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Vaser Liposuction

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Balance, good proportion and well-shaped contour are some of the main characteristics of an attractive human body. However, that perfect silhouette is difficult to be achieved even with hard work at the gym and a strict diet.

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure used for sculpting and improving body contour. Through this procedure, the plastic surgeon is able to remove unwanted fat from those areas that are resistant to exercises and diet.

There are several body contouring procedures available on the market – tummy tuck, tumescent or traditional liposuction surgery, laser-assisted liposuction, as well as ultrasound-assisted liposuction or Vaser Liposuction. Here we will take a deep dive into understanding the Vaser Liposuction procedure and everything you need to know about this less invasive form of liposuction.

What is vaser liposuction?

About a dozen people undergo Vaser liposuction at liposuction clinics in Singapore daily. However, the idea of liposuction is to reshape parts of the body rather than losing weight. It is a method of suctioning out fat and is also called lipoplasty, liposculpture, lipectomy, and simply lipo. In general, a liposuction procedure is used to address fat deposition, more specifically that fat that hasn’t responded well to diet or exercise.

VASER liposuction is the latest technology body contouring procedure in melting fats with ultrasound technology and removing fat via suction. It is a special liposuction technique that aims to selectively, effectively and safely remove unwanted body fats without causing any disturbance to important structures such as blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Dr Shens, who prides himself as an experienced liposuction surgeon in Singapore, has performed VASER liposuction effectively for many patients over the years.

VASER Liposuction versus conventional Liposuction

In general, the key difference between different types of liposuction is how the fat is extracted. While traditional liposuction is an invasive procedure that uses a vacuum suction device to suck out the fat, Vaser liposuction is a minimally invasive type of liposuction where ultrasonic waves are used to emulsify the fatty tissue. Ultrasound-assisted technology is considered safer as it attacks only the fat cells without damaging other structures. It allows the surgeon to remove larger amounts of fat which is usually not recommended in tumescent liposuction. There is minimal chance of more serious complications such as excessive blood loss or the formation of blood clots.

Aside from safety, effectiveness and progressive technology, other factors of the Vaser liposuction procedure includes:

  • less painful treatment
  • minor swelling
  • minimal bruising
  • shorter recovery time
  • control in delicate areas with greater precision
  • internal ultrasound results in additional tightening of the skin over time

Contact us now to find out more about the suitability and price of Vaser Liposuction at Shen’s Clinic.
* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual

About the procedure

How does VASER Liposuction remove fat?

A cannula (small suction tube) is attached with vacuum technology for the suction of fatty tissues from the body. The suction technique varies by the way the fatty tissues are approached, whether to suction the fats straight out of the body as it is or emulsified first by ultrasonic energy.

This will determine the diameter of the cannula used as well.
Advances in technology have made it possible to remove fatty tissue from virtually any part of the body, such as hips, thighs and buttocks. Indeed, it will destroy other unwanted pockets of fat from the arms, knees, ankles, stomach, breasts, back, waist, chin, neck and chest.

How suitable is VASER Liposuction for you?

Liposuction or VASER Liposuction would be suitable for almost anybody who meets the requirements below:

  • People who are approximately within 30% of their ideal weight who also have good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin (including the strong abdominal wall)
  • Healthy individuals who do not have problems with blood flow, high blood pressure, a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Those with positive outlooks and specific goals for body contouring
  • If the amount of excess fat deposits bothers you – located anywhere on your body – that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.
  • The abdominal area, thighs and buttocks can be affected, as well as the neck, backs of the arms, and elsewhere.

The procedure will not be effective for patients who are severely overweight or have excess loose skin.

suitable candidate for vaser liposuction procedure
Candidates suitable for Liposuction
Suitable candidate for a tummy tuck
Suitable candidate for a tummy tuck

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is performed under sedation or local anaesthesia, which are administered by an anaesthetist in our day surgery facility. Our cosmetic surgeon will proceed with the Vaser liposuction procedure during the effect of the anaesthesia. During the process, it will be pain-free, as the patient will be sleeping.

How many sessions does this procedure need?

Typically, liposuction is a one-time procedure, but like most procedures, the results vary. For each thigh, usually, it requires between 2 to 3 areas of liposuction. For the abdomen, it is between 4 to 6 areas, and for the arms, between 2 to 3 areas per arm. Patients with BMI above 28 would not be able to undergo liposuction in a private clinical setting.

In any case, for the purpose of the best outcome, having a detailed discussion with the cosmetic surgeon is ideal.

Transferring the removed fats

Alternatively, our cosmetic surgeon can also combine liposuction with other cosmetic procedures such as Fat Transfer. After removing the fat cells, the surgeon will transfer them into other parts of the body such as the face, breasts and buttocks. By transferring the fats, from the same person, into the same body, results can be natural-looking, longer-lasting and no risk of rejection.

Will the fats come back again?

In the event that high weight fluctuation is present, the process of weight gain would step in. Hence, it is best to maintain a healthy diet regime.

What to expect of the procedure?

Before procedure

  • Patients who smoke are most likely advised to refrain from smoking at least six weeks into the procedure. This is to prepare and to ensure a smooth bloodstream.
  • Two weeks before the procedure, refrain from taking any forms of blood-thinning medication, multi-vitamins and supplements to minimize the risk of bleeding profusely during the surgery.

On procedure day

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Since it is an outpatient procedure, it is good to arrange for someone who can get you home safely after the surgery.

Post-procedure

  • A Vaser Lipo recovery time typically ranges from 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Patients will rest for a few hours to let the drowsiness effect wear off.
  • The medical staff of Shens Clinic will provide instructions and guidelines on care and maintenance to prevent post-operative complications.
  • Depending on the area of liposuction treatment, a compression garment may need to be worn.
  • Pressure dressing also helps to minimize swelling and promote skin contraction; in most cases, it is worn continuously except while taking a bath.
  • There may be some bruising, but it will be reduced in a couple of days. The provided painkillers can ail any pains or aches.
  • During the week of the recovery period, the cosmetic surgery will arrange for a check-up on the progress.
  • No strenuous activity for 3 or 4 weeks after the procedure
  • On average, the final desired result and improved body shape should appear within *6 months post-surgery

* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual

Vaser liposuction cost in Singapore

The cost of liposuction may vary widely and may require the removal of at least five body parts per treatment. Some factors such as the body type, size and number of the areas that will be treated, the fees of the surgeon and others will determine the final cost of liposuction. If you want to get an accurate price, it is best to book a consultation at Shens Clinic.

TELE-CONSULTATION

Would you like to know more about Vaser Liposuction and speak to a consultant plastic surgeon? At Shens Clinic, we are pleased to offer Tele-Consultation services with Dr Shens at $107 nett, via Zoom or WhatsApp from the comforts of your home! Book a consultation with us by clicking on our WHATSAPP LINK HERE and our friendly consultants will get back to you as soon as possible with available times and further information.

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    Shens Clinic

    Shens Clinic, 3 Killiney Road, Winsland House 1, 
    #09-08, Singapore 239519
    Shens Clinic, 3 Killiney Road, Winsland House 1, #09-08, Singapore 239519

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