What is Vacuum Therapy + Symptoms and Treatment

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Nowadays, non-invasive procedures are enjoying a boom in popularity.

One such procedure is called vacuum therapy.

Vacuum therapy has been around for some time now and has been used as a treatment for medical conditions like headaches, wound healing and erectile dysfunction since it improves blood circulation.

In addition to being used as a medical procedure, vacuum therapy has recently been introduced for aesthetic purposes like butt lifts as well.

What You Should Know About Vacuum Butt Therapy

Vacuum Butt Therapy

What is a Vacuum Therapy Butt Lift?

Vacuum therapy butt lift is the buzzy new treatment that is gaining a lot of popularity.

Vacuum therapy butt lift- also known as the Colombian lift- is a butt sculpting procedure inspired by Asian skin cupping therapy.

This vacuum therapy procedure is much less risky and cost-effective as compared to the most dangerous butt-enhancing cosmetic surgery: Brazillian butt lift.

The traditional high-risk Brazillian butt lift involves incisions into the skin, underlying structures, and fatty deposits to be transferred from one area of the body towards your buttocks in order to create more fullness on your rear.

Vacuum therapy, on the other hand, involves massaging your buttocks skin with oil to stimulate the lymphatic system, improving lymphatic drainage before attaching two large suction cups to the skin of your buttocks which are themselves attached to a mechanical device.

Vacuum therapy stimulates muscles to improve lymphatic drainage to help you achieve a similar outcome to a surgical procedure.

In vacuum therapy, the suction cups consume oxygen that creates high pressure to suck the skin.

Suction cups are placed on the skin of the butt cheeks for about 30 minutes in one session.

Vacuum therapy butt lift is an effective and painless procedure that achieves its aim of toning the buttocks by:

  • Breaking down the fatty deposits
  • Improving the skin’s natural elasticity
  • Stimulating muscles and
  • Improving lymphatic drainage

Vacuum therapy works by improving lymphatic drainage, we mean massaging the specific areas of the body to move the lymph fluids around the body, which also helps to restore the skin’s natural elasticity.

The vacuum therapy procedure helps restore the skin’s natural elasticity.

It also helps you get rid of cellulite and orange peel skin appearance, smoothing out your skin and increasing skin flexibility.

This therapy increases blood flow to areas where suction cups are attached to your skin, enhances lymphatic drainage, and also initiates a process of self-healing by regenerating blood vessels, boosting the skin’s natural elasticity.

The increased flow of blood to the treated zone occurs because vacuum therapy stimulates muscles.

This increased blood flow also helps reduce inflammation and toxins along with improving lymphatic drainage.

Vacuum therapy stimulates muscles and helps reduce muscle tension in the treated zone.

Muscle tension is one of the most prevailing causes of pain in the muscles.

This muscle tension is usually associated with the inability of the muscles to rest and recover properly.

Oil massage during vacuum therapy eases the muscle tension by allowing the muscles to relax and by improving lymphatic drainage.

It also enhances the skin’s natural elasticity.

In order to get an enhanced and well-toned butt, it is recommended that patients have multiple sessions, at least 14 to 15, ideally with a one-week gap in between the two sessions.

One session may not be enough for getting that firmer and curvy butt you are looking for as it takes time for fatty deposits to be broken down and to restore your skin flexibility.

It is also important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to make the effect of your vacuum therapy long-lasting.

With time you will see better lymphatic drainage in the treated zone.

Patients skin will also require time to improve its orange peel texture to smoother-looking skin. Orange peel appearance on the skin over the patient’s butt will improve over time.

With repeated sessions, the orange peel skin will begin to look smoother to the patient’s eyes as well as others.

So, not only will patients get a better-shaped butt but they can also improve their orange peel skin.

Don’t forget to exercise regularly and consume a balanced diet.

Also, make sure you drink plenty of water both during and after the vacuum therapy butt lift.

How Much does Vacuum Therapy Butt Lift Cost?

It is important that you carry out a proper cost-benefit analysis before you decide to choose vacuum therapy as a treatment for a butt lift.

The cost of one vacuum therapy session can range between $60 to $150, depending on the provider and location.

Since several sessions are required, vacuum therapy can cost up to $4500, which is relatively cheaper than invasive cosmetic surgery.

It is also important to remember that since butt lift is not medically necessary, your insurance provider won’t be covering your bill.

Effectiveness and Safety of Vacuum Therapy Butt Lift

The low risk associated with vacuum therapy is making it the preferred therapeutic choice of many women.

Vacuum therapy is one of the safest and most effective ways to go about a butt lift.

Vacuum therapy stimulates muscles, helps restore your skin flexibility, and breaks done fatty deposits.

Doctors claim that one session of vacuum therapy can have the same effect on your butt as 1500 squats.

Vacuum therapy is also an easy way to get rid of your muscle tension and can help relax your sore butt muscles, as vacuum therapy stimulates muscles and encourages lymphatic drainage which removes toxins and fatty deposits, increasing skin flexibility.

Moreover, this therapy doesn’t have any side effects, unlike butt implants and cosmetic surgeries.

Not only do cosmetic surgeries lead to scarring, but their downtime is also significantly higher than vacuum therapy.

