We always recommend a healthy diet and exercise before considering Vaser Liposuction . This is not an alternative to those basics, but a method of reducing areas resistant to those basics. It is designed for patients who already have a normal Body Mass Index. Vaser Liposuction is a specialized technique that is best used by plastic surgeons experienced in standard liposuction. It is variously called Liposelection, Liposculpture and the more advanced 3 and 4D High Definition Lipo alluded to in the next section.
What is Vaser?
This innovative device uses ultrasound technology and liposuction methods to remove unwanted fat deposits and to sculpt and contour the body. Unlike traditional liposuction methods, the Vaser has significantly lower downtime and the body shape is also defined. It is minimally-invasive, meaning patients will get great results, without resorting to fully-invasive surgery. It is a three stage technique with infiltration of fluid, ultrasonic vibration to emulsify fat, and liposculpture to reshape fat.
How much session will I need, and how far apart can I have them?
Many clinics suggest one procedure, however to obtain the best results sometimes more than one treatment is required. I believe in safety. It is not safe to remove huge amounts of fat in one session. Although clinics in other countries and even in the UK routinely do this, there have been serious problems. It is better to limit aspirate removal to under 2.5 liter’s in each session. Most patients will only have the one area of concern, but it is important to treat the neighboring areas in order to blend, this will be discussed fully upon examination.
Healthy diet and exercise is still a dependent variable pre and post VASER Lipo.
Am I a suitable candidate for VASER?
Vaser is ideal for those with stubborn areas of fat, or those wishing to get more definition around their muscles.
Who will perform the treatment?
Our fully qualified, NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, with 30 years experience in plastic surgery will perform the consultation and treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Most areas of the body can be treated, but the most common are the abdomen, breast/male chest and upper arms. It is particularly popular amongst male and female patients who are seeking a more toned appearance.
Is there any downtime?
There is a small amount of downtime associated with this procedure as it is minimally-invasive. Patients can resume their normal activities soon after treatment, though they may experience some slight swelling, mild discomfort and bruising. Patients will need a bespoke post-op care programme involving ultrasound, deep tissue and MLD massage to help improve results.
How much will it cost?
The consultation fee with the Consultant Plastic Surgeon is £100, and prices of treatment start at £3200. Follow up treatments are often cheaper.
3D and 4D Vaser Liposculpture
VASER (stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) is an ultrasound-assisted liposuction that utilizes ultrasound energy to selectively remove fat without harming the surrounding structures of the area being liposuctioned.
Before & After Photos of 4D VASER High Definition Liposculpture Note that final definition is typically seen 3-4 months after surgery. Patient went from a size 14 to a size 10. Result will vary between patients. This patient required two treatments
How Does the VASER Liposuction Work?
VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure performed in conjunction with tumescent anesthesia that utilizes advanced ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape the body. The ultrasound energy is transmitted through the small VASER probes that diffuse the ultrasound waves and liquefy the fat for easy removal. The ultrasound energy is gentle enough that it can break apart the fat with minimal damage to surrounding tissues, creating smooth, predictable results with fast patient recovery.
A multicenter, prospective randomized controlled trial in 2012 recently showed that the VASER-assisted liposuction resulted in a statistically significant improvement in skin retraction of 53 percent relative to the traditional regular liposuction (17 percent per liter versus 11 percent per liter, p = 0.003). Moreover, the VASER-assisted liposuction group also resulted in a statistically significant reduction in blood loss of 26 percent relative to the traditional liposuction (p = 0.019 with n = 20 using a two-tailed t test).
Fast facts about VASER LIPOSUCTION
• The VASER-liposuction method demonstrated improved skin retraction compared with traditional/conventional liposuction.
• The VASER-liposuction method demonstrated reduction in blood loss compared with traditional liposuction.
• No serious complications reported in a clinical study involving VASER liposuction in over 70,000 VASER liposuction procedures.
• No burn complications, contour irregularities or prolonged swelling seen in one clinical study.
• No revisions needed after a VASER liposuction found in a multi-center pilot study.
Key Benefits of VASERlipo:
• Single procedure results with speedy recovery times
• Less bleeding & more skin retraction
• Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction
• Refines and accentuates appearance of muscles
, it’s the best type of liposuction for treatment of gynecomastia in men
Recovery after a 4-D VASER High Definition Liposuction
• May return to work 10 days after surgery
• May resume exercise or work out 6 weeks after surgery
Who is this for?
3D Vaser Liposculpture is the standard Vaser treatment, and the UK unlike in other countries, we normally restrict fat removal to under 2.5 litres of aspirate using a wet technique with Kleine’s Solution. This is prevent the risk of rebound shock (due to blood loss). This means that several treatments are often required. In other countries larger volumes are removed in one treatment, and transfusions are used to resuscitate, many of us try to avoid this method in the UK. This treatment is not an alternative to weight reduction and a BMI of under 30 is required to be considered suitable.
4D Vaser Liposculpture is an advanced technique, with a higher rate of complications, such as skin burning and ulceration. This is for athletic, slim individuals, who want muscle definition.