Revolutionary Body Contouring: Vaser Lipo

All of us want to look our best, and many of us are willing to spend hundreds of dollars just to look our best. This is because an attractive physical appearance is one ticket towards professional success and personal relationships. This is why many aesthetic techniques are being developed nowadays to offer not only almost-perfect results but also safety and minimal risk. One of these techniques is Vaser liposuction. But what is it and how does it differ from other liposuction techniques? Let us find out.


Vaser Lipo is a body contouring procedure which uses the liposuction technique in getting rid of fat. As a liposuction procedure, it is designed to remove stubborn fat that persists despite diet and exercise. Stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise usually exists in the buttocks, thighs, hips, chin, knees, waistline and love handles. In cases like this, liposuction does the trick. Liposuction works for people who have localized areas of excess fat even though they have normal weight.

However, Vaser Lipo is different from a traditional liposuction because it is a more selective procedure than other forms of liposuction. Nowadays, tumescent liposuction is considered to be the most common type of liposuction being done and is considered by many to be safer than the earlier techniques of removing fat. However, this technique, along with the other techniques, is still not free from flaws, one of which is uneven fat removal. There may be uneven suctioning of fat resulting in the overtreatment of some areas and the under-treatment of other areas. Also there is skin inflammation in the place of the incisions made. Also, tumescence liposuction is not without complications, such as formation of hematomas or bruises. If unlucky, patients may become at risk for deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which blood clots can form and may slow or change the flow of blood in the blood vessels.

Skin necrosis or death of the affected skin happens from faulty methods of liposuction which employ excessive superficial lipolysis methods. Cell death is due to trauma of the blood supply of the overlying skin. Trauma such as this can also lead to either partial or full thickness necrosis of the skin when it is complicated by infection. Aside from necrosis and infection, uneven and non-targeted lipolysis leads to blood vessel thrombosis or clotting inside blood vessels and blood vessel inflammation or vasculitis.

Inflammatory injury of the skin may also cause the rupture of skin cells containing pigment. This creates the release of melanin pigment granules in the surrounding skin. What happens is that the macrophage cells of the body are going to eat up this pigment and cause hyperpigmentation. This hyperpigmentation may last from months to years. Along with this hyperpigmentation, there may be dents, lumpiness and furrows. A lipotrop is the most common undesirable effect of liposuction which results from the excessive and uneven removal of fat. Lipotrops are present as depressions, dimples and grooves in the skin. A liponot is a focal area of insufficient or uneven liposuction. All these are drawbacks of earlier forms of liposuction.

So, how does Vaser Lipo differ from earlier forms of liposuction?

First, Vaser Lipo uses the latest ultrasound technology to differentiate fat from other tissues of the body such as connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. This leads to smoother results as compared to earlier forms of liposuction, with minimal injury to the surrounding tissues. This is because Vaser Lipo uses a technique called LipoSelection® that targets specific areas of the body. There are better curves and better body definition even in areas which are hard to fix. Large quantities of fat can also be easily removed. There is a more precise sculpting of the delicate areas of the body. With Vaser Lipo, there is less trauma and fast recovery along with smooth and tight results.

Vaser Lipo still makes use of a tumescent saline solution which not only shrinks the blood vessels and prevents bleeding but also numbs the site against pain. This saline solution also enables easy breakdown of fat by ultrasound energy. Ultrasound energy is then transmitted by a small probe inserted into the treatment area which further breaks up fat while preserving the surrounding tissues. Fat cells are broken down by resonance at high ultrasound frequency. The energy shakes loose fat cells while preserving connective tissues, blood vessels and nerves. Finally, fat is suctioned off gently so that further injury is minimized. After the procedure, patients are usually given a recovery regimen so that maximum skin retraction is encouraged and recovery is hastened. Massage therapy may also be recommended to enhance results.

The recovery time is dependent on the complexity of the procedure, the amount of fat removed, and the number of areas treated. With Vaser Lipo, you immediately see results after the procedure. Results are said to be more evident in about three to four months, during which the tissues in the treatment areas are said to heal. If you are worrying that you will gain more weight or that fat will migrate to other areas, don’t be. This is a common misconception; it will not happen. To make sure that you will not gain more fat, live a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise.

Vaser Lipo is ideal in treating fat in areas such as the face, chin, abdomen, back, male and female breasts, hips, arms, love handles, thighs, buttocks, knees, calves and ankles. Vaser Lipo also enables treatment of multiple areas of the body at a time. Your doctor will be the one to determine the amount of fat to be removed from your problem areas so that curves are enhanced. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, so do not expect to get too much weight loss after treatment.

If you are worrying about the procedure, take note that Vaser Lipo is usually performed in a sterile and clean environment such as the doctor’s office, an outpatient surgery center or a hospital. This procedure may be done under local anesthesia only or your doctor may prescribe IV sedation of general anesthesia. This is dependent on your overall medical condition and work to be done. The procedure may last for one hour to several hours, depending in the number of areas to be treated. Your physician will decide regarding the best treatment which works for you.



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