Liposuction, liposculpture and Vaser Liposuction are all methods of removing stubborn fat cells from the body. Traditional liposuction involves introducing fluid then sucking out the fat. Vaser Liposuction melts the fat with the assistance of a laser before removing it using suction, which often causes less bruising and comes with a quicker recovery. Liposculpture aims to remove areas of fat and has a sculpting effect for more refined results.
Different surgeons have their own preferences, and all three methods are very effective.
Liposuction is the original method for removing unwanted fat cells distributed in an area that’s hard to shift with either diet or exercise. To remove the fat, we introduce a mixture of liquids designed to break the fat cells down. Then we use a selection of cannulas to extract the fat. This is a surgical procedure that takes place under local or general anaesthetic depending on the size of the area. It isn’t a suitable treatment for people who are grossly overweight, but it’s perfect for de-bulking.
Liposculpture is a more refined way of removing fat cells, and the preferred way of removing fat. Liposculpture patients usually achieve a better contour post-operatively because the procedure is more targeted to perfecting the body’s shape.
This is the latest version of removing fat cells using the assistance of a laser to gently break the fat cells down before any extraction of them takes place. This involves less bruising than the other methods and a quicker recovery time.
These treatments are usually carried out with a local or general anaesthetic, depending on the area, and are done in a hospital setting as described above.
For every method you can expect a recovery time of 2-3 weeks. We will discuss recovery with you in detail at your consultation.