Ultrasonic Liposuction: Vaser Liposuction
Millions of people all over the world seek various lipo techniques, and Vaser® is one of the newer options available today and offered by the liposuction surgeons and physicians. Vaser® Liposelection allows patients to achieve a slimmer, trimmer self.
There are many terminologies used for fat removal surgery, mainly liposuction, which is also referred to in the medical and consumer sectors as liposculpture, lipectomy, lipo and lipoplasty. Ultrasonic liposuction is a new technology that gives patient's another great option for looking and feeling their best.
Vaser Liposuction (aka "Liposelection") is a new, patented ultrasonic liposuction technique used for removing unwanted fat from the body. The Vaser Ultrasonic liposuction device uses ultrasonic energy to break up tough, compacted fat without harming the surrounding tissues. Vaser Liposuction minimizes pain while smoothing the patient's body curves and contours.
The VASER® (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) Liposuction device was introduced and launched in the UK in September of 2005 by the Vaser ® manufacturer Sound Surgical Technologies from Colorado, USA. The Vaser ®Ultrasonic liposuction technology and technique entered into the cosmetic surgery market targeted as Liposelection® a new liposuction procedure and fat reduction method.
Liposelection® is the terminology used by the professionals marketing this new non-invasive liposuction technique and the specific Vaser® device. The Vaser® Ultrasonic liposuction procedure and device utilizes ultrasound energy (vibrating sound waves) to select and break up fat cells before removing them with a Vaser® cannula or vacuum used in surgery to extract excess fat.
The Vaser® Ultrasonic liposuction technology is still quite new, but gaining in popularity in both the UK and the USA. With hundreds of thousands of patients seeking various lipo procedures every year, Vaser® is increasing in popularity because of its unique ultrasonic technology used to trim fatty areas.
Vaser® Ultrasonic liposuction incorporates a selective process, allowing liposuction surgeons to break up and remove unwanted, stubborn fat with greater ease and precision.
Benefits of Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction
Vaser® Ultrasonic liposuction is painless and produces great results, immediately and permanently. The recovery time is quick! Patients are back to work and their normal lifestyles within a couple of days of their ultrasonic liposuction. Because only tiny incisions are made for entry, there are no stitches required.
The ultrasonic liposuction technology used with Vaser Liposuction literally melts fat below the skin, making it easier to remove. Vaser technology doesn't damage any of the surrounding tissues and patients who have received this ultrasonic liposuction procedure reported less pain, less bruising, and minimal swelling when compared to traditional liposuction.
Areas Of The Body That Can Be Treated Using Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction
Ultrasonic liposuction surgeons can use the Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction device on just about any part of the body.Patients seek the ultrasound Vaser® liposuction technique or lipo to shape and contour many areas of the body, including:
How Vaser Ultrasonic Liposelection Works
Vaser Ultrasonic liposuction is performed while the patient is under anesthesia, either general or local in addition to light sedation. The Vaser® system emits ultrasonic energy waves through tip of the Vaser® device, which emulsifies or liquefies the fat, before it is extracted.
The Vaser® technique is much like the other traditional liposuction procedures. The Vaser Liposelection device works in conjunction with Tumescent Liposuction techniques. First, the area of the body to be worked on is injected with an anesthetic or "tumescent" area (usually a lignocaine/lidocaine) solution to numb the area, reduce blood flow to the region, shrink blood vessels and limit bleeding. This solution is introduced to the treatment area through the tiny incisions. This solution loosens the fatty tissue, which emulsifies the fat and increases the results of the ultrasound system. Then, ultrasound waves, or high frequency sound energy, is administered with a small probe located on the Vaser Liposuction device. The high-energy waves emitted break up fat on contact, allowing fat cells to be absorbed into the anesthetic solution. The fat is then quickly and easily extracted out of the body by the Ultrasonic liposuction surgeon through the vacuum attached to a Vaser® patented probe or cannula.
Many liposuction doctors prefer the Vaser® Ultrasonic liposuction system, because of its selective process and method - and they feel it allows them to get past the vessels and nerve tissue, reach the fatty areas and remove the fat using the precise VASER® probes and tools (2.2 - 3.7mm in diameter). The special VASER® Ultrasonic liposuction probes have patented grooves allowing the ultrasound energy to emit and distribute evenly from all sides of the probe. Liposuction surgeons who use the Vaser® system proclaim they get more refined results and definition when sculpting the arms, neck, chin and inner thighs.
Most Vaser® lipo patients will have little or no bruising after the surgery. Downtime is minimal and the results from the Vaser Ultrasonic liposuction are amazing and permanent.
Who Is A Good Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction Candidate?
The best candidates for any lipo procedure are those individuals who have tried dieting and exercise, but still have fatty areas or "pockets" that are unresponsive to regime and healthy lifestyle.
Vaser® Liposelection® is a safe, effective and fast procedure. Every day there are more Vaser® Liposelection® procedures performed around the country. Most Vaser® Liposelection® surgeons offer a wide range of options to get this procedure done with incredible results.
Vaser® Liposelection® is not only a procedure to correct or perfect a physical condition, it is also meant to boost the patient's confidence and help the Vaser® Liposelection® patient achieve a better self-image and quality of life. After Vaser® Liposelection®, patients should return to their normal activities within a short time. Vaser® Liposelection® is a procedure that requires proper care. If protocols and post-op instructions are followed, then the patient will heal properly. Vaser® Liposelection® surgery will not interfere with the patient's quality of life and should show visible results in a short time.
Vaser® is not a surgery or treatment for obesity or cellulite. The most suitable patients that will benefit from Vaser® should be in good health, be within a normal weight range, but want to eliminate pockets or stubborn fatty areas around the buttocks, thighs, back, hips, abdomen, knees, neck and chest.
The VASER® Liposuction technique is ideal for sculpting various areas of the body to achieve a more contoured shape.
Potential Side Effects and Risks Of Vaser Ultrasonic Liposcution
Although Vaser® Liposelection® is relatively safe it does have some mild side-effects. The most common side-effects are temporary bruising, numbness, swelling, and tingling sensations.
Patients should ask their doctors about Vaser® Liposelection® side-effects that may affect their particular outcomes, healing and recovery. Initially patients may have minimal fluid drainage from the incision points.
Like other lipo surgeries, patients are given compression garments to wear over the treated area for approximately 2 - 6 weeks depending on the area(s) treated and the amount of fat removed.
Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction Warning
People prone to keloid, (red, angry, raised) scars, or who have a history of problems with wound healing should consult with their doctor before the surgery.
Vaser® Ultrasonic Liposuction Costs
Private costs for VASER® Ultrasonic Lipo treatment are very similar to those of traditional liposuction and depend on the size of the area(s) being treated, and can range $2,000 - $8000.
Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction FDA Clearance
VASER® Lipo was cleared by the US FDA (Food & Drug Administration) in September 2002 for use in fat removal, and has received a European CE Mark.
Find a Vaser® Ultrasonic Liposuction Surgeon in Your Area
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