Vaser liposuction, also called LipoSelection, is another alternate technology to traditional liposuction. Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is still a process by which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a particular body part. Optimally, patients who are treated by Vaser liposuction are in good physical condition and are looking for a contouring or body sculpturing as opposed to using liposuction as a way to lose weight.
Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC in 2002, introduced vaser ultrasonic liposuction. This FDA technology uses sound waves to gently loosen fat and pave the way towards liposuction and smooth contouring of the body.
In the case of vaser liposuction, tumescent liquid, or a saline solution mixed with anesthetics, is injected into the body area being treated. Instead of using a cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue, or a laser, or water pressure, vaser liposuction uses ultrasound high frequency vibration to break fat cells apart.
The cosmetic surgeon uses Vaser ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gently break the fat cells down. The vibration gently disengages and loosens the fat cells and ultimately emulsifies the tumescent fluid that has been infused into the body area. Once the emulsification is in process, a small cannula is used to remove the liquid and the fat cells. Some of the local anesthetic remains in the tissue and that helps to reduce post-procedural pain.
This process is considered gentler that the more traditional liposuction techniques and ultimately offers your cosmetic surgeon a great deal of control and you get the smooth, contoured look for which you are looking. Additionally, vaser liposuction is specifically designed to loosen fat but to protect and preserve other tissues and by using the saline solution there is typically less bleeding and bruising.
Areas on the body that are especially well suited to vaser liposuction include the thighs, knees, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest, chin and neck. The procedure is generally performed either in a hospital or at the office. You can have IV sedation or general anesthesia – it just depends on the course of action you choose with your surgeon.
Vaser Liposuction Side-Effects
Bruising is a common Vaser Liposuction side-effects after a lipo procedure. Fortunately, this side-effect is also handled with compression garments, anti-inflammatory medications and lymphatic drainage massage. The degree of bruising patients experience after the procedure is unique to each patient, because each body is unique and heals in its own way. During the recovery process, patients must avoid certain medications that could increase drainage and bruising after the procedure.
Pain management is also an important part of your post-operative care, since pain and discomfort also occur after a lipo procedure . The pain and discomfort patients experience after lipo procedures is usually most severe the first couple of days after the procedure. Once this period has passed, the pain tends to gradually reduce over time .
Swelling is one of the most common Vaser liposuction side-effects. However, following the post-operative care guidelines provided by your clinic will gradually reduce the amount of swelling after the procedure. In general, there are three things that are recommended to reduce post-operative swelling; this includes compression garments, lymphatic drainage massage therapy and anti-inflammatory medications .
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy) liposuction also known as VASER is an advanced body contouring, the minimally-invasive ultrasonic technique for unwanted stubborn fat removal from a different areas of your body which combines ultrasonic waves technology. The ultrasonic waves precisely break up and liquefies targeted fat which is safely removed by liposuction with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.
Your surgeon will discuss with you how much fat will be removed during your procedure. However, the recommended safe amount is 3 litres of fat.
Generally a healthy person with an active lifestyle having stubborn area(s) of accumulated fat (without loose skin) which cannot seem to shift despite attempts through diet and/or exercise and looking for minimally invasive treatment to contour the body and would like to return to normal activities as soon as possible with a shorter recovery period.
Yes, VASERlipo is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure, and there is a short period of rest, typically 24 hours, immediately after the procedure, followed by two to three weeks general recovery when strenuous activities should be avoided. You have to wear a special compression garment to help the skin contract smoothly to the body’s new contours for 4 to 6 weeks.
The body areas that can be treated with VASERlipo are the following:
Jowls, chin and neck , abdomen, hips and love handles ,breasts , back, buttocks and thighs arms , knees, calves and ankles