This is why many women are now choosing vacuum therapy as their procedure of choice for a butt lift. However, make sure you stay away from uncertified providers of vacuum therapy butt lifts.

What is Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy?

Vacuum-assisted closure therapy, also known as VAC, has proved itself to be an instrumental treatment in wound healing and restoring skin flexibility.

During the treatment, a mechanical device lowers the pressure on the treated zone, which accelerates the wound healing process.

The gases present in the air place a lot of pressure on the wound. By removing the pressure on the wound, VAC utilizes negative pressure and assists in healing.

VAC therapy reduces inflammation and swelling along with increasing the flow of blood around the wound.

This helps restore the damaged skin and tissue.

To encourage rapid wound recovery, make sure you consume a diet with good nutrition and get ample rest.

How much does VAC Therapy Cost?

VAC has the potential to be a cost-effective treatment for healing wounds.

A cost analysis carried out by the University of Chicago showed that VAC therapy costs $112 per day.

Moreover, since VAC requires less frequent change of dressings, it can be relatively less expensive than normal wound therapy.

Another study showed that vacuum therapy healed the pressure ulcers within a course of 6 weeks at half the cost of traditional treatment.

Effectiveness and Safety of VAC Therapy

VAC is a non-invasive treatment for the healing of wounds.

Moreover, the procedure is pain-free. However, you might feel some stretching and pull during the procedure.

This treatment is suitable for treating burns, pressure ulcers, and surgical wounds. VAC therapy can also be used by women after giving through a C-section.

This treatment would prevent them from developing an infection.

Although VAC is normally a safe treatment, complications can occur sometimes. If the therapy fails to prevent infections, invasive treatment may be required.

Moreover, there have been two reported incidents where burn patients developed sepsis and suffered hemorrhage after receiving VAC treatment.

Vacuum Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Men with erectile dysfunction can also use non-invasive vacuum therapy to improve their erectile function.

In order to get and keep an erection, men should get a vacuum constriction device that acts as an external pump.

The device increases the blood inflow to the penis and potentially increases the chances of men to get and maintain an erection for sexual intercourse.

A vacuum device is a cylinder with a pump that is attached directly at the end of the penis.

On the other end of the cylinder, there is an external constricting ring that touches the body to prevent blood outflow from the treated zone.

While the vacuum constriction device helps the penis get an erection, the constriction ring allows the patients’ penis to maintain the erection.

The negative pressure created by the vacuum constriction device expands corporal sinusoids and allows the penis to draw blood and become erect regardless of nerve disturbance.

Vacuum therapy can also be used on patients after a surgical procedure for erectile dysfunction or as a stand-alone procedure that helps restore erectile dysfunction.

According to an underlying hypothesis, the use of vacuum therapy after surgery facilitates tissue oxygenation which helps restore erections shortly after the procedure.

Vacuum therapy is also used as a procedure for reducing cavernosal fibrosis in patients when there are no nocturnal erections.

The vacuum erection device, one with no constriction ring, increases blood oxygenation to the corpora cavernosa.

How Much Does a Vacuum Constriction Device Cost?

The price of a vacuum erectile device can range from anywhere between $250 to $500.

Most insurance companies are willing to cover some percentage of the cost, especially if erectile dysfunction of the patient is documented and the device is recommended by the doctor.

Normally the coverage by the insurance companies is about 80%.

This means if you are recommended by a doctor to get this device, you will have to pay a hundred dollars at most.

The cost of the device is also relatively less expensive than the cost of invasive treatments.

Moreover, since the device is a one-time investment, you will not have to bear any recurring cost, unlike with other treatments.

In the case of other treatments, you might have to incur the cost of medicines at least for a certain amount of time during a follow-up.

Effectiveness and Safety of a Vacuum Constriction Device

Vacuum constriction devices are an efficacious treatment for preserving erectile function and are becoming an increasingly important procedure in penile rehabilitation protocols.

Multiple sessions of vacuum therapy are also much safer than penis implants.

The widespread usage of these devices for penile rehabilitation speaks volumes about how much men trust vacuum therapy.

Since there are no long-term side effects associated with using a vacuum constriction device, doctors recommend it to men who suffer from anxiety-based erectile dysfunction.

Although this non-invasive vacuum therapy is an effective and cost-effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, truth be told, the artificial induction of erections is not as same as natural erections.

Sometimes the use of these devices can cause penile bruising and swelling. The penis may turn purplish and may get cold.

In order to warm the penis, use methods such as warm compresses before sex.

Other short-term side effects of a vacuum constriction device could include numbness, inability to get an orgasm, and sensation of trapped ejaculation due to constriction ring.


While vacuum therapy is becoming increasingly popular in patients as it is a non-invasive procedure, it is important that you understand all the costs, benefits, risks, and complications associated with vacuum therapy.

More and more clinical evidence is being collected to discover the efficacy of vacuum therapy, be it for butt lifts, erectile dysfunctions, healing of wounds, or any other procedure that uses vacuum therapy. 

However, still, there is a need for more high-quality, reliable research to fully investigate the scope and future of this non-invasive therapy as a treatment method for patients.