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Vaser Lipo Patient Consultation Process

Evaluating Liposuction Suitability 


Many people contact us to ask whether they are suitable candidates for Vaser liposuction. We always insist they come to our clinic for a free consultation so we can evaluate their suitability, and give examination-based advice on what they can reasonably hope to achieve.

Bodysculpting surgeries such as Vaser are aesthetic procedures not required for good health, however, a patient's emotional well-being can be affected by their body perceptions.  Lipo procedures can help refine an individual's profile, and in so doing improve their self confidence.

It is key, however, that doctors carefully evaluate patient suitability and expectations, and then communicate to them in depth about what can be reasonably achieved.  The consultation process evaluates both the patient's physical and psychological suitability, and provides both quantitative and qualitative data that serve as a basis on which the doctor and patient cn make better decisions about surgery.

This video illustrates what you can expect, and the process used at our clinic:

Vaser Patient Consultation Process



Vaser Lipo Swelling, Bruising, and Numbness

How Long Does Vaser Lipo Swelling Last?

At the Dr. Alexandra Chambers Medical and Aesthetic Practice, Vaser Swellingone of our most popular treatments is Vaser Liposuction, a low-impact body sculpting procedure. In our clinic, we typically remove on average three to four litres of sub-dermal fat, and the target areas are varied, including the abdomen, ankles, arms, back, buttocks, chest, chin, flanks, jowls, knees, neck, and thighs.

Vaser lipo surgery is performed with a local anaesthetic, and thanks to its pulsed ultrasound technology, it is very efficient at liquefying and removing fat. This is in contrast to traditional liposuction, which requires general anaesthesia, and in general, is a much less effective fat removal method. The result is that Vaser is safer, less expensive, providing better more controlled results, and, post-operatively, is much lower impact. It is lower impact because the body recover faster from local anaesthesia, and because the skin layer suffers much less trauma. Thanks to these reasons, it is typically possible to resume one's normal life within a day of a Vaser operation.


Swelling of Vaser Liposuction versus Traditional Liposuction

How Much Swelling Can I Expect From Vaser Lipo?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that effectively removes fat from underneath the skin. Most procedures involve one of two popular methods; traditional liposuction or VASER liposuction.

Vaser lipo uses ultrasound waves to break up fat after which it is removed by traditional suction methods. Traditional liposuction involves breaking up the fat by sticking a tube or cannula to give it its medical term, under the skin and passing it backwards and forwards. This process involves incisions to be made in the skin and can be quite rough on the areas being treated.

Vaser is a much more gentle way of breaking up fat and therefore less swelling will be apparent once the procedure is complete. However, it is important to remember that Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure and that some swelling is normal and to be expected. The results of liposuction are well worth the short period of discomfort you may feel during the period before the swelling disappears.


Removing Love Handles - Surgery or Spot Toning?

Love Handle Removal

love_handlesLove handles are an endearing term given to fatty areas on either side of the abdomen.  These areas can be very difficult to shift and are hard to target with exercise.  Trimming these areas needs a lot of dedication and changes in diet especially if you have a lot of fat to remove from these problem areas.

If surgery for the removal of love handles is not for you there are some spot toning exercises that may help, but you'll also need to increase your metabolic rate in order to burn fat efficiently.  The only way you can do this is with cardio or aerobic exercise and this needs to be done on a regular basis.  By continuing with a regime you may start to notice significant results both in the region of your love handles and across your body.  As long as you take in less energy (calories) than you burn you will be on the right track to a toned and sleeker physique.

Love handles are unattractive, but are also bad for our health.  Carrying significant amounts of fat around the middle can increase the risk of heart disease and other diseases such as diabetes.  An apple body shape can also indicate a cortisol imbalance.  Cortisol is a stress hormone and if this raises to high levels it can mean that fat is more likely to collect around the middle. The catch 22 is that love handles can cause stress and so the cycle continues.