Have you always thought about liposuction, but didn’t know whether it was the right decision for you? Here at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic, we offer VASER Lipo an advanced form of liposuction fat removal. To find out if you are the right candidate for VASER Liposuction keep reading.

What is Vaser Lipo?

You’ll hear about different types of liposuction; VASER Lipo, SmartLipo, Tickle Lipo and, Jet Liposuction and wonder what’s the difference? They are alternative methods fat removal from targeted areas of the body. They differ in how they remove the unwanted fat and how they treat the adjoining tissue and skin. VASER liposuction utilises ultrasound energy to fragment fat cells while protecting important blood vessels and lymphatic channels for a speedier recovery. The heat generated from the vaser vibrations treats the skin for optimum contraction. VASER lipo is done while under local numbing anaesthesia where the treated area is injected with special physiological solution that hydrate and shrink blood vessels so they are not damaged during the process

So who is and suitable for VASER Lipo?

The better candidate for liposuction is a person who has defined areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Areas where liposuction is originally intended to be done are the hips (saddlebags), the lower tummy, inner or outer thighs.


An example of the ideal candidate I see in my practice at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin is a tall lady who comes in and has fullness in the outer thighs, the so called saddlebag deformity. If you’re globally overweight and have a BMI index of more than 33 you really shouldn’t get liposuction. You first need to diet and exercise and get your weight reduced before considering what needs to be done, liposuction, a tummy tuck, a thigh lift etc.

Skin Quality

When I consider liposuction for an individual, I look at the quality of the skin. Skin elasticity is key when performing liposuction. The better the elasticity the greater the liposuction results. Young elastic skin will snap back and hold the treated area in smooth contour. Damaged or Older skin with a lot of stretch marks has no elasticity. When the fat is taken out, it just folds irregularly and we get folds, divots and waviness. This is when VASER liposuction ability to contract and shrink the skin shows to be more superior than other methods. Although it contracts the skin considerably, VASER technology may not do a perfect job and some contour irregularities will remain. A great option for looser skin is a combination of VASER and J-Plasma Renuvion skin tightening.


For some people they don’t care about some contour irregularities as long as they look better in their clothes. As long as we understand that ahead of time I’m perfectly willing and able to do VASER liposuction on that person. It’s all about expectations. If you’re expecting a nice tight smooth contour to your skin and you got much damaged skin by having stretch marks or having older skin that doesn’t have elasticity don’t be surprised if you have waviness afterwards. But in some cases that’ll be okay. Sounds like you’re the right fit ?

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