Laser and Vaser Liposuction: What’s the difference?

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When you get down to the nitty gritty, there is actually a range of liposculpture procedures that can be undertaken to surgically remove fat from problem areas around the body. Each have different applications but are designed to give great results and reduce recovery times.

At Sculpture Clinic, there are two modern variations of liposculpture we offer: laser-assisted lipolysis and vaser liposculpture. Let’s look at each one. Both types of liposculpture are performed under local anaesthesia using a special form of anaesthetic referred to as “tumescent anaesthetic”.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction/Laser Lipolysis

What is it?

Laser-assisted liposculpture uses ‘laser energy’ to melt the fat cells and make them easy to remove with a traditional liposuction tube. The surrounding vessels are cauterised reducing bleeding and bruising from the procedure.

Benefits

  • Laser and suctioning of the fat occurs in one step
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Reduced bleeding and bruising
  • Faster recovery period
  • Reduced doctor and patient fatigue
  • Can be performed under local anaesthesia with minimal sedation
  • Very high fat survival rate for subsequent fat transfer

Suitable for Treatment Areas

  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Chin and neck area
  • Back and hips
  • Outer and inner thighs

Vaser Liposculpture

What is it?

Vaser Liposculpture uses ultrasound waves to break up and liquefy small or large areas of fat, while leaving the surrounding areas unharmed. Once the fat has been liquefied, it can be suctioned out using the world class VentexTM Suction Cannulae or a powered cannulae such as the Power XTM or MicroAirTM devices.

Benefits

  • Extremely effective in treating fibrous areas such as the upper abdomen and back
  • Very efficient method of extracting large volumes of fat
  • Can be used for high definition liposculpture
  • Can create six or eight packs when treating the abdomen

Suitable for Treatment Areas

  • Abdomen
  • Chin and neck
  • Back and bra fat, love handles and hips
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Breasts and man-boobs

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