What Is Vaser Liposuction?


Despite best efforts, for some people, working out 7 days week and focusing on their abdominal muscles is not enough to produce six-pack abs. This is usually attributed to genetics, so even though someone may be particularly hard working in the gym, there is still a persistent layer of fat that stands between them and looking their best.

High-definition liposculpture is a procedure that has emerged in recent years, which enables qualified practitioners to remove fat from particular parts of the body. The leading technique among surgeons is VASER, which stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. Combining ultrasound technologies with liposuction, it allows surgeons to target problem areas with precision. The device used in VASER surgery actually liquefies fat, with the surgeon sculpting the patients body, almost as if he were an artisan chipping away at a statue.

Areas of the body commonly targeted during the procedure include:

  • abdominals
  • hips
  • upper back
  • breasts
  • arms
  • legs

Risk Factors

As with any kind of surgery, risks do exist. Keep in mind, that this list is not specific to VASER only, but rather is indicative of many surgeries. Over 70, 000 VASER surgeries are completed annually, without complications. It’s always best to ask questions of your surgeon, as well as disclosing as much possible information as you can, if you’re concerned you may be at risk of one or more of the following:

  • reacting negatively to anaesthesia
  • bruises
  • scars
  • swelling

Is VASER Right for You?

The ideal candidate for VASER is someone who is physically active, eats well and is image conscious. Despite them leading an active lifestyle and watching their weight, they are still unable to meet their aesthetic goals, which usually involves the holy grail of a stomach appearance: the six-pack.Some specific factors which may place you in good standing as a candidate for surgery include:

  • fall within a good weight range (BMI 22-25)
  • good skin elasticity (loose skin is not ideal for this procedure)
  • active lifestyle
  • committed to maintaining a healthy weight after procedure
  • good muscle tone

What’s Involved in Surgery?

The surgeon will begin by making small incisions in the target area. From there, the surgery usually pans out as follows:

  • laser energy is relayed to the desired area on the patient
  • cellular membranes break down, and fat cells release lipids
  • fat melts
  • tube inserted under skin to channel the unwanted fat out of the body
  • incisions are closed up

This process can take up to 6 hours to fully complete. To learn the more intricate details of the procedure, consult with your surgeon.

Recovery After Undergoing VASER

As VASER candidates are typically active individuals who enjoy exercise, it’s important they know how long they should wait until they pick up exercise once again. A conservative estimate is 10 days, but patients have been known to be up and going at with light exercises exercises 2 days after surgery. As always, it’s best to seek expert medical advice, but you also need to let you be a judge of how comfortable you feel putting stress on your body after surgery.

This post comes from Sally, who collected resources used in compiling this post from the office of Dr. Joseph Ajaka and the Cosmos Clinic. If you’re looking for further information, this doctor and his colleagues at the Cosmos clinic blog frequently at their respective sites.


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