You stopped eating junk food, placed yourself on a diet, drank enough water, went to the gym regularly, and got enough sleep. You have tried every means to reduce your size with no success.
However, It worked wonders for your health. You have good blood pressure, a low cholesterol level, and stable weight, but still, the body is big, the forearm is bulging, the neck is drooling, and the abdomen is fat. How about you get a Vaser Liposuction?
This article is a detailed guide on liposuction and Vaser liposuction specifically. Therefore, if you are a body fat victim who wants to explore its possibilities or you want to know about Liposuction, this article is for you.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which excess deposits of fats are removed from the patient's body to sculpt his shape.
It is a type of cosmetic surgery in which fat is removed from the buttocks, arms, legs, thighs, hips, abdomen, etc. The surgery also shapes this area and gives the patient the perfect body shape. Another name for liposuction is body contouring or lipoplasty.
It is worth noting that Liposuction is not a weight-loss strategy. That is if you are overweight and you are looking to lose weight, then you better consider gastric bypass surgery or place yourself on a diet and exercise. Liposuction is for people whose weight is stable but has excess body fat and want to reduce it.
Liposuction can remove fat residue usually stored in different parts of the body like
Liposuction can also be used to treat gynecomastia.
After liposuction is performed, the skin reforms with the new shape of the body. If the patient's skin is elastic, there is no chance of sagging skin as his skin looks smooth. However, the skin may loosen up if it is not elastic enough.
Surgeons use many techniques and instruments to perform liposuction. The technology used to extract fat from the body is what determines which type it is. Each of these types of liposuction has its costs, advantages, and disadvantages. Surgeons use these liposuctions depending on where the surgery would be performed. The types of liposuction include:
● Tumescent liposuction
● Vaser liposuction
● Laser-Assisted Liposuction
● Suction-assisted liposuction.
History Of Liposuction
Over the years since liposuction had been, there had been several modifications to the body contouring technology, which had made any incidence of complications reduce greatly over the years.
Charles Dujarrier, in 1921, developed the idea of removing fats from the body. In the same year, he tried to remove subcutaneous fats from the knees and calf. He used a uterine curette to carry out the surgery. However, the patient's femoral vessels got damaged, which led to the amputation of the patient's leg. Since then, interest has decreased among surgeons on the procedure. So, it was never tried for decades after.
Giorgio Fischer and Arpad Fischer spearheaded the development of modern liposuction in 1976. The duo used hollow equipment for the first successful liposuction procedure. Then, Pierre Fournier developed Fischer's invention to create a dry technique for liposuction while Illouz developed the wet technique liposuction.
Since then, liposuction has been seeing a meteoric rise. Otolaryngologist, Julius Newman, coined the word liposuction in 1983 while Kleín performed the first all-safe tumescent liposuction four years later.
In 1989, Marco Gasparotti developed a technique in liposuction that ensures an effective skin retraction. The technique is called superficial subdermal liposuction.
As technology and surgery improved, newer devices started trooping into liposuction. These devices increase the safety, ease, and confidence in liposuction. Today, liposuction is a very low-risk procedure compared to what it was in the 1990s.
Over the years, Rebello developed the Power-Assisted Liposuction, Michael Zocchi developed the Vaser Liposuction, and Taufig developed the water-jet assisted liposuction. As these and other new technologies come, liposuction devices have replaced the physical jobs of surgeons. Manually done liposuction as it was done when it was first invented is called Suction-assisted liposuction.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Also known as ultrasound-assisted liposuction, Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to loosen fatty tissue and break it off the skin and body. It removes unwanted and fatty areas of the body by breaking them up with ultrasound waves. After the fat is broken up to liquid by ultrasound waves, a suction is passed into the body to remove the unwanted fat, which results in a contoured body. This method is a new method that is much better than the traditional liposuction method.
