VASER liposuction is an innovation in plastic surgery, simply because it uses superior technology to create a more effective result than traditional liposuction. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, and it uses advanced ultrasound technology in order to break down fat cells before they are removed from the body.
Mr. Jag Chana was one of the first UK surgeons to introduce VASER to his practice back in 2009. Since then, the demand for the product has grown enormously. Mr. Chana is also certified by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
During VASER liposuction, fluid will be injected into a small incision in the target area, which is absorbed by the fat. An ultrasound probe is inserted into the skin, and this liquefies and emulsifies the fat, which can then be gently removed by a suction cannula. The incision is healed with a small dissolvable stitch if necessary, and a compression dressing is applied, which must be worn post-procedure for a period specified by Mr. Chana.
There are many advantages of having VASER liposuction over traditional liposuction surgery. One of the major plus points for most people is that the procedure is less painful. Unlike some fat loss surgeries, for small areas, it can be performed under local anaesthetic, and in the majority of cases, the patient will be able to return home the same day of their treatment. Some patients return to work just a few days after VASER liposuction, and you shouldn’t have to take more than one-week to recover – a markdown on traditional liposuction, which can take much longer. If the patient is having large areas of the body treated for fat removal, the procedure may have to be performed under general or ‘twilight’ anaesthesia.
VASER also allows more precise sculpting of tissues such as the male six-pack abdomen. The reason for this is that the ultrasound energy can be used to remove fat more precisely from the superficial layers just under the surface of the skin. Since VASER is less invasive, there is also a far reduced risk of complications compared to traditional liposuction. In fact, in appropriately selected patients, the risks including bruising, loose skin and irregularities, are made far less likely by opting for VASER liposuction. And although large volume liposuction patients sometimes need a small touch-up procedure, VASER has reduced this need considerably.
Please note, neither VASER nor traditional liposuction is suitable for people looking to lose large amounts of weight. Liposuction is best used to shift small pockets of stubborn fat which will not go even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. The very overweight should look into weight loss surgery such as gastric bands, rather than liposuction.