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Vaser Liposuction in Portland

What Is VASER Liposuction ?

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VASER HD liposuction or Vaser Liposuction is an advanced liposuction technique that utilizes VASER technology and focuses on sculpting the body and enhancing muscle definition. To fully understand this procedure, it can help to break it apart into its two main elements: VASER and HD:

  • VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. This is a special technology that can be used during most any liposuction procedure. In other words, it is a specific machine (and the technique that goes along with using the machine). What makes this technique unique is that it uses ultrasound energy to liquify the fat before it is suctioned out.
  • HD stands for high definition. When speaking of HD as it pertains to liposuction, we’re talking about the way in which the liposuction is performed (the technique) and how this translates to your results. With high definition lipo, the goal is typically to “sculpt” the muscles.
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Why VASER High Definition?

When you choose liposuction with VASER high definition, you’re getting a very specialized type of lipo. That is, it’s generally only recommended to certain individuals who are overall quite fit and who want to accentuate their musculature. In general, the best candidates for VASER high definition liposuction:

  • Have small amounts of excess fat they want to get rid of from their abdomen, flanks, thighs, etc.
  • Want to accentuate and enhance their muscle definition
  • Have tried dieting and exercise to reduce fat, but pockets of excess fat won’t budge even with their efforts
  • Are at a healthy weight (usually, this means within 10 lbs. of their goal weight)
  • Are non-smokers
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery
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Meet Dr. Aghayan

Board-certified plastic surgeon in Portland Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to offer advanced cosmetic procedures and treatments for Portland area men and women at Après Plastic Surgery.

Trained in general and plastic surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Aghayan also spent years serving as a medical officer in the Navy. With years of experience and training, Dr. Aghayan performs plastic surgery with an artistic eye and scientific precision so his patients get beautiful, natural-looking results.

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How Portland VASER Liposuction Works

Any type of VASER-assisted liposuction is going to be performed with ultrasound energy — an essential element of this type of lipo.

In addition to ultrasound energy as the driving force behind the suctioning of fat, a “high definition” technique will be used. This essentially means that your surgeon will be focusing on muscle definition when removing fat. They may leave slightly more fat around individual muscles, for example, and the surrounding areas will be “sculpted” down slightly. This can enhance a patient’s athletic appearance. Here are the steps you can expect from your high definition VASER liposuction experience:

  • Anesthetic We want to ensure your comfort during your procedure, and this will be done by administering local anesthetic to the treatment area. Most VASER lipo procedures can be performed while the patient is awake (but with oral sedation), so general anesthesia typically isn’t necessary. This is known as awake liposuction.
  • Incisions Next, incisions will be made in the treatment area. Portland plastic surgeon, Dr. Aghayan, will have already decided on the placement of these incisions prior to your procedure. Rest assured that each “punch-hole incision” will be extremely small and located as discreetly as possible.
  • VASER Fat Removal Once incisions have been made, Dr. Aghayan will insert his cannula into the incisions to suction out the fat. Remember that VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy to emulsify or liquify the fat so that it can be more easily suctioned out. The benefits of this technique are many. For one, this helps avoid damage to local connective tissue and muscle. It also facilitates a faster recovery time, and less discomfort during recovery.
  • Incision Closure Finally, all punch-hole incisions will be closed, bandages and a compression garment will be put on you, and you will be taken to a recovery area to be monitored before going home.
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Vaser Liposuction 360

Vaser liposuction 360, also known as 360-degree liposuction, is a type of liposuction that removes fat from multiple areas of the body in a comprehensive manner. The procedure is performed using Vaser technology, which utilizes ultrasound waves to break up and remove fat cells.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the targeted area, and a small cannula is inserted. The Vaser technology is then used to liquefy the fat cells, making them easier to remove. The cannula is then used to suction out the liquefied fat cells, contouring the treated area. 360-degree liposuction typically targets the abdomen, flanks, back, and waist, as these areas often have excess fat that can be difficult to remove through diet and exercise alone. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the treatment area and the patient’s preferences.

