VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy) liposuction is a revolutionary fat removal procedure which offers a safe alternative to traditional liposuction. It uses an ultrasonic technique where an inaudible sound wave emulsifies and removes fat
Only targeting fat, this procedure has minimal impact with regards to bruising and scarring as it doesn’t damage any surrounding tissue. It is suitable for generally healthy people who struggle to get rid of fat in specific areas including the hips, thighs, abdomen, lower back, arms and chin.
VASER is usually carried out under local anaesthetic. Your surgeon will make a keyhole incision in the area being treated and then insert a thin metallic tube which will vibrate at ultrasonic frequencies.
This then loosens the fat cells, breaking them down for removal from the body, using suction.
The length of the procedure can vary depending on the treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed, but each session usually takes around one to two hours.
Providing smooth, predictable results with fast recovery and minimal downtime, VASER lipo can produce immediate results, although it will take a few months for the appearance of the treated areas to settle down.
The procedure can improve your overall contour, eliminate fat in specific body areas and help you achieve the shape you want.
As the procedure is less invasive than traditional lipo, you may suffer from minimal swelling or bruising, but you will not need an overnight stay.
And although it may take some up to three weeks to recover, you can expect to be on your way to recovery within a couple of days. However, you should refrain from using the gym or doing any heavy lifting for two weeks.
This is an advanced form. VASER 4D is suitable for generally healthy people who struggle to get rid of fat in specific areas including the hips, thighs, abdomen, lower back, arms and chin.
1) What is VASER liposuction? How does it differ from traditional liposuction?
VASER Lipo uses ultrasound to break down the fat which is then suctioned out of the body.
Some other forms of liposuction use laser, radio frequency and chemicals to break down the fat.
2) What are the different types of VASER lipo?
Standard Def, Hi-Def and 4D are the evolution of body sculpting. 4D is generally performed to create an athletic or more contoured silhouette that takes muscle motion into consideration. The most popular is abdominal etching creating the coveted ‘six pack’. Hi-Def is also sculpting/contouring but creates more of a static look and Standard Def VASER lipo simply removes the bulk of unwanted fat.
3) Who is the ideal candidate for VASER lipo?
A generally healthy person who has a difficult or stubborn area(s) of fat that they cannot seem to shift despite attempts through diet and/or exercise (sometimes as a result of genetics)
4) What body areas can be treated via VASER lipo ?
Most commonly treated areas include abdomen, thighs, flanks/love-handles, back, chest and neck. Lower legs, arms can also be treated
5) How much fat can be taken? Can you treat multiple areas at once?
The recommended safe amount is three litres of fat. Yes, multiple areas can be treated at the same time, however we do not prefer to treat more than three areas at a time. This is in keeping with our brand’s ethical vision.
6) Is Vaser Lipo performed under local anesthetic (LA), general anesthetic (GA) or sedation? What is the difference between the three?
You will be given the option of local anesthetic or sedation, both of which are ‘out-patient’ procedures meaning that there is no overnight stay and you can go home after your treatment.
7) What are the risks & complications of VASER lipo?
Common risks include pain, swelling, bruising and scarring. Less common risks include irregularities, bleeding, seroma (fluid collection), skin damage, numbness, or poor results. There are extremely rare risks such as infection and circulation problems. Some of the risks can be reduced by following the recommended after-care outlined by the Doctor.
8) How soon will I see my results? What is my anticipated recovery time?
Everyone is different. In the best case scenario the results are immediate but sometimes you may have to wait longer than 2 months to see the final results. Recovery time is generally within one to two weeks.
9) How long do I have to wait to resume my routine?
Depending on your line of work, a minimum of three days rest is advised.
10) Does VASER liposuction get rid of cellulite?
Yes VASER lipo can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite however there are no guarantees.
11) Will VASER liposuction help me lose weight?
VASER lipo is not a weight loss procedure, instead it is used to treat stubborn areas of fat collection for the sake of body shaping.
12) If I gain weight, will the fat return to the body area that was removed via VASER lipo?
This can happen but is less likely.
13) What else should I be aware of? What are my options?
Look for a doctor who has good experience and reviews with VASER liposuction. Being a plastic surgeon does not necessarily make you good at Vaser. We are one of the few companies in the UK to be offering not only standard def, but also hi-def and 4D VASER.
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