FACTFILE: VASER LIPOSUCTION

 

Vaser liposuction

 

  • What does it do? – Takes away excess fatty tissue by dissolving fat cells and then extracting them.
  • Type of anaesthetic? – Local anaesthetic with sedation
  • Length of stay? – Two hours following surgery.
  • What happens? – The area to be sculpted is filled with a special saline solution and local anaesthetic that helps to numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and bruising). It also makes the fat cells easier to liquefy. Then small probes are inserted which transmit sound energy : this targets and dissolves fat cells while harmlessly bouncing off other tissue. The emulsified fat flows into the saline solution and is easily extracted in liquid form.
  • How does it feel? – There is some soreness and tenderness afterwards
  • How long does it take? – Between one and four hours, depending on how much fat is removed
  • Scars? – Absolutely minimal. Only placed in discreet places.
  • Swelling and bruising? – Yes, but far less than with normal liposuction
  • Recovery time? – Two to four hours to recover in the clinic and can go home after. Forty-eight hours to recover from anaesthetic. You will need to wear a special garment twenty-four hours a day for one week, and will not be able to shower during this time. You return after a week to have your bandages and stiches removed. However (within these restrictions) you can return to work within days and be back to the gym after one week.
  • Side effects?- The usual risks associated with all surgery apply. Other risks are unlikely but could include contour irregularities, prolonged swelling or numbing, blister-like spots (seromas), burns, skin discoloration, infection.
  • When will I see results? – Four weeks after surgery.
  • What’s the optimum age to have this? Any. Usually over 18 years old.
  • How long will the results last? – Results are permanent, providing you do not put on more weight.

Drs Roberto and Maurizio Viel, plastic surgeon at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in London and in Dubai has over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic procedures and among the leading experts in cosmetic procedures such as VASER liposuction, Breast Augmentation, MACS Facelift, Fat Harvest and Penoplasty.

 

 

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