Vaser, known as Vaser Lipo or Ultrasonic lipo, is a minimally invasive and precise type of liposuction, which uses an ultrasound technology targeting selective fatty areas.
The Ultrasound technology can fracture a large quantity of fat can and can help reshaping the treated areas. It is usually a one-off treatment.
Ultrasonic liposuction can be carried out under local anaesthetic, IV sedation or under light general anaesthetic as a day case procedure with minimum downtime and quick recovery.
Vaser lipo removes fat from all areas of the body using ultrasound energy, precisely targeting the fat tissue. The most commonly treated areas include:
- Inner and outer Thighs
VASER Liposuction procedure should be done in a sterile surgical theatre, under local or general anaesthetic as a day case surgery in most of the cases and depending on the individual, it is usually a one-off treatment.
Vaser Lipo Technology
There are many different terms for the various lipo or Liposuction techniques available at our clinic in London, such as Bodyjet Lipo, Tumescent Laser Lipo, SmartLipo, Waterjet Lipo, BodyTite Lipo, Cellulaze and others.
Vaser Lipo is one of the techniques of fat removal, which involves melting fat with an Ultra sound probe which goes under the skin, with aspiration of the broken fat.
It generally takes 2-3 months to see the results and the fat reduction is often minimal to medium and to give the best results, most of the patients require a course of 4-6 sessions of radiofrequency to give skin tightening, hence, the Vaser alone has very limited ability to tighten the skin.
Vaser Liposuction uses an ultrasound technology designed to selectively remove fat and help reshape the body. The Vaser Lipo procedure is powerful enough to tackle some areas of fat, such as the tummy, flanks or thighs, also, Vaser can be used to remove fat from the neck.
Lipo at Our LMA Clinic
At our LMA clinic we always make sure that our patients get the right procedure for them, and we understand that there isn’t a “once technique suits all” procedure.
Our Leading surgeon Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi and our Plastic Surgeons have performed thousands of all types of Liposuction techniques, including Vaser Lipo, Smartlipo, BodyTite, Cellulaze and traditional liposuction which makes our clinic one of the central of excellency for Body contouring treatments, allowing us to choose the best treatment for our patients and to deliver the best desired results.
Patients travel from all over the UK and from around the world to our clinic in central London to have our leading Plastic Surgeons perform all types of Body contouring treatments and advanced liposuction surgery including Vaser Lipo at our Clinic.
Vaser Lipo FAQ’s
The answer to some of the most common questions patients may have about Vaser Liposuction.
It’s common for patients to have questions about the aesthetic and laser treatments and at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, it is essential for us that all our patients should feel confident, knowledgeable and comfortable at every stage of their journey of their treatments at our clinic.
To help our patients finding the answers they need, here are a few of the most common questions that we find our patients frequently asked:
What is Vaser Lipo?
Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure which is used ultrasound energy to break down fat cells and loosen them.
It’s a great treatment option for stubborn fat which isn’t responding to diet and exercise. Vaser Lipo uses ultrasound technology to target specific areas of the body and is less invasive than traditional liposuction.
Is Vaser Lipo for me ?
It’s essential to schedule a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon experienced in Vaser liposuction. During the consultation a complete medical history should be reported to the surgeon including pre-existing medical conditions, medications, allergies and previous surgeries. Some pre operative tests may be needed such as blood tests to assess overall health and identify any risks but this can be discussed during the consultation.
Is Vaser Lipo Safe ?
Vaser Liposuction is safe and minimally invasive surgery uses ultrasound technology to target specific areas of stubbing fat. It has a shorter recovery time than traditional Liposuction. Only small incisions are necessary and unlike conventional liposuction where larger areas are addressed, ultrasound technology means that specific areas where stubbing fat needs to be removed can be specifically targeted.
How does Vaser Lipo compare to traditional Liposuction?
Fat cells removed during Vaser Liposuction can be specifically targeted causing a minimal amount of irritation to surrounding tissue. It uses a small incision and soundwaves liquefy the fat making it easier to remove. The benefit of Vaser lipo is the procedure can also tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Vaser Liposuction also requires less recovery time and overall it is far less invasive procedure.
