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Vaser Liposuction


Vaser Liposuction, or Vaser Lipo, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasonic energy and removes excess fat from specific areas of the body.

Unlike traditional liposuction, which uses mechanical force to break up and remove fat, Vaser Lipo uses high-frequency sound waves to selectively target and emulsify fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues such as blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue.

The key difference between the two procedures is the recovery time. Because Vaser Lipo is less invasive than the traditional way, patients generally experience less pain and a shorter recovery time.

The choice between Vaser liposuction and traditional one depends on a variety of factors, including the person's individual needs and preferences, as well as the recommendations of their surgeon.

This technique is also known as liposelection or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Vaser Lipo is often used to contour areas of the body that are difficult to shape through diet and exercise alone, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and back.


Candidates for Vaser Liposuction


Vaser Liposuction is generally recommended for individuals who have localized pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal candidates for the operation are healthy adults who are at or near their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity.

It may not be appropriate for people who are obese or have significant medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or a history of blood clots. A consultation with a doctor is necessary to determine whether Vaser Lipo is a suitable option for a patient, and to discuss the risks, benefits, and expected results of the procedure.


Preparing for Vaser Liposuction


Before the Vaser Liposuction, the surgeon reviews the patient's medical records and performs a physical examination to evaluate their overall health, and determines if there are any conditions that may increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure.

The things to be considered before Vaser Liposuction are almost the same as the warnings in similar procedures. Persons who are candidates for this operation should apply the following recommendations.


  • The patients need to avoid smoking and consuming alcohol for a certain period of time before and after the surgery, as it can increase the risk of complications.
  • They may need to stop taking certain drugs such as aspirin or blood-thinning medications, as they carry the risk of bleeding during the operation.
  • It's necessary to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly before and after the application, as it can help improve the results and protect them in the long term.


How is Vaser Liposuction Performed?


Vaser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break up and remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. The application usually takes one or two hours, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. The procedure involves the following steps:


  • Anesthesia: The patient receives either general anesthesia or local one with sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's choices.
  • Incision: The surgeon makes small cuts in the treatment area.
  • Ultrasound probe insertion: A small probe emitting ultrasound waves is inserted into the incision site.
  • Fat Emulsification: The ultrasound energy emitted by the probe liquefies the fat cells, making them easier to remove.
  • Fat Removal: The surgeon uses a small cannula to suction out the liquefied fat.
  • Closure: The incision area is closed with stitches, and a compression garment is placed over the treatment area to help reduce swelling and promote healing.


Aftercare for Vaser Liposuction


After Vaser Liposuction, patients can see some bruising, swelling, and soreness in their related areas. The degree of these side effects can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient's response to the treatment.

Painkillers and compression garments are usually prescribed to manage discomfort and edema. Patients should also plan to take several days off from work or other obligations to rest and allow their bodies to heal.

Over the following weeks and months, patients gradually see the results of their Vaser Liposuction treatment as the swelling subsides and their body contour improves. It's important to obey post-op instructions closely and attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

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