Plastic surgery. Questions on vaser liposuction

Although our clinic does not offer plastic surgery procedures we list here the frequently asked questions people have when calling us for a recommendation.

1.What is VASER Liposuction?
VASER Lipo is a specialised and minimally invasive fat removal and body contouring procedure. In contrast to traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo affords patients the sculpting experience no amount of exercise or dieting can achieve by itself with ultimate precision and minimal downtime.

VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to breakdown fat cells, which are then removed from your body through a suction process. VASER Lipo (also referred to as Vaser liposelection or Ultrasound Liposuction) is a suitable procedure for both men and women.

The ultrasound energy only targets fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues undamaged, and involves minimal downtime. Our experience tells us that VASER Lipo is the most effective minimally invasive method of removing unwanted fat from your body, creating a defined and sculpted area.

2.How is Vaser Liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

Vaser Liposuctions uses high-frequency ultrasonic wave’s break up and liquefy the targeted fat without damaging the surrounding area. This result in a faster recovery compared to traditional liposuction.

3.What is the difference between Smart Lipo / Laser Lipo and Vaser Lipo?

Smart Lipo or Laser Lipo is a different type of liposuction to vaser liposuction. Although they are both used to remove stubborn areas of fat and to contour the body shape they both use different techniques. Smart liposuction which is also referred to as laser liposuction or laser lipolysis uses laser technology but vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology to target the fat.

Smart lipo is newer than vaser liposuction but we believe that Vaser Liposuction is still the most advanced and effective form of liposuction which is why this is the only type that The Private Clinic offer in our clinics.

Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasonic technology which allows for specific areas of fat to be treated (Vaser liposelection). Due to this, the surrounding body tissues are then left untouched which results in far less bruising and swelling and a shorter recovery time.

To find out more about Vaser Lipo at The Private Clinic.

4.What areas can be treated with Vaser Liposuction?

Neck / Chin
Upper Arms
Upper Back / Lower Back
Male ChestAbdomen / Tummy
Flanks / Hips
Outer thighs / Inner thighs
KneesButtocks crease

5.Is Vaser Liposuction the best type of liposuction?

Vaser liposuction is one of many types of liposuction treatments that all use various devices and techniques. Other types of liposuction include traditional liposuction, laser liposuction, MPX laser and body jet liposuction to name a few. Whether Vaser Liposuction is the best type of liposuction for you is personal preference, there is no clinical evidence to prove that one type is better or safer than the other. Most modern forms of liposuction are considered to be equally safe and effective when performed by an expert surgeon or doctor.

Vaser lipo however, should not be confused with Vaser Mid or Hi def which are only a change of technique rather than tools. During a Vaser Mid Def and Hi Def procedure, multiple techniques are used for sculpting around the muscles to give a more athletic and toned appearance. These procedures require a lot more skill, expertise and specialised training making them very different from other types of liposuction. It is important to remember that not everyone trained in Vaser Liposuction is trained in Vaser Hi or Mid-Def.

Getting the best liposuction results comes down to the skill and experience of the surgeon and the aftercare carried out by both the clinic and patient. It is also important for the patient to be well informed and realistic about what results they can expect from the treatment.

Further specific information on vaser liposuction and other treatments can be found by visiting recommended resources such as the American Society of Plastic surgeons.
A fuller explanation of vaser liposuction is explained here.