VASER Liposuction is a less invasive form of liposuction, and with the downtime generally being less than a standard procedure, this exciting new technology is becoming an extremely popular option for patients. Here at Longevita, we offer VASER Liposuction at our clinics in Istanbul and Izmir and here, we’re taking a closer look at what VASER Liposuction entails and its recovery period.
How VASER Liposuction works
VASER liposuction offers an alternative to traditional liposuction methods through which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin’s surface in order to help improve the appearance of the body. The majority of patients looking for liposuction are in good health, and are looking at VASER liposuction as a contouring or body shaping method as opposed to a weight loss method. The main difference between VASER Liposuction and regular liposuction is the fact that it is far less invasive, using high frequency vibrations in order to break down the fat cells within the body as opposed to the insertion of a suction tube attached to a large vacuum machine through which the fatty deposits are pumped out through.
The cosmetic surgeons here at Longevita will insert ultrasonic probes into the fatty tissue, and the vibrations from this is gently used to break down the fat cells. In addition to this, a saline solution, along with anaesthetics, is also introduced into the skin, and the vibrations from the technique emulsifies this liquid. This saline solution is generally used to help reduce any swelling, bleeding and bruising, but just because the method is less invasive, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t any aftereffects whatsoever.
There are a number of main areas that are well suited to this form of liposuction, and this includes the thighs, love handles, arms, chest, chin, neck and knees, alongside the stomach (a key focus area for many patients).
VASER Liposuction Recovery
While VASER Liposuction is a less invasive method of liposuction, there is still plenty of recovery time needed in order for the full-results to be seen. After the treatment, patients are advised to wear a special compression garment in order to improve the way the skin contours, contracts and shapes back to the body’s new figure. A period of rest after the surgery is also advised, with a minimum of 12 hours downtime. After this, there should be at least two-three weeks general recovery, where minimal activity should take place. Exercise should be avoided at this stage in order to ensure that the body has enough time to heal properly, and any other form of strenuous activity while you are healing should also be minimal.
For a full recovery, patients will need to wait at least 3-4 months for all of the initial bruising and swelling of the treatment to go down. Every patient has a different pain threshold, so if you are experiencing pain after the treatment, make sure that you seek advice from your surgeon or the clinic, and you may be prescribed pain-killers in order to help reduce the aftereffects. This is completely normal after any form of cosmetic surgery.
Some cosmetic clinics may mis-market their VASER Liposuction procedures and promise “instant recoveries”. This is not actually true, and while you may be able to see some of the results immediately after surgery, it is important to remember that it takes a minimum of 3-4 months to heal completely and see the full results.
If you are unsure of what to expect from your VASER Liposuction procedure, then make sure that you are honest and thoroughly discuss your expectations and your concerns with your surgeon or consultant prior to the surgery. This will help to ensure that you have realistic expectations coming from the surgery, and help you to build up a level of trust with your chosen surgeon.
To find out more about the VASER Liposuction that we offer here at Longevita, get in touch today.