Am I A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have a realistic valuation of what liposuction will get you. If you are looking to lose weight, then liposuction is not the best option. If you are looking to reduce obesity or you can't tolerate sagging skin, liposuction is not the ideal option either. Also, to get the optimum result from liposuction, you must be a
● You have no life-threatening diseases or history of them
● Ready to put what it takes for the liposuction to heal completely
Many health complications may prevent you from doing liposuction. If you have any of these or a past medical history of the following conditions
● Seizure disorders
● Uncontrolled bleeding
● Cardiac arrhythmias
● Deep vein thrombosis( clotting of blood in the legs)
● Immunodeficiency disorders
● Pulmonary emboli- clotting of blood in the lung
Also, the following drugs put the patient at risk if he takes it before having a Vaser liposuction surgery
● Anticoagulant, i.e., Coumadin
● Non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
We all know that liposuction sucks fats from the body, but there are some types of fats that can't. Not every fat is the same, and some grow under the skin while others come as a result of health complications or diseases such as diabetes and heart problems. Fats that come as a result of diseases are called visceral fat. It cannot be removed by liposuction. Removing visceral fat from the body requires exercise with the right diet and following the doctor's instructions.
On the flip side, liposuction removes subcutaneous fat that is underneath the skin. These fats are very stubborn because they have resisted a series of exercises and diets. So, these types of fats, not visceral fat, are a good fit for liposuction.
Also, to perform liposuction, you must see a doctor for a thorough medical assessment and examination to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. It is also advised that fats from different body parts should not be removed on the same day to achieve the best results.
Procedures Of Vaser Lipo
As new technology that uses ultrasound waves to extract fat from the body, Vaser liposuction is much more precise and better than traditional liposuction. It can also be used for large areas of the body that other types of liposuction cannot.
Like wet liposuction, Saline, a tumescent mixture that includes saltwater, is mixed with local anesthesia medications to reduce the blood flow, injuries, and swelling. Then, a Vaser ultrasound device is used to liquidate the fat.
A small 1-centimeter cut is created on the affected part, and then the saline anesthesia mixture is injected through it. Then, a Vaser device that makes ultrasound waves is inserted. The waves coming from the Vaser equipment liquefy the fat while the fat is detached from the underskin and other internal parts in the body.
Then, the surgeon inserts a cannula, a device used to remove the fat and the saline anesthesia solution out of the body. Most of the fat is sucked out of the body, while the body system would absorb any residual remaining. Then, medical glue or stitches is used to cover the area.
The Vaser liposuction procedure starts when anesthesia is given to the patient. The anesthesia is a sedation drug that would make the patient sleep or numb the area where the surgery would be performed.
Vaser liposuction is sometimes added to other procedures to give the best results. It could be combined with the tummy tuck, male breast reduction, Facelift, Neck Lift, breast enhancement, breast enlargement, thigh lift, and fat transfer. Vaser Liposuction also requires an average of 1-2 hours to perform.
Fat transfer: This is when fats removed with Vaser liposuction from one part of the body are inserted into another part.
Risks Involved In Vaser Liposuction
Even though Vaser Lipo is less invasive, swells less, and is less painful than traditional liposuction, it has its fair share of risks. If not taken care of on time, it can lead to serious health complications. The risks and occurrences after the surgery may include:
● Sores and bruises on the operated area
● Keloid scarring
● Skin burns and injuries from Vaser ultrasound device
● Lumps growing on the operated side
● Complications resulting from allergy to local anesthesia
● Complications resulting from allergy to medical glue or any surgical equipment like latex gloves, tapes, etc.
Recovery From Vaser Liposuction
For the first few days after a Vaser Lipo Surgery, the patient would experience pains and swells from the area. Therefore the patient needs to use painkillers that the surgeon prescribes.
Also, a compression garment would be prescribed to the patient. This is worn around the suctioned area to reduce swellings, bruises and conform with the new body shape.
If the surgery was done on multiple body areas, the patient might be asked to stay back to rest for some days. However, if it is only a part of the body, he can leave the hospital on the same day and start going to work a few days after. Apart from the little pains and swellings, Vaser liposuction doesn't have any complications that make the patient bedridden.
