your results for years.

Is Vaser Liposuction worth it?

Many patients have mentioned liposuction was what they needed to kickstart their weightloss journey, while others just needed help with some stubborn fat. We’ve been honored to see the joyful twinkly in patients’ eyes after they see their results. Don’t just take our word for it, check out some of the results our patients have had!

Vaser Liposuction Safety

How long has Vaser Liposuction been around?

Vaser Liposuction has been around since 2002, when Sound Surgical Technologies introduced it as an alternative to traditional liposuction. Vaser liposuction uses sound waves to loosen fat instead of relying on manually breaking it down with a cannula.

Is Vaser Liposuction invasive?

Compared to traditional liposuction, Vaser Liposuction is minimally invasive. We make small incisions to allow the fat to be vacuumed out, but these incisions are strategically placed to hide them after they heal. Once they heal, the incision marks are typically the size of a pencil eraser. 

Are the procedures painful-does vaser liposuction hurt?

The procedures themselves are not painful. With the Pronox gas, numbing fluid, and optional sedative and narcotics, we have you covered! While there is some discomfort from the incisions and changes in your body, you may feel sore for a few weeks while your body heals and adjusts.

What are the risks of Vaser Liposuction?

Since anesthesia is avoided, most of the common risks with surgery are avoided. However, some risks include swelling and bruising, and the possibility of infection since incisions are made. To reduce the risk of infection, we provide antibiotics throughout your course of treatment. Also, since we are using ultrasound and not forceful movements with the cannula to break up fat, bruising and swelling are minimalized.

Is Vaser Liposuction safe?

Liposuction procedures have been around for decades now and the technology and methods have only improved. Vaser Liposuction is one of the greatest improvements to traditional liposuction because it reduces many of the common traditional liposuction risks. Since ultrasound is used to break down fat, forceful movements with the cannula are not required, which means downtime is minimized. You can read about some of the risks with Vaser Liposuction in the FAQ above.

Do you have to be put to sleep?

Since we use Pronox gas, you will not be asleep, although we do offer a sedative. Most patients chat with us during the procedure and find they are quite comfortable.

Liposuction Requirements

Can I be too big for liposuction?

You cannot ever be too big, however, there is a maximum amount of fat we are allowed to remove in one procedure, that we must abide to by law, and that is no more than 5 liters of fat.

Should I lose weight before the procedure?

As long as you are within 30% of a healthy body weight, you don’t have to lose weight before the procedure. However, we certainly recommend losing weight prior to the procedure so you’ll be even happier with the results!

Do you need to have a specific BMI?

Ideal candidates have a BMI of 30 or less, but that doesn’t disqualify you. If you have a BMI over 30, please schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs with the doctor. 

Do you have to be over 18?

Yes, you must be over 18, but with adult consent a minor may be considered for Vaser Liposuction.

Do you have to be under a certain weight to receive Vaser Liposuction?

We recommend being within 30% of a healthy weight before receiving Vaser Liposuction.

Do I need blood work done or a medical clearance?

No. However, your doctor will decide at the time of your consult if blood work or clearance needs to be done if there are any concerns.

Post Procedure

Will I have sagging skin afterwards?

We do not tend to see a lot of sagging skin, it varies from person to person, but we do know that VASER is also very great for skin retraction and elasticity, it even helps smooth out some scars.

Will this procedure tighten my skin?

While Vaser Liposuction isn’t designed to tighten skin like a skin lift, it will promote collagen production, which tightens up the skin!

I’m from out of state, is it safe to travel after a procedure?

We have many patients fly in for their procedures from out of state and we’re sure to see them for a brief follow-up before they takeoff back home to ensure everything is going well and safe for travel. We are always more than happy to assist you in making arrangements and finding accommodations for your visit. We also provide virtual follow ups to ensure you have the post-op care you need.

How long will I be required to wear a compression garment? And, what are the downtime and recovery times?

You will be required to wear your compression garment 24/7 for 6 weeks post-op. While results vary from person to person, our patients typically take about 2-3 days to rest and let the fluids drain, but they are typically back to work after that short period of time. You will be able to see the final results after a full 6 months.

How much weight will I lose with Vaser Liposuction?

Since fat isn’t as dense as muscle, a lot of fat can be removed but the scale may not budge much. Vaser Liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure; it’s meant for body contouring. Many patients have been pleasantly surprised after comparing how they look to their weight. You’ll lose some inches and reduce clothing size, but we cannot predict how much weight you’ll lose. Vaser Liposuction can be a get jumpstart for weight loss, but is primarily meant to help you sculpt your dream body.

How many dress/pant sizes will I go down?

The size drop is going to depend on the amount of areas treated and how much fat we take out. You’ll likely lose a few inches and that may mean a few sizes.

Will the fat come back after Vaser Liposuction?

Since Vaser Liposuction removes fat, it’s out for good! However, we recommend keeping a healthy diet and exercise regimen as part of your lifestyle since we permanently removed the fat cells from the area treated.

If I gain weight, does the fat go to other areas of my body after the procedure?

Yes. Since we removed the fat cells in the treated areas, fat is more likely to accumulate in other areas of the body.

Can I work out after the procedure?

