Vaser Lipo is a liposuction technique using sound waves to break down fat in the body. It is also called LipoSelection. Vaser is actually an acronym which stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The procedure is used widely throughout the world and is more precise than other forms of ultrasonic liposuction. Vaser lipo is used not just for removing fat from the body to lose weight but also for body contouring procedures which are performed to fine sculpt the body shape of the person receiving the procedure.
How Does Vaser Liposuction Work
Vaser liposuction uses tumescent liquid, a mixture of saline and local anesthetics. The liquid is injected into the body through a small incision using a thin, hollow tube called a cannula. Whereas in traditional forms of liposuction, manual movement of the cannula is used to break up the fatty tissue, with Vaser liposuction an ultrasonic high frequency pulse is used instead. This breaks down the fatty tissue so that it is easier to remove from the body. The liquid and fatty tissue combine and are removed from the body through the tube. Some local anesthetic remains behind, which helps with post-operative pain.
The video below shows the mechanism we described above:
Benefits of Vaser Liposuction
There are a number of benefits to Vaser liposuction.
One of them is that the procedure is less traumatic to your body than traditional liposuction. Manually manipulating the cannula to break up tissue puts the body through a lot more stress and risk than using the ultrasonic pulses. If you are looking for a surgical process however and someone tells you they offer ultrasonic liposuction, make sure they are talking about Vaser liposuction. Some older techniques for ultrasonic liposuction are still in use in North America, but they are decidedly unsafe. Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is different and is considered quite reliable.
Vaser liposuction allows the surgeon to be very precise and to operate on specific areas of the body that might be hard to operate on safely using other methods. This means even if you need work on small areas like your neck or face, you may be able to get vaser safely and get a great, contoured look. The high degree of control the process provides is exactly what has made it so popular for patients who simply want to reshape their bodies, not lose weight.
Can you get Vaser for weight loss? You can, but the process has broader applications. If the resulting shape is as important to you as the weight loss or more so, vaser may be a great choice for you.
Another benefit of Vaser liposuction is that, like tumescent liposuction, it doesn’t require that you undergo general anesthesia. General anesthesia carries more medical risk than local anesthesia, and may tempt patients and doctors into operating on too many areas at once. General anesthesia is also an uncomfortable idea for some patients, which may make a local-anesthetic only procedure more appealing.
Keep in mind that not all surgeons are trained to administer local anesthetic only, and some may do a technique “derived” from the Vaser technique which includes the use of general anesthesia, so ask questions first. A surgeon may also choose to offer the option of IV sedation.
There are several other benefits to using Vaser liposuction. One is that only small incisions are required, and another is that there is improved skin retraction. Vaser is great for operating on areas where there is fibrous tissue (like upper back and male chest) and the potential for high blood loss since the technique is great for reducing blood loss (like tumescent liposuction).
The intensity of the positive feedback on Vaser Lipo is rather remarkable. According to Realself, 84% of the patients had a good opinion on VASER Lipo.
Body Areas to Be Treated
Vaser Lipo can successfully remove fat from abs, upper and lower back, arms, back, , thighs, hips, male chest and neck!
Before and After Photos
Lets have a look at some before/after photos of Vaser lipo in several body areas: