When it comes to safe and effective body sculpting, VASER Hi-Def Lipo (VHD) is one of the most successful and recommended procedures around. VHD and traditional fat reduction liposuction by any method (traditional, PAL, water jet, Smartlipo, Coolsculpting, etc), are two different procedures. The first one sculpts, the second one reduces the fat content of an area. Dr. Marosan trained with Dr. Alfredo Hoyos of Bogotá, Colombia the inventor of the VHD. Due to his advanced training, Dr. Marosan is considered a Grand Master Total Definer surgeon. This level was attained by another 16 plastic surgeons in the United States so far! Using highly-advanced sound wave technology, Seattle area plastic surgeon, Dr. Marosan, is able to effectively dislodge fat without harming the surrounding tissues and structures like nerves and blood vessels. This allows for maximum removal that’s more gentle and consistent, resulting in less downtime.
VASER radically altered the tenants of liposuction surgery, allowing the human body to be sculpted like a work of art. Most surgeons do spot liposuction of limited areas, which are discontinous. Dr. Marosan does treat the body in all 360 degree planes. This allows for liposuction in all subdermal planes, deep and superficial, subtract and add fat, able to create controlled "deformities" which are desirable, revealing the underlying muscle anatomy.
Curves are essential cues to reproductive health, endocrine status, athleticism, strength and longevity. In women attractive curves are lumbar lordosis (lower back concave curve), convexity of the chest (breasts) and buttocks and muscular definition of the calves. Curvaceousness is the definition of "hourglass" figure. Large chest and hips with a small waist is a cue for reproductive health for a male seeking a female partner. Liposuction and fat grafting amplify these desirable features.
In men, muscle mass also produces curves, but these are more angular than curvaceous. A low waist to chest ratio, or the "V" shape characterizes attractiveness.
The VASER Hi Def Liposuction is for individuals with normal weight or a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30. With age, undesirable curves appear with muscle atrophy or wasting , obesity, posture deterioration due to lack of skeletal support and decline in sex hormone levels. Liposuction will not correct muscle laxity or intra-abdominal fat. In addition to removing fat, the technology stimulates the skin to enhance skin tightening for firmer skin with better elasticity. This is true with people who have thin skin and stretch marks as well.
Vaser Hi Def Lipo Reviews
"Vaser Of: Upper Arms, Abs, Flanks, Hips, and Sacral (Lower Back) - Bellevue, WA - I am a 32 year old female runner (~20 miles a week) with no kids, 5'4" tall, 140lbs pre-opDepending on the amount of areas treated, Vaser Lipo will result in significant down-time. Immediately following surgery, I was able to walk around, but at granny speed. Now at 3 weeks post-op, I'm still considerably swollen, numb, and very tight in many areas but I continue to diligently massage myself twice a day which helps smooth things out. I've been visiting my doctor on a weekly basis and am assured that my recovery is on track. In total, 3500cc's were removed (~5lbs) from my upper arms, flanks, abs, hips, and lower back. I know it's still early too soon to tell what my final results will be, but I'm very pleased with the progress so far. Prior to the procedure, my waist size was always around 29" and no amount of exercising or mileage logged was able to get me any smaller. Day after the surgery (post-op Day 1), my waist was at 27"!! I tell myself to be patient everyday and I press on with my massages. Here are some things that I've learned so far that I wasn't aware of prior to surgery or that others have not mentioned on this site:Drainage/Oozing: I had "open" incisions (2 on my frontal bikini area, 1 right at my butt crack, and 1 on each elbow). I expected drainage to clear up within a few days, however, at Day 21, I AM STILL OOZING from 2 incisions while the others have closed up, healing, and are barely noticeable. The incision on my butt crack weeps regularly and my right elbow is still oozing a few drops of serous fluid a day. The drainage is straw-colored with the occasional pink tinge and is perfectly normal per my surgeon even this late post-op, but it's a major hassle to keep them properly covered and clean. For the first 2 weeks, I wore an incontinence panty (Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear) non-stop to catch all of the oozing and I've just recently been able to transition into a standard Always maxi pad placed further back on my panty. The incisions are healing, but at a snail's pace and I suppose "better out than in" in terms of drainage fluid. My lower back and arms have had pretty minimal swelling and I suspect it's because there's been so much drainage coming from them. I recommend buying a whole bunch of Nexcare Tegaderm strips, non-sticking gauge, and Aquaphor. I think I've gone through almost 12 boxes of the Tegaderm strips trying to keep up with the drainage. Swelling: The tightness and swelling on the abs and flanks is INSANE. I can see why people on this site are freaking out about the swelling because it's feels so uncomfortable and it severely limits range of motion. It feels the worst when you've been in a sitting position for some time and then go to stand up. It's as if your