What is VASER liposuction ?
Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted fat cells from your body. It is usually carried out on areas of the body where stubborn fat deposits collect, such as your hips, thighs, tummy and the underside of the arms.
VASER stands for ‘Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance’. It is a liposuction technique that uses ultrasound waves to break up and liquefy fat cells, making them easier to extract. The liquefied fat can then be drawn out through a needle, resulting in less damage to nearby tissues compared to traditional liposuction.
What are the advantages of VASER liposuction ?
VASER liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure, as it requires only minor incisions to be made and leaves minimal scarring without the need for stitches. As a result, VASER liposuction is less traumatic than traditional liposuction, and it causes less bleeding and bruising.
VASER Lipo is a walk-in, walk-out treatment with little downtime.
Boosts the formation of collagen, resulting in tighter skin for many individuals, whereas standard liposuction may sometimes cause drooping skin in certain people.
VASER liposuction vs. traditional liposuction
VASER liposuction is a similar procedure to traditional liposuction, though there are some important differences. The biggest difference is that VASER liposuction allows for more precision in the fat removal process. It isn’t a tool to remove large fat deposits.
The best VASER liposuction results involve a contouring approach, which involves removing small fat deposits to reveal muscle tone underneath. VASER liposuction won’t redefine your entire physique, but it can refine your figure in small, impactful ways.
Some people also claim that VASER technology makes recovery from liposuction less painful and that healing happens faster.
Who can have VASER liposuction ?
The ideal candidates for VASER liposuction are people who are in good health and
have a healthy, stable weight
have a relatively low percentage of body fat
Can not achieve the desired results after consistent diet and exercise
Have isolated pockets of fat in the abdominal area
How long does Vaser liposuction last ?
While your VASER liposuction procedure may take two hours, you are treating two large regions of your body. With traditional lipo, your procedure will easily take three to four hours to treat to regions and then you need to be observed for one to three hours post-op.
What type of anesthesia is used during vaser liposuction ?
Vaser Liposuction is performed with a local or general anaesthetic, so you won't feel any pain during the procedure.
Which areas of my body can be treated by VASER liposuction?
VASER liposuction can be used almost anywhere that fat is located. Common areas for treatment include:
- Neck and chin
- The underside of the arms
- Buttocks and hips
- Knees and ankles
How long is the recovery period after VASER liposuction?
You should be able to go home on the same day as your VASER liposuction. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, it can take as little as 2-3 days before you feel back to normal again. The recovery time will vary depending on the areas that have been treated and how much fat has been removed. Your surgeon will help to give you an idea of what to expect.
For the first few days, you may notice a pink-orange fluid leaking from the wound sites, but this is perfectly normal and should resolve on its own. Pain following VASER liposuction is usually minimal, and it is unlikely that you will need strong painkillers. Some swelling will usually remain around the area for 5-6 weeks and there may also be some bruising or numbness during this time. It is best to avoid heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks following the procedure to allow your body to heal fully.
You will need to wear a special compression garment to help reshape your body for about 6-8 weeks after your VASER liposuction, and your surgeon will be able to provide more information about this.
How much does a Vaser Liposuction cost?
It can vary significantly depending on multiple factors, including:
Experience of the surgeon
Location of the procedure (office, surgery center, hospital)
Type of anesthesia used
*A low-cost Vaser liposuction performed by an inexperienced surgeon who delivers poor results is not a good combination.