After about 2 weeks, you can start working out again. Your doctor will provide you with their recommendations. You should start doing some light walking for about 45 minutes a day after your procedure to help with blood flow and healing.

Recovery

What is recovery like for a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

You should plan on keeping weight off your butt for 3-4 weeks after surgery. This allows blood flow to your butt so the newly implanted fat cells can thrive. You’ll also need to avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks, but you’ll be encouraged to start light activity after your procedure to increase blood flow and speed up healing.

We will give you a full written recovery plan when you come in for the consult, and review it as well after your procedure. 

You can learn more about our Brazilian Butt Lift procedure here.

What is recovery like for natural breast enhancement?

Since natural breast enhancement is gentler than traditional breast enhancement using implants, scalpels, and scarring, recovery time is much quicker. You may feel a little sore and swollen, but this should subside within a few days and can take up to a few weeks. Swelling is natural after the procedure, so you will be given a compression garment to wear for 10-14 days.

We will give you a full written recovery plan when you come in for the consult, and review it as well after your procedure. 

Most patients are back to their normal routine within 48 hours.

Results will be immediately noticeable, but final results can be seen after 6 months since the body will absorb some of the fat transfer.

You can learn more about our natural breast enhancement procedure here.

What is recovery like for VASER Liposuction and body sculpting?

Since Vaser Liposuction uses gentler and more effective methods than traditional liposuction, recovery time is much faster!

As with any medical procedure, it’s common to feel a little sore and swollen, but this should subside within a few days and can take up to a few weeks. That said, many patients feel like themselves again in just a few days. Swelling after the procedure is natural, so you will be given a compression garment to wear for 10-14 days. This compression garment will also help with giving you the contour you’re looking for.

We will give you a full written recovery plan when you come in for the consult, and review it as well after your procedure. 

Results will be immediately noticeable, but final results can be seen after a few months when the body settles.

Click these links to learn more about our Vaser Liposuction and body sculpting procedures.

Doctors and Locations

Where are your offices located?

Right now we are located at 6930 S. Cimarron Rd. Suite 220, Las Vegas, Nevada 89113. We are looking forward to expanding to serve more patients in the future!

Which doctor do you recommend?

As a doctor-owned and operated facility, all of our team has been professionally trained and vetted to ensure you get the highest quality care and results. We recommend all our doctors, which is why we hired them. 🙂

Are your doctors board-certified?

Yes, every doctor is board certified.

Scheduling My Liposuction Consultation

Can I have Vaser Liposuction done the same day as the consultation?

While it’s possible, it’s unlikely. Both consultations and procedures are done based upon our doctors’ availability. To better serve you, we offer virtual consultations. Click here to book your consultation.

How long does the Vaser Liposuction consultation take?

You should plan on your consultation taking 30 minutes. You can ask the doctor any questions you’d like during it.

Is there a Vaser Liposuction consultation fee?

Our consultations are free, but we do hold your credit card on file in case of a no show or cancellation within 3 hours of your scheduled consult. The no show/cancellation fee is $50. 

How soon after the consult can I have my procedure done?

You can schedule your procedure once you’ve completed your consultation. Typical availability is within a few weeks.

What days/hours do you hold consultations?

Consultations (both virtual and in person) are held Monday through Friday between 9-5 pm. 

Do you offer virtual consultations?

Yes, we offer Free virtual consultations through Zoom. Click here to book.

Pricing and Financing Options

How much does Vaser Liposuction cost?

Vaser Liposuction costs depend on the number of areas treated and how much fat needs to be removed. Prices range from $2,200 to $8,800. You can check out our transparent pricing here.

Does the price change per doctor or office?

No, our prices are the same across the board.

Do you take medical insurance?

In short, no. Since liposuction is considered an elective procedure, insurance doesn’t cover it. However, we do offer payment plans and CareCredit, which you can learn more about in the FAQ below!

Do I have to pay the entire cost of the procedure when I schedule my surgery date?

No, you do not. We require 50% of the total cost of your procedure(s) as a down payment and you may continue to make payments to us as long as your are paid in full by the day of your surgery.

We also are happy to partner with CareCredit, which offers no interest financing on charges over $200 when you make the minimum monthly payment and pay the full amount due by the end of your term (6, 12, 18, or 24 months).

Do you offer payment plans/financing options and how do they work?

Yes, we take payment plans. You can start paying monthly prior to your procedure, but your balance must be paid in full by the day of your procedure. 

We also offer CareCredit, which offers no interest financing on charges over $200 when you make the minimum monthly payment and pay the full amount due by the end of your term (6, 12, 18, or 24 months).

What is included in the $500 facility fee?

The $500 facility fee covers staff, procedure supplies, post-operative garments for the patient to take home, as well as the PRONOX gas provided to the patient during the time of the procedure to provide comfort and reduce anxiety.

Do you offer discounts for paying in cash?

No, we do not. As our prices are already very much discounted in comparison to comparable services in the area and our we offer discounted package deals as well when your purchase multiple areas, we do not offer any additional discount for cash payments.

Liposuction and Pregnancy

Should I have this procedure done before or after pregnancy?

This is a personal preference-we can treat you either before or after.

How long do I have to wait to receive Vaser Liposuction after giving birth?

If you delivered naturally, you should wait at least three months. If you delivered via C-section, you should wait at least six months.

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