All in all, the patient is not required to do any of the following activities after a Vaser Lipo
● Contact sport
● Lifting heavy materials
● Energy sapping activities
● Sexual intercourse
After the liposuction, patients have to visit the hospital regularly for checkups. A doctor would be assigned to check the Vaser Lipo area whether it is healing. Patients can also be placed on massage therapy to enhance the healing processes. It is important to know that different people recover from Vaser Lipo differently. Some may heal faster when others may heal later. Also, its result would always differ. Someone with elastic skin would have a better-defined body-contouring than his counterpart with loose skin.
As Vaser Lipo heals differently, it is hard to give a time frame to see its result. With that said, the final body shape should be able to come to light after six months
Does and Don't When Recovering From Vaser Liposuction
Many health tips would help you and have a hitch-free recovery process. The patient should do the following to maintain a hitch-free recovery.
● Plan Your Recovery: Before even embarking on the Vaser Lipo Surgery, you must have planned how you will go through recovery. This includes everything you will abide by to follow the instructions of recovery.
As you cannot do strenuous work, you have to get primary contact, a family or friend who could help you through recovery. The person would be a form of support to help with things you cannot do.
Cleaning and changing compression garments are very important. You would surely not want to wear a crop top after wearing a compression garment on an abdominal Vaser Lipo. These and many other requirements of recovery must be planned for beforehand.
● Eating the best food: it is also important to eat food to enhance the liposuction healing processes. Vitamins, fruits, water, and other anti-inflammatory foods that would heal the body should be taken.
Examples of food that aid liposuction recovery include
● Salmons and fishes
● Vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cruciferous
● Fluids like water
● Green tea
These types of food contain all the nutrients that would enhance the recovery process in the operated area.
● Don't Drink Or Smoke After Liposuction: Smoking reduces the blood flow into the body, while drinking causes dry skin. These are not desired for healing. It is advised to stop smoking at least a month before the commencement of the surgery and until the wound heals completely. As smoking restricts blood flow from the body parts, the wound can be infected from insufficient blood
Also, drinking should be stopped a month before going through the Vaser Lipo procedure. It causes dry skin, which could delay the forming of skin around the healing of stitches
Drinking also affects the body and can have a bad effect when the patient is sedated with anesthesia or other cosmetic medications.
● Avoid Bathtubs For Soaking Baths After Liposuction
The patient is not allowed to take a bath until after a few days. Even after that, the patient should not take any soaking baths. Water or any other form of dirt can pass through small holes in the stitched area. This could infect the treated area, thereby creating other complications
How Much Does Vaser Liposuction Surgery Cost?
Any cost charged on Vaser Líposuction would be discussed with the cosmetic surgeon before the procedure. It is worth noting that your health insurance would not cover Vaser Liposuction as it is an elective procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual report of 2018, the average cost of Vaser Líposuction is $3500 per area. Therefore, the total price determines how many areas of the body the operation would be performed on. The price is only for the procedure, not for anesthesia and other medications used before and after the surgery.
Other costs surrounding Vaser Líposuction include Anesthesia costs, medication costs, and costs of diagnosis. Notwithstanding the average price, Vaser Liposuction costs vary with each cosmetic surgeon.
Does Low-Cost Vaser Liposuction Surgery Undermine The Quality of Service Produced?
It is not always advisable to jump at a low-cost cosmetic surgery practitioner without doing the necessary research. Hospitals may make Vaser surgeries available at a subsidized price. However, it could affect the quality of service being provided.
Therefore, if the patient wants a low-cost Vaser surgery, he should get a quote that itemizes the services provided by these cosmetic surgeons. Doing this would averse dissatisfaction from the patient and enable him to plan for the procedure.
Vaser Liposuction And Its Alternatives
The main difference between Vaser Lipo, laser Líposuction and tumescent liposuction is the instrument and methodology used in the surgeries. Even though all these procedures give similar results, some are more effective for specific body parts than others.
It is worth pointing out that all liposuction procedures use tumescent liposuction as their base. In contrast, laser and Vaser liposuction use laser energy and ultrasound waves, respectively, to assist the surgeon.
