Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to surgically remove excess pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is not a substitute for weight loss. Liposuction is a precise and delicate body contouring procedure that requires experience and an artistic eye to create a proportionally, sculpted silhouette.
Liposuction can be used to treat the following areas:
- Love handles, hips
- Thighs (inner, outer, front & back)
- Armpit or bra bulge
- Arms, Back, Chin
- Chest - Gynecomastia
Vaser Liposuction Vs Traditional Liposuction
Vaser Liposuction (VASERLipo) is an advanced form of liposuction which uses ultrasound technology. The ultrasound waves liquify the unwanted fat cells so they are easily removed via suction to create smooth contours. Unlikely traditional liposuction, Vaser liposuction has several advantages including:
- Faster Recovery: The ultrasound technology is a gentle, less aggressive approach as it preserves the surrounding tissue (connective tissue, nerves, blood vessels). This results in less pain and a faster recovery with less downtime.
- Effectiveness: Vaser liposuction melts the fat before gently suctioning it out, which means more fat can be removed compared to other methods.
- Precision: Vaser liposuction is powerful enough to eliminate large areas of fat and gentle enough to treat more delicate areas which allows for precision sculpting.
- Skin Retraction: Ultrasonic energy promotes skin retraction, providing smooth contours. This effect is amplified by using Renuvion Skin Tightening.
- Fat Transfer: Due to the gentle nature of removal, the fat extracted is high quality which makes it ideal to use for fat transfer and fat grafting.
The Vaser Liposuction Procedure
The procedure can be performed under a general or local anaesthetic depending on the treatment area.
Vaser liposuction consists of four stages:
The fatty layer is infused (injected) with tumescent fluid which contains anaesthetic to numb the area and soften the fat cells.
The high frequency vibration of Vaser ultrasonic probes causes the fat cells to break apart and liquify into the tumescent solution.
The liquified fat is easily removed via a specially designed thin tube (cannula).
During the healing process, the skin will retract and shrink to provide a smooth, natural looking result.
Recovery From Vaser Liposuction
Recovery varies from patient to patient and does depend on the treatment area. Most patients describe the sensation as a generalised soreness or mild discomfort rather than pain. This discomfort is well controlled with prescribed pain medication.
Most patients can return to work or their normal daily activities after 3 days. When combing Renuvion to adjective procedures such as liposuction, it will not add any extra time to recovery.
Patients are required to wear a compression garment continuously for around 6 weeks, this will reduce swelling, help mould the treatment area to avoid lumps and contour irregularities. Major swelling usually subsides by 3 months, and the final result will be noticeable after 6-12 months.
Vaser Liposuction and Renuvion Skin Tightening
The removal of fat may result in loose skin in the treatment area. So for best results it is recommended that Vaser liposuction is performed alongside Renuvion Skin Tightening.
Renuvion Skin Tightening is a minimally invasive medical device that combines helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the tissues directly beneath the skin and stimulate tissue contraction from the inside-out, creating a smooth, lifted, and sculpted appearance.
Adding Renuvion Skin Tightening to the Vaser liposuction procedure will not result in any extra recovery time or scarring.
The Cost of Vaser Liposuction
The cost of Vaser liposuction does depend on treatment area and whether the procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic, full general anaesthetic, or performed in combination with Renuvion Skin Tightening.
Prices are fully inclusive to cover all fees associated with surgery, including: Surgeon’s fee, hospital & anaesthetic fees, postoperative garments, emergency contact with a registered nurse, and one year of postoperative appointments.
What are complications and risks associated with Vaser liposuction?
All surgeries carry associated complications and risks. Including: bleeding, infection, reaction to anaesthesia, or dissatisfaction with cosmetic result. Please refer to the Vaser Liposuction Information Sheet and Surgical Consent for more information.
Is Vaser liposuction results permanent?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, however patients can still gain or lose weight. The liposuction treatment area may appear lumpy if a large amount of weight is gained.
What is Vaser liposuction 360?
Vaser liposuction 360 involves contouring and shaping the entire midsection - 360 degrees around. The possible areas for treatment are the upper and lower abdominals, the flanks on both sides, and the lower and mid-back.
How soon after liposuction can you see results?
There will be postoperative swelling immediately after surgery. This usually starts to resolve at around 1 - 3 months, with the final result visible after around 12 months. VASERLipo produces less swelling than traditional liposuction methods so results are noticeable sooner.
Can liposuction remove visceral fat?
No, liposuction will only remove subcutaneous fat. It is unable to remove the deep visceral fat found around the organs.
Can liposuction get rid of cellulite?
Liposuction alone will not treat cellulite, and in some cases may make the appearance more obvious due to loose skin. Cellulite is best treated with Liposuction combined with Renuvion Skin Tightening.
Will the fat come back after liposuction?
The fat cells that are removed during liposuction are removed permanently, however patients can still gain weight.
Are liposuction scars noticeable?
Liposuctions incisions are small (less than 2cm) and can be strategically placed. Scarring is minimal and will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.
Which is better? Liposuction Vs Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck involves removal of excess abdominal skin, tissue, and may involve muscle repair (stitching the abdominal muscles together). A tummy tuck is best suited for patients who have lost a large amount of weight or who have had children.
Abdominal liposuction involves the removal of fat only from the abdomen. The removal of fat may result in loose skin, therefore additional procedures such as a tummy tuck or Renuvion Skin Tightening may be required to provide best results.
Which is better? Liposuction Vs CoolSculpting
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that will physically and permanently remove fat cells. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, that requires multiple treatments to freeze fat cells, allowing them to be absorbed and eliminated by the body.