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LipoSaver Liposuction: Is It Better Than Regular Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures worldwide. Regular liposuction can help remove fat in a certain body part. Devices that use advanced technology are more efficient and provide superior results. Liposaver liposuction, similar to Vaser liposuction, is one such device. LipoSaver is a modern ultrasound-assisted liposuction device that liquefies fat.

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Coco Ruby surgeons perform small-volume liposuction surgery using the LipoSaver device.

LipoSaver Liposuction – Fast Facts

  • Causes less damage to surrounding tissue (no cannula movement required to break up fat cells as with traditional liposuction)
  • It’s precise and can target specific areas
  • Can be used on the whole body

What Is LipoSaver Liposuction?

Liposaver is a high-definition body-sculpting device that uses ultrasound-assisted liposuction to reshape and contour different body parts.

Liposuction with the LipoSaver device is less extensive and can target both small and large fat deposits. It enables the selective removal of accumulated fat from target areas.

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from various body parts, such as the chin, neck, breasts, stomach, hips, arms, legs, and buttocks.

Men and women can get liposuction to get rid of fat deposits that they couldn’t lose with diet and exercise alone.

During liposuction, your surgeon makes tiny incisions and inserts a thin, hollow tube (suction cannula) to suck out the extra fat.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (or Ultrasonic liposuction) involves using ultrasound waves to liquefy the fat cells and facilitate their removal.

The ultrasonic vibrations break up the excess fat in target areas, making it easier to remove.

LipoSaver Liposuction vs. Regular Liposuction

LipoSaver liposuction utilises advanced technology that offers both surgeons and patients several advantages.

Less extensive

LipoSaver and regular liposuction are both fat removal procedures requiring tiny incisions.

However, LipoSaver uses ultrasound waves to separate the fat cells from surrounding tissues. This helps remove the extra fat cells with ease and reduces injury to surrounding nerves, organs, and tissues.

Consequently, LipoSaver is less extensive than traditional liposuction.

More precise fat removal

The LipoSaver technology enables our surgeons to remove excess fat more selectively.

The ultrasound waves are emitted in specific areas to dislodge the fat cells. The liposuction cannula smoothly extracts the liquefied fat.

As a result, fat removal is more precise using LipoSaver than regular liposuction.

Removal of fat rolls

The LipoSaver device helps remove fat that regular liposuction cannot.

During LipoSaver liposuction, your surgeon injects a tumescent solution that loosens the fat. The ultrasound waves create microbubbles that safely separate the loose fat from surrounding tissue.

The dual action of tumescent solution and ultrasound makes it possible to break off and then extract even large fat bulks with less effort.

Reduced tissue trauma

LipoSaver technology reduces trauma to surrounding tissue and preserves the organs and nerves in target areas.

Since the ultrasound waves break up the fat, your surgeon wouldn’t need to perform vigorous back-and-forth motion with the suction cannula, typically done with regular liposuction to dislodge the fat.

Therefore, LipoSaver results in less damage and trauma to surrounding tissues than traditional liposuction.

Less blood loss

The injected tumescent solution restricts the blood vessels and reduces blood loss. Moreover, LipoSaver reduces tissue trauma and damage to blood vessels.

As a result, there’s less blood loss while using LipoSaver technology than with regular liposuction.

Increased skin contraction

Regular liposuction removes excess fat but doesn’t do anything for the skin.

On the other hand, the ultrasound waves used during LipoSaver liposuction stimulate skin tightening and help the skin contract after fat removal.

Thus, patients may have fewer skin irregularities after liposuction using the LipoSaver device than after traditional liposuction.

How Does LipoSaver Liposuction Work?

Our surgeons perform the following steps during liposuction using the LipoSaver device:

  • First, he numbs the target area using a local anaesthetic (general anaesthesia may be used, depending on your health status, the size of the target area, and the extent of fat removal).
  • Next, he makes one or more tiny incisions.
  • Then, he injects a tumescent solution that reduces bleeding and dislodges the fat cells.
  • After, your specialist plastic surgeon inserts a probe that emits ultrasound waves through the incisions. The ultrasound energy vibrates the injected tumescent fluid, creating thousands of microbubbles. As the bubbles expand, they separate fatty deposits from the surrounding tissues without damaging the fat cells.
  • Finally, your surgeon inserts a suction cannula through the incision to remove the liquefied fat cells mixed with the tumescent solution. Your incisions are closed, and you’re sent into a recovery room until the anaesthesia wears off.

What are the Risks and Complications of LipoSaver Liposuction?

Similar to any other procedure, liposuction with the LipoSaver device has risks and complications, including:

  • Wound infection (especially with poor post-op wound hygiene)
  • Hematoma (blood accumulation under the skin)
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation under the skin)
  • Nerve damage and a permanent feeling of numbness in the skin (this is less common with the LipoSaver technology than with regular liposuction)
  • Internal organ injury caused by the suction cannula (this is extremely rare, especially with the LipoSaver device)
  • Fat embolism (a piece of fat breaks off and blocks a blood vessel)

Who Can Get LipoSaver Liposuction?

Any man or woman with excess fat can opt for liposuction with the LipoSaver device.

Check out the following criteria that may make you an ideal candidate for LipoSaver liposuction:

  • You have excess body fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.
  • You have a stable, healthy weight.
  • You want to avoid more invasive surgery, such as an abdominoplasty or a thigh lift.
  • You have relatively good skin elasticity.
  • You’re a non-smoker, or you quit smoking at least six weeks before liposuction.
  • You’re in good health and don’t have health concerns that may prevent you from getting this cosmetic procedure.

During your consultation, Dr Rubinstein will thoroughly examine your body and recommend the best fat-removal option for your case.

How Much Does LipoSaver Liposuction Cost?

The cost of the LipoSaver liposuction procedure may vary depending on the following factors:

  • Your consultation fees
  • The surgical facility/hospital fees
  • The surgeon’s fees
  • The complexity of your procedure and the extent of fat removal
  • The size of the targeted areas
  • The type of anaesthesia (local or general)
  • Whether you combine liposuction with other procedures
  • The amount of aftercare you’ll need

Unfortunately, Medicare and private health insurance don’t usually cover the cost of any liposuction procedures, including LipoSaver, since they’re considered purely cosmetic and not medically necessary.

After you consult with Dr Rubinstein, he will provide you with a comprehensive estimate of how much you’ll have to pay for liposuction using the LipoSaver device.

FAQs about Liposaver Liposuction

How long do liposuction results last with the LipoSaver device?

  • Results can vary depending on various factors, including the individual’s body, lifestyle, and post-procedure care. Moreover, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, and regular exercise to get the most out of the procedure.

What type of liposuction gives the best results?

  • The LipoSaver device uses advanced technology that maximises aesthetic results. The injected tumescent solution reduces bleeding and loosens the fat cells. Moreover, the ultrasound waves liquefy the fat, which allows fast and effective fat removal.

Medical Sources:

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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