Of these three types of liposuction procedures, tumescent ís is the most widely used and precise. Compared to others, it creates tiny incisions, a reduced instance of bruises, and faster recovery. On the other hand, Vaser Líposuction's incision is larger, thereby creating an increased vulnerability to skin damage and bruises.
Vaser and laser Liposuction are also good as they liquidate fats before suctioning. On the other hand, Tumescent Liposuction doesn't, which may cause significant harm to the bloodstream, veins, vessels, and nerves.
One other difference is their effectiveness. Vaser and tumescent liposuction can remove large amounts of fats, including fibrous and deeper fats, from the body. These two can also remove fats from the back and abdomen. In comparison, Laser-Assisted Liposuction cannot remove their volume of fats.
Also, Vaser Lipo is much more expensive compared to regular tumescent or laser Assisted Liposuction.
Vaser Liposuction is used to remove fat from the following
● Breast and around the bra line
● Gynecomastia: Male breast tissue
Laser-assisted liposuction removes fat from the following
● Flanks (sides)
Tumescent Liposuction is used to remove fats from
● Double chin
● Flanks (sides)
● ‘Muffin top’
● Post-birth belly fat
● Breasts around the bra line and the male breast tissue.
While most of these liposuction techniques serve most of one another purposes, there are some tissues in the body that some liposuction techniques are not ideal for. For example, laser-assisted liposuction cannot be used to remove breast fat, while Vaser Liposuction can't remove post-birth belly fat.
Also, fat cells from one part of the body during tumescent and Vaser lipo can be transferred to other parts. The patient may decide to remove his abdominal fat and inject it into the buttocks using fat grafting. However, this is not possible with Laser-Assisted Liposuction.
While Laser-Assisted uses a thermal laser beam to eliminate the fat, Vaser uses ultrasound waves to liquefy them. This liquid is passed out of the body through specially designed equipment. On the other hand, tumescent liposuction neither uses a laser beam nor ultrasound device, and it suctions fat directly from under the skin. Tumescent liposuction removes fat by injecting a fluid into the treatment area to numb it and control bleeding. This injected medication makes the area ready for fat removal.
Also, there is a low risk of burns when using a Vaser liposuction compared to Laser-Assisted liposuction. Laser liposuction treats smaller body parts, while Vaser could treat large fibrous sides like the back and abdomen.
Another superiority of tumescent liposuction is being the best technique for fat transfer. It neither burns nor liquefies fats like its counterparts. The fat remains fresh and intact for easy transfer to other parts of the body.
Does Vaser Lipo Remove Cellulite?
Cellulite and Subcutaneous Fats
You may be wondering what the difference between these fats is. These are the differences between subcutaneous and cellulite fat.
Cellulite creates a wrinkled appearance on the skin while giving it a pale orange color. It happens when different tissues in the body, which are connected, contain a large deposition of fat cells. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which remains slim under the skin, cellulite is a bulging group of fat cells that makes the body shape significantly bigger. It affects people, mostly at the back of the thigh. Cellulite is very common among women.
Cellulite can also grow around the abdomen, buttocks-thigh region. It has deeper fat cells that a standard Vaser lipo or even Vaser hi-def Lipo cannot remove. Vaser liposuction can only go as far as removing hard, fibrous fats. However, cellulite is like a gel that stacks at the upper layer of the human skin.
Vaser Liposuction is designed to remove fat, not cellulite. Although it can remove small amounts of cellulite, it is not the procedure designed for the purpose. Getting large amounts of cellulite removed requires using a Cellulase or a Vaser smooth Lipo. A Cellulase uses the laser heat to remove cellulite, while a Vaser smooth Lipo uses the Vaser liposuction technique.
With Vaser smooth equipment, the cellulite is probed and cut, and pushed at its sides. It works very similarly to Vaser lipo. However, it requires more energy and probes large amounts of fat cells. Like Vaser lipo, it uses anesthesia, breaks cells away from blood tissue, liquefies fats, and uses a specially designed cannula.
Does Vaser Lipo Tighten The Skin?
