Despite their differences in technique and procedure, these treatments are designed with a common purpose – to remove stubborn excess fat cells that won’t respond to diet and exercise.*
Traditional liposuction involves breaking up the fat by placing a cannula under the skin and moving it backwards and forwards, sucking out small areas of fat. This process involves incisions to be made in the skin. Despite the procedure sounding daunting, it is in fact one of the most common and trusted treatments available on the market.
Vaser Liposuction is a technological advancement over the traditional Liposuction. The procedure uses ultrasound to liquefy and breakdown the fat, before it is removed from the body with suction. The actual method used to extract the surplus fat will have been decided during your thorough initial consultation, having taken into account factors such as the area(s) to be treated and skin elasticity. Vaser Liposuction is minimally invasive and downtime is minimal compared to traditional liposuction.
It’s important to note that both Vaser Liposuction and Liposuction are not weight-loss techniques, they are merely a reshaping technique. Only diet and exercise can result in real weight loss. We advise clients not to over-estimate the results obtained from these procedures and to follow a sensible eating plan and exercise to maintain the results.
Areas which can be successfully treated with Liposuction or Vaser Liposuction include: the abdomen, flanks, back, “man boobs” otherwise known as Gynaecomastia, “love handles”, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms, knees and ankles.*
The difference between Vaser Liposuction and Liposuction is that the former using ultrasonic energy to target and break up fat deposits so the fat can be removed naturally and safely. Inevitably this costs slightly more than traditional Liposuction. However, recovery is usually quicker as it’s a less invasive operation and results in less bruising.*
Regardless of the route used to breakdown the fat, the surgeon will make a small incision near the area to be treated, and continue the procedure to remove the excess fat.*
In most cases the procedure can be performed as a day-case under local anaesthetic.
It may be possible to use a non-surgical method such as Cryolipolysis, a technique that reduces localised fat deposits to reshape the bodys contours. The most appropriate method for you will be discussed in detail at your consultation.*