When you’re considering vaser lipo treatment, always do your research and only choose a reputable cosmetic clinic with qualified doctors. You can check to see how many cosmetic procedures the doctor has performed and have a look at their before and after photographs. You can also check them out on internet forums, as these are a great source of information.
When considering vaser lipo, the first thing you should do is book a consultation to see the doctor. Some consultations are free, but this isn’t always the case. At the consultation, your requirements and expectations will be fully discussed and they will recommend the procedure that will get you the most effective results for your body.
The consultation will involve:
- Taking your medical history.
- Understanding your expectations and what you want from the procedure.
- If you are asking for several procedures, they’ll decide whether you can have the treatments done together, or whether you’ll need separate appointments.
- Discuss the range of vaser treatments: standard vaser, vaser mid def or vaser hi def.
- Evaluating your skin thickness and elasticity.
- Measuring the amount of fat to remove.
- Pricing. You will discuss the cost of the procedure.
- You will get the chance to talk through the vaser liposuction procedure.
- You will discuss pre-op preparation, compression garments, antibiotics and post op care.
They flood the target area with local anaesthetic via very tiny and carefully made incisions. The doctor will make a couple of small cuts between the skin and the muscle layer and will then insert a small thin probe, which sends the vaser ultrasound energy to the targeted areas, using very thin, solid and grooved probes. The innovative technology respects the veins, nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissue, so leaves them relatively intact. The probes deliver the energy to the fatty deposits between your skin and muscle, causing fat cells to vibrate, and this action dissolves the fat cells and simply melts the fat to liquid. The liquid fat is then drained from the body through suction.
Post Op Care
Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure, going through with it and paying out good money, is no use whatsoever if you don’t follow the doctor’s recommendations for well-needed care afterwards. Post op care is just as important as the actual procedure, and you should follow the post op instructions to the letter. With some essential after care, you can promote a speedy recovery.
MLD – Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Some swelling after a vaser lipo procedure is normal.It’s highly recommended that you have MLD sessions to help reduce any swelling. Massaging the body helps to unblock and drain the lymphatic system and the accumulation of liquid that’s in the body, partly as a result of the anaesthetic solution being trapped under the skin. It helps reduce, lumps and bumps, swelling and also any discomfort that you might feel after vaser procedure. The massaging should feel like gentle stroking and not feel uncomfortable at all.
Surgical Compression Garments
Following a vaser procedure, patients have to wear a compression garment on the area of the body that’s been treated, to aid the healing process. Keeping the area compressed, helps to minimise the chances of the skin sagging, as well as reducing the risk of unwanted creases from forming. The compression garment holds and supports the skin, giving the area the help it needs to heal naturally. Applying a consistent pressure on deep tissues, will make any chance of post-surgery complications unlikely.
The length of time for wearing the compression garments is between four to six weeks, depending on which area you’ve had treated and this is something you will discuss with your doctor at your appointment. When choosing a surgical compression garment for post op care, you want something that’s easily removable and easy enough for you to put back on by yourself.