What is Vaser Lipo and how does it work?
VASER® (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) uses ultrasound to break up the fat cells before they are then extracted using suction. The technique was approved by the US Food Drug Administration (FDA) in in 2002 and has subsequently been introduced to the UK as an alternative to traditional liposuction.
Vaser uses a fine narrow probe with special grooves that emit the ultrasound energy. This energy vibrates the fat cells causing them to burst into a liquid state, allowing the surgeon to sculpt delicate areas such as the arms, outer thighs, hips, abdomen more precisely. By breaking down fat cells using ultrasound the Vaser does not damage any other structures within the area, such as blood vessels or nerves. As the mechanical effort is less than with conventional liposuction, bruising and pain is minimised, meaning a faster recovery time. Once liquefied, the fat is then removed using a cannula and suction.
What areas of the body can be treated with Vaser Lipo?
This treatment is suitable in targeting the stomach, love handles, thighs, buttocks, lower and upper back, arms, male breasts. The neck, chin, knees calves and ankles may also be suitable for treatment.
Is this treatment suitable for men?
Yes. The most frequently targeted areas for men are the abdomen, love handles and chest. For Gynaecomastica (male breast reduction) patients we can target the fat without affecting the muscular tissue.
How much does Vaser lipo cost?
The cost of Vaser lipo will vary depending on the amount of treatment required to achieve the desired look and the size of the area(s) being targeted. Following a consultation, we will be able to provide you with an accurate all inclusive price of how much the procedure will cost.
Treatments costs are substantially lower for Vaser vs. traditional liposuction.
How long does it take to see the results?
Many of our clients see immediate results, while others see continual improvement once swelling has reduced. All patients will achieve continuous improvement over the days and weeks following surgery, with the final result normally being present at 3 – 6 months after the treatment.
Every individual has slightly different requirements and circumstances. During consultation, we will be able to specifically advise patients on what changes they can expect to see and over what period of time.
What is the difference between Vaser and Smartlipo?
Vaser lipo works using ultrasound technology, while Smart Lipo uses laser technology to achieve results. Both treatments achieve very similar results, and patients will be able to discuss with the practitioner which method would be most suitable for their desired outcomes.
How long should I take to recuperate after my Vaser procedure?
While most patients will feel little or no difference in their ability to move around and perform normal everyday tasks, patients must be aware that the reason for the apparent mobility is due the area being treated will still be under the effects of local anaesthetic.
It is recommended that patients should take at least two days to relax at home. Patients will then need to wear a compression garment for up to eight weeks after the procedure, and should avoid strenuous activity for at least one month post-procedure. This will be discussed in detail at consultation.