Pulse yourself thin. Vaser lipo-contouring is a non-invasive method of removing unwanted fat. It works in a similar way to laser lipo, but using ultrasonic waves in place of the laser. The Vaser procedure targets stubborn areas of fat which prove difficult to shift through exercise and re-contours the body to give you a slimmer, fitter appearance.
Treatment can take between one and two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. Vaser lipo-contouring is carried out under local anaesthetic, so no need to worry about pain – phew!
During the procedure a specialised probe is used to deliver ultrasonic pulses to the area being treated. This ultrasonic energy breaks down the fat cells and releases fatty acids, which are then removed from the body. In addition to removing fat the Vaser procedure also stimulates collagen production, tightening the skin and improving the appearance of treated areas.
After treatment you will experience some swelling and bruising, although less than you would after more invasive liposuction. You will be given a special compression garment to wear to reduce this swelling. It’s best to wait a couple of weeks for your body to get back to normal before you start your gym routine again – we say make the most of the break and get down to some good old relaxing.
Vaser lipo-contouring can be used on small areas such as the chin and neck as well as larger areas such as the chest or back. It is not suitable for extreme weight loss, and is best suited to sculpting problem areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Vaser lipo can be a good solution for women considering breast reduction, and for men suffering from male breast development.
The Vaser procedure is not suitable for patients suffering from problems such as diabetes, a weak immune system or heart and lung disease. It is also unsuitable for those with a history of blood clots. If in doubt, give your doctor a call!
Vaser, like laser, is actually an acronym - it stands for ‘Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance’. But don’t worry if you can’t remember that – Vaser will do!