Men and women gain and retain excess fat in different areas of the body. Some of these areas are particularly hard to reduce fat through diet and exercise alone and can even be tough to remove through traditional liposuction methods. With the help of VASER liposuction, physicians now have an effective tool to remove troublesome fat from virtually anywhere on the body without extensive surgery or the potential risks. At Dr. Grant Hamlet, we are pleased to offer our patients with this effective fat reduction procedure.
To obtain more information and to see if you are a qualified candidate, please contact our office today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Grant Hamlet.
- 1 About VASER Hi Def Liposuction
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Benefits of VASER Liposuction
- 4 VASER Hi Def Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction
- 5 Treatment Areas
- 6 Good Candidates
- 7 Additional Procedures
- 8 The Procedure
- 9 Recovery and Results
- 10 Your Consultation
- 11 Cost
About VASER Hi Def Liposuction
VASER liposuction is a revolutionary fat reduction procedure that can be used for minor touch-ups to major transformations. VASER lipo can be used to treat large areas of unwanted fat or smaller very specific areas to finely sculpt, adding definition. It can help with those stubborn areas, such as love handles, that will not shift through diet and rigorous exercise alone and can improve your overall shape by adjusting your proportions.
Before and After Photos
Benefits of VASER Liposuction
VASER lipo is rapidly replacing the traditional liposuction technique thanks to a host of patient advantages. Some of the many benefits of this procedure include:
- Smoother and more predictable results
- Minimal pain and bruising
- Faster recovery times
- Improved skin retraction (skin tightening)
- Standard VASER is gentle enough to be performed under local anesthetic
- Precise sculpting of delicate areas of the body
- Realistic curves and definition, even for hard-to-fix spots
- Easy removal of large quantities of fat
VASER Hi Def Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction
Traditional liposuction procedures involve the removal of fat deposits using suction. This process is not tissue-selective and will remove not only unwanted fat but also cause damage to surrounding blood vessels, nerve tissue, and connective tissue. Due to the high suction levels required, the trauma to the patient is always much higher with traditional liposuction which leads to larger areas of bruising and longer downtime. VASER lipo uses ultrasonic technology which is tissue selective; the ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat whilst preserving important tissues such as nerves, blood vessels, and collagen. The patient suffers less trauma and therefore less bruising and a much quicker recovery time.
Liposuction can be used in most areas of the body. VASER lipo goes one step further and treats even the “hard to reach” areas of the body. The areas that can be treated using VASER lipo include:
- Double Chin
- Upper Back
- Banana Roll
- Bra Fat
- Mid Back
- Inner Thigh
- Lower Back
- Outer Thigh
Good candidates for VASER liposuction treatments are men and women in the London region who still have stubborn fat on the body after diet and exercise have been insufficient to provide the desired results. You should be a non-smoker, and in the case that you do smoke, you will be asked to quit 3 weeks prior to undergoing the procedure. Smoking can negatively impact your body’s ability to recover efficiently. During your consultation, Dr. Hamlet will provide further custom instructions that should be followed before receiving treatment. It is important to note that this procedure is not a substitute for weight loss.
If you are considering this fat reduction procedure, you should be in good health and be at or near your goal weight. This treatment does not correct severe cases of excess fat; it is best used to treat mild amounts of localized problematic fat on the body. If you’re still not sure which level of VASER lipo is right for you, don’t worry, this will be discussed in length during your consultation taking into consideration the starting point of where your body is now and the desired outcome.
VASER liposuction can be used to simply remove fat on certain areas of the body to create a more contoured figure; however, Dr. Grant Hamlet offers additional treatments that it can be paired with to better sculpt your body. Fat transfer procedures are commonly chosen by our London patients because it allows them to enhance certain areas of the body using the extracted fat. Fat transfer is beneficial if you are looking for subtle and natural looking improvements in your body’s contour. The most common fat transfer procedures that our patients choose include:
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift uses your body’s own natural materials to reshape and volumize the buttocks without the need for implants and other synthetic materials to be inserted into the body. The fat will be extracted using the VASER technology and will then be placed through a purification process to remove any unwanted materials.
