You surgeon will firstly make special anatomic marks on the areas being treated whilst you are standing. You will then lie down on the bed and local anaesthetic will be injected into the areas being treated and sedation will be applied if required. Small micro-incisions will then be made close to the areas that are being treated and tumescent fluid will be injected in to expand the tissue layer. A small probe is then inserted that emits ultrasonic energy which vibrates and selectively breaks apart the fatty tissue on contact. A small cannula is then used in a back-and-forth motion which removes the fat with a gentle suction device. Once complete, the incisions are closed, bandages are applied and a compression garment is placed on.
VASER Liposuction Day of procedure
VASER Lipo is carried out under local anaesthetic, so you’ll feel no pain during the treatment. If you are feeling anxious, we can also offer sedation to help ease your nerves.
No pain should be felt during the procedure but you may feel the surgeon working on the areas being treated which is sometimes a little uncomfortable. Some patients mention hearing a high pitched sound which actually the ultrasonic vibrations resonating in your ear drums – this is completely normal and not harmful.
This will depend on the number and size of areas to be treated, but generally, the VASER Lipo procedure lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
Vaser Liposuction is usually performed under Local Anaesthetic with the option of sedatives too. The local anaesthetic will stop you feeling any pain during the procedure and the sedatives can help you feel more relaxed if you are feeling worried or anxious about it.