9 Common Vaser Liposuction Misconceptions
9 Common Vaser Liposuction Misconceptions
4D vaser liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries performed with long lasting results and high satisfaction rates just after one procedure. More and more patients are opting for vaser liposuction to liposuction because of the latest ultrasound technology.
There are bound to be some misconceptions about every cosmetic surgery, especially the popular ones. Some common misconceptions about vaser are that it’s dangerous, painful, only meant for women, and it has a very long recovery span.
1. 4D Vaser Liposuction Is Dangerous
There are dangers in every single type of surgery. They’re more like risks. There is the risk of bleeding, bruising, and swollenness, but this is expected because of the surgery against your body.
On the rare cases, you may experience discomforts from infections like inflammation, pain, and numbness which may in turn cause fever, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, exhaustion, and some colored discharge. A skilled, trained, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon can make sure you experience none of the rare risks.
2. The Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Is VERY Painful
Vaser stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. It uses the latest ultrasonic technology where a vibration probe liquefies the bonds that hold the fat together so it can easily be suctioned out. This is a high-tech alternative to the highly invasive and physically traumatizing traditional liposuction.
The minimally invasive vaser liposuction leaves your blood vessels, nerves, and all the other important tissues intact and only targets the selected fat you want to remove.
Even though vaser involves a more sophisticated and less invasive process, you might feel a little pressure initially at the treatment areas, but the procedure is virtually painless. Keep in mind that you are actually awake during the procedure so you will feel your plastic surgeon working on the targeted area. Post-operation pain highly depends on the patient’s overall health, the targeted area, and your plastic surgeon’s skill. You won’t need any painkillers unless your pain tolerance is extremely low.
3. Vaser Liposuction Is A Weight Loss Treatment
It is a common misconception that vaser liposuction is a weight loss treatment. Vaser liposuction actually works best with those who are within 15 pounds or 30% from their ideal weight. It helps enhance the muscles underneath your fat and contours the stubborn visible fat after weight loss so you have a more athletic appearance afterwards.
The preciseness of vaser makes it easy to treat gynecomastia and remove resistant fat from certain areas like your chin, back, and torso. Vaser liposuction only removes a maximum of 3 to 4 liters of fat or 4% of your body weight. The more fat that is removed increases the risks of complications.
Even though the treatment is highly effective against large bodies of fat, it is highly recommended that if you are more than 30 pounds from your ideal weight, you should try to lose the weight naturally and then try vaser when you want to remove the stubborn fat that never seems to be going away.
Your commitment to exercising and a healthy lifestyle is crucial to maintaining the sexy post-operative athletic results.
4. Vaser Liposuction Is ONLY for Women
Vaser liposuction is as effective for men as it is for women. The procedure may commonly be associated with women, but just as many men opt for the same procedure. As mentioned above, vaser is recommended for anyone who is very close to their ideal weight and are looking to lose stubborn fat. Basically, those of you who go to the gym and exercise on a regular basis, but don’t seem to be losing weight.
One of the popular reasons why men want vaser liposuction is to treat gynecomastia, male breast growth, where it contours an athletic appeal on the chest.
5. Vaser Liposuction Gets Rid of Cellulite
Cellulite are those ugly wrinkles and dimples you commonly see on your thighs and are caused by a buildup of fat underneath your skin, also known as subcutaneous fat. Your age, genes, and body fat percentage are factors that contribute to how noticeable your cellulite is.
That being said, it is impossible to get rid of cellulite with vaser liposuction. Vaser can minimize the appearance of cellulite to improve your appearance, but it will not remove it completely.
You can do certain exercises, have a healthy diet, and speak to your physician about any treatment therapies that can reduce your body fat and help sculpt your muscles to erase some of the wrinkles and dimples.
6. It Takes a Long Time to Recover from Vaser Liposuction
You may have some bleeding, bruising, swollenness, and maybe a little bit of pain, in your treated areas, but that is to be expected. You did have surgery performed on your body after all.
Patients can return to their regular schedule and activities within a week of the surgery, even as little as two days after the surgery. It really depends on each person, but you should plan to take a week off to have some rest and recovery. Traditional liposuction procedures are physically abrasive so it would take at least two weeks to recover, and there’s usually a scar left behind.
However, activities are one thing, exercising is another. You may need to take a couple more weeks off from exercising, especially lifting, because your body needs time to get used to your new form.
Additionally, do not confuse recovering with results. You should expect to see your amazing results three to six months after your surgery.
You will need to wear compression garments immediately after your surgery to help your skin stay intact and to reduce the swelling. Stay in touch with your plastic surgeon since they will know how you can best recover from the procedure.
7. Vaser Liposuction Is Expensive
Find a plastic surgeon who is trained, experienced, and board certified because they are going to be performing surgery on your body. It is suggested to find a plastic surgeon that specializes in vaser liposuction since you will likely get the best results, an affordable and reasonable price, and the proof from their happy patients to show for it.
You also have to factor in that vaser liposuction uses the latest advanced ultrasound technology, has extremely high satisfaction rates, and the minimal complications and recovery time. All these benefits contribute to the cost of your surgery.
That being said, depending on the location and how many areas of your body you want treated, vaser liposuction can cost around $6,500.
8. There Is Only One Type of Liposuction
There are four types of liposuction:
· Tumescent liposuction is the most popular form of liposuction where the targeted area gets injected with anesthesia while you are awake.
· Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is a procedure where the bonds holding your fat together are liquefied by a vibrating probe so it’s easier to vacuum out.
· Laser-assisted liposuction is like the name says, it uses a laser to heat the fat to make it soft and easier to remove with liposuction.
· Super-wet technique is as the name suggests, it’s super wet. It’s a procedure where 100-300 mL of chemical cocktails, with or without epinephrine, is injected into the targeted area which results in the reduction of blood loss.
As you can see, each type of liposuction eliminates fat differently. Since vaser uses advanced ultrasonic technology, it is considered ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
9. Older People Cannot Have Vaser Liposuction
Anyone who is healthy, has regular checkups with their doctor, and has no history of medical illnesses are recommended candidates for the surgery. Keep in mind that if there is a lack of elasticity, your skin may re-drape over your newly contoured body.
Speak to your plastic surgeon and your doctor before the surgery to see if you qualify for the procedure, your safety is your number one priority, after the surgery so you can achieve the best results with post-operative protocols.