Even though Vaser Lipo provides skin tightening, its result is not absolute. The patient should not expect completely tightened skin. The skin would be tightened, but there would still be traces of loosening. Especially if the patient has excess skin before treatment, there would still be some excess skin on the body, however, not sagging. This is why it is important to have good skin elasticity before having a Vaser Lipo Surgery.
Can I Gain Weight After A Vaser Liposuction Procedure?
People usually believe that liposuction is a miraculous weight loss solution that would eliminate excess fat deposits. However, this is not the case. If a patient does not take the required precautions after a Vaser liposuction, it is most likely that he would regrow those fats. So, if you are not sure about body maintenance to stop fat accumulation after a Vaser lipo, you might not be the right candidate to go through the procedure at first.
The result of the lipo sculpting would remain the same while fats grow around them and other parts of the body that were not operated on. So, if you gain a small amount of weight after a Vaser liposuction, it wouldn't have any drastic effect on your body.
However, if the patient gains large amounts of weight, fat deposits accumulate on the body just like before the procedure was carried out. Although the person may need a bigger cloth to fit his shape, he may become bigger.
For example, if a patient, after a Vaser lipo Surgery, spots a new six abs or hourglass look, the shape is not likely to change after fat accumulation. Rather, the fat grows around the six abs or hourglass.
All in all, to maintain the results of a Vaser lípo, the patient must conform with its requirements of eating healthy and controlled diets, doing regular exercises, drinking water, and reducing or eliminating alcohol intake.
VASER Liposuction Equipment
Liposuction machines are machines used for the surgical procedure of liposuction. It has developed over the years. Today, the best equipment is used for treating liposuction. The following are various types of equipment used for liposuction
1. Smartlipo Triplex: Also known as laser lipolysis, Smartlipo Triplex uses the laser for the liposuction procedure. The equipment is very flexible as it can be used for liposuction in an office. It is minimally invasive, while it also uses local anesthesia. Its laser heat melts the fat in the body before suctioning.
Its equipment is minimally invasive because it uses tiny piercings to make incisions in the skin. This greatly reduces the number of bruisings on the skin.
Smartlipo Triplex has different versions. The latest version employs the latest technology, including the latest version of lasers with three different kinds of wavelengths. It can be used to treat the following areas:
● Male breast
● Bra fat
● Thighs and knees
Why should I use a Smartlipo Triplex
○ It is less invasive compared to manual liposuction
○ It is FDA approved equipment for body contouring and fat removal
○ It doesn't require multiple surgeries for the outcome to be evident. Only one treatment is required.
○ It can be used for large fibrous sculptures of abdominal fat.
2. MicroAire PAL Liposuction System: MicroAire uses vibrational cannulas to remove fat. Power-assisted liposuction removes fat cells with a vibration technique without destroying the surrounding blood vessels, underskin, and tissues. The technology ensures very small incisions, which results in a faster recovery and smaller risks from complications.
The MicroAire can be used for either small or large fat removal and fat transfer. It also reduces the physical effort on the part of the surgeon at a faster time frame. It is accurate, can treat fibrous tissues, has very minimal pain, less recovery time, and perfect outcomes.
3. Vaser Liposuction Machine: Of all the machines and procedures used for liposuction, Vaser Liposuction is the least invasive due to the technology it uses. The machine takes not more than 1-2 hours for liposuction while giving a fast recovery and the best results. Instead of forceful removal or melting of the fat used by other machines, Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound technology that requires little to no effort from the surgeon. After using a Vaser liposuction machine, the patient can easily heal with a massage and other healing strategies. It doesn't disturb the nerves, tissues, or cells under the body. Vaser liposuction machine is so accurate that it has the least amount of inconsistent results or complications arising from using the device.
What's more, Vaser liposuction machines tighten the skin and provide collagen. Achieving the perfect result, a wholly contoured body, and tightened skin with the best possible result requires using a Vaser liposuction.
Vaser liposuction is one of the latest technologíes used for liposuction treatment. It had revolutionized the way liposuction is being trated
A Detailed Guide To Vaser Liposuction Surgery
You stopped eating junk food, placed yourself on a diet, drank enough water, went to the gym regularly, and got enough sleep. You have tried every means to reduce your size with no success.