stomach muscles are straining and resisting the tension being put on them to stretch, even just a little. It does get better though. I just wish the rate at which this improves would go faster. The only thing that makes this area feel better (more flexible) is with lots of massaging. organic coconut oil has been my go-to massage oil. It works wonders for post-op dryness caused by the compression garments and helps protect the skin. Compression Garments/Epifoam: I bought 2 (1 nude, 1 black) so I always had a clean one to change into. For 2.5 weeks, I wore a compression vest for my upper arms. I'm still wearing a girdle that comes up right below my breasts and goes down to my thighs, which zips up on either side. I was also fitted with a square epifoam pad for my upper/lower abs, and 2 triangular shaped epifoam pads stacked underneath the compression garment on my lower back. At 3 weeks post-op, I'm still wearing 1 of the epifoam pads on my back and the girdle 24/7 at my surgeon's instructions. I count every. single. day I have to wear this because it's extremely claustrophobic and I can't stand it. I know it's important for skin retraction and swelling to wear them, but I just wasn't prepared for the amount of crankiness and frustration I've felt wearing them. If I eat a "full" or normal sized meal, I feel like I'm going to pop out at the seams so I've opted for mini-meals and "liquid" meals throughout the day."- R. / RealSelf / Jan 08, 2015
"great vaser lipo experience! - Bellevue, WA - Dr. Marosan is FANTASTIC - if you are considering plastic surger - and specifically a male considering VASER Liposculpture - I would put Dr. Marosan on the top of your list."- V. / RealSelf / Mar 13, 2015
"In Dec 2015 on my 60th Birthday I had a Tummy tuck, Vaser Liposuction on my hips, abs and back with fat transfer to the butt. 5 Days later I had a breast lift and then my make over was complete. I was so glad I picked Dr Marosan to perform my surgery. He did an amazing job on taking my body back around 30 years. What I didn't realize was how much time the Dr Marosan and his staff would spend so much time with me afterwards to make sure I was comfortable. I was given both the Dr's and the RN's cell number and the checked on me often. I am now 8 weeks out and am still healing but starting to enjoy a little shopping for my new body. If you are looking for a Dr that is an expert at body contouring you will find it in Dr Marosan. "- D.G. / Google / Jan 31, 2016
"SOOOO Happy with Results!!! - I have been an avid athlete my whole life, but after having and breastfeeding two kids , I was left with a body that didn't feel like my own. My breasts were huge, saggy and uneven and my stomach was soft and saggy. I decided to have Dr. Marosan do a breast reduction/lift and Vaser lipo on my back and abdomen and flanks. I am so impressed with the results!!! I wasn't sure if I wanted to get the liposuction, and even thought it was extremely painful and leaky for the first three weeks, the results are incredible! My breasts are smaller and much higher. I used to have muffin tops over my jeans, and now I get compliments on how "skinny" I look in the same jeans. There is no amount of diet and exercise that could produce the results Dr. Marosan achieved on my stomach and back - I know because I was working out every day and eating clean before I finally decided to have a surgical consult. Dr. Marosan was extremely pleasant to work with and provided me with numerous options for my breasts and body. I would highly recommend Dr. Marosan to anyone interested in breast work or lipo!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2017
"Tummy tuck with 360 degree Vaser Lipo - I’m 33 years old and a mama of 2 wild little girls. My first girl was 11 pounds and 21.25 ones long. Needless to say she stretched me out. I’m 5’4 and 170 pounds and ready to get rid of this extra skin."- S.S. / RealSelf / Aug 31, 2018
VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive surgery that uses small stab incisions in stealth locations avoiding the stigmata of liposuction seen on patients of other surgeons. Dr. Marosan will insert the VASER ultrasound probe to emulsify the fat in the deep and superficial layers. Using special VentX atraumatic cannula (Dr. Marosan uses over 30 different cannulas with different curved angles and straight cannulas of different caliber and length to sculpt the body, chest wall,and back) and the Power X rotating cannula in the chosen area(s) and carefully remove the fat tissue to reveal muscle contours while keeping a smooth, natural appearance. Muscle definition is possible, bringing out the patient's underlying muscle and bony anatomy. On the abdomen, definition of the semilunar lines where the obliques fuse with the lateral rectus muscles, the epigastric midline depression or "champagne" line, definition of a six pack, muscle definition of the chest by emptying the fat between the anterior latissimus dorsi and lateral pectoralis major muscles, definition of the serratus muscles on the lateral rib cage, definition of the lower back paraspinous muscles, definition of the Venus dimples of the lower back, definition of the deltoid, biceps and triceps muscles of the arms. The VASER technology uses ultrasound energy to loosen the fat tissue so it is easier to remove with minimal disturbance of nerves and blood vessels. VASER can be used on any area of the body, including more delicate areas like the neck, legs and arms.
