Vaser Lipo in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Beautiful Results for a Sculpted Silhouette


Introduction to Vaser Lipo

Vaser Lipo

Whether you’ve dreamed of achieving a certain figure or simply want to boost your confidence, liposuction is a safe and effective way to get your sought-after silhouette.

With over 75 years of combined experience in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, the Board Certified surgeons and expert staff at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa have everything it takes to effectively guide you through the entire VASER Lipo process, ensuring that you get the look you’ve always wanted.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

1-5 Hours


Local or General Anesthesia

Back to Work

1 Week

Total Recovery Time

1-2 Weeks

Duration of Results

Multiple Years, Assuming Healthy Diet and Exercise

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

Vaser Liposuction is a popular procedure across the United States due to its relatively simple nature and proven results.

There are several different types of liposuction, but all focus on the elimination of unwanted fat in several different parts of the body.

  • Vaser stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance “ and is often referred to as “4D Sculpting or High-Definition Liposuction.” This technique allows Dr. Lu to reduce fat in greater detail that follows the natural contours of the musculature
  • The ultrasound-assisted removal of fat greatly reduces trauma to surrounding tissues for a reduced risk of complications and quicker recovery
  • Incidentally, fat extracted using Vaser is of optimal quality to be purified for injection into the breasts, buttocks, or other areas of fat transfer

Though it is a more controlled and gentle form of liposuction, it requires a skilled and experienced provider to administer. Fortunately, the Board Certified surgeons at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa have numerous years of experience with this particular treatment, ensuring high-quality results.

Unwanted Fat

Used to Treat










Upper Arms



Benefits of Vaser Liposuction

There are various benefits to Vaser Liposuction.

  • VASER Lipo is a relatively simple and painless procedure, and all recovery can be done from home.
  • VASER Lipo is highly customizable to your needs and fat can be removed from several different areas of the body. You and your doctor will come up with a personalized treatment plan that works for you.
  • FDA approved since 2001, VASER Lipo is considered to be more gentle and controlled than other form of liposuction. The procedure can also performed right in RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa’s Vernon Hills office and patients can return home that same day.

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different. Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

We charge $100 for surgical consultations that last about 40 minutes. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your surgery for a day and time that works for your schedule.

The Procedure

Vaser Lipo is an outpatient procedure that takes about one to five hours, and the patient will be placed under general or local anesthesia throughout the entire time. Before your procedure, you’ll be given a list of instructions to follow post-operatively. Following these instructions will ensure a much smoother procedure.

For the procedure, an incision will be made in the treatment area and “tumescent” fluid (a dilute solution of lidocaine and epinephrine) will be infiltrated.  The Vaser ultrasound device will then be used to break up the fat cells and make them easier to remove by liposuction with a thin, hollow tube or cannula.  The end result will be a smoother, more improved body contour.

The Recovery

Before any cosmetic surgery, including VASER Lipo, your surgeon will review your recovery schedule in detail so you feel prepared for what to expect afterwards. VASER Lipo is an outpatient procedure that we perform in our surgical facility, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day. In general, you’ll still be experiencing the effects of the anesthesia when you arrive home. Therefore, it’s important to have someone who can drive you home and take care of you for the first 24 hours following your VASER Lipo. Your surgeon will send you home with both instructions for your recovery and supplies that will help your VASER Lipo heal correctly.

It’s important that you rest for the first few days of your recovery after a VASER Lipo procedure. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or undergoing strenuous activity for the first week of your recovery. Compression garments are used for 6-8 weeks to decrease swelling and shape the areas of liposuction.  Lymphatic massage is often recommended to facilitate the resolution of swelling.

Before & After

Results of a Liposuction

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Vaser Liposuction

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Book Your Vaser Liposuction

An improved silhouette is just one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about VASER Lipo and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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Happy patients


I am always very satisfied with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff.
Dr.Lu is the best!!

-Linda Moore

Dr. Ritacca is the best! He’s very knowledgeable and does a great job. I keep coming back to him every time I need a procedure done.
-Laura Cramer

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