VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy to help remove excess stubborn fat that does is difficult to lose through dieting and exercise. VASER liposuction can also be used very effectively to reshape and sculpt areas of the body to provide a better definition. In this way, patients can achieve a slim and balanced appearance.
VASER liposuction can be used to remove fat from a variety of areas including the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, chest and chin. The advantage of VASER over traditional liposuction is that it specifically targets fat cells and thus reduced trauma to surrounding tissue. This results in faster recovery time and a better result. VASER usually also helps by causing a degree of skin tightening.
Maisam Fazel performs VASER under both local or general anaesthesia as a day case procedure, depending on patient preference and the number of areas that need treating. During the procedure, fluid is introduced into the treatment area through a 2mm incision. After this, the VASER probe is introduced via the incision. The ultrasound energy disrupts and liquifies the fat cells, which are then sucked out by a suction tube. Large volumes of fat can be removed in this way. After the procedure, patients wear a pressure garment for a few weeks. Recovery is swift and most patients return to work within a few days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for a couple of weeks.
VASER liposuction may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a breast reduction, tummy tuck, male breast surgery or facelift surgery to achieve maximum results.
The ideal candidate for VASER Liposuction is someone who is in good overall health and maintains a healthy life, but has one or more problem areas with unresponsive fat deposits. It is also important for patients to have realistic expectations, and remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for major weight loss. It is instead used to remove localized areas of stubborn fat after the patient has attempted other natural weight loss methods.
Mr Fazel will give you special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure. The results of the liposuction procedure may not be visible until after swelling and bruising subside. This may take around three months, and results will appear gradually throughout this time.
The results of liposuction can be long lasting, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active life. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.