What is Vaser liposuction?
Vaser liposuction is an advanced technique for liposuction involving the application of high-frequency ultrasound for the fragmentation and emulsification of fat cells. Vaser lipo allows an easier extraction of fat compared with traditional liposuction. VASER stands for vibration application of sound energy at residence. Vaser liposuction is now in its third generation having superseded older forms of ultrasound-assisted liposuction or UAL. The high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations help to break up fat cells efficiently and are particularly effective for areas of stubborn fat located in traditionally tough-to-treat areas such as the chest, back and flanks. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out with small-diameter liposuction cannulas.
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Compared with other forms of liposuction, Vaser lipo helps to preserve the delicate nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, and this helps to produce smoother results. Vaser lipo it’s one of the most popular forms of liposuction in the UK. It is known to be better tolerated than traditional suction-assisted liposuction, with a quicker recovery period due to less bruising and swelling.
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Vaser liposuction is a highly effective fat removal procedure for both men and women who would like to get rid of stubborn areas of fat which proven resistant to diet and exercise. Vaser is a minimally invasive procedure with a lower risk profile than older forms of liposuction. Our surgeons can use Vaser liposuction to treat small well-localised areas or larger areas of the body, including 360 liposuction. The time taken for healing and recovery after Vaser will be determined by the amount of fat removed and the number of areas treated.
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Benefits of Vaser Lipo
Vaser liposuction is a precision type of body sculpting to contour and define both smaller and larger areas of the body. Vaser, as with any type of liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Vaser is ideally suited for people who have failed to get rid of stubborn areas of fat with diet and exercise alone. Women and men commonly request Vaser lipo in London to treat the following concerns:
- Bingo wings
- Muffin top
- Man boobs or gynecomastia
- Bra fat or excess bra rolls
- Areas of excess fat in hard-to-shift areas of the body
Many people struggle to lose areas of excess fat despite having a relatively lean body shape and a normal body mass index. This can result in a significant loss of self-confidence about how they look, and this can affect how they feel, which may lead to feelings of low mood and depression. Being excessively self-conscious about one’s body can result in avoidance of many social situations, such as swimming or going on beach holidays. Excess fat can also affect how many types of clothes fit, which may lead people to wear baggy types of clothing, and this may result in people feeling less desirable. Love handles or muffin tops can affect how certain types of clothing fit with the need for larger-sized lower garments and smaller-sized tops. Vaser liposuction UK can transform your self-confidence and emotional well-being with the efficient removal of excess fat and a more sculpted body appearance.
Am I suitable?
Ideal patients for Vaser lipo in London include the following:
- Patients in a good state of physical and mental health with no chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung, liver or kidney disease.
- Have realistic expectations of what Vaser liposuction can achieve
- Understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to preserve Vaser liposuction results.
- Would like to achieve a more sculpted and contoured physique.
As with other types of liposuction procedures, Vaser lipo should not be viewed as a method of weight loss and is designed for precision body contouring to achieve an ideal body shape. It is important to have good skin elasticity as loose skin caused by pregnancy, or weight loss may affect the results of Vaser liposuction. Patients should also be at or near their ideal body weight. Patience with a BMI over 30 may not be suitable for the procedure.
Vaser liposuction procedure
Vaser liposuction can be performed under a local anaesthetic combined with sedation or with general anaesthesia. Vaser lipo involves emulsification of the fat cells in the subcutaneous tissue layer beneath the skin with preservation of the connective tissue framework and without affecting the underlying musculature. Vaser liposuction it’s often viewed as a gentler form of liposuction due to the lesser amount of bruising and swelling in the post-operative recovery period. Vaser lipo must be performed by a skilled Plastic Surgeon to get the best results.
The procedure first involves the injection of a local anaesthetic solution into the areas that are planned for Vaser. The local anaesthetic also contains adrenaline which helps to constrict blood vessels, and this helps to reduce bleeding and bruising after the procedure. You should not feel any discomfort during the procedure, and the local anaesthetic solution helps you to feel comfortable for the first 24 hours after surgery. The Surgeon will then insert the Vaser probe into the targeted areas, and the ultrasonic energy will effectively disrupt and emulsify fatty tissue, followed by removal with power-assisted liposuction. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, and the surgeon has achieved the optimal body contour, decisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches, followed by the application of a sterile dressing.
Vaser liposuction is performed as a day case procedure at Centre for Surgery which means you will be able to go home later the same day once you have recovered from the effects of the anaesthetic. Immediately after the procedure, you’ll be transferred to our dedicated recovery suite, where you will be monitored by a recovery nurse. Once you are fit for discharge, your adult caregiver will be contacted to come and collect you.
You must wear an appropriate compression garment continuously for the first six weeks after Vaser liposuction. It is normal to have mild discomfort and swelling where Vaser lipo has been carried out, and the compression garment helps to minimise swelling and improve skin contraction. Most people should not require painkillers after week one of their Vaser lipo recovery. Vaser lipo has a smoother and quicker recovery compared with traditional liposuction, with most patients back to work after seven days, although this will depend on the number of areas of Vaser lipo. 360 liposuction may require a longer period of recovery due to the large number of areas treated.
The final results of Vaser liposuction are most commonly seen approximately three months after the procedure, although it may take up to 6 months as every patient feels in a slightly different way. You should begin to see the initial results of your procedure after six weeks. Vaser liposuction can achieve both effective Fat removal using ultrasound-assisted liposuction as well as achieving a degree of skin tightening in the treated areas. However, as with any type of liposuction procedure, it is important for patients to have a sufficient amount of skin elasticity before proceeding with Vaser lipo. Liposuction may, in some cases, make pre-existing loose skin worse. This may require a future excess skin removal procedure such as a tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty.
