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Liposuction Vaser ® Liposuction Liposuction is a surgical treatment for excess fat that implements a suction method to remove the fat from specific areas of the body while allowing the contouring of these areas. Athough liposuction definitely is not a weight-loss method, it can be used to get rid of stubborn fat that has ...   Get An Appointment

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical treatment for excess fat that implements a suction method to remove the fat from specific areas of the body while allowing the contouring of these areas. Athough liposuction definitely is not a weight-loss method, it can be used to get rid of stubborn fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. The end results will be permanent last as long as the patient is able to sustain their ideal weight and keep in overall good health.

While liposuction is usually used for contouring the abdomen, hips, legs and arms, it can also be implemented during other procedures such as breast reduction, gynecomastia and tummy-tuck when the surgeon needs to remove excess fat tissue.

Who Are Good Candidates for Liposuction?

Healthy women and men who are relatively close to their ideal weight with unwanted resistant fat in certain areas are generally good candidates for liposuction. Since longest lasting results are achieved when the patient sustains their ideal weight, patients who are planning to lose weight are advised to reach their goal and stabilize before liposuction. Skin elasticity is one of the most important factors that determine the success of liposuction. Regardless of age, if the candidate has good skin elasticity, liposuction can be performed. In regions with very loose skin, liposuction alone will not be sufficient to get the desired look.

As in all cosmetic surgical procedures, patients who consider liposuction are expected to be in good overall health, have realistic expectations and a good understanding of the procedure.

Vaser ® Liposuction Technology

Vaser liposuction is a relatively new, minimally invasive ultrasound liposuction technology that specifically targets fat tissue, causing minimal damage to surrounding tissues. When applied by an experienced surgeon, Vaser allows for much more control for the surgeon and much less discomfort for the patient. In the end, with Vaser, it becomes possible to achieve the desired result with reduced risk of complications and side effects.

In most patients just once session is enough for the desired look. There is minimal bruising and swelling during recovery, which is quicker compared to typical liposuction treatments. The procedure is tissue selective, targeting the fat while minimizing unnecessary damage on surrounding tissues. It’s powerful enough to remove substantial volumes of fat, yet so precise that it can be used to treat delicate areas such as the neck and the arms. This level of precision helps achieve more smooth and natural looking results.

Advantages of Vaser ®

  • Tissue selective technology with minimal unnecessary damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Effectiveness in removing large amounts of fat for weight loss.
  • Precision in removing small amounts of fat for better definition.
  • Smoother skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck.
  • A more defined and balanced look in treated areas.
  • Much less discomfort, bleeding and pain during and after the surgery.
  • Faster and more comfortable recovery.

Before Liposuction Surgery

Choosing a surgeon for Vaser treatment requires many considerations. A surgeon’s reputation with good results, happy patients, and ethical standards are very important. Not every surgeon is well trained and experienced in doing Vaser liposuction.
Once the patient has decided to undergo Vaser liposuction, the doctor will evaluate the suitability of the procedure and thoroughly explain what can be achieved and what can be expected. If needed, an ultrasound scan is done to measure fat thickness in the target areas in order to estimate the volume of fat that will be removed. Then the doctor will plan the surgery and give the patient instructions on how to prepare for the surgery and steps to follow.

As in all surgical procedures, patients who smoke are required to quit as early as possible before the surgery which is very important and can dramatically impact the recovery rate and the end result. Alcohol and any blood thinning medications such as aspirin should also be avoided and the doctor should be notified of any medical conditions and any medications that are being taken.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Vaser can be performed under general or local anesthesia depending on the circumstances. Local anesthesia is usually adequate for small regions, general anesthesia can be recommended for applications on larger areas. The surgeon uses high technology ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gently break the fat cells down. The broken down fat is then removed by a small cannula.

Vaser ® technology implements high technology ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gently break the fat cells down.

The time that the procedure will take depends on the number of regions that Vaser will be applied to and the amount of fat tissue that needs removal.

After The Surgery & Recovery Period

After Vaser liposuction, the healing period is relatively shorter. Swelling and bruising is also relatively minor considering the procedure does not damage surrounding blood vessels and involves minimal trauma on the area.

Although some extensive Vaser treatments may require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight, in most cases patients can go home within the same day of the surgery. A reliable driver should be arranged to take the patient home in either case.

Patients will be given a compression garment right after the surgery which will provide support, improve blood circulation and reduce the amount of swelling. It’s important to wear these garments for around 3 to 4 weeks which is shorter compared to traditional liposuction.

Vaser patients are generally able to go back to work and perform light physical activities such as general household duties and walking 5 to 7 days after the procedure. Strenuous physical activities should be avoided until at least 2 – 3 weeks after the surgery.