VASER liposuction – your questions answered

Here, we answer some of the questions our patients ask us the most about VASER liposuction. Read on to find out more. 

What does VASER mean?

It stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. It’s ultrasound technology which uses powerful waves to disrupt the bonds between fat cells, loosening them so that fat can be removed more effectively during treatment. It’s generally recognised as a less invasive procedure than traditional liposuction.


What are the benefits of VASER lipo?

This technique can offer many benefits if you’re looking to get rid of stubborn areas of fat. VASER lipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction, can target large areas like the thighs, bottom, stomach and hips, and sculpts and smooths the body. It also has a shorter recovery period than traditional liposuction methods.


How do I know if this is the right procedure for me?

To be a good candidate for VASER liposuction, you should be close to your target weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should be in generally good health and preferably have a BMI (Body Mass Index) under 30.

If you have a healthy lifestyle and are looking to tone up areas of stubborn fat, VASER liposuction could be right for you. 


Which areas can be treated with VASER liposuction?

This procedure can be used to remove fat in numerous body areas and can be carried out under general or local anaesthetic. Typical areas for treatment include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, knees, calves, buttocks, hips, back, upper arms, neck and chin.


What does the procedure involve?

During the procedure, the area to be reshaped is filled with a saline solution, making it easier for the VASER ultrasound technology to break down and liquify fat cells, with minimum damage to surrounding cells and tissues. The cells are then gently suctioned out of your body.


What happens during the recovery period?

You’ll be able to return home on the same day as your procedure. It’s likely that you may have some discomfort for the first few days, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers, but you should be able to return to your normal routine within a week. To help your body heal, you should avoid heavy lifting for the first 2 to 3 weeks, and depending on your treatment areas, you might be instructed to wear a compression garment for the first 2 months. This will help with swelling and help you achieve your best results.

Depending on the kind of work you do and the area/s you’ve had treated with VASER lipo, you may need to take up to 2 weeks off work. 

Is VASER Lipo a weight loss procedure?

No, VASER lipo is a procedure that helps to tone and sculpt specific body areas which have deposits of fat that won’t go away despite a healthy diet and exercise regime. Although you may look thinner after your VASER liposuction, you may not lose much weight – it’s considered a body contouring procedure rather than one for weight loss.


Understanding what can bring you the results you’re looking for from any kind of surgery can seem pretty daunting – so if you have any questions about VASER or traditional liposuction, we’re here to help! Contact us now and we’ll be happy to talk you through the pros and cons of VASER liposuction treatment. 

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