The fat will then be injected into the buttocks until the desired look has been achieved.
Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer
Fat transfer to the breasts allows for a natural augmentation. There is no need to choose between implants or worry about the potential risks that are associated with traditional breast augmentations. Breast augmentation fat transfer provides a natural enhancement with no scarring to the breasts because it does not use traditional breast augmentation incisions. The extracted fat will be placed through a purification process and then will be injected into the breasts. The procedure will increase the breast size about 1-2 cup sizes, which means that if you are looking for a drastic increase in shape and size, you may be better suited for a traditional breast augmentation.
Facial Fat Transfer
As we age, we tend to lose volume and contour in our face. Our skin can begin to sag and form wrinkles that only add to an aging appearance. Traditionally, the only treatments for this were dermal fillers that use synthetic materials to replenish volume to the face or a facelift to remove sagging skin entirely. With fat transfer, you can now use your own fat to replace lost volume and provide a more youthful appearance. The fat that is extracted using VASER lipo will be purified and strategically injected into the face to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and correct hollowed features.
For your VASER liposuction procedure, Dr. Hamlet will make the accurate incision marks prior to starting the surgery. The VASER lipo treatment is comfortable enough to be performed under local anesthetic, meaning that you will be awake throughout the surgery. You will be able to leave the office and return to the comfort of your own home following your fat reduction procedure.
Once the numbing agent has taken effect, Dr. Hamlet will make the proper small incisions near the treatment area. These incisions will be very small, leaving minimal scarring. Through the incisions, the doctor will insert a thin cannula that uses ultrasound wavelengths to heat and melt the existing fat. The fat will then be removed from the body through the cannula using high power suction, like that of a vacuum. This process will be repeated to each treatment area until the desired results have been achieved. Once finished, Dr. Hamlet will choose the incisions using sutures and you will be wrapped in compression garments and taken to the recovery area.
Recovery and Results
Once in the recovery room, you will be monitored by our nursing staff for a couple of hours before being released to go home. During this time, you will be given a list of recovery information that you are advised to follow to help speed up your recovery time and ensure optimal results.
Before leaving our office, you will be given a prescription for pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort during your healing process. After the procedure, we recommend that you take at least 2-3 days off of work or other daily activities to allow your body to recuperate from the surgery and allow your body to properly begin healing. In some cases, you may experience slight discomfort for up to one week after your VASER lipo treatment.
During recovery, you will be advised to wear the compression garment constantly to help reduce swelling and bruising that occurs.
Lastly, Dr. Hamlet suggests that his post-surgery patients walk briefly starting the night of their procedure to promote circulation throughout the body and reduce the risk of blood clots from forming. Although there is small scarring that is left behind, it is inconspicuous and will continue to fade over time.
Results can be seen immediately; however, the results will continue to improve over the next three to four months. This procedure does not prevent fat from returning, which is why we suggest that in order to maintain and improve your results over time, you should continue a healthy diet and exercise regime.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Hamlet, he will ask you about your particular concerns and what you are looking to achieve through VASER liposuction treatments. He will then conduct a medical history evaluation, specifically reviewing any current health conditions, routine medications, and previous surgeries to ensure that this procedure is a safe option for you.
Next, the doctor will perform a physical examination to locate your areas of concern and make the final determination of candidacy. If you are found to be a good candidate, you and the doctor will create a customized treatment plan together to achieve your desired results. At this time, Dr. Hamlet will make any recommendations for additional or alternative procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Before leaving the office, you will be given the opportunity to schedule your VASER liposuction procedure, although there is no obligation to do so.
The cost of your VASER liposuction procedure will vary depending on the extent of treatment that you require and if any additional procedures will be performed in conjunction with this fat reduction surgery. During your initial consultation with Dr. Hamlet, he will be able to work with you and construction a custom treatment plan tailored to your exact needs and aesthetic goals. This plan will be used to determine your exact VASER liposuction procedure cost. To obtain your individualized quote, please contact us at Dr. Grant Hamlet and schedule a one-on-one consultation.