It’s quite staggering to think that liposuction has been around in its many guises for over 20 years now, and it has evolved massively in this time. But make way for a new kid on the block – Vaser liposuction. Despite only being around for a short time, the last few months have proved that Vaser really is here to stay. In fact Google searches for Vaser Liposuction have increased by 300% in the last 12 months.
In America, lipo is now the number one cosmetic procedure, with Vaser fast becoming the must-have technique for anyone looking to ‘beat the bulge’. Online surgery forums are flooded with before and after shots of patients’ successful Vaser procedures – and patients are not overweight. In fact, Vaser works best on people within a few kilos of their ideal BMI – it’s the slimmer person’s lipo if you will. The results, which can be seen within a few weeks, are amazingly smooth and streamlined. Be it for chubby ankles, muffin tops or pesky wobbles that even dedicated gym bunnies can’t blitz, Vaser could be the answer.
Vaser differs from more traditional methods of liposuction in several key ways. For one you don’t need to be put under General Anaesthetic to receive treatment, as it is a minimally invasive procedure. Secondly the Vaser technology, which uses ultrasound, ensures a swift recovery compared to traditional forms of lipo, with many people back at work within 24-48 hours. Thirdly, you can have several areas treated during the same procedure.
During the procedure, the area is firstly injected with a saline solution which numbs it and shrinks local blood vessels. It also temporarily expands the volume of the targeted area, making large quantities of fat cells easier to remove. Tiny incisions are then made, through which the special Vaser probes can enter the body. By resonating at a high ultrasonic frequency, these probes shake loose the fat cells from surrounding tissues, with minimal harm to blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. The loose fat cells mix with the tumescent fluid, which are then sucked out of the body.
BENEFITS OF VASER LIPO
• Uses ultrasound technology to loosen fat cells from surrounding tissues
• Large quantities of fat can be removed under local anaesthetic
• Helps to streamline the body
• May stimulate skin contraction
• Multiple areas can be treated in a single procedure.
One UK cosmetic surgery provider, MYA, is leading the way in the advances of Vaser techniques, surgical expertise and the availability of the procedure.
Ref: Google Trends