How is Vaser Liposuction Performed?
Vaser liposuction, also known as 'Ultrasonic Liposuction' because the Vaser® technology generates ultrasonic energy, is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive fat removal procedure. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat whilst preserving important tissues such as nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue and collagen to promote rapid healing. By removing both the superficial and deep fats that surround muscle groups thereby enhancing the visibility of underlying toning and musculature. The result is a reshaped body that is more define and sculpted giving you a svelte, toned and shapely appearance.
For the best results it is essential that your surgeon is a specially trained in VASER Hi Def Liposculpture, or you may receive a more refined version of traditional liposuction with no sculpting.
Before Vaser Liposuction Surgery
From your first consultation you will meet with your vaser liposuction surgeon to discuss your expectations and potential results. At your consultation you will be weighed - you must have a BMI below 28 - and measured for your bespoke garment, required for your aftercare programme.
On the day of your procedure your surgeon will draw very detailed and precise markings on your treatment area(s), these will be unique to your physique and will replicate your underlying anatomy. The markings will then define where the surgical sculpting is going to occur. You will then made comfortable and ready for your surgery.
During Vaser Liposuction Surgery
Vaser lipo can be performed with a local anaesthetic with light sedation or under general anaesthetic. The method of sedation chosen will usually depend of the extent of your procedure and the number of areas to be contoured, your surgeon will discuss this during your consultation.
Liposculpture surgery has several steps:
To begin the treatment area(s) is filled with a tumescent anaesthetic solution. This helps to shrinks the blood vessels, consequently minimising blood loss and reducing post surgery bruising. It also makes it easier to break up the fatty tissue with the vaser ultrasound energy.
Small probes are then used to transmit an ultrasonic energy wave that breaks apart and emulsifies on contact the fatty tissues between the skin and muscle. This unique process ensures other important tissues largely remain intact resulting in faster recovery times. This process is highly targeted and allows your surgeon to remove the fat and etch your contours to simulate a naturally toned and defined physique.
The liquefied fat is then removed using a very small hollow metal cannula (via discrete incisions that are between 3-4mm in size so scarring is minimal) which is then inserted and directed through the area of emulsified fat. The cannula then gently removes the fat through a suction process; this is often combined with a massage technique. Then your specialist trained vaser surgeon chisels out your muscle structures for a toned and defined physique.
Any residual fat is excreted naturally by your body after surgery, giving the final result a more toned contour during your recovery process.*
After Vaser Liposuction Surgery
As there is minimal disturbance to the surrounding tissue your recovery time is swift. Please see our comprehensive vaser liposuction aftercare page for more information.
For optimum results and a faster recovery time we recommend a course of Manual Lymph Drainage massage.
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*Vaser Liposuction results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.