Losing excess weight can do wonders for both your physical and mental well-being. It’s an exciting, healthy way to usher in the new year. Stubborn fat can often be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone, which is why many people drop their New Year’s weight loss resolutions within a few weeks. If your goal is to lose excess holiday fat you may have accumulated in recent months, VASER liposuction could be your ideal solution.
Here’s more about how VASER liposuction works, and why you should treat yourself to this fat elimination surgery this holiday season.
Also known as VASERLipo, VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic body contour procedure that removes fat to help you achieve a slimmer, more svelte physique. VASERLipo works similarly to traditional liposuction, but targets fat more precisely and poses less damage to surrounding tissue. VASERLipo is also associated with fewer side effects than traditional liposuction and offers a shorter recovery time.
VASER liposuction removes subcutaneous fat using ultrasound energy that specifically targets and breaks down fat cells. This treatment liquefies fat cells, which are then carefully suctioned out of the body using a cannula. The result is improved muscle tone and definition, and a reduction in pockets of unwanted stubborn fat.
The downtime and recovery periods associated with VASERLipo are significantly shorter than that for traditional liposuction. However, if your goal is to eliminate your seemingly fat stomach and achieve a slim body before the new year, you should make your appointment three to six months ahead of January, or as soon as possible.
VASERLipo usually results in only a 12-hour downtime, during which you’ll be encouraged to relax and get plenty of rest. After the initial 12 hours, you can resume most activities, but should avoid strenuous activities for two to three weeks. Activities that can potentially strain your treated areas include vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.
Our surgeon can give you a more realistic idea regarding how much downtime you should expect following your VASERLipo body sculpting procedure. The length of downtime usually depends on the size and number of areas being treated.
Just as with any other surgical procedure, VASERLipo does come with some potential risks and side effects. Common side effects reported with VASERLipo include:
Pain and discomfort at the treatment site
Bruising and bleeding for several days after treatment
Persistent swelling for days or weeks after treatment
Pockets of loose skin
Skin blemishes or irregularities
Infection (e.g., fever, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue)
Overall, VASERLipo is a low-risk and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery compared to traditional liposuction and other body contour procedures. Our surgeon can talk to you in more detail about potential risks and complications during your initial consultation.
Fat cells removed with VASERLipo do not come back, which means your results may be permanent. However, you can still gain fat in other parts of your body that weren’t treated with VASERLipo if you fail to exercise, eat healthy foods, and maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy lifestyle changes are critical to maintaining your results after having VASERLipo, and to preventing additional treatments to reshape your body if you experience weight regain.
Get plenty of quality sleep, since sleep helps regulate your hormones and metabolism to stave off weight gain. Exercise regularly to maintain a slim silhouette and to prevent unwanted fat deposits from coming back. Stick to eating healthy whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, and avoid eating sugary, high-fat foods that contribute to weight gain.
If you choose to have VASERLipo treatment with Cosmetique Aesthetics, we can educate you on ways to maintain your fat loss results for as long as possible, and provide you with detailed post-operative instructions that promote a speedy recovery. We may also recommend combining VASERLipo with other cosmetic body sculpting treatments to help you reach your fat loss goals.
Cosmetique Aesthetics and Surgical Center in Culver City, CA, offers VASERLipo body sculpting and a wide range of other cosmetic surgery procedures for men and women. Contact us today at 310-853-6088 or complete our contact form to request a free consultation.