This technique involves contouring the whole torso, thighs and arms. It is an all or non procedure. Any partial contouring gives suboptimal disharmonious results. This is the main reason that over 70% of my body sculpting patients are redos of other surgeons' poor or suboptimal outcomes. It often involves fat transfer to areas of deficiency to create well balanced youthful athletic bodies.
VASER Hi-Def Lipo is performed in our accredited outpatient surgery suite with the patient under intravenous sedation and tumescent anesthesia only. The length of the surgery will depend on how many areas are being treated, but most VASER treatments take 2 – 6 hours to complete. The patients should rest as much as possible the first day after their surgery, but are encouraged to move starting on the second day. Patients can resume light and normal activities as soon as they feel able, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks. Patients will see some results immediately, but the final results may not be visible until the swelling and inflammation are completely gone in 3-6 months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Next Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Vaser Lipo FAQs
Why choose Dr. Marosan?
Dr. Marosan is a Grand Master Total Definer surgeon (only 17 in the US) with specialized training and years of experience in advanced body sculpting techniques.
BODY SCULPTING IS NOT TRADITIONAL LIPOSUCTION!
1. Body Sculpting uses the VASER Hi Def Lipo technique (VHD), the most advanced technique to create athletic and youthful shapes.
2. Trained extensively with the world famous Dr. Alfredo Hoyos of Bogota, Colombia, the inventor of VHD - Total Definer Surgeon.
3. Body Sculpting uses over 30 specialized non-bendable cannulas which are straight or angled and different lengths to be able to treat all body areas straight or curved by hugging the muscle and bony anatomy to create sculpted bodies.
4. Most surgeons use 2-3 cannulas only straight or they bend them themselves. Easily bendable cannulas are very dangerous, since they can bend in an unwanted direction and enter the abdomen and injure the bowels and other internal organs.
5. Body Sculpting Total Definer procedures uses drains to drain away excess fluid from the lower back and abdomen. Most surgeons, close these incisions, allowing fluid to accumulate, create more internal scarring and ultimately poor results.
6. Dr. Marosan performs an extensive amount of corrective surgery of poor liposuction results from other surgeons (over 50% of his body sculpting practice).
7. Plastic surgeons and others who do liposuction, do fat reduction liposuction only, with poor understanding of body sculpting principles.
8. Visit our VASER Hi Def Lipo photo gallery and compare the photos to other surgeons' galleries who you also considered for a consultation.
IS VASER HI DEF LIPO AFFORDABLE?
Although VASER lipo fees are higher than for traditional liposuction, the results are outstanding! You have to ask yourself, which costs more: a badly done liposuction (that you already paid for) and then a second liposuction procedure to correct the first surgery? At Bellevue Plastic Surgeons, greater than 50% of our body sculpting patients had surgery someplace else. Yes, these are difficult surgeries and fees will be higher.
Dr. Marosan is a Grand Master Total Definer surgeon. He trained with the world famous Dr. Alfredo Hoyos the inventor of the VASER Hi Def Lipo technique, 4D tummy tuck, EVE tummy tuck, scarless belly button creation and fat transfer to buttocks and muscles. If your goal is to achieve the best hourglass figure or athletic youthful body with our state of the art body transforming procedures, schedule a consultation to learn about our revolutionary approach to body sculpting.
Fat Transfer with Vaser?
Most people have fat where they don't want it (the abdominal wall, hips, thighs, neck, arms, etc.) and don't have enough where they do want it (the breasts, face, and buttocks), so the fat removed during VASER Lipo can be purified and re-injected into other areas of the body. Talk to Dr. Marosan during your consultation to discuss adding a fat transfer to your VASER Lipo surgery. Often, patients confuse Laser (Smartlipo) with VASER Lipo. Big difference! If you choose to have Smartlipo, fat cannot be transplanted. The laser kills the fat. The VASER keeps the fat alive, thus it can be transplanted where deficiencies exit or enhancement is desirable.
Can the Fat Come Back?
While the fat tissue removed during VASER Lipo cannot return, the fat tissue that is left behind can get bigger or smaller with significant weight fluctuations. For long-lasting results, it is best if patients are at a healthy, stable weight before VASER Lipo and they maintain their shape with a nutritious diet and regular exercise.