Vaser Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction

VASERlipo® body contouring, also known more generically as ultrasound-assisted Liposuction, is a technique that utilizes ultrasound energy to help selectively break up fatty tissue for easier removal. Its key benefits are :

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  • The desired outcome can often be achieved in a single procedure
  • Refined and accentuated appearance of muscles in areas such as the abdomen, obliques, Chest, triceps, biceps, and back
  • Smooth skin even in delicate areas such as the neck and arms
  • Enhanced body contour with natural-looking, even results
  • Produceexcellent results in a single procedure
  • Can easily removes large amounts of stored fat more than regular Liposuction
  • Refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles

Traditional Liposuction vsVASERlipo®

In traditional Liposuction, the fat is suctioned away using a cannula after manual breakage of the fat cells with the cannula motion. Although this approach gives excellent results but there is a higher risk of damage to surrounding areas such as the neurovascular bundles, as the cannula doesn’t distinguish between different types of tissue. With Ultrasonic assisted Liposuction the ultrasonic energy selectively targets the Fat cells sparing the nerves and arteries thereby also causing minimal bleeding with large volume liposuction. Eventually the choice of liposuction modality to choose from will depend on your cosmetic goals and how best to achieve them.

If you’ve struggled with weight gain, and exercise and diet just haven’t given you the dramatic transformation you’d like, VASERlipo® can help. VASERlipois a precise, minimally invasive liposuction procedure that produces eye-catching results in just one operation and provides many benefits versus traditional liposuction treatments.

Am I an ideal candidate forVASERlipo®?

Ideal candidates for VaserLipoare individuals in good general health who want to reduce excess fat and enhance their body contour. During your initial consultation, youwill be informed about the treatment plan from start to finish, its pros cons, post op and long term outcomes to help you bewell-informed about your options and what can be accomplished.Also patients must have reasonable expectations for the outcome.

General Guidelines prior to Surgery:

  • Stop smoking /alcohol well in advance of surgery as higher risk of complications
  • Lose weight prior to surgery. If you lose weight after, it may loosen your lift.
  • Obtain laboratory testing and a medical evaluation
  • Pre-operative Anaesthetic assessment for fitness for surgery
  • Agreement to proceed with the surgery by signing an informed Consent Form
  • Maintain a stable weight for 2 months prior to the date of surgery
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they increase risk of bleeding

Your VaserLipo Procedure

VaserLiposuction is normally carried out in a major hospital setting under general anaesthesia as a day case although some cases of multiple site liposuction may require overnight stay. The procedure can last from 2 to 4 hours depending on the number of areas to be treated.

The Science Behind the Art

VASERlipo® can produce impressive results by treating areas of fat with ultrasound energy, then gently removing the fat through a small tube inserted under the skin. This minimally invasive process is designed to be gentle on the body and highly effective, giving patients the smooth contours they want with less tissue injury than traditional liposuction procedures. VASERlipo uses a minimally invasive liposuction technique that selectively breaks apart and gently removes unwanted fat. The targeted area is injected with a special tumescent solution to numb the area and shrink local blood vessels. It temporarily expands the volume of the target area, making fat cells easier to remove.Small probes are then inserted into the body through small incisions. These robes resonate at a high ultrasound frequency, shaking ruptured fat cells loose while leaving surrounding tissues intact.The tumescent fluid along with loose fat cells are then removed from the body using special cannulas which help preserve the tissue matrix.

The fat collected by suctioning can be removed and be used to enhance the volume in another area of the body such as the buttocks. Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes this autologous tissue to achieve results.

Recovery Period

Patients are sent home within 24 hrs with a followup on the 2nd and 8th postop day for dressing change. After surgery, patients are prescribed a recovery regimen to promote maximum skin retraction and smooth results. You will be recommended massage therapy to enhance results and for speed recovery.Initial healing includes swelling numbness bruising and discomfort in the first few days after the operation. Light painkillers can take care of most of the discomfort. Most patients can return to light work in 2 days. You will be asked to return to meet me on approximately the 3rd and 7th days after surgery for reassessment. It is recommended to wear a snug pressure garment around the treated area for 6-8 weeks after the operation. This is used to reduce bruising and swelling and helps the skin to adhere to underlying structures uniformly. It can be taken off while you bathe, etc. Once the wounds have healed you will be encouraged to have the suctioned area massaged. This helps to reduce the post operative swelling quickly.

Some bruising of the treated area is expected and usually lasts for 3 weeks. Post operative swelling usually resolves completely in 2-4 months time. Results are apparent around this time once swelling has subsided completely.