What can go Wrong with Vaser Liposuction and How to Prevent Risks
With any procedure, whether minor or major, there will be some risks. That’s not to say that you will experience complications, but it is always a possibility that you need to be aware of. Vaser Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that eliminates fat cells while smoothing the skin of the area to provide mind-blowing results. Although different from traditional liposuction, many of the possible issues are similar, and educating yourself on the risks provides you with the opportunity to prevent, reduce and treat any that occur. Again, it is highly important to remember that any and every procedure comes with risks. Vaser liposuction is an excellent option that is ideal for many people, but you need to be aware of both the pros and cons in order to fully understand and appreciate this type of treatment.
Vaser Liposuction is a Safer Alternative with Lower Risk of Side Effects
Before we get into the possible side effects that you may experience with Vaser Liposuction, we want to inform you about the treatment and why it’s a safer alternative to traditional forms of liposuction. Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasonic technology, which eliminates excess fat cells before removing them with a vacuum suction. The complications and risks are minimal. Many of the concerns and possibilities mentioned below coincide with all liposuction procedures. Since Vaser lipo is a form of liposuction, the possible side effects need to be mentioned, but it has been shown time and time again that they are not so frequent with this form of Liposuction treatment.
Any Ultrasonic Liposuction Can Cause Burns
At first, you’re probably thinking, “Burns! There’s no way this procedure is for me!” However, it’s important to know that just because there is a risk, doesn’t mean it’s a certainty or even a common side effect. Whenever ultrasonic energy is used on one area for a long period of time, it could result in second or third degree burns. This is why it’s so important to choose a doctor that is highly reputable and experienced to ensure that the Vaser Liposuction is done properly to decrease the chances of experiencing any burns, or other forms of discomfort.
No Skin Tightening With Fat Removal
There is also the risk that there won’t be a sufficient amount of skin tightening with the Vaser Liposuction procedure. Since it is a key hole procedure, skin isn’t removed after the fat has been eliminated. However, a small tightening effecting may occur during the procedure due to the heat production from the ultrasound probe, but depending on how much fat is removed with this treatment and how good your skin is before the treatment, you may be left with excessive skin. Normally your doctor will discuss the issues of skin at your consultation. The good news is that there is always the option of intra-operative skin tightening using radiofrequency, cool helium technology or excess skin reduction/ removal as a secondary procedure.
Risk of Swelling and Bruising
With any liposuction procedure, including Vaser liposuction, there will be some swelling. Fortunately, with Vaser lipo, the duration is reduced. Some degree of swelling will likely be experienced for the first 2 weeks and this is minimised with early mobilisation, Manual Lymphatic Drainage massages and Body brushing. You may experience more stiffness in the morning than you do during the day. After 2 weeks we encourage shortened Velashape 3 sessions to enhance and refine your Vaser lipo. It’s important to follow the post procedure instructions from your doctor to ensure your comfort as your body heals. Vaser Liposuction has reduced healing time in comparison to traditional liposuction, so we would expect you to be up and fully mobile the next day and back at your daily in no time but with some precautions in the first few weeks.
How to Reduce the Risks?
The very first thing you need to do in order to reduce the risk of any side effects that may be experienced after Vaser Lipo is to find an experienced doctor. Your doctor should not only be fully educated on ultrasonic energy, but should also have thorough knowledge and information pertaining to your personal information and needs. This will allow the doctor to make an educated decision as to whether or not the Vaser Liposuction treatment is best for you. Additionally, your doctor should provide clear post treatment instructions that will help you understand how to speed up the healing process, although already minimal, while also ensuring that you aren’t putting yourself at risk during that time.
These risks and possible complications are not common with Vaser Liposuction treatments, but they are a possibility. Since this treatment is minimally-invasive, and emulsifies the fat cells from your body, it is an incredible alternative for many people. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good – as long as you maintain regular exercise and a healthy diet! If you receive Vaser lipo treatment, and place no importance on a healthy lifestyle, the remaining fat cells will grow in size, which is why it’s important to recognise that it eliminates your current fat, but doesn’t keep you from gaining weight if you don’t make healthy choices. Vaser Lipo is also much faster than other forms, with very few complications and minimal discomfort. Other traditional lipo forms may leave your body feeling like you have been in a boxing ring. So, this is a huge bonus to opting for Vaser Lipo. Again, it is highly recommended to speak with a doctor that can decide whether Vaser is for you, while also providing you with detailed information before and after treatment information and addressing any concerns you may have.