Ever wondered about the differences between VASER Liposuction (or just VASER Lipo as we call it) and Laser Lipo? Are you thinking of a non-invasive fat removal treatment or liposuction but aren’t sure which procedure to choose? There are lots of procedures and treatments out there claiming to zap fat and banish it forever in some way. It’s hard to know what to believe when you can tell what will work and what is overrated. Vaser Lipo Vs Laser Lipo we look at the comparisons below.
Fat removal procedures come in all shapes and sizes, just like people. It’s quite right that people come in all shapes and sizes – diversity is great – and the same can be said for fat removal procedures. You have non-invasive, minimally invasive and surgical treatments and procedures capable of targeting fat in some way, and it’s important there’s choice for patients. Not all patients will want the same things from their treatment, so it’s good to explore and have a range of options to look at. Below is a guide to one of the biggest discussions we have: VASER Lipo vs. Laser Lipo.
VASER Lipo is often touted at the top end of the fat removal treatment scale for its effectiveness. There’s little doubt it works – you can see the fat after it’s been taken out, and some patients even like to take pictures of the extracted fat. Just look at before and after VASER Lipo shots to see these patients have transformed.
VASER Lipo is minimally invasive, and downtime is minimal compared to traditional liposuction, but there are some downsides. Recovery can be uncomfortable for some patients (effective pain medication is given to managing any discomfort), patients must be relatively close to their target weight and cannot be obese. It’s not a weight loss solution, more of a body sculpting and fat removal procedure so expectations may need to be adjusted. However for the right patients, it can help. It’s popular for a reason.
The body is extraordinarily complicated, and fat distribution is largely determined by genetics. Some people have problem areas around the abdomen and thighs while others have issues with their breasts and flanks (love handles). You can’t spot reduce fat, and even personal trainers can tell you it can be hard to shift fat from stubborn areas. We don’t all have hours and hours each day to train and so many healthy people turn to VASER Lipo to treat permanently their problem areas.
Next down the scale in fat removal treatments is often laser lipo. Various generations and machines exist to target fat with lasers; some remove the fat with suction-assisted liposuction while other treatments leave it up to the body to flush the fat away and out through excretion. Laser Lipo is suited to people who want to target small areas and who may not want VASER Lipo or non-invasive fat targeting treatments. Whereas VASER Lipo uses ultrasound to break down the fat cells from the surrounding tissue, Laser uses heat.
Laser Liposuction (Smart Lipo) is a procedure that helps to melt fat and tighten skin on the face and body. The safety of the Laser Liposuction treatment is well documented. The laser energy melts fat that is then suctioned out of the body via a cannula or eliminated safely through your liver. The laser energy also heats up the collagen fibres under the skin causing the collagen fibres to contract. This tightening leads to an improvement in loose skin, cellulite and the appearance of stretch marks.
The full effects of the treatment may take up to 3 months as it takes 90 days for collagen fibres to regenerate themselves. You will see continued improvements for up to 12 months.
Laser Liposuction involves the use of a light sedation and most patients usually return to work within 1-2 days.
LIPOSUCTION COMPARISON SMART LIPO VS VASER
|Laser (Smart Lipo)||Vaser|
|ADVANTAGES||Small skin incisions||Useful on dense tissue (back, male chest)|
|Skin tightening||Some Skin Tightening|
|DISAVANTAGES||Not useful on dense tissue||Larger skin incisions required|
|Extra “step” in procedure||Extra “step” in procedure|
|COSTS||$1200 Per Area||$3000 first area $900 additional areas|