VASER® Liposelection

VASER® liposelection is a new form of liposuction. ‘VASER’ stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The advanced ultrasound technology is used to gently break down fat from different areas of the body.

The technique uses sound energy transmitted through small probes that liquefy fat prior to removal by gentle suction. In conventional liposuction, fat is sucked into a cannula (a thin metal tube) which is then sheared off by the surgeon, moving the cannula back and forth. This action produces trauma to the tissues which can lead to unevenness of fat removal and sometimes complications such as irregularities, which can be seen on the surface of the skin. The conventional technique is also associated with elongated recovery times and more pain. This contrasts with Vaser® liposelection where the ultrasound energy is directed specifically at the fat to liquefy it prior to removal by gentle suction. The nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissues remain relatively undisturbed and this allows smoothness during the contouring by the surgeon and allows precise control.

Since there is much less tissue trauma, there is also reduced pain and discomfort after surgery. A further advantage of Vaser® liposelection is that much-improved skin retraction is seen when compared to standard liposuction. These benefits of Vaser® lipo treatment have been reported in scientific studies.

Who should perform VASER® liposelection?

There are many ‘clinics’ and ‘doctors’ advertising Vaser® lipo treatment. Since Vaser® liposelction treatment allows fat to be removed under local anaesthetic with a faster recovery time, many clinics are advertising this as a non-invasive or non¬surgical treatment. However, you should be under no illusion that this is a surgical procedure which involves the insertion of very long instruments under the skin. A high level of experience is therefore required and in order to avoid complications, it is important that your surgery be carried out by a fully trained plastic surgeon. Mr Chana was one of the first BAAPS accredited Plastic surgeons to introduce this technique to the UK in 2009.

In fact, the recent Royal College of Surgeons guidelines states that liposuction should be carried out by doctors with a post-graduate surgical qualification such as the FRCS.

Even if your Vaser® lipo treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic while you are awake, be aware that high doses of local anaesthetic do have side effects. The United States has the highest complication rates from liposuction procedures since they are mainly carried out under local anaesthetic in the clinic setting. Mr Chana always uses a fully qualified anaesthetist even if your procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic since he believes every precaution should be taken to ensure your safety.

You can watch a video of Mr Chana explaining the benefits of VASER® liposelection by clicking below

The benefits of Vaser Liposuction
Local or General
Surgery time
1 to 4 hours
Hospital stay
Day or 1 night
Time off work
Few days
Full recovery
4 to 6 weeks
Best results
3 to 6 months
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