Liposuction – VASER Ultrasonic Assisted Liposculpture (UAL), Body Contouring
VASER Ultrasonic Assisted Liposculpture - UAL
VASER ultrasonic assisted liposculpture (UAL) is the best liposculpture and body contouring method in our hands. No blood loss, fast recovery, immediate return to social and work life. Additional positives are the skin tightening and weight loss.
Tumescent liposuction has been very effective even in young patients with mild to moderate amounts of fat. Ultrasonic assisted liposculpture however has expanded the number of patients suitable for body sculpting. This includes patients with larger amounts of fat and less elastic skin tone. It also allows us to treat areas, which were not easily or effectively treated in the past. These include fibrous areas such as the back, male breast and upper abdomen.
VASER ultrasonic assisted liposculpture is a more advanced form of both regular lipoplasty and tumescent liposuction, and is used to get precise body contouring results. In case you are a healthy individual with fat deposits that are not going away even after continued exercise and dieting, then you can consider VASER lipo.
Apart from carrying the risks associated with all cosmetic surgery procedures, UAL also carries specific risks. In all liposuction methods, the body produces excess fluid to fill the fat cavity, which we have to remove for a number of days.
We require a physical examination in order to verify whether you are a candidate for this procedure.
Comparison between VASER lipo and other liposuction methods can be seen below.
VASER Lipo - How does it work?
In our clinic we use VASER lipo - the best UAL technology on the market.
Ultrasonic waves, delivered through the cannula, emulsify or liquefy the fat, while traditional liposuction requires manual effort to cut and aspirate fat tissue, producing tunnels in the fat depots.
Ultrasonic waves actually target fat cells specifically, causing them to “implode” and liquefy for suction removal. Thus, blood and tissue loss is minimal. Traditional liposuction causes more tissue trauma, blood loss and bruising than ultrasonic techniques due to tissue destruction necessary to manually break up the fat. Ultrasound emulsifies fat without damaging adjacent tissue.
During the procedure, we first inject an aqueous solution of lidocaine, epinephrine and saline water into the area from which we will remove fat. We then make small incisions on the sides and insert thin ultrasound probes to transmit sound waves to the fat, in order to liquefy it. The liquefied fat is then sucked out with the use of thin cannulas.
Comparison Table - VASER vs Other Liposuction Methods
VASER Ultrasonic Assisted Liposculpturing
It only targets fat cells and leaves neighbouring tissues intact.
Reduces blood loss and post-operative pain and has a skin tightening effect.
Male breast, upper abdomen and fatty deposits on the back easier to treat.
It minimizes the "wavy areas" side effect. Because ultrasound is so smooth and precise, contouring is more achievable.
Traditional (Suction Assisted) Liposuction
Most common form of liposuction.
Performed by manually breaking up the fat (pushing and pulling a probe through the fat area, using negative vacuum pressure). Causes greater blood loss, trauma and bruising than ultrasonic techniques.
Fibrous areas, such as the male breast, upper abdomen and fatty deposits on the back are hard to treat.
Higher chance of getting the side effect of "wavy areas" of fat.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction/Laser Lipolysis
Uses thermal energy to destroy fat cells and seal off surrounding vessels.
It can cause thermal damage to important tissues.
The extracted fat cannot be used for lipo transfer.
Usually can treat only small fat deposits.
Fastest liposuction method.
Similar to traditional liposuction, PAL uses a specialized tube and mechanized movements to help break up the fat tissue.
Surgeons can have difficulties controlling the device.
Can result in contour irregularities.