VASER LipoSelection is a minimally invasive procedure that precisely and efficiently removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER LipoSelection uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. What distinguishes the LipoSelection procedure is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from other important tissues – such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Innovative VASER® technology breaks up fat while conserving these other important tissues. Only the LipoSelection procedure uses the proprietary VASER System to first liquefy fat and then remove it from the body to promote smooth results and rapid healing with only low to minimal pain.
The surgery requires a hospital admission for atleast one night
The time taken to perform liposuction can vary greatly depending on the amount of fat to be removed. The amount of fat extracted from a small area can be from 500ml and increase to 7 litres for total body shaping. It is considered unwise to remove more than 7 litres in one procedure as the body can go into shock.
The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia
Pre operativ vård
Inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). Avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as brufen for two weeks prior to surgery to eliminate the chance of post op. bleeding. You should not smoke for 2 weeks prior to surgery as this may affect your reaction to the anaesthetic and prolong the healing process. Patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery. No food or liquid intake at least 6 hours prior to surgery.
While admitted, intravenous antibiotics are given to prevent infection and pain is managed accordingly. Wound dressings are changed as required. Upon discharge from the hospital, oral antibiotic, pain reliever and anti swelling medications will be provided. Compression garments are worn 24/7 in the first week. On the second to third week compression garment can be taken off at bedtime. Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness or burning sensation may be noted. Patient usually returns to work and resume normal daily activities after 5 to 14 days. Strenuous activities can be resumed after two to four weeks. It may take one to six months for the swelling and bruising to totally subside depending upon the amount of fat and the areas treated.
Large areas of treatment have to be separated into two or more sessions. Liposuction could not help decrease the size of large internal organs or the high fibrous content in subcutaneous areas.
Risker och Komplikationer
Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. The most common risks are infection, asymmetry, rippling of the skin, pigmentation changes, injury to the skin, fluid retention and/or excessive loss of blood. Too much of the liposuction may increase the risk of bleeding, shock and fatal fat embolism. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.
How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time?
This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure — the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and so on. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final result at around 3 to 6 months. It is important that you establish realistic expectations through discussion with your doctor.
What about future weight gain / fat migrating to other areas?
This is a common misperception. Following your VASOR Lipo procedure, should you experience weight gain or loss, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and, assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given area remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal aging changes can also be expected.
The improvement will become evident after the swelling has subsided. However, you’ll be able to see a noticeable difference in the contour of your body quite soon after surgery. After about three months, any mild swelling usually disappears, and the final contour will be visible within the next 6 months. After your vaser liposuction surgery you could expect to reduce 1 garment size, however, this is not a weight reduction technique.