Vaser Liposuction or vaser lipo for short is a cutting edge, non- invasive procedure that uses heat from fibre-optic lasers to reduce stubborn localised fat. With the treatment still being relatively new, much is unknown about the alternative to the more traditional liposuction procedure. We’re going to explain what exactly you need to consider before your Vaser Liposuction, to shed some light on the innovative treatment.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
The Vaser Liposuction procedure tends to last between 45 minutes to three and a half hours, with you having the choice between local anaesthetic, and conscious sedation used during the procedure.
Your surgeon will then make a small incision in the area where you want fat to be removed from, where small probe is then inserted, which transmits a series of ultrasound waves that are used to liquefy the fat. The liquefied fat is then gently removed, carefully sculpting the treated area.
Which Weight Is Vaser Liposuction Most Successful At?
Vaser liposuction is at its most effective when it is used to contour the body. This means that you’ll have to already be at a relatively stable weight before undergoing Vaser treatment, to ensure you receive the best possible results.
The treatment is not a weight loss alternative, and patients that use it so, are more likely to regain the fat, losing the benefits of procedure, compared to patients that already maintain a healthy lifestyle and just want to eliminate stubborn fat.
Will The Treatment Affect My Skin?
Vaser liposuction will affect the skin, but opposed to the traditional liposuction procedure which can make skin appear more dimpled and uneven following fat removal, vaser lipo has a much smaller impact on your skin’s appearance.
With vaser liposuction, once the fatty tissue has been removed, the skin actually retracts in the treated areas, resulting in a smoother, tighter and more natural complexion. So, you can rest assured that the vaser liposuction won’t affect your skin’s complexion.
Will Vaser Liposuction Leave Any Scarring?
Unfortunately like most procedures, vaser liposuction requires an incision which makes scarring inevitable, however there are ways to minimise these blemishes and marks.
One of which, is by choosing an experienced surgeon who can ensure that they make incisions in optimal locations, to keep scarring as minimal as possible.
You will also be provided with a series of pre and post-procedure instructions, which if you take care to follow, will ensure that you heal as quickly and successfully as possible.
Are There Any Risks To The Procedure?
Like any surgery, vaser liposuction will involve a series of risks, all of which will be outlined to you by your prospective surgeon.
If you smoke, you in particular will be at greater risk of complications, as it increases the chance of infection, wound breakdown and blood clots, during or after surgery.
How Long Will It Take Me To Recover?
Fortunately, Vaser Liposuction does not require general anaesthesia, which means downtime is minimal. You’ll be able to return home the same day, and depending on your lifestyle, you should be able to go back to work within 2- 5 days after the procedure.
You will be required to wear a compression garment around your treated areas to aid the healing process, which depending on your bespoke aftercare plan, tends to be removed between 7-10 days after your operation, in your post operation check up by a nurse. She will then remove any remaining stitches that have yet to have dissolved.
It’s expected that within a fortnight you will be fully recovered and within 4-6 weeks you’ll begin to see substantial results.
We hope that this guide has helped you better understand the Vaser Liposuction procedure, and the considerations that surround. Remember never go under the knife without thoroughly researching the procedure first.