It’s no secret that we live in a very image conscious world. We’re constantly bombarded with advertisements promoting ideals such as “thin is beautiful” and “youth sells anything”. Many people elect to have some sort of surgery to help them improve their physical appearance. For some, they desperately want to remove excess fat from their bodies. Liposuction is the type of surgery that’s performed to accomplish this request. While there are different types of liposuction, one of the most talked about versions today is known as VASER. It might be helpful to understand why VASER liposuction is so popular these days.
So, what exactly is VASER? It stands for. In short, it’s a form of liposuction in which ultrasound energy is used in a careful, deliberate manner to help the surgeon remove the specific excess fat required. Specifically, the ultrasonic energy pulses to gently break apart the fat cells without doing damage to other important surrounding tissue. Small probes help transmit this ultrasonic energy to the unwanted fat cells. Once the fat cells are broken apart, then they’re mixed with fluid. Finally, small cannulas are used to suction and remove this fat/water mixture in a process known as emulsification.
Thanks to its higher level of precision and safety, VASER can be used by physicians to sculpt and shape some delicate areas of the body such as the arms, chin, neck, and inner thighs. It can certainly help remove fat from any area that’s treatable with traditional liposuction techniques such as the abdomen, buttocks, knees, hips, back, love handles, and neck area. This added versatility makes VASER a more viable option for body fat removal.
So, what are some of the benefits of using VASER as opposed to other forms of liposuction? First, as previously mentioned, it’s precise enough to target just the fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissues alone. Too often with other forms of liposuction, tissue becomes unnecessarily removed along with the fat cells. Second, there’s much less swelling and bruising involved after the operation. Finally, this type of liposuction is much less painful than its traditional counterparts which aids in a quicker recovery.
Although it’s known as a safer form of liposuction, VASER does have some potential, yet rare, side effects. Clots can sometimes form and spread to the lungs. In rare cases, the ultrasound energy may cause damage to the skin or deeper tissues. Keep in mind that these potential complications are very rare and that the safety of this type of liposuction has been carefully studied and granted the appropriate approvals.
So, if you’re looking to get rid of some unwanted body fat, you should highly consider undergoing VASER surgery. With its track record of success and safety, it might just be the answer to your prayer of looking and feeling better. For some people, that’s a gift that truly keeps on giving.
If you’re looking to remove excess fat with a single procedure, please visit Transform Medspa to discuss how we can assist you. If you have any questions or need any help, please with us and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.