Nowadays, there are so many different procedures to choose from when looking to get aesthetic surgery. Technology is constantly changing and getting more advanced, and so are the methods for performing a variety of procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries and body-shaping operations.

A leading range of treatments that are on the cutting edge are provided by VASER. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This technology provides versatile and highly customizable body-shaping procedures, one of the most renowned being VASERlipo.

What Is VASERlipo?

VASERlipo, also known as Vaser Liposuction, is a device that performs minimally invasive liposuction procedures using ultrasound waves that selectively break up fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The broken-down loose fat cells are then removed using a suction cannula.

This technique is known to be more efficient in fat removal than traditional liposuction because it is very selective in the type of tissue that it targets. It disrupts fat cells but does not harm other types of tissue, like connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. For this reason, recovery also is faster as compared to recovery after traditional liposuction procedures.

Ultrasonic liposuction is known to be more effective in the treatment of areas that are densely fibrous, like the back, the breasts (both male and female), the abdominal area, and areas that have previously undergone liposuction. The ultrasonic energy is powerful enough to destroy large volumes of fat but also gentle and specific enough to be used in delicate areas like arms and neck. VASERlipo has also been clinically proven to produce a uniform effect on treated areas, resulting in smooth natural contours and beautiful skin.

How Does It Work?

The VASERlipo ultrasound device uses low-level ultrasonic energy that pulses gently to break apart fat cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The device transforms ultrasonic energy primarily to vibration energy, which is then transmitted to the fat cells through small probes that are two to three millimeters in size.

The fat cells are shaken apart with the vibrations and then mixed with fluid injected by the surgeon at the beginning of the procedure. The fluid is a tumescent liquid or a saline solution that is mixed with a local anesthetic. Finally, the fat/fluid mixture (emulsification) is suctioned and removed using small cannulae.

Benefits of VASERlipo

VASERlipo is a minimally invasive procedure with very quick recovery times. It is a vast improvement over traditional liposuction in terms of body-shaping and contouring results. Since it uses ultrasound energy technology, large amounts of stubborn fat can be easily removed without damaging important surrounding tissue. Moreover, since it is vibration energy that is shaking loose the fat cells, it is suitable even for delicate areas like the arms, chin, and neck. Other areas on the body that are well suited to Vaser liposuction include the thighs, abdomen, knees, and chest.

There is little to no pain during the procedure. VASERlipo is especially suitable in addressing stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Get Started with VASERlipo

Contact London Bridge Plastic Surgery to set up your VASERlipo consultation. During your consultation, you’ll speak with an experienced medical professional, who will answer your questions and show you before-and-after photos.