Vaser Lipo, also known as Lipo Selection or Vaser liposuction, is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. Vaser uses ultrasound technology to easily remove large amounts of stored fat while been able to gently reshape your body. The procedure is done under local anaesthetic using a tumescent anaesthesia allowing for a gentle yet highly detailed body contouring effect.
Vaser Lipo is tissue selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. The innovative Vaser technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to produce smooth results and rapid healing. Vaser can be carried out in several areas at the same time.
Dr Nair has been performing Vaser liposuction in Sydney for the last 26 years in which she has performed over several thousand liposuctions. She has been performing Vaser Lipo procedures for the last 6 years.
WHAT IS LIPOSCULPTURE?
Liposculpture removes fat deposits through cannulas using small entry incisions. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia, via the infusion of an anaesthetic solution under the skin (this is the tumescent technique). A sedative is usually given to enhance patient comfort. Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery is a leader in liposuction and liposculpture in Sydney.
LIPO FILLING – FAT TRANSFER
Did you know that fat can be moved from one area of your body and sculpted back into another area of your body? *Fat can even be frozen up six months to be used in other areas.
Using the Vaser lipo, we are able to shape and define the desirable ‘s’ shape of the female silhouette. *For natural results with a low risk, we are able to remove fat from any area of the body that it appears (often thighs, abdomen, hips, arms) and reinject it into the buttock region. A good procedure for those who complain “I have no butt!”
Vaser lipo in Sydney is an alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction. It is powerful enough to target large areas of fat but also suitable for more delicate areas.
*Vaser Lipo is for healthy patients who are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise and seek a fast, low-pain solution.
Liposculpture is a more refined form of liposuction. The latter was originally conceived by Dr Georgiou Fischer of Rome and was later pioneered by Dr Pierre Fournier, a family doctor in Paris who is still practicing and lecturing. In the late 1980’s, Dr Jeffrey Klein developed the tumescent technique which was introduced into Australia in the early 1990’s, and this has been practised at The Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery since 1994.
Liposculpture removes fat deposits through thin metal tubes or cannulae using tiny entry incisions. Our doctors use a special syringe or a mechanical suction pump to create a negative pressure to suck out fat from the areas to be improved. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia, via the infusion of an anaesthetic solution under the skin (this is the tumescent technique). If required, and most often, a sedative is given to enhance patient comfort.
Lipo filling (fat transfer) is when fat is transferred from one area of the body to another. *Fat can be removed from one site for immediate transfer to another for example, the face or it can be removed during liposcupture and frozen for use at a later date (up to six months). Fat tends to be re-absorbed to some degree, so results achieved may or may not be satisfactory in the long term.
*There are limits to the amount of local anaesthetic that can be used safely in one operation. If large amounts of fat need to be removed, more than one session may be necessary. The removal of five litres of fat is considered to be the upper limit for tumescent liposcupture. However, for a heavier person, more can be removed in stages. Too much or too little fat can be removed, or it may be uneven, resulting in a minor contour defect such as rippling or dimpling. This can be corrected with a lesser operation to “fine tune” the result.
*Because fat itself is light, there may be no significant loss of weight. But most times there is, more importantly, a great change in shape.
The doctor cannot guarantee the results of any operation. The realistic aim is improvement, not perfection. We have found that, in fact, as many as 10% of our patients request further procedures in other areas. Initially, the benefits cannot be fully appreciated because of swelling and the ongoing healing process, especially in the abdomen. The final results may not be fully evident for up to six months.
It should be noted that liposculpture does not tighten the skin in all areas nor in all patients. It is best suited for people who are in good physical shape and have “young” skin qualities. We have treated older people with excellent results, but people who are overweight or over the age of 50 should take into account their “older” skin qualities and must be willing to accept some contour irregularities or laxity of skin. Liposculpture is not a treatment for cellulite.
A suitably qualified doctor and nurse are with the patient in the surgery. Areas to be treated are marked before the procedure. Clinical photographs of the area(s) will be taken for comparisons of before and after the procedure. As a rule, an oral tablet and intramuscular injection are given as a relaxant. A cannula may be put into an arm vein. The area to be treated is infused with the tumescent fluid (as explained earlier).
Once the area is numb, the fat will be sucked out using the required cannulae. Patient vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure, particularly pulse and blood pressure. The patient will be required to move and change position to facilitate access to the areas being treated. Towards the end of the procedure, the patient will be required to stand up as “â€˜we all look different standing up”. Adjustments will be made. Thereafter, dressings will be applied and support garments donned. The patient is transferred to the recovery room and then home with a relative or carer.
*Depending on the area and the size of the patient, the procedure can take from two to four hours.