19 Oct 2014
Undergoing VASER Liposuction with Mr Jag Chana
Even if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regime, unwanted areas of fat on your body can be incredibly hard to get rid of. Stubborn fat in problem areas including the thighs, buttocks and abdomen especially can seem impossible to shed, and you might be considering cosmetic treatment as an option to help get the sleek shape you hope for.
Many people presume traditional liposuction is the only option but with new developments within this area of cosmetic surgery, you may discover that VASER liposuction is actually the better option for you. If you are considering surgery to remove unwanted fat it may be worth learning more about VASER liposuction, offered by Mr. Jag Chana.
VASER liposuction is a surgical cosmetic treatment that helps patients to remove fat from the site of application, much like traditional liposuction, but in a more gentle and precise way. VASER harnesses the latest in ultrasound technology to liquefy the fat cells prior to their removal, in order to create a gentler fat reduction process that causes less trauma to the treatment area.
VASER liposuction is performed either under local or general anesthesia and involves creating small incisions within the site of treatment where the ultrasound probes are placed. Once the VASER ultrasound probes have liquefied the unwanted fat cells the removal of the fat cells is then performed in much the same way as a tradition liposuction procedure would be performed, but in a gentler manner.
Advantages of VASER liposuction over traditional liposuction include:
• It is a less invasive procedure
• It is a same-day procedure
• No overnight hospital stay is usually required
• Offers more precise results
Is Vaser liposuction right for me?
Like all cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, VASER comes with benefits and risks that should be understood and carefully considered in order to make an informed decision whether the procedure is right for you.
Fat removal with VASER Liposuction offers many positives to patients, and you can expect to see an improvement in the look and feel of stubborn fat within the area of application. Patients can often achieve the same high standard of result with VASER as they can with traditional methods, but without the trauma and some of the risks that can come with the traditional form of liposuction surgery. The refined contouring effects are also easier to achieve with VASER liposuction compared to traditional liposuction since it is a more precise techniques. Patients can also gain confidence as a result of this treatment, as VASER aims to reduce fat and therefore improve your body confidence, leaving you happier in your overall appearance.
Like any surgery, VASER liposuction comes with some risks and potential side effects that should be carefully understood before making the decision to undergo the treatment. Swelling, bruising and sensitivity, or pain within the area of application is possible, although any soreness post-surgery can be managed with painkillers and is usually short-lived.
Who should perform my treatment?
If you are considering undergoing VASER liposuction treatment – or any other surgical cosmetic treatment – then choosing a surgeon that you trust to perform your procedure is of the up most importance. Naturally you want an experienced and skilled surgeon, and that means finding someone that can not only provide the high standard of results you are hoping to achieve, but also takes every possible precaution to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the treatment. Mr. Jag Chana is a plastic surgeon known by both cosmetic professionals and patients alike for his ability to individualise all of his cosmetic treatments in order compliment the patient’s physical characteristics. He is also a highly regarded surgeon with a strong interest in the latest technological break-throughs within the cosmetic industry.
In fact, Mr. Chana was one of the first consultants in the country to invest in and provide VASER liposuction treatment; a treatment he uses regularly both as a single cosmetic procedure, and as a contouring tool to compliment other cosmetic surgical procedures. If you would like more information on VASER liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure, both surgical and non-surgical, then book your consultation with Mr. Jag Chana today.
17 Aug 2014
What is VASER?
VASER is a new and exciting form of technology which helps to reduce fat, refine and tone certain areas of your body without undergoing surgery.
‘VASER’ stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance which uses advanced ultrasound technology to break down fat cells.
The technique uses sound energy transmitted through small probes that liquefy fat prior to removal by gentle suction.
Am I suitable for VASER?
VASER is not for the overweight or obese as it does not make you lose weight.
It is suitable for those who are at their ideal weight but may have some stubborn areas of fat that can’t be removed no matter how much exercise or dieting they do.
What areas can be treated with the VASER Lipo?
VASER procedures can be used to improve areas traditional Liposuction could not treat, such as the backs of the arms, the inner thighs, the upper part of the abdomen and the neck/jawline.
VASER is able to treat these areas because it is minimally invasive and less traumatic, so the delicate nerves and blood vessels undergo significantly less trauma.
How long does the procedure take?
This all depends on the amount of fat that was targeted with VASER.
It can take anything from 20 minutes to two hours, but a consultation with your doctor will help you to understand how much time you need to prepare.
Who can do it for me?
Mr. Jag Chana was one of the first BAAPS accredited Plastic surgeons to introduce this technique to the UK in 2009.
How long do effects last?
You will notice an immediate change after surgery although there may be some swelling so you might have to wait up to a week for that to go down first before you can see major changes.
It could take from 3 – 6 months for you to notice the full results with this technique.
Should I choose VASER instead of Liposuction?
This is all down to you, but a thorough discussion with Mr. Jag Chana will determine which procedure is best for you at addressing your issues and leaving you with the best results.
VASER is used by surgeons and favoured by patients for its quick treatment time and cost-effective good results.
The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms.
In conventional liposuction, fat is sucked into a cannula (a thin metal tube) which is then sheared off by the surgeon, moving the cannula back and forth. This action produces trauma to the tissues which can lead to unevenness of fat removal and sometimes complications such as irregularities, which can be seen on the surface of the skin. The conventional technique is also associated with elongated recovery times and more pain.
Whereas, VASER has little to no downtime and is quick and easy just by a few zaps of ultrasound to the target area.
Does it leave a scar?
There will be a tiny scar – about 4mm in length. For most people this scar soon fades or becomes invisible with time.
What are the benefits of VASER?
- A surgical procedure with little to no downtime
- Smoothing the contours of the body by heating the fatty tissue layer
- Temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite
- Visible, measurable and lasting results
- Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction
- Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
- Smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Refines and accentuates the appearance of muscles
22 May 2014
The Top 5 Body Procedures to Help Remove Fat
There are many people who spend hours in the gym or trying many different diets and no matter what they do, they just can’t seem to shift stubborn areas of fat.
Some people may have even lost a significant amount of weight and are left with sagging skin or there are certain areas in which fat may still be hard to target.
Pregnancy can also leave women with pockets or ‘pouches’ of fat on the stomach and thighs and may leave them feeling deflated months after giving birth.
Fat removal procedures are typically aimed at those who are of an ideal weight or have reached their goal weight but are struggling to lose fat on certain areas of the body.
There are a variety of fat removal procedures that can help you solve this issue and here are the top 5 most popular and most effective ways.
Better known as the ‘tummy tuck’, this procedure is aimed at someone with excessive skin and fat on the stomach.
A typical abdominoplasty involves incisions being made in the abdomen and just above the bikini line. The abdominal muscles are then tightened and stitched into their new position before removing excess fat and skin.
Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction too for a more contoured effect.
This is the second most popular procedure, after breast augmentation (boob job), its aim is to remove fat out of the body by sucking it through a cannula.
This procedure is beneficial for those who have larger areas of stubborn fat which is often on the thighs or abdomen.
New techniques of performing this procedure have been developed to make it easier to break up fat cells.
One that is used quite regularly is ‘wet’ liposuction which involves administering saline, adrenaline and anaesthetic to the treatment area which is then sucked out with the fat.
VASER is a device which uses enhanced ultrasound technology to gently break down fat from areas of the body.
During the procedure the surgeon will make small incisions typically 4 – 5 mm long and inject fluid which is absorbed by the fat.
An ultrasound probe is then introduced under the skin to liquefy the fat. There are different types of probes depending on the area of the body and the quality of skin overlying the fat.
The probe disperses the ultrasound energy into the surrounding fat and liquifies the fat.
A different suction cannula is the introduced under the skin which then very gently and easily removes the liquefied fat.
Once the treatment is complete either a small dissolvable stitch or a dressing is applied to the incision.
The ultrasound technology is directed specifically at the fat so the nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissues remain unharmed.
This can be performed on any part of the body that has some stubborn areas of fat such as the stomach, thighs, back and arms.
This procedure targets the fatty areas on the arms, otherwise known as the so-called dreaded ‘bingo wings’.
Fat and loose skin on the arms is very common from weight gain or extreme weight loss.
The surgeon will draw some markings on the inner arms which will determine the degree of fat removal.
Excess skin and fat is then removed from the upper inner arm.
This procedure will leave scarring in the inner arm which is hidden once the arms are by your side, but the length of scarring is something you may wish to discuss further with Mr. Jag Chana.
This procedure corrects loose skin and removes excess fat upon the inner thighs.
Markings will be made on the inner thighs to determine how much fat and skin will be removed.
Loose skin will be removed vertically and the scar will be located along the inner aspect of the thigh.
In a mini thigh lift, loose skin is removed and tightened with an upwards pull so that scarring will be in the groin area and not as visible.
The length of scarring will be discuss prior to surgery.
Liposuction may be performed at the same time to help contour the thighs too.
It is recommended to discuss any issues regarding stubborn deposits of fat on your body with MR. Jag Chana before considering surgery, as he can analyse the extent of your problem and advise you with the procedure that will give you the best results.
26 Feb 2010
VASER lipo, an ultrasound technique that offers reduced recovery times for patients, specifically targets and liquefies fat cells. This is a great procedure for men because it means that a sculpting effect can be achieved. Many image-conscious males are signing up for better defined chests and six-packs.
