How does VASER Lipo differ from normal liposuction?
Liposuction has been around for about the last 35 years. Originally doctors used small cuts in the patient’s skin to suck away large amounts of unwanted fat. Before this, the only way to remove fat was to cut it out, which left horrible, unsightly scarring. Liposuction is generally a more traumatic procedure than VASER Lipo and studies have shown that VASER causes 70% less blood loss when compared with normal liposuction. This is because it is non-selective and the vacuum pressure of the suction cannulae suck anything in the way including tissue, nerves and blood vessels.
VASER Lipo breaks down the fatty tissue in the body by using ultrasound. This turns it into a liquid and it is drained away using a cannula. Because VASER uses a ultrasound technology to liquefy the fat, it does not damage any other surrounding nerves or tissue. This means that there is far less bruising and swelling than conventional liposuction.
Is VASER Lipo better than Smart Lipo?
It’s not a matter of ‘better’ per se; they are very different methods of removing fat from the body. Smart Lipo has some advantages over traditional liposuction, but none over VASER. It works differently in the way that it removes the fat and has more advantages than convention lipo and Smart laser solutions.
Simply put, SmartLipo uses a laser to MELT and destroy the fat, whereas VASER Lipo uses ultrasound technology to loosen and maintain the viability of the fat cells. VASER Lipo has demonstrated excellent recovery times, because it does not damage blood vessels, nerves or connective tissues when it is emulsifying the fat. Also, VASER is much more specific for fat than any other modality. With VASER the surgeon can treat small or large areas whereas Smartlipo is more limited to smaller areas.
VASER Lipo is performed under a local anaesthesia usually with the added benefit of conscious sedation. This greatly reduce risk and recovery times.
What can I expect during VASER Lipo recovery?
In our experience, patients recover much faster with VASER® compared with patients that have experienced traditional liposuction. Unlike conventional liposuction, VASER patients are able to get light exercise within a few days and are almost back to normal within two weeks. Of course, they should keep their compression garments on for the full six weeks. We do offer a full VASER Aftercare package with all of our surgeries.
Because VASER is only minimally invasive, and tackles only your body fat, it reduces the trauma to the body, so pain is reduced. This means you will not need to take strong painkillers or numbing medications. In fact, to date, not one of our patients has required prescription pain relief.
Will I have tighter skin after using VASER Lipo?
Those clinicians using VASER Lipo say that it does increase the tightening of the skin and reduces the amount of loose skin that follows conventional lipo. The results of VASER Lipo include a smoother skin and greater body contouring. In fact recent studies have shown that VASER does offer MORE SKIN TIGHTENING than any other form of liposuction.
What are the possible risks or side effects of VASER?
It’s a reasonable question, should you be concerned about the risks or the potential side effects? VASER is now known as a safer, less invasive form of liposuction. The side effects can include swelling, bruising and some fat drainage during the recovery period. But because VASER uses ultrasound technology, it does not damage the surrounding tissues and therefore, patients do not have to put up with the same level of pain, swelling and bruising that normal liposuction causes.
Which areas of the body does VASER Liposelection work best on?
Cosmetic physicians have achieved great success using VASER ultrasound technology to remove emulsified fat from many different areas of the body. We have had excellent success removing unwanted fatty tissue from the following areas:
However, due to the safe technologies that VASER uses, we perceive that it can be used on practically any area of the body where unwanted fat is stored.
How long will it take to see the results of VASER Liposelection?
You will see immediate results, although there is a minor amount of swelling for about a week after the procedure. When the swelling reduces and any bruising clears up, the results will become clear. Within the six months after the VASER lipo treatment, the collagen in the skin will grow and the skin surrounding the area will tighten to fit your next sculpted shape.
Are the results of VASER lipo permanent?
Let’s be clear about the type of results that you are seeking. Liposuction is not for weight loss. It reduces the amount of body fat by emulsifying the existing fat and draining it out of the body as a liquid.
Those patients that are significantly disappointed with any kind of lipo procedure are those that put on considerable weight after their treatment. Remember, when you lose fat through lipo treatments, you can still put the weight back on. You should combine any treatment with a healthy diet and exercise regime for the greatest future success.