Liposuction is a procedure where the fat under the skin is sucked out through a cannula or any other device. Different types of liposuction may exist but the bottom line in any kind of liposuction, including VASER, is how the fat is broken down so that it can be effectively removed.
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This is an ultrasound technology that uses powerful energy ultrasound waves to disassociate fat cells, break the bond between fat cells and tissues and muscles under the skin. Like every other liposuction procedure, you should note that VASER liposuction should not be considered to lose weight but as a last resort to get rid of stubborn fat when dieting, regular workouts aren’t helping much.
Are you a right candidate for VASER liposuction?
Not everyone is a right candidate for liposuction or VASER procedure.
- You should be a non smoker or must quit/pause smoking a couple of months before the procedure. Smoking hinders recovery and may lead to other complications if the incisions and the tissues inside don’t heal well.
- You should not be aiming to lose a lot of fat. If you are closer to your ideal BMI by 6 or 7 kilo unwanted fat, you are an ideal candidate for VASER liposuction.
- You are a disciplined person so that, once the fat is removed, you need to be on a proper diet and workout regularly so that the effects of the procedure aren’t reversed.
How fat is removed in VASER liposuction procedure?
- You will be advised to be on an empty stomach on the day of the surgery.
- You will be given full body anaesthesia in most cases. If the area is small, local anaesthesia may be given.
- Saline solution or tumescent fluids mixed with anaesthesia will be injected into the targeted area.
- Small incisions will be made on the skin around the area through which the ultrasound probes will be inserted.
- The ultrasound energy released will disintegrate the fat cells, disconnect them from the tissues and muscles making them easy to be sucked out.
- A cannula will be used to vacuum out the fatty tissue long with the ingested fluids.
- A part of the fluids will be left in the body in order to keep the area numb.
- The fluids will be cleared out by the body eventually and you will be advised to consume more fluids.
- The collected fatty tissue will be disposed off by the hospital as per protocol.
Areas where VASER can be performed
Unlike liposuction, VASER is employed where only a little fat needs to be removed. In areas such as the inner part of the biceps, chest, sides of the hip, lower back, thighs, buttocks etc.
Cost of VASER procedure in Chennai, India
There is no ballpark amount for the procedure as the cost depends on the following factors:
- The hospital where the procedure is being performed.
- Experience of the plastic surgeon
- The area covered. This is the primary factor that determines the cost followed by the other two.
On an average, the cost of VASER procedure can be around Rs. 1,50,000 to 2,00,000/-.
Note: VASER is a form of liposuction and in most cases, the cost for the procedure may not be covered by your health insurance provider. We request you to check with your provider or the insurance department at our clinic for confirmation.
In every surgery that involves making an incision, risks and complications do exist. In order to minimise them, you need to do your homework to find the best plastic surgeon and the most preferred hospital to get the procedure done. However, there still exists few risks such as:
- Bleeding or infection at the site of incision
- Formation of scar tissue during and after healing
- Discolouration of the area due to hyperpigmentation.
- Temporary or permanent numbing of the region (in rare cases).
- Skin losing elasticity and not becoming tight in the region.
If you see oozing of fluids or pus from the site of infection, note that the area is infected and you need to get in touch with your doctor immediately. You may have to get admitted or get treated immediately. Fever, nausea, and vomiting aren’t good signs either.