It is possible that our patients are used to using Vaser Lipo or have heard about liposuction to improve their self-confidence. For those who are hearing about this procedure for the first time, we share some details about the experience with VASER liposuction and traditional liposuction, how it works, and what to expect. If you are interested in vaser lipo or traditional liposuction in general, contact us.
Vaser liposuction versus traditional liposuction
Recently, there are many advances in VASER liposuction that offer significant advantages over traditional liposuction techniques.
Liposuction was invented for the first time in France and in its early stages, a wide-lumen cannula was used that contained saline that infiltrated the target area, but nowadays, before liposuction, the fluid contains local anesthetic and adrenaline, where the anesthetic agent works to reduce any pain in the area after treatment, so the adrenaline narrows the blood vessels.
- Before the liposuction procedure, the patient will receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia if the field is small enough.
- The procedure itself begins with the doctor making a small incision through which a cannula is inserted to penetrate into the deep fat layer.
- This is often critical because working on the surface layer carries a higher risk of injury to the skin.
- The cannula moves back and forth to interrupt the fat cells from the tissue, which a vacuum device will then suck from the body into a beaker.
- In another technique we call tumescent, the surgeon injects anesthetic fluid, epinephrine, and a saline solution onto the fat layer.
- Epinephrine reduces blood loss by narrowing the blood vessels, while the saline solution makes it easier for the cannula to get rid of that fat. This method creates tunnels thanks to the entry of the cannula into the body.
- For this reason, patients must wear a compression garment for several weeks afterward to allow the tunnels to close and the healing process to begin.
- The patient may also need intravenous fluids because the body loses fluid during surgery.
- The patient will feel pain and soreness during the healing process, which may take up to three weeks.
- Some infections will still be present even after a month, and only then will patients see the specific results.
Before the procedure, the doctor injects the patient with an anesthetic and a saline solution to reduce bruising and reduce blood loss.
- This liquid also makes the world so wet that it is easier to dissolve fat deposits.
- Unlike the traditional method, Vaser lipo uses a look that transmits ultrasound energy that gently breaks down fat.
- The vibration of the probe dissolves the fat cells and emulsifies them with the liquid.
- The surrounding tissue remains healthy because the Vaser does not need a vial to dissolve the fat, the movement of which during suction can cause tissue trauma.
- Then the liposuction process removes the liquefied fat with minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. Some anesthesia will remain within the tissues, which helps to overcome post-operative discomforts.
This type of liposuction is often performed on many alternate areas of the body including the neck, abdomen, buttocks, legs, arms, chest, flanks, back, and hips. Some plastic surgeons prefer Vaser Lipo to gynecomastia patients to get rid of unwanted fat and glandular tissue.
When vaser is used compared to traditional method it allows for a more gentle liposuction procedure and allows the patient to have less downtime, less bruising and less swelling in the targeted areas.
Advantages of each suction process
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, but what is beneficial for some may be detrimental for you. But ask your doctor what’s right for you.
- Vaser Lipo limits the number of fats it removes in one session. While there is an added limit to traditional method, it is much larger so you will have to go through more procedures.
- In addition, traditional liposuction is the world standard with generally good results. If you have an honest surgeon with skilled hands, you will be able to achieve the results you want without going through any of the other liposuction procedures.
- Moreover, this procedure lasts longer than vaser to see results, and hospitalization is required.
- Patients undergoing Vaser Lipo can wake up quickly, and it almost always goes away within an hour to several hours.
- Because Vaser Lipo can be a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is much shorter than traditional method. This technique ends with minimal bleeding, pain and bruising.
- As it is a discharge procedure, patients can return immediately and rest for at least half a day.
- They should take it easy and avoid any strenuous activity for two to three weeks, but that’s still better than weeks or months of pain and inflammation.
- Remember that recovery time varies between patients, and first ask your doctor when you’re fit and resume physical activity.
- Men may also prefer Vaser Lipo over traditional liposuction, as the body tissues are naturally fibrous, which is difficult to deal with using traditional method.
- This applies to fibrous body areas similarly to women, such as the chest.
Which is healthier for you, vaser liposuction vs traditional liposuction?
Although the procedures use different techniques, the ultimate goal is the same: getting rid of unwanted fat.
- Whether you choose a traditional method or a VASER procedure, your choice of surgeon will have a significant and distinct impact on how the procedure will be demonstrated.
- Remember that both types have bleeding and associated risks. Finding a surgeon you can trust with the instruments that go into your body, no matter which device you choose, is more important than the technique itself.
- However, if you also care about downtime, pain and efficacy on difficult parts of your body, choose Vaser lipo treatment, as it reduces the risk of infection, and the recovery time is shorter.
- On the other hand, you will choose a traditional method if you have large amounts of fat that you want to remove from your body.
- Vaser is great for sculpting, like showing more defined abs, and it’s not a weight loss solution.
Be sure to ask your doctor about the procedure they recommend for the areas you wish to undergo liposuction.
While both methods perform well in the hands of an excellent surgeon like Dr. Ali Jaber, remember that they do not prevent fat forever. If you want perfect and long lasting results, maintain it with proper diet and exercise.