What are the common vaser liposuction areas?
Vaser liposuction is an effective body contouring procedure and can be used to treat several different areas of the body including areas that have traditionally been difficult to treat with standard liposuction:
- Abdominal liposuction – Vaser lipo is commonly requested to get rid of stubborn belly fat in both the upper and lower part of the stomach. The procedure can also be used to get rid of an unsightly muffin top involving the fat around the waist extending over trousers or skirts.
- Back lipo – back fat is particularly stubborn to treat and Vaser lipo is one of the most effective ways to get rid of bra rolls and excess back fat in women who complain of the unsightly ‘bra bulge’.
- Thighs – thigh liposuction with Vaser can be used to get rid of prominent unsightly areas of fat on the outer hips, known as saddlebags.
- Hips and flanks
- Knee liposuction London
- Calves and ankles liposuction
- Arms – Vaser liposuction can be used to get rid of ‘bingo wings’ in people who otherwise have a good skin elasticity.
- Breast reduction in women – some women may not be keen on the scars of a traditional breast reduction and breast liposuction with Vaser is an effective way to reduce the size of large breasts with minimal scarring.
- Gynecomastia – Gynecomastia is exceptionally common in men and Vaser lipo can help to achieve a sculpted, contoured and more masculine-looking chest.
How much does Vaser lipo cost in London?
The cost of Vaser lipo will be determined by several factors, including the location of the clinic, the surgeon you choose and the number of areas of Vaser lipo performed. If Vaser liposuction is combined with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck, you can expect the cost of the procedure to increase. Once you have had an in-person consultation with an experienced Vaser lipo surgeon, you will receive a detailed quotation from your dedicated patient coordinator, who will act as a personal point of contact throughout your journey with us at Centre for Surgery. All Vaser liposuction procedures are carried out at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone. Vaser lipo prices include both a preoperative assessment and all post-operative follow-up visits with both our nurses and your surgeon. A 24-hour on-call service is also included in the cost of your treatment.
Is Vaser Liposuction worth it?
The vast majority of patients who have Vaser liposuction in London Are exceptionally pleased with the outcome of the procedure and often wish they had it many years before. Most people who choose to have Vaser liposuction how often struggle for months or years to get rid of excess stubborn fat, which has proven resistant to diet and exercise. The newly sculpted body contours achieved with Vaser liposuction allow people to have a newfound self-confidence and the ability to wear an unrestricted range of clothing without feeling self-conscious.
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Vaser Liposuction at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and is renowned for expertise in the full range of liposuction techniques, including Vaser liposuction. We are known as one of the busiest clinics for liposuction surgery in the UK. Our plastic surgeons have years of experience in carrying out Vaser liposuction, whether alone or combined with other complimentary body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
Contact us today at 020 7993 4849 or complete the contact form below to schedule a Vaser liposuction consultation at our Baker Street clinic in Marylebone.
How does Vaser liposuction compare with traditional liposuction?Vaser liposuction involves certain techniques that are similar to traditional liposuction in many ways, although Vaser involves an additional step to break down and emulsify fat cells using ultrasound energy. This allows surgeons to be incredibly precise in removing fat, although we would recommend power-assisted liposuction for the removal of more extensive areas of fat.
Vaser lipo is better suited to treating smaller body areas, with power-assisted liposuction reserved for treating larger areas. Vaser lipo can, in many cases, be carried out with a local anaesthetic and sedation, whereas traditional liposuction involves a general anaesthetic.
How much fat can Vaser liposuction remove?It is considered safe to remove up to 5 L of fat from the body with Vaser lipo. If more fat is removed than this recommended limit, the risk of complications may increase significantly. You may also have a higher chance of developing sub-optimal results, including rippling, lumpiness and asymmetry.
If you require more than 5 L of fat to be removed, a second procedure can be recommended approximately six weeks afterwards. Your surgeon will advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan at your face-to-face consultation.
What are Vaser liposuction pros and cons?Vaser liposuction is considered a more precise and gentle form of lipo than traditional liposuction. Recovery after Vaser lipo is usually quicker, with less bruising and swelling. Most Vaser lipo patients report less discomfort after this procedure. The procedure is ideal for the precision removal of smaller areas of body fat, with power-assisted liposuction reserved for the removal of larger areas of body fat.
Will I have loose skin after Vaser Lipo?As with any type of liposuction procedure, patients should have good skin elasticity as liposuction may worsen pre-existing areas of loose skin. When the fat has been removed with Vaser liposuction, the skin will contract down around the new body shape with the aid of a compression garment. Loose skin caused by pregnancy or weight loss will not contract down as effectively.
Patients with loose and sagging skin are generally advised to combine Vaser liposuction with a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty. Although the recovery period is longer, the results achievable will be well worth it. The full range of treatment options will be covered at your in-person consultation at Centre for Surgery.
Is Vaser lipo permanent?Vaser lipo results can last a long time and may even be permanent, provided patients maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery. This includes eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly to avoid weight gain.
The natural ageing process may gradually affect the results over time due to the development of loose skin.
How much does Vaser Lipo cost?Vaser liposuction prices in London and the UK generally start from £3000. Vaser liposuction cost is determined by the number of body areas being treated and whether the procedure will be combined with other treatments, such as a Brazilian butt lift or tummy tuck.