There are many ways for people to improve their physical appearance and in turn, boost their confidence. One method that has proved to be an effective solution to fat removal and body contouring for a variety of candidates is Liposuction.

Fat removal through the Liposuction technique has greatly advanced over the years with cosmetic surgeons now offering innovative forms of the procedure such as Vaser Liposuction and Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction.

If you are looking to reduce your stubborn fat cells and interested in body sculpting, understanding the differences between traditional Liposuction and the Vaser Liposuction procedure offered in our Adelaide Cosmetic surgery clinic is a must. Here, we take a look at the two popular fat removal techniques to help you find the best solution so you can say goodbye to the excess fat.

Traditional Liposuction procedure

The traditional Liposuction procedure was first introduced in the 1970s but gained popularity in the early 1980s with the development of a suction method to remove excess fat cells from the body.

Over the years, the plastic surgery procedure was refined. Anaesthetic options were introduced, incision techniques improved and the ability to break up fat deposits for a gentler approach was developed.

Traditional Liposuction is a surgical procedure the relies on the basic method of fat removal. Using a hollow cannula and a suction device, known as an aspirator, cosmetic surgeons are able to target numerous areas of the body with excess fat deposits.

The cosmetic or plastic surgeon use back and forth motions with the aspirator to dislodge the stubborn fat cells and remove them via suction. While traditional Liposuction is effective, the treatment can be time-consuming, physically demanding on the cosmetic surgeon and the results often lack precision. Trauma to the surrounding tissues can occur due to the manipulation, increasing the patient’s risks and recovery time. Irregularities under the skin may also be visible once the patient has healed from the lipo procedure.

Vaser Liposuction Procedure

As the cosmetic surgery industry advanced, so did the improvements in liposculpture techniques. Vaser Liposuction evolved from traditional Lipsocution methods providing patients with a safer and more precise option for fat removal.

Vaser, which stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, engages ultrasound technology to liquefy and melt the fat deposits before removal. This results in a less invasive procedure for both the cosmetic or plastic surgeon and the patient.

The Vaser Liposuction method aims to:

  1. Reduce the risk of surrounding tissue trauma
  2. Improve the accuracy of fat removal
  3. Increase the amount of fat that can be removed
  4. Allow for precise body contouring
  5. Increase the number of areas of the body that can be treated
  6. Encourage skin tightening and collagen production
  7. Minimise the noticeable scaring post liposuction surgery
  8. Minimise the downtime
  9. Reduce the severity of common side effects such as bruising and swelling

The refinement in the Vaser Liposuction treatment has resulted in a less invasive fat removal method. The procedure can be performed under twilight sedation reducing side effects associated with anesthesia and minimising the downtime.

The results of the Vaser Liposuction procedure are arguably fair more superior than those of Traditional Liposuction making it a preferred option for many.