What is Vaser Liposuction?
Despite a proper diet and a good exercise regime, you might still have pockets of fat that are difficult to get rid of. Men might want to remove these pockets to enhance the look of their abs and waist line, giving them a more refined and sculpted body.
A solution to getting to a more defined body, is that of Vaser Liposuction. Vaser Liposuction is also known as Ultrasonic Liposuction, because the Vaser technology generates ultrasonic energy. With advanced ultrasound technology Vaser Liposuction targets and breaks down the fat cell. The fat cells are then removed from the body with a process of suction and natural excretion.
Who is it for?
Vaser Liposuction is for men that want to lose that extra layer of fat for a leaner and defined looking waist. But Vaser Liposuction can also treat:
• The face, neck, chin
• Upper arms
• Hips and thighs
• Lower legs
The benefits of this procedure is that:
• It is a precise and targeted procedure
• Suitable for large or small areas
• Minimal scarring, bruising and bleeding
• Skin tightening
• Reduced downtime and quicker recovery than traditional liposuction
• Safe and effective procedure
• Immediate results with continued improvement up to six months post procedure.
• Can be performed under local anaesthetic
• Can be performed as a day case, i.e. not require an overnight stay in hospital.
What procedure is followed?
The whole process is minimally invasive. This means that the doctors can apply this procedure on difficult areas like the upper arm and chin, but they might want to use a local anesthetic if more aggressive procedure is to be used.
During the procedure, small probes transmit sound waves which break apart and emulsify the fatty tissues between the skin and muscle, while leaving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue preserved. The liquefied fat is then removed using a very small cannula, via discrete incisions that are between 3-4 mm in size, combining suction and massage. Any residual fat is excreted naturally by the body, giving the final result a more toned contour.
As there is minimal disturbance to the surrounding tissue the recovery time is nominal and the results smoother than some other forms of fat removal.
What are the risks and problems?
Vaser Liposuction has significantly less downtime following the procedure, as surrounding areas of tissue are not affected, allowing for a quicker recovery. The results are evident faster than traditional forms of fat removal, with continued improvement for up to 6 months.
You will return from theater with a compression garment in place, you must wear this continuously until your post-operative appointment. The compression garment is an important part of the healing process and must be worn for 4-6 weeks following surgery.
You will have some discomfort. Pain relief will be prescribed and administered as required. There may be some fluid leakage initially following surgery so do not be alarmed as this is normal, however anything pronounced should be brought to the attention of the clinic.
You will have a wound check at day 7 and whenever necessary thereafter. Most of the sutures used are dissolvable, however any that may need removing will be done at your post-operative appointment.
You will not be permitted to drive for 1 week following surgery; therefore arrangements must be made for you to be collected.
You must not bathe or shower following surgery until instructed to by your nurse. Following instruction you must shower daily and during this time gently massage the treated area, this helps improve irregularities in the skin as well as assist in getting the optimal result from your surgery. Dry massage may also be instructed by surgeon or nurse. Do not get the wound site wet as a warm moist environment harbours bacteria and may lead to a possible wound infection.
Movements will be restricted for initial few days following surgery so do not overdo it. Avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks following surgery,
Do not take any medications containing aspirin 1 week following surgery.
The area may feel lumpy and there may be altered sensation initially – this is perfectly normal and your nurse will discuss massage and aftercare with you on your follow up appointment.
Bruising and swelling is a normal part of the healing process, although subjective to the individual in the case of liposuction it can take 6 weeks + for the tissues to fully settle.