04 Jan 2010
American Health & Beauty readers have chosen VASER lipo as one of their top minimally invasive body contouring brands.
VASER Lipo utilizes ultrasonic energy to emulsify unwanted fat. Tissue selective, ultrasound energy precisely targets fat deposits, leaving surrounding tissue largely undisturbed. During the procedure, a thin probe that emits ultrasound waves is inserted into a tiny incision in the treatment area. Fat liquefies and is then removed with suction and/or massage. Ideal for delicate areas such as the inner thighs, chin or neck, VASER is also excellent for contouring highly defined muscles.
The American Health & Beauty Reader’s Choice Awards are based on a running tally of all information accessed on www.americanhealthandbeauty.com from January 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009.
29 Dec 2009
According to a new survey of 3000 women, more than 59 per cent of women said that flabby tummies make them feel “unsexy”. 42 per sent said their thighs were their least favourite body part and wished they had slimmer legs. Flabby upper arms or ‘bingo wings’ were also unpopular. Just four per cent said there was nothing they would like to change about themselves, whereas more than a third of men said they love their partner’s bodies just the way they are.
Liposuction can be a great solution for these problem areas. Many people are now choosing VASER liposuction which uses ultrasound technology and is far less intrusive than traditional liposuction. It involves no cutting and is performed under local anaesthetic – as opposed to general anaesthetic.
14 Dec 2009
The editors of consumer guide to plastic surgery have looked into their crystal balls to see what trends are likely in 2010.
EVEN MORE BOTOX-LIKE PRODUCTS WILL COME TO MARKET
In 2010 expect to see a few more Botox rivals, including a topical form of the popular wrinkle relaxer and at least one more injectable. The main difference in these injectables seems to be how long the results last and how quickly the products start to work on your crow’s feet.
FAT INJECTIONS TO THE BREAST
These once controversial injections may soon play a role in cosmetic breast augmentation. Taking fat from a part of the body where there is too much (your thighs or butt, for example) and injecting it into your breasts where there is too little, may replace the need for breast implants when done in conjunction with a breast lift. Some kinks still need to be worked out.
SURGEONS WILL INVENT – AND PERFECT – BODY CONTOURING SURGERIES TO FOLLOW MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS
More and more people are undergoing bariatric surgery to lose weight, only to be left with hanging fat and flab in highly visible areas. Expect to hear about many new procedures, including the corset trunkplasty. This new surgery targets above-the-belly-button flab, to recreate an hourglass silhouette in formerly obese women and get rid of love handles in men.
Fat freezing (or cryolipolysis) may give liposuction a run for its money in the coming years. This technology works by freezing fat cells and breaking them down. Zeltiq is in clinical trials now, and results look promising.
LIPODISSOLVE STUDY RESULTS STUN SKEPTICS
Lipodissolve, an experimental “fat-melting” technology, is being billed as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Also called mesotherapy, lipodissolve is performed via injection of a cocktail of chemicals into muffin tops, saddlebags, love handles and other trouble spots to dissolve fat cells. While even the trialists were skeptical at first, and the final results have not been tallied, it works.
SURGERY-FREE TUMMY TUCKS
Non-invasive body contouring procedures such as Thermage, VelaShape, UltraShape, LipoSonix and Zerona will continue to grow in popularity in 2010. Once reserved for the face, Thermage also uses radio waves to lift and firm skin on your stomach, knees, arms, legs, hands or butt. VelaShape employs bipolar radiofrequency energy to reduce the size of the fat cells, along with infrared heat to tighten the skin. And Zerona uses a “cold” laser to painlessly zap the fat cells beneath your skin. These technologies (and more) may give tummy tucks and lower body lifts a run for their money in 2010.
Face transplant surgery was once nothing more than fodder for sci-fi thrillers like the movie Face/Off, but they are now becoming a reality. Eight have been performed so far in the United States and abroad.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES
As the economy starts to show signs of recovery, more people may opt for cosmetic surgery procedures. Minimally invasive procedures, such as injectables will be popular. They allow people to put off more invasive (and expensive) procedures like face lifts until they really need them (and can better afford them).
Daily Mail journalist, Carla McKay, has sung the praises of VASER Liposuction in her article on 9th December 2009. The 58 year old had the treatment as a present to herself for her birthday and described the procedure as the “magic wand” which “zapped away” the excess fat on her stomach.
The whole procedure took just 90 minutes and resulted in the removal of 2.3 litres (12lb) of fat from the patient’s stomach area. In her article, Ms McKay described herself as “a bit vulnerable and delicate” for a couple of days, but “over the moon” with the results.
VASER liposuction uses ultrasound technology and is far less intrusive than traditional liposuction. It involves no cutting and is performed under local anaesthetic – as opposed to general anaesthetic.