Vaser lipo uses ultrasound to target the fat cells, which is an easier way for the surgeon to remove fat without bleeding or invasive surgery.
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Vaser liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending on how much fat has to be removed and the area being treated.
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound to target fat cells, which makes it easier to remove without strain or damage to the skin.
Vaser liposuction will reduce the amount of fat in stubborn areas and deliver a better reduction of the skin.
If you have some localised areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise in order to lose the fat, vaser liposuction may be suitable.
This can be anything between three and four litres of fat per operation. For anything more than this, we would recommend multiple surgeries.
Vaser liposuction can treat any area of the body, but popular areas include hips, thighs, stomach, chin, knees and bottom.
All types of surgery carry a level of risk. For liposuction these can include bruising, loose skin, infection, bleeding after surgery and irregularities of the skin. Your patient advisor will go through all the details and provide you with a guide.
You may be able to return home the same day if you have a local anaesthetic. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.
The recovery time after vaser liposuction is usually quite quick and you should be able to go back to work after a few days.
Different people have different thresholds of pain, but usually liposuction isn’t particularly painful. In rare cases where some pain is experienced, it can be controlled for a number of days.
This will need to be worn post-surgery for between two and six weeks, depending on the advice of your surgeon.
The scars are small (just a few millimetres in length) and generally fade within a few months.
If you gain weight after liposuction, the area treated can also gain some of this weight. However, if you keep a healthy lifestyle and diet, you can continue to have the same results post-treatment.
The first step is to meet your patient advisor. You’ll be able to talk to them about why you’re considering vaser liposuction, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you’ll probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have the surgery. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.
At your free consultation, your surgeon will ask you about the results you want to achieve from the surgery. You can discuss every aspect of your Vaser liposuction – from the technique used and recovery time to the benefits and risks – with no obligation to go ahead. Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. Depending on the area you’re having treated, the amount of fat to be removed and your medical history, your surgeon will discuss the best technique for you. If you feel ready to go ahead and book your surgery, they’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform some pre-op tests and procedures.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll meet with your surgeon so you can go through the consent form and ask any last-minute questions. Non-surgical Vaser liposuction can usually be performed under local anaesthetic. The advanced ultrasound technology we use allows us to effectively break down fat cells without affecting other cells that vibrate at different frequencies. The liquefied fat cells are then removed from the body using a gentle suction process. The procedure is less invasive, which means that only small incisions are made in order to suck out the broken-down fat cells. These incisions are typically too small to require stitches. Only one treatment is usually required and this usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the number of areas that you want to treat. Surgical Vaser liposuction is typically used to remove fat from larger body areas, for example, stubborn fat in arms, thighs, stomach, bottom, hips, chin or knees. The procedure may involve small incisions, and is often carried out under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly and safely. Vaser liposuction patients often experience a shorter recovery time than with traditional liposuction because the procedure is less invasive. If you have a local anaesthetic, you can usually return home the same day. With a general anaesthetic, and often with surgical liposuction, an overnight stay in one of our Transform hospitals may be needed. Your surgeon will check that you’re properly recovered before discharging you. Before you go home your nurse will talk to you about the importance of wearing a compression garment during the day for between two and six weeks following the procedure. Usually, you can return to non-physical work after three to four days.
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the surgery itself, so we’re here to support you. With Vaser liposuction, there may be less scarring and bruising than with traditional liposuction, so visible results can be seen more quickly. However, the improved overall appearance of the treated areas will become apparent in the months following the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline. You’ll also have a follow up appointment with the Transform team to make sure you’re healing well. All patients have access to our three-year aftercare programme as standard and you’ll have the option to extend cover for up to 10 years.