How Vaser Liposelection is Performed

Vaser Liposelection is a fat removal treatment that removes fat with the use of ultrasounds. This is a minimally invasive procedure and is preferred to other more aggressive treatments such as traditional liposuction. The vaser liposelection treatment is an approved procedure, and if you are considering getting such a treatment, you should know how it is performed.

How Vaser Liposelection Is Performed

The vaser liposelection treatment employs ultrasound technology combined with precision extraction of fat.

The procedure has several stages:

  • The injection of the wetting solution
  • The treatment with ultrasounds
  • The removal of the fat

First Stage

During the first stage, the plastic surgeon will mark the areas that need to be treated, so that he knows where to inject liquid. The special saline liquid is injected in these areas, using a small syringe. This solution contains epinephrine and lidocaine and is meant to shrink the blood vessels and numb the area (and will also make it easier for the ultrasound to break the fat). The skin will be swollen in the areas where liquid was injected, so the surgeon knows exactly if more liquid is needed. The surgeon will also check if enough liquid has been injected by pinching the skin.

Second Stage

During the next stage, ultrasounds will be used to liquefy the fat while the surrounding tissue is left intact. The dislocated fat cells will get in contact with the wetting solution. The surgeon will wait for a few minutes for this process to happen and to make sure that the fat is properly mixed with the wetting solution.

Last Stage

During the last stage of the treatment, the plastic surgeon will make a few small incisions to be able to suction the fat and the wetting solution. The liquid and fat will be removed using a cannula, which is a hollow tube. The suction is gentle, so that there will be minimal bruising and skin damage.

Variations in Vaser Liposelection Techniques

There may be variations in the way the vaser liposelection treatment is performed. The variations are in the frequency of the sound energy used to liquefy the fat. This may depend on the type of instruments available at the clinic and the sensitivity of your skin.

The thickness of the cannula that extracts the fat may also vary according to the areas treated; for smaller areas such as the neck or chin, a small cannula will be used.

Duration of Treatment

The duration of the treatment depends greatly on the size of the areas to be treated. The vaser liposelection procedure can take between 1 and 3 hours.

Recovery after Vaser Liposelection

The vaser liposelection procedure is not aggressive and will result in minimal bruising. You will need 3 to 4 days recovery time; however, the recovery time may vary. The procedure leaves the skin intact and there will be no blood vessels or nerves that are damaged during the procedure.

Your surgeon will schedule a follow up visit to see if the results are satisfactory and that there are no complications.

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