What is VASER liposuction?
VASER liposuction (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance liposuction) is an invasive procedure, which is used to change the contours and shape of the body through the removal of persistent fat deposits. The specialised ultrasound technology breaks down fat cells by sending out ultrasonic frequency waves. After the cells have been broken down the plastic surgeon removes excess fat through the liposuction procedure.
Who is a suitable candidate for VASER liposuction?
This procedure is available for both men and women who must be at their target weight and already live a healthy lifestyle. VASER does not help a person to lose weight or keep it off. The patient’s skin must be durable and they must be in good health overall. The best candidates for this operation will have great skin tone and solid muscle bulk that is felt when toning.
What are the reasons to have VASER liposuction?
VASER liposuction is ideal for those who would like to:
- Lose inches around the thighs, waist or hips
- Tighten loose skin from a natural weight loss
- Add definition without weight loss
Who should not have VASER liposuction?
If someone has a previous medical history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), cardiac arrhythmias, immunodeficiency disorders or excessive bleeding, then they are not an ideal candidate for the procedure. VASER is not recommended for patients who are obese as it does not remove fat permanently. Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have the surgery.
What are the advantages of the procedure?
VASER has numerous advantages over traditional liposuction, which include:
- Faster and less painful recovery
- Reduced blood loss Increased precision for the surgeon
- Tightening of the skin
- Instant contouring results
- Effective minimally-invasive procedure
- Can be combined with other procedures (e.g gynaecomastia, breast reduction)
What happens after the VASER liposuction procedure?
The skin tightens shortly after the procedure. Patients can expect to see some results over a period of around six weeks. The best results can be seen several months after the operation as the body needs to take the time to heal. There will be reasonable pain and discomfort, with some swelling and bruising in the first weeks afterwards and the patient is recommended to take a week off work. There is also a compression garment to be worn for up to six weeks. The follow-up care also requires systematic lymphatic drainage massage for the first two weeks.