Did you know that there are different types of liposuction techniques? Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to break up your fat cells to make them easier to remove. Here’s what you need to know about Vaser liposuction.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Every year, thousands of patients undergo liposuction. The most common areas treated with liposuction are the tummy, hips, buttocks, thighs, neck, knees, and upper arms. There is more than one type of liposuction. Plastic surgeons use varying techniques and technology to perform liposuction. Vaser liposuction is increasing in popularity as a way to target stubborn fat.
VASER liposuction stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance liposuction. It’s a minimally-invasive liposuction technique that uses innovative ultrasound technology to pinpoint and remove fat cells. The surgeon melts the fat using the heat from the ultrasound before extracting it. Because the fat is liquified, you can remove it through a needle. This leads to less damage to nearby tissue in comparison to traditional liposuction.
How Does Vaser Liposuction Work?
All types of liposuction operate on a similar basis, which is to target and remove fat. Vaser liposuction is a type of ultrasonic liposuction. Heat is generated that breaks up targeted fat cells. The fat cells break up more easily and liquefy before being removed through a needle.
Vaser liposuction is unique because it allows you to be very precise while also being extremely gentle. This type of liposuction has a reputation as an excellent body contouring procedure and can benefit several areas of the body, such as:
Because of the way Vaser liposuction works and the techniques used, it can be useful for creating more defined abs, calves, and arm muscles. It’s also ideal for smaller areas like a double chin.
Like traditional liposuction, Vaser lipo is permanent. But keep in mind that liposuction doesn’t make you immune to weight gain. The best way to preserve your Vaser liposuction results is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise. You can put weight back on, so you need to maintain your weight for the results to remain permanent.
After your Vaser liposuction treatment, you should see the final result in 2-3 months after the swelling has gone down. Over the next few months, your skin will continue to tighten around the treated area. Although you can see the results almost immediately, it takes a little while for the swelling to go down so that you can judge the final result.
6 Things You Need to Know if You’re Considering Vaser Liposuction
If you’re considering Vaser liposuction, here are 6 things you should know.
Vaser liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure, and it’s suitable for almost all areas of the body. If you want to avoid lengthy surgery and recovery time while benefiting from liposuction, Vaser lipo is a great option. It’s much more gentle on the skin than traditional liposuction. It’s beneficial for toning up areas of the body that don’t react to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. If you want to lose weight, you need to evaluate your diet and exercise routine. Instead, Vaser liposuction is a body contouring tool. The idea is that Vaser liposuction works on improving stubborn areas of fat that remain visible even after weight loss. As with all surgeries, you need to be at a steady and healthy weight to move forward with Vaser liposuction. Patients need to be pretty close to their ideal weight.
Vaser liposuction is precise and can selectively target fat cells. Nearby structures such as nerves and blood vessels are much less likely to be damaged.
A major advantage of this type of liposuction is the recovery time. Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may be able to return to work in as little as 2-3 days.
Safe and Effective
Vaser and liposuction is a proven safe and effective procedure that causes minimal side effects. As with all procedures, there are potential risks and side effects like:
- Bruising and bleeding
- Swelling and pain
- Skin irregularities
Good Skin Elasticity
To be a suitable candidate for liposuction, you should have good skin elasticity. If your skin has good elasticity, then it’s less likely to sag after the procedure. If your skin is already sagging, then your plastic surgeon may recommend an alternative surgery that’s more suited to you.
Should You Choose Traditional Liposuction or Vaser Liposuction?
It’s common to experience stubborn fat pockets, especially in challenging areas like the thighs and tummy. When deciding on your fat removal procedure, you will likely come across both traditional liposuction and Vaser liposuction. Both options can provide excellent results, but the right procedure for you can come down to the amount of fat you’re looking to target and suitability for the surgery.
If you have larger amounts of fat, then traditional liposuction may be a more suitable option for you. During your consultation before surgery, you will speak to your plastic surgeon about your medical history and what you’re looking to achieve. They will be able to talk you through your options.
Vaser Liposuction Before and After at the Harley Clinic, London
Is There an Alternative to Vaser Liposuction?
A non-surgical alternative to liposuction is Aqualyx. The fat-dissolving injections can target areas with stubborn fat. It’s important to keep in mind that the treatment won’t be able to tackle the same amount of fat as liposuction. But it’s a good alternative for areas like the double chin, love handles, bingo wings, and inner thighs.
By using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, Vaser liposuction precisely targets, breaks down, and liquefies fat. The minimally invasive procedure requires a short recovery period and can tackle stubborn fat areas, increase definition, and improve the contours of the body.
Are you considering liposuction at our Harley Street cosmetic surgery clinic? Contact the team at the Harley Clinic to talk about the next steps and book a consultation today.