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Vaser Liposuction

    • Minimally invasive procedure for both women and men
    • Achieves body sculpting results previously attainable only  through diet and exercise
    • Fast healing with smoother results compared to traditional liposuction
£67.58* Flexible Monthly Payment

From £2,795 for one area

Body Treatments
What you need to know at a glance – Vaser Liposuction
Typical Waiting Time
No waiting list
Procedure Type
One-off or Multiple Treatments
One treatment session
Procedure Time
1 hour per area
Local anaesthetic
Final results typically in 3-4months
Recovery Time
14-21 days
Back to Work
1-2 weeks
Full Recovery
6-8 weeks
Duration of Results
Permanent with managed diet
Risks & Complication
Bruising and swelling, Mild pain or discomfort, hyperpigmentation, asymmetry, or skin irregularities

LipoSelection by Vaser is a surgical technique to remove unwanted deposits of fat from specific areas of the body including the face and neck, upper arms, upper and lower back, abdomen, buttocks, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves and ankles.

This is not a substitute for weight reduction but a method for removing specific localised deposits of fatty tissue. The technology may be performed as a primary procedure for body contouring or may be combined with other techniques.

The best candidates for LipoSelection by Vaser are individuals of relatively normal weight who have an excess of fat in a particular body area. Having firm elastic skin will result in a better final contour after the procedure. Lipoplasty itself cannot improve areas of dimpled skin known as cellulite.

Skin that has diminished tone due to stretch marks, weight loss, natural ageing or environmental factors will not reshape itself nearly as well to the new contours and may require additional surgical techniques to remove and tighten excess skin. Body contour irregularities due to structures other than fat cannot be improved by this technique.

VaserLipo Treatment Areas

Vaser Liposuction - Real Word Results

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Abdomen Vaser Liposuction - Before & After

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Abdomen Vaser Liposuction - Before & After

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Abdomen Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Abdomen Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Bottom Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Double Chin Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Double Chin Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Double Chin Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Legs Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Tummy & Hips Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Tummy & Hips Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Gynecomastia Vaser Liposuction - Before & After


Gynecomastia Vaser Liposuction - Before & After

What are the benefits of this treatment?

VASERlipo® is precise ultrasound-assisted technology combining mechanical and acoustic fragmentation/emulsification of fat designed to maximize procedure speed and efficiency while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue compared to traditional liposuction.

  • Minimally invasive body contouring
  • Fast healing with smoother results compared to traditional liposuction
  • Precise sculpting
  • Treat small or large areas in a single session
  • Versatile enough to treat the full body or delicate areas
  • Less pain, swelling, and bruising than traditional liposuction

Key Features & Benefits

  • Eye-catching results in a single procedure
  • Easily remove large amounts of stored fat
  • Smooth skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
  • Refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles

A more precise, less traumatic procedure than traditional liposuction, with improved outcomes

  • Treats the entire torso and the female body contour
  • Targets patients who may not have previously considered body contouring
  • Achieves body sculpting results that were previously attainable only through diet and exercise

Choose VASER® Lipo - The Next Generation of Body Contouring

 New: VASER® Lipo

 Old: Liposuction

Uses gentle, ultrasonic energy

Uses forceful suction

Tissue selective - preserves important tissue
structures like nerves, blood vessels and collagen

Can cause tissue damage - unable to differentiate

Smooth, predictable results

Potential for uneven, “lumpy, bumpy” results

Minimal pain and fast recovery

Potential for long, painful recovery

Minimal swelling and bruising

Potential for swelling and bruising

Improved skin retraction reported

Potential for no significant skin retraction

Designed to precisely sculpt both common as well as
delicate areas such as arms, chins and inner thighs

Elevated risk when treating delicate areas

What does the treatment involve?

The LipoSelection procedure is performed utilising advanced proprietary patented technology. A solid metal probe is inserted through a small skin incision into the fatty deposit. Ultrasonic energy emitted from the sides and the end of the probe as it is passed back and forth, breaks down the fatty deposits.

A hollow metal cannula is then inserted and is directed through the area of emulsified fat. The cannula is attached to a vacuum source which provides gentle aspiration to remove the fat. The LipoSelection by Vaser is unique in that it first targets and disrupts fat cells and then draws them off (as emulsified fat) leaving the collagen matrix intact. Surgical trauma, complications and the potential for post-operative pain and bruising are minimized while skin retraction is optimal.

There are a variety of different techniques used for lipoplasty and care following surgery. LipoSelection by Vaser may be performed under local anaesthesia and requires the infiltration of fluid containing dilute local anaesthetic and adrenalin into areas of fatty deposits. This technique can reduce the discomfort at the time of the surgery as well as reduce the potential for bruising.

How long does it take to recover?

Vaser Liposuction is a fast healing with smoother results when compared to traditional liposuction

Recovery rates from Vaser Liposuction procedures will vary . However, on average, it only takes four to seven days to mostly recover. Patients will typically be able to return to a sedentary job after one week and to a manual role after two weeks.

It is best to avoid heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks following the procedure to allow your body to heal fully. You will need to wear a special compression garment to help reshape your body for about 6-8 weeks after your Vaser Liposuction. Your surgeon will be able to provide more information on the best requirements for a smooth and full recovery..

Support garments and dressings are worn after the surgery to control potential swelling and promote healing. The garments also provide comfort and support and help the skin better fit the new body contour.

Risks & complications

Realistic expectations are most important, and all patients must understand the limitations surrounding this procedure and the subjectivity of results. 

Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on the comparison of the risks to potential benefit.

The list below outlines the principle risks, complications and limitations and is inclusive but not limited to;

1. Asymmetry

In most patients asymmetry exists pre-operatively however asymmetry may also develop as a result of VASER Liposuction. Our aim is to improve body symmetry as much as possible.

2. Residual Fat

It is important to understand that the aim is not to take away all the fat from a particular area, which would be unnatural. The objective is to create a harmony between the area treated and the rest of the body.  It is possible that after successful VASER treatment, the patient and the doctor may decide that fat deposits in areas other than those originally operated upon will also benefit from surgery. This will incur further cost.

3. Patient Selection

Individuals with poor skin tone, severe medical problems, obesity or unrealistic expectations may not be good candidates for VASER liposuction.

4. Allergic Reaction

It is important that you tell the medical staff of any allergies to any medication whatsoever that you may have, even if this medication is a homeopathic preparation or a medication you can buy in a supermarket.

5. Skin Discolouration or Irregular Pigmentation

1 in 1000 patients can experience skin discoloration or irregular pigmentation known as erythema ab lipo aspiration or cutis marmorata. Hyper or Hypo pigmentation / cutis marmorata can be permanent. Do not smoke for at least one month following your procedure as this can contribute towards skin discoloration and irregular pigmentation.

6. Uneven Contours and Skin Contour Irregulartities

As VASER Liposuction selectively targets fat and leaves other essential tissues intact, skin contour irregularities are unlikely but possible. Visible and palpable wrinkling of skin can occur, particularly when large quantities of fat are removed and/or the skin is lacking good elasticity. Post-operative skin contouring irregularities could necessitate additional treatments including surgery.

7. Skin Elasticity

Patients with poor skin tone may develop skin slackness. In most cases this settles over a twelve-month period. If not, the patients may subsequently wish to consider further excision of the excess skin. It is therefore very important that patients are realistic about what may be achieved. Visible and palpable wrinkling of the skin can occur, particularly when large quantities of fat are removed and/or the skin is lacking good elasticity,

8. Unfavourable Scarring

Although incision sites are small (approx. 4-5mm) and should fade, all surgical scars are permanent. Scar location will depend on the incision site. The rate and extent to which scars heal and fade are variable and differ from one individual to another. There is a small risk in some people that these scars may stay for a while. Very rarely a scar does not heal in the normal way; this is known as hypertrophic scarring. Tethering is a form of scarring that can occur under the skin.

Vaser Lipo - Your Key Questions Answered

What is VASER Lipo? How does it differ from traditional liposuction?

VASER Lipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. What distinguishes the VASER Lipo procedure is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from other important tissues – such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Innovative VASERtechnology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

How does VASER Lipo work?

First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a tumescent saline solution that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising). This solution wets and fills the area to be treated, making it easier to break up fatty tissue with the VASER Lipo System’s ultrasound energy. Then a small probe transmits sound energy to break up (liquefy) fat on contact while preserving other important tissues. Finally, the liquefied fat is removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimize trauma to surrounding tissue structures such as nerves, blood vessels and other connective tissues.

What body areas can be treated with VASER Lipo?

Doctors have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas: abdomen, thighs, knees, ankles, calves, buttocks, hips, back, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, chin, face and just about any other body part you need treated.

How much fat can be taken? Can you treat multiple areas at once?

VASER Lipo allows physicians to treat multiple body areas at one time. A doctor will be able to give you a better idea of what is right for you and how much fat will be taken out during your procedure. Bear in mind that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution. The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette. You may not notice a significant amount of weight loss, but you should be pleased with your slimmer new shape.

Where is VASER® Lipo performed?

VASER Lipo is performed in a clean or sterile environment. Some possible options are in a doctor’s office, an outpatient surgery center or a hospital. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia (awake), IV sedation, or general anesthesia. You and your physician will decide the best type of treatment for you.

How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time?

This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure—the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and so on. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final result at around 3 to 6 months. It is important that you establish realistic expectations through discussion with your doctor.

What about future weight gain / fat migrating to other areas?

This is a common misperception. Following your VASER Lipo procedure, should you experience weight gain or loss, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and, assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given area remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal aging changes can also be expected.

How can I be certain VASER Lipo is right for me?

If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASER Lipo can provide a solution. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, low-pain solution to losing stubborn fat deposits, the VASER Lipo procedure could be your answer. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your doctor can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results, and the recovery process.

How much does the treatment cost?

VASER Lipo is an advanced procedure and without an in-person consultation and evaluation of the areas to be treated, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate for the procedure. The total cost of your treatment will vary depending upon the number of body areas treated and the extensiveness of the procedure.

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Cosmetic Clinic


Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Outpatient Clinic Maypole

5-7 Shore Rd, Holywood, BT18 9HX

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

Kingsbridge Diagnostic & Treatment Centre

Building One, Dataworks, King's Hall Life Sciences Park Belfast BT9 6GW

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Abid Rashid

Consultant Burns, Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Chris Hoo

Consultant Plastic & Breast Surgeon

Ms Ciara McGoldrick

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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Patient Testimonials

"I am extremely happy with the treatment, and with the standard of care I have received. There is no doubt as to whether this treatment is highly effective. I have had several cosmetic surgeries (although not on my face) but can say in comparing the results of the Spring Thread procedure with other less invasive treatments, the results are more in keeping with the surgical procedures I have had." Spring Thread Patient Review, Cosmetech at Kingsbridge Patient
"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
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