Traditional liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to eliminate stubborn, hard to remove fat deposits that are under the skin. VASER liposuction is a treatment that is able to break apart fat cells as well as loosen them from deeper tissues in the body for a more effective removal of fat.
When it comes to VASER liposuction, VASER stands for “vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance.”
This technique uses ultrasound technology to emit waves of energy that break apart the bonds that exist between fat cells. It is also considered to be a gentler and more precise liposuction technique so it should only be performed by a properly trained and experienced surgeon.
At the start of the VASER liposuction procedure, the surgeon will inject a tumescent fluid or a saline solution, mixed with an anesthetic, into the area of the body that will be treated. The doctor will then insert ultrasound probes through a small incision in the skin in order to break apart the fatty tissue.
Once the fatty tissue starts to break apart, the surgeon uses a cannula to remove the fatty tissue and it is much like using a vacuum. While some of the fluid will be removed with the cannula, there will be still be a portion of it that remains in the body to help numb any pain after the surgery. The fluid that remains will be absorbed by the body over a period of several days.
VASER liposuction can be performed on a number of areas of the body, and they include the chest, arms, hips, stomach, chin, and neck.
Some of the common risks of VASER liposuction include bleeding, bruising, irregularities in the skin, pain, scarring, asymmetrical results, and loose skin that is not able to fully adhere to the new shape of the body.
During the start of the recovery period after VASER liposuction, the body will have a swollen and bruised look in the treated area. Sterilized cotton pads will be placed on the treated section of the body. In addition, patients can expect excess fluid to leave the body for a period of time after the procedure. Compression garments will need to be worn to help reduce the amount of swelling that occurs after the surgery.
It can take about three to six months before the results are able to be easily viewed. It takes that long because the body needs time to settle into its new form or contour. It is also important for patients to rest as much as possible as this can help to prevent any complications from happening after they return home.
Keep in mind that the results from VASER liposuction can be permanent but the length of the results also depends on the individual person, A patient needs to maintain a stable weight and also follow a healthy lifestyle to extend the length of the results.
The answer of whether traditional liposuction or VASER liposuction is better is frequently up for debate. Each patient has different needs and goals and the choice of which technique to use also depends on their personal preference.
While VASER liposuction provides a more controlled and precise method of removing deposits of fat from the body, it is not an ideal choice if large fat deposits need to be removed, Instead, VASER liposuction is a good option if the surgeon is approaching the treatment with an approach that focuses on contouring the treated area by removing small deposits of fat in order to reveal the muscle tone under the fat deposits. Even though VASER liposuction will not be able to provide changes to the entire physique of a person, it can rejuvenate the look of the body in smaller ways that make a large impact.
There are also some people who feel that the VASER technique makes the recovery process faster and less painful, but this has not been proven by any research,
Patients who are interested in having VASER liposuction need to schedule a consultation appointment with a surgeon who is trained and experienced in both traditional and VASER liposuction. The doctor will examine the individual patient to make sure the person is healthy enough to have any form of liposuction and that the person understands that liposuction is not a weight loss method. It does break up and eliminate fat cells, but it is not a medically recognized method for weight loss. The doctor will also discuss the desired final results in order to make sure the person has realistic expectations when it comes to the changes that can be achieved by having VASER liposuction.