How long does the Vaser Lipo procedure take?
The procedure takes roughly around 60-90 minutes and recovery time is around one week. During this time the patient may experience some mild pain, bruising and some swelling. It’s important that patient should full the aftercare instructions.
How much fat can be removed with Vaser Lipo ?
Vaser liposuction allows a maximum of two litres of fat can be removed during the procedure in line with the safety guidelines. Vaser lipo does offer permanent results as the fat removed from a specific area and the fat will not come back again if the patient counties to have a healthy life style.
Will there be any scarring after Vaser Lipo ?
During the procedure several small incisions are made using a technique known as a stap incision which means there will be very minimal scarring.
How long until I see results of Vaser Lipo ?
The majority of patients will see some immediate results, however it will take 4-6 months to see significant results.
How to be prepared for Vaser Lipo ?
Before undergoing Vaser liposuction it’s essential to thoroughly prepare in order to ensure a successful procedure and a quick recovery. It’s also important to follow a balance and healthy diet to support overall wellbeing. Here is some useful advice for preparing for Vaser treatment:
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to surgery. Proper hydration is crucial for overall health and it can help with the healing process after treatment.
Follow a balanced diet: Focus on a well-balanced diet to provide essential nutrients for optimal recovery. Avoid extreme or restrictive diets leading up to the procedure to maintained a healthy nutritional intake for overall health.
Limit sodium intake: High sodium intake can contribute to water retention and swelling.
Protein rich foods: Adequate protein is important for tissue repair and lean protein is an important part of the diet.
Vitamins and minerals: Ensuring there are sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals is important for wound healing.
Fiber rich foods support digestion and can help to alleviate any constipation caused by anaesthesia.
It’s important to avoid smoking before and after undergoing any surgical procedure including Vaper Liposuction. Smoking can increase the risks of complications and impact the healing process. Here are some reasons it’s important to avoid smoking:
Reduced blood flow: Smoking constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow. Adequate blood flow is crucial for delivering oxygen to tissue which is essential for healing.
Delayed wound healing: Smoking is known to impair wound healing. Nicotine can interfere with the formation of new blood vessels and collagen which are essential for tissue repair.
Increased risk of infection: Smoking compromises the immune system making individuals more susceptible to infections.
Risk of complications: Smoking is associated with an increased risk of complications after surgery, including the formation of blood clots and infection.
It’s important to avoid alcohol before undergoing Vaser Liposuction. Some reasons to avoid alcohol are:
Blood thinning: Alcohol has blood thinning effects which can increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.
Interaction with Anaesthesia: Alcohol can interact with anaesthesia which could lead to unpredictable reactions and a higher risk of complications.
Dehydration: Alcohol is a diuretic which means increased urine production can result in dehydration. Dehydration can hinder the healing process after the procedure.
Immune system suppression: Alcohol can suppress the immune system which makes the body more vulnerable to infections. Maintaining a strong immune system is crucial for a successful recovery after surgery.
What is the recovery after Vaser Lipo procedure ?
It’s important to plan a good recover for after the procedure. Some important things to remember are:
Arranging for transport and someone to collect the patient after the treatment as the effects of the anaesthesia take time to wear off.
Setting up a comfortable recovery space with necessary items such as comfortable clothing, pillows and any prescribed medications
Taking time off work or other responsibilities to allow for a proper recovery period
The surgeon will provide specific post operative instructions which are important to follow closely as it’s crucial for a successful Vaser liposuction experience and to get the optimal results.
Remember these are general guidelines and the plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions based on the patient’s unique circumstances. Following the surgeon’s advice closely can contribute to a smoother surgery and recovery process.
How much time will I need to take off of work?
Most of the patients will have some slight discomfort after the vaser lipo procedure which may require 4-5 days off of work to recover. The patients should wear compression garment for up to 2-4 weeks post vaser lipo treatment.