The use of ultrasonic energy or ultrasound is commonly associated with seeing small glimpses of tiny babies inside the mother’s womb. Now, technology allowed ultrasound to be utilized as a fat zapping tool in cosmetic procedures through the method of Vaser Liposelection.
Vaser Liposelection is a recent development in the world of cosmetic procedures directly related to liposuction, fat removal and body contouring methods. It combines the basic technique of traditional liposuction and the gentle but potent energy of ultrasound to efficiently liquefy and remove fat from the body without causing excessive trauma to the targeted area’s nerves and tissues.
Due to the minimized risks of blood loss and tissue damage, long recovery periods became a thing of the past with this procedure. This is achieved by first injecting saline solution into the targeted area to produce a numbing effect as well as shrink the blood vessels to reduce blood loss and bruising. Fat tissues are then broken up and liquefied using ultrasound energy. After unwanted fat tissues are melted, they will then be gently suctioned from the target area using a special cannula attached to a vacuum. The procedure in its entirety is designed to protect surrounding nerves and tissues from excessive trauma, to minimize damage and bruising; therefore, recovery period is significantly shortened in comparison to traditional liposuction.
Unlike other kinds of body contouring methods which are banned from sensitive areas such as the chin and neck, Vaser Liposelection is safe to use on any body areas with stubborn fat deposit.
Cosmetic procedures such as this target only specific areas of the body for fat removal. As such, although it can effectively remove targeted fat deposits and contour the area for a slimmer effect, it cannot be utilized as a means to achieve effective and sustainable weight loss. Surgeons recommend this procedure for those who are not excessively overweight but suffer from stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body that no amount of diet and exercise can eliminate.