21 Feb 2024

How Much Does VASER Liposuction Cost?

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If you're wondering about the cost of VASER liposuction, you're in the right place.

As one of Scottsdale's premier plastic surgeons, one of the most common questions we hear is, "how much does VASER liposuction cost?"

We're here to answer all of your questions about the factors that impact the cost of VASER liposuction, provide average price ranges, and discuss financing options.

But first, let's talk about what VASER liposuction is.

What is VASER Liposuction?

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This cosmetic surgery procedure is a type of ultrasound assisted liposuction that uses high-frequency ultrasonic waves to target and liquefy fat cells. The liquified fat is then gently suctioned out using a cannula, leaving you with a more contoured silhouette.

VASER Lipo vs Traditional Liposuction

While both traditional and VASER liposuction are effective ways to remove stubborn fat deposits, they are different procedures.

As we mentioned, VASER liposuction uses ultrasound technology to liquefy fat cells before they are suctioned out with a cannula. The incisions are as small as one-tenth of an inch, leaving minimal scarring. Patients also experience less swelling and just a few days of downtime with this approach to liposuction.

In contrast, traditional liposuction involves the plastic surgeon manually moving a cannula back and forth in the targeted areas to disrupt the unwanted fat cells, which are then suctioned out. The back and forth motion may result in damage to surrounding and underlying healthy tissue. This technique is more invasive, using larger incisions and requiring a longer recovery process.

Cost of VASER Liposuction

Smaller areas such as the neck, chin, or arms may cost as little as $3,500, while larger areas like the legs, back, or buttocks may cost $10,000 or more. Due to the advanced technology used, VASER lipo is more expensive than traditional liposuction surgery.

Like many cosmetic procedures, the cost of VASER liposuction depends on several factors that are unique to you and your surgeon. These factors include:

  • The number of areas you are having treated.
  • The size of the treatment area(s).
  • Your surgeon's level of experience
  • The type of anesthesia administered. Note that at True Contour, we do not use general anesthesia for this surgical procedure.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Armendariz will provide an estimate for your VASER liposuction procedure, taking everything above into account.

How Can I Cover VASER Liposuction Costs?

The cost of VASER lipo is a determining factor for many patients. If you can't make the entire payment upfront, you still have options.

True Contour offers payment plans which allow you to make manageable monthly payments instead of one large upfront payment. You can calculate your approximate monthly payment amount by inputting your total procedure cost and deciding how many payments you'd like to make. The application takes just a few minutes and you'll have an approval or rejection shortly.

Many patients opt to pay for their VASER liposuction procedure with a credit card. This allows them to better manage their payments, take advantage of any credit card rewards, and avoid opening another credit account. Just be sure to consider the interest rate and whether charging this amount will damage your credit score.

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Benefits of VASER Liposuction

You may be wondering why someone would opt for VASER lipo over traditional liposuction. While both are effective ways to remove unwanted fat, VASER liposuction has several benefits.

More Precise Fat Removal

Plastic surgeons and patients love VASER lipo because of its precision. The ultrasonic technology allows Dr. Armendariz to hone in on the areas of excess fat for more accurate contouring. In addition, the ability to more precisely target and remove fat means that this procedure can safely be performed on smaller areas of the body like the chin and neck.

Minimized Trauma to Surrounding Tissues

Where traditional liposuction uses manual movement to break up fat cells, VASER lipo uses ultrasonic energy. The lack of manual motion minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues such as blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. This results in less bruising, swelling, and discomfort compared to traditional liposuction techniques.

Quicker Recovery Time

Since VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is often quicker than traditional lipo. You will be able to return to work after 2-3 days and will be fully healed around one month after VASER liposuction. With traditional liposuction surgery, most patients are not fully healed until after the 6 week mark.

Reduced Scarring

VASER liposuction involves small incisions where the cannula is inserted. The incisions are typically just 3-6 mm or .1 to .23 inches in length, resulting in smaller scars than those left by traditional liposuction.

Skin Tightening Effects

A lesser known side effect of VASER liposuction is that the ultrasonic energy promotes collagen production in the treated areas. This may lead to tighter, firmer and smoother skin.

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Unmatched Versatility in Body Contouring

While VASER liposuction is ideal for smaller regions, it can be used on any part of the body. Your abdomen, thighs, love handles, arms, chin, and neck can all be treated with VASER lipo. Other body contouring procedures cannot be used on delicate regions like the chin and neck.

Proven Safety

A common question we receive is, "is VASER lipo safe?" The answer is yes. It has been a popular alternative to traditional lipo for nearly 20 years. The procedure is safe for most patients, especially when performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Armendariz.

Improved Definition in Muscular Areas

Since VASER liposuction is a body contouring procedure, it is a great way to enhance muscle definition. If you have a layer of unwanted fat on your abdomen, back, or thighs, VASER lipo surgery can remove fat and make the muscles underneath pop.

Long-Lasting Results

The fat cells removed during VASER liposuction treatment are permanently eliminated from the treated areas. With a healthy lifestyle and workout routine, VASER liposuction results are long-lasting.

Get Your Ideal Body at True Contour

A sleeker, slimmer silhouette—minus the downtime—is possible with VASER liposuction. If you're ready to take the first step, Dr. Armendariz is ready to transform your look. Get started by calling us at (602) 388-6600 or by requesting your VASER liposuction consultation online.