Advancements in technology and cosmetic surgery practices have seen traditional liposuction techniques evolve. Today, patients have the option of body sculpting procedures such as Vaser Liposuction and Vaser High Definition that deliver superior results.
In fact, Vaser Liposuction is one of our most popular procedures at Cosmos Clinic including our newest cosmetic surgery location, Melbourne. Collectively our cosmetic surgeons have performed over 15,000 liposuction procedures Australia-wide transforming one body at a time.
Here, we discuss the Vaser Liposuction procedure in more detail and how it works to remove unwanted fat cells from the body.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser is an abbreviation for ‘Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance’. It is one of the most advanced cosmetic surgery methods of liposculpture that aims to gently remove excess fat cells from areas of the body and at the same time contour the patient shape to enhance their natural assets.
The cosmetic procedure is ideal for individuals who have stubborn fat deposits that have persisted even with dietary changes and healthy lifestyle habits such as regular exercise and stress management. While Vaser Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, the final results are permeant leaving the individual with a slimmer and more refined body shape.
How does Vaser Liposuction work?
Vaser Liposuction is considered one of the more gentle surgical procedures largely due to the high-tech ultrasound probe.
In traditional liposuction, the suction process of removing excess fat from the targeted areas of the body was more forceful which lead to higher risks of surrounding tissue injury, increased pain and longer recovery times with more severe bruising and swelling. This cannula method can also compromise the contouring results with patients often experiencing dimpling of the skin and uneven areas due to clumps of unseparated fat cells.
In contrast, the ultrasound probe used in the Vaser Liposuction treatment is inserted via small incisions into the fat cell layer. The high energy from the ultrasound technology separates the excess fat from the surrounding fibrous tissue. In the process, it melts the fat cells, transforming it into a butter-like form. As a result, the desired amount of fat can be suctioned gently without force, reducing the side effects of the more invasive fat removal techniques.
The precision of the ultrasound probe helps the cosmetic surgeons to achieve optimal body sculpting results and expand the areas of the body that can be treated. Vaser Liposuction can be effective for larger areas of fat such as the inner thighs, love handles and tummy as well as more intricate areas like the neck and ankles.
In addition, ultrasound energy helps to promote skin retraction and tightening as the heat contracts the collagen fibres. This results in superior body contouring and reduces the side effects of skin dimpling or sagging that was commonly associated with traditional liposuction.