Dr Kam SinghMedically reviewed by Dr Kam Singh, Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM
Specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture
— Written by Ann Smith — Updated on June 21, 2021

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic procedure involving the removal of fat deposits found beneath the skin. Vaser liposuction London is a new type of procedure that breaks up fat cells, loosening them so that your practitioner can more easily remove them during your treatment. Although this treatment is quite effective in improving one's appearance, many people are concerned about VASER lipo scars and the effect that they may have on their appearance.

The word VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This new technique involves the use of ultrasound energy that utilizes strong waves to break up the bonds held between fat cells.

VASER lipo is becoming increasingly popular as a better way to remove stubborn fat in a more gentle and controlled manner; but to be the most effective for the patient, an experienced and skilled provider is required.

As with other types of liposuction, VASER lipo should not be thought of as a weight loss tool. Those who obtain the best results from the procedure are already close to their target weight. VASER is most helpful for those attempting to remove spot areas of fat to reveal underlying muscle tone.

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How Vaser Lipo Works

All liposuction procedures work in a similar way. Some type of technology is used to break apart fat deposits, which are then safely removed from the body using devices called cannulas to suction the fat out of the body.

The way that Vaser liposuction differs from other types of liposuction procedures is the way that it breaks apart fat deposits. Vaser lipo utilizes ultrasound waves to break up fat deposits, which are then suctioned away through the inserted cannulas.

Vaser Advantages

The Vaser liposuction technique is special because it allows your provider to be extremely gentle in removing fat, as well as being extremely precise. It breaks up the connections between underlying muscles and fatty tissue without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. This makes VASER perfect for the creation of body sculpting.

Emerging evidence is also suggesting that liposuction can alter your metabolism as another way of ridding your body of fat. A 2017 study of overweight men who had Vaser liposuction performed showed that their insulin sensitivity improved in a few months after their procedure.

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What To Expect

If you are to undergo a VASER liposuction procedure, you will probably be placed under general anesthesia. Or you may be put under a type of anesthesia called conscious sedation. A solution consisting of saline and an anesthetic will be injected into the area of treatment. Next, small incisions will be created to allow for the placement of ultrasound probes to break up fat deposits.

Fatty deposits will gradually begin breaking apart. Your practitioner will then use a cannula to vacuum away fat deposits and some fluid using the same port.

It is normal to leave some fluid in the body to allow the anesthetic to numb the body. It will be safely absorbed by your body over the course of the next few days.

Areas of Treatment

A VASER lipo can be safely used to treat areas like your arms, chin and neck, chest, upper back, stomach and waist line, hips and thighs, and buttocks.

VASER Lipo vs. Conventional Liposuction

Whenever you are considering undergoing any type of treatment, you should consider your alternatives. The VASER procedure is much like a traditional liposuction, but there are some important differences to consider. The main difference is that the VASER procedure is more precise in the way that it removes fat. It is not for the removal of very large fat deposits.

Achieving ideal vaser liposuction results means that your practitioner will be using a contouring technique, involving the removal of small fat deposits. After completion, your underlying muscle tone will be revealed. So the right idea with a VASER lipo is that you will not be completely and dramatically redefining the entire look of your body. Instead, you will be refining your contours in small, impactful ways.

Preparing for Your VASER Liposuction in London

In preparation for your VASER liposuction procedure, you will need to inform your practitioner of any medications or supplements that you are currently taking. Two weeks prior to your procedure, avoid taking anything that has a blood-thinning effect, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, as well as any supplements that can thin the blood.

Do not drink any alcoholic beverages the night before your cosmetic procedure. Your practitioner may provide you with additional preparatory instructions. Be sure that you follow them carefully so that you obtain the best possible result and heal as rapidly as possible following your procedure.

After Your VASER Liposuction

Following a VASER lipo, it is normal to appear somewhat bruised and swollen in the targeted areas. It is likely that your results will not be visible at first because your body will require some time to heal and recover.

You will be provided with sterilized cotton dressings for the affected area, since some fluid will be draining for the next day or two. You may be advised to drink extra fluids so that all of the anesthesia is flushed from your body. You'll also be required to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to help minimize post-procedure swelling.

Your Results

The results of a VASER lipo are permanent, and that the removed fat cells will not return. However, it is possible for remaining fat cells to increase in size if you do not maintain your post-procedure weight. So be sure to maintain your regular diet and exercise routine so that you you can enjoy your new, slimmer profile for as long as possible.

Vaser Liposuction Before and After Results

Post-Procedure Scars

A common concern among patients is the possibility of scars after VASER lipo. Since this is a minimally invasive technique, any scarring should be minimal. A skilled practitioner will use so-called "stealth incisions" that are no more than seven mm in length.

Keloid and hypertrophic scars are extremely rare following a VASER liposuction procedure. If VASER lipo scars should occur, steroid injections can be used to treat them. The required sutures are dissolvable and can be removed within a few days after your procedure.

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