Stubborn fat accumulated in some parts of the human body does not disappear despite diet and exercise. In such cases, one of the options to be preferred instead of traditional liposuction is the application of Vaser liposuction. So, what is Vaser liposuction? How is it applied? What are the pros and cons? How is it different from normal liposuction? All the details are in our article.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser liposuction is one of the innovative methods used for body reshaping. Although initially it is thought to be similar to liposuction in the classical sense, there are some differences between them. Vaser liposuction, which was developed by using new methods and technologies, has been made safer and more effective.
The main goal of this method is to meet patients’ expectations more efficiently. Negativities such as fluctuation in the skin, bruising, bleeding and long recovery time are left behind with this method. Vaser liposuction targets the fat cells in the relevant area. To put it more clearly, it can select cells. In this way, it makes it possible to remove the fat without damaging the muscles and tissues, especially in sensitive areas.
Thanks to Vaser liposuction, no damage is done to nerves, muscles, vessels, and other tissues. This is provided by high sound waves given to the relevant area before the procedure. These loud sound waves also referred to as ultrasounds, allow the fat cells to separate from the lobules to which they are attached and to become more fluid.
Vacer Liposuction Procedure
Vaser liposuction, whose medical name is Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL), enables the removal of fat cells without being damaged. Thus, fat taken from undesired areas can be used for a different part of the body.
The steps followed during Vaser liposuction can be listed as follows:
- The area where the procedure will be performed is cleaned and then local anesthesia is applied.
- A sufficient number of incisions are formed for the cannulas to be used. These are 3-4 mm in size.
- Tumescent solution is put through the incisions, thereby narrowing the vessels and greatly reducing the risk of bleeding.
- Sound waves are delivered from probes with a size of 2-3 mm and this makes fat cells become fluid.
- The fats are removed with the vacuum applied over the cannulas placed in the incisions.
This is generally what the Vaser liposuction is. During the procedure, the surgeon shapes the skin like a sculptor. Therefore, surgeons who are experts in their field should be preferred. Vaser liposuction in Turkey is performed by our clinic, Cosmeticium, with a high success rate.
Besides, the removed fat is taken to a special area if they are to be used for different purposes.
Who are the Eligible Candidates for Vaser Liposuction?
This method was approved in 2001 by the US Food and Drug Administration, known as the FDA. Therefore, it can be said to be a completely safe procedure. It can be applied to the stubborn fat of men and women and areas that need to be reshaped. There is no limitation at this point. However, the most suitable candidates can be listed as follows:
- Those with stubborn fat in the waist and back area
- Gynecomastia patients
- Those who want to reshape the leg, knee, hip, and thigh area.
- Those that have sufficient skin elasticity
- Those that have no obstacle to surgery
Anyone who gets approval from their doctor during the consultation phase can have Vaser liposuction.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Vaser Liposuction
Although Vaser liposuction is a new method, it has some negative sides as well as positive sides. Its advantages are as follows:
- Risks such as bleeding and bruising are minimized.
- It is an extremely sensitive method and thus enables the removal of fats without harming nerve, vascular, and ligament cells.
- It can be applied effectively in many parts of the body.
- It is more effective, safer, and faster than classical liposuction.
Its disadvantages are:
- Since it is a surgical procedure, although at a minimum level, there may be surgical risks.
- It may not be a suitable method for everyone.
Are the Results Permanent?
In Vaser liposuction, fat cells are taken out of the body. Therefore, the results are mostly permanent. However, at this point, the lifestyle of the patient is also extremely important. Excessive weight gain will affect the results, although the fat cells in the Vaser liposuction area have been removed. Sometimes it can even cause the results to disappear completely.
The success of the procedure performed by an expert surgeon in this field will be higher. Therefore, the same thing is true for permanence as well. However, it should be underlined that saying “no matter what you do, there will be no fattening in this area” is not true.
Is it a Painful Procedure?
Considering the patients’ feedbacks after Vaser liposuction, it was seen that there were no pain-related complaints. This is a surgical procedure and is usually performed under local anesthesia. Sometimes, it may be performed under general anesthesia. Therefore, patients cannot feel pain during surgery.
It is possible to experience mild to moderate pain after the procedure. However, these pains are not usually felt by the patients thanks to the painkillers taken. Therefore, it can be said that the postoperative period is also comfortable in terms of pain.
Are There Risks of Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser liposuction has significantly reduced the risks of side effects and complications in traditional methods. However, it should be noted that the risks of infection and loss of sensation are present at a minimum level.
The process here is extremely sensitive and the doctor performing the procedure must be an expert and experienced in the field. If vaser liposuction is performed by a doctor who does not have these qualifications, there may be a risk of undesirable conditions such as skin irregularities, contours, and dimples.
How long is the Recovery Time of Vaser Liposuction?
The recovery time of Vaser liposuction may differ depending on the body structure of the patients and the procedures performed. The average recovery time is 3-6 days. During this period, situations such as swelling and edema are likely to occur. There may even be cases where the swelling remains for a few months. You do not have to worry about such situations. You should know that it is a temporary situation.
After the operation, you should wear compression clothing for the relevant area. You will be informed about this by your doctor. Thanks to this clothing, swelling is significantly prevented and it contributes to the improvement of blood flow in the relevant area. All this allows the healing process to be accelerated.
You must spend the first week after the operation resting at home. Therefore, you should take at least 5 days off from work. If you have a heavy and tiring job, your leave may need to be 15 days. Please do not forget to get advice from your doctor about this.
Patients usually return to their daily lives after the first week. However, it should be kept in mind that one has to wait for a little while for the final results after the surgery. What is seen first is not a firm result. Over time, your appearance will reach the best level.
Vaser Liposuction Cost
The average cost for Vaser liposuction varies considerably depending on the location. While the average cost for the procedure is £ 7,000 in the UK, it is around on average £ 2,000 in Turkey.
Being a new method and high reliability can be considered as the most important advantages of this method. However, it should not be forgotten that many factors are affecting the costs. For example, the costs of having the same procedure done in a clinic in a luxury area and a clinic in a mid-level region are different.
The factors affecting the cost can be listed as follows:
- Surgeon’s expertise, experience, and reputation
- The location of the clinic
- The complexity of the procedure
- The type of anesthesia to be applied and similar details
The Vaser Liposuction in Turkey
Turkey is one of the most successful countries where you can have Vaser liposuction. Moreover, there are different advantages of having an operation here. The major ones are as follows:
- The costs are extremely affordable.
- Everything before and after the procedure is included in the cost. In other words, it is the package price, there is no such thing as additional costs.
- Costs include transportation, accommodation, and similar details.
- The procedure is performed by an experienced and expert surgeon. The patient satisfaction rate is very high.