VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to breakdown fat cells.
The ultrasound energy only targets fat cells, leaving all surrounding tissues undamaged, and involves minimal downtime. Our experience tells us that VASER Lipo is the most effective minimally invasive method of removing unwanted fat from your body, creating a defined and sculpted area.
What is VASER Liposuction? VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction, also known as Vaser Hi-Definition Liposuction, is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to break up and remove unwanted fat.
A specially-designed suction device is then used to gently remove the liquefied fat, while preserving the surrounding connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves.
The procedure is popular for both men and women.
Surgery Length: 30 mins – 1 hour
Anesthesia: Local, General Anesthesia, or Intravenous Sedation
Hospital Stay: —
Stay in Thailand: —
Recovery: 1 â€“ 4 days
Procedure Cost: —
What VASER Liposuction Can Do
VASER liposuction produces smooth, predictable results with a fast recovery period. VASER liposuction may be performed on many areas of the body including:
VASER Liposuction can also be performed on multiple body areas at one time.
What it won’t do: VASER liposuction is not intended for excessive weight loss.
Best Candidates for VASER Liposuction
Ideal candidates for VASER liposuction are:
- Healthy individuals with stubborn local deposits
- Those who are not morbidly obese
- Those with firm, elastic skin will see the best results
- Those who do not suffer from heart problems, high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure
- Those with firm skin
- Those who are not on medications such wafarin, aspirin or any anticoagulants
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
Is VASER Liposuction Right for Me?
If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASER liposuction can provide a solution.
VASER liposuction is an especially good choice for the treatment of specific areas won’t lose fat even for healthy people who work out. Genetics are often the cause of double chins, or “muffin tops” around the waist, and VASER liposuction is a perfect procedure to slim and contour those areas.
Preparing for VASER Liposuction
Prior to VASER liposuction you will be require to have a consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, you should be very open about your medical history and existing medical conditions. List all of the medications, vitamins and herbs you are taking (even if you don’t think they’re important).
Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get a medical evaluation
- Adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
Your plastic surgeon will also discuss where your procedure will be performed. VASER liposuction can be performed in-office while the patient is awake, or in a surgery center or hospital under local anesthesia (awake), IV sedation, or general anesthesia.
If your VASER liposuction is performed using anesthesia, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following the procedure.
VASER Liposuction Surgery Overview
Tumescent Fluid Infusion
To begin the procedure, the physician will inject what is known as tumescent fluid into the treatment area. Tumescent fluid is a mixture of saline solution, lidocaine and epinephrine. The solution helps expand the tissue layer, while the lidocaine numbs the area, and the epinephrine works by shrinking the blood vessels. This will not only help to control bleeding during the procedure, but will help to minimize bruising during your recovery.
Emulsification of Fatty Tissue
Once the physician has injected the tumescent fluid, they will insert a small probe that emits ultrasonic energy. The energy travels in high-frequency waves that are dispersed evenly from all sides of the probe.
This energy causes the VASER probe to vibrate, selectively breaking apart the fatty tissue on contact. The ultrasonic energy actually works by emulsifying, or liquefying the fatty tissue. As the energy is targeted only toward fat, the surrounding connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves are preserved.
Removal of Fatty Tissue
After the physician has emulsified the fatty tissue in the treatment area, the fat is removed from the body using a gentle suction device or massage. This specialized suction device removes the liquefied fat while minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues. The VASER liposuction technique preserves these important tissues to promote an enhanced patient experience.
VASER Liposuction Surgery Results
You should begin to see results within the first few weeks. Your results will continue to improve with time as the tissues in the treatment area heal. You skin will begin retract to give you a smooth, natural-looking result with final results apparent between 3 and 6 months.
Because of the non surgical nature of VASER liposuction there is typically less damage, pain, and needed recovery time compare to traditional liposuction.
Will There be Scars?
Usually there will be only two small incisions used for the insertion of the cannula. These scars are typically less than 4 – 10mm long.
VASER Liposuction Surgery Recovery
After the operation you will be given anti-biotic cover to dress the incisions. Most patients are able to go back to work within days after their VASER liposuction procedure, however you should stay away from strenuous activity for at least two weeks.
After the two week mark, you will be required to visit the doctor for a check-up.
When You Return Home
If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Following your physician’s instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
Possible Risks of VASER Liposuction Surgery
The risks of VASER liposuction are very similar to other liposuction procedure risks.
Because VASER liposuction minimizes damage to other body tissues, patients typically experience less pain and fewer side effects than with other forms of liposuction.
Possible risks of liposuction include:
- Uneven contours
- Rippling or loose skin
- Skin or nerve damage
- Irregular pigmentation
- Fat clots
- Blood clots
- Excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation
- Unfavorable scarring
- Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique
- Lidocaine toxicity
- Anesthesia risks
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Change in skin sensation
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.
Note: It’s very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your VASER liposuction procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
VASER Liposuction Terms and Definitions
- VASER: Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.
- Cannula : Tube used to loosen fat.
- General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
- Hematoma: Blood pooling beneath the skin.
- Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
- Lipoplasty: Another term for liposuction. Liposuction: Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.
- Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
- Suction lipectomy: Another term for liposuction.
- Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.
- Tumescent or super-wet liposuction: Involves an infusion of saline solution with adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat.
- Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty: Uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning.