Vaser liposuction is a minimally invasive method of removing fat from the body and contouring the figure to give a smoother shape. Unlike traditional forms of liposuction, this procedure uses high frequency ultrasound waves to break down the fat cells and release their contents, which is then removed using suction. This surgically removes unwanted stubborn fat in almost any part of the body and the procedure is suitable for both men and women.
Vaser liposuction specifically targets fat cells, which means that there is a much lower risk of the surrounding tissue being damaged than with traditional liposuction. The blood vessels, tendons and other types of tissue are all left completely undisturbed by the ultrasound waves. It is also less invasive as only a small incision is needed to insert the ultrasound probe, which turns the fat into a liquid form, and can also be removed by gentle suction through the same incision. The fact that the fat is liquidised before removal means that the side effects are considerably reduced.
Vaser liposuction can be carried out under a local anaesthetic, and has a much shorter recovery time as a result of this. You should speak to your doctor about whether this is the most appropriate form of liposuction for you.
The most common areas that are treated using Vaser liposuction include the
Thighs, abdomen, buttocks, chin, hips and underarms.+++
Some people who have very large areas, or many different areas, may need to be done in more than one operating session. Although it is suitable for almost any region of the body men may be particularly interested in the removal of excess breast tissue, a condition called gynaecomastia, which is becoming increasingly common.
Liposuction is not painful to the majority of patients. Vaser liposuction can be carried out under a local anaesthetic. You may feel some discomfort for 24 hours, but this can be reduced with pain killers and or medication. Side effects of Vaser-liposuction may include bruising, however but this will resolve quickly.
Some patients go to work the following day, pain is very subjective, and depends upon the area operated. Two to three days off work would be ideal, but not compulsory. Please arrange for someone to be your driver or to pick you up after your treatment.