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Vaser Liposuction Recovery

The recovery process after Vaser liposuction typically takes several weeks, and it’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Here are some general tips for a successful Vaser liposuction recovery:

  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions: Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for yourself after the procedure. Make sure you follow them closely to minimize the risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery.
  • Wear compression garments: You’ll need to wear a compression garment for several weeks after the procedure to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. Make sure you wear the garment as directed by your surgeon.
  • Take it easy: Avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least a few weeks after the procedure. You may need to take time off work, depending on the extent of the procedure and your job requirements.
  • Manage pain and discomfort: You may experience some pain and discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and promote healing.
  • Monitor your incision sites: Keep an eye on the incision sites for any signs of infection or other complications. Contact your surgeon if you notice any redness, swelling, or discharge.
  • Follow a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet will help support your body’s healing process and reduce inflammation. Make sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.

It’s important to remember that the recovery process after Vaser liposuction can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and other factors.

Complementary Procedures

Breast reduction surgery is often combined with procedures such as:


When there is surplus skin on the abdomen, a tummy tuck procedure is carried out. Tummy tucks and liposuction are commonly performed together because an excess of skin usually indicates the existence of excess fat and vice versa.


Typically, body lift procedures such as lower body lifts and thigh lifts incorporate liposuction to eliminate surplus fat from specific regions.


The process of Brazilian butt lifts always involves liposuction since it is a fat transfer procedure. The technique entails extracting a small quantity of undesired fat from a particular area of the body through liposuction, which is then transplanted to the buttocks to give them a curvier and well-proportioned appearance.


Mommy makeovers are cosmetic procedures that combine various treatments to assist mothers who have finished having children in restoring their pre-pregnancy physiques. These procedures aim to address concerns such as sagging skin in the abdomen, excess fat, and breasts that have lost their shape.

As mommy makeovers are personalized to each individual, they may involve a range of cosmetic treatments, but liposuction is generally considered a crucial element of the procedure.

VASER Liposuction Cost

Your VASER liposuction cost is going to depend on several factors. In this way, it’s not a matter of simple math to configure your ultimate cost without having details about your surgery. Instead, you’ll want to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Aghayan to get a more accurate picture of the cost of your procedure.

For most Portland VASER HD Liposuction patients, the biggest factor regarding 4d VASER hi def liposuction cost is going to be how much liposuction you want to have done — in other words, how much fat you want removed and from where. If only a small amount of excess fat on your abdomen is bothering you, for instance, your bottom line cost will likely be far less than for someone who desires lipo on their abs, flanks, upper arms, and thighs. Other factors that will influence the cost of your VASER HD lipo procedure include the location of your procedure (hospital, office operating room, surgical facility), who your surgeon is and what their surgeon’s fee is, what type of anesthesia you choose, and whether you would like to undergo additional procedures such as a fat transfer, tummy tuck, etc.

Vaser LiposuctionFrequently Asked Questions

Where can I find VASER liposuction near me?

Depending on your location, start by taking advantage of Google “Near Me” searches, and search “VASER liposuction near me” in your favorite browser. As long as your location settings are on, you should be presented with several local results pertaining to your search.

Dr. Aghayan has performed over 1000 successful liposuction procedures in the Portland area. If you are searching for this procedure in Portland, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What is VASER 4D high definition?

VASER 4d high definition liposculpture (also known as 4d VASER hi def liposuction) is essentially the same as regular VASER hi def liposuction. Sometimes, “4d” is used in the name to emphasize the multidimensional aspect of this procedure.

How long does VASER lipo take to heal?

Your liposuction incisions will begin healing right away after surgery. However, it may take several weeks for your incisions to fully close and for you to be able to return to your normal activities, including exercise, lifting heavy objects, bathing and swimming, etc.

After VASER Liposuction Portland patients will be able to assess the true results from their procedure after around three months. Some patients may have persistent swelling for up to six months.

How long do I have to wear compression garment after VASER lipo?

The majority of patients should expect to wear their compression garments for approximately four weeks after surgery. After this, patients may need to wear their compression garments part-time for several additional weeks. Compression garments help to reduce swelling post-surgery.

Does VASER lipo leave scars?

Yes, all liposuction procedures will result in some slight scarring. The good news is, VASER lipo only requires small incisions, which will heal well and be located in discreet locations so that they’ll be hardly noticeable once you’ve recovered.

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