VASER Lipo: Who makes a good candidate?

Have always thought about liposuction, but didn’t know whether it was the right decision for you? Here at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic, we offer VASER Lipo as a fat loss treatment. To find out if you are the right candidate for VASER Lipo keep reading.

What is Vaser Lipo?

You’ll hear about different types of liposuction; VASER Lipo, SmartLipo, Sculpting, CoolLipo, TrickleLipo mentioned and wonder what’s the difference? They are alternative methods of performing fat removal from targeted areas of the body. They differ in how they remove the unwanted fat and how they treat the adjoining tissue and skin. VASER lipo utilises ultrasound vibrations to protect important blood vessels and lymphatic channels while the heat generated from the repeated vibrations heats the skin for optimum contraction. VASER lipo is done under local anaesthesia where the treated area is injected with special fluid that will hydrate the area and shrink the blood vessels so they are not damaged.

So who is a candidate for VASER Lipo?

The better candidate is a person who has areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Areas where liposuction is originally intended to be done are the hips (saddlebags), the lower tummy, inner or outer thighs. An example of the ideal candidate I see in my office at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin is a tall lady who comes in and has fullness in the outer thighs, the so called saddlebag deformity. If you’re globally overweight and have a BMI index of more than 32-34 you really shouldn’t get liposuction. You should diet and exercise and get things reduced and then you can consider what needs to be done, a tummy tuck, a thigh lift etc. When I consider liposuction for an individual, I look at the quality of the skin. Skin elasticity is key when performing liposuction. The better the elasticity the greater the liposuction results. Young elastic skin is waiting to snap back and hold the treated area in smooth contour. Elastic skin is very forgiving even if we don’t do a great job in removing the fat evenly. Older skin or damaged skin with a lot of stretch marks has no elasticity. When the fat is taken out, it just folds irregularly and we get folds and divots and waviness. This is when VASER lipo’s ability to heat and shrink the skin shows to be more superior than other methods. Although it contracts the skin considerably with VASER technology, it may not do a perfect job and some contour irregularities will remain.For some people they don’t care about some contour irregularities as long as they look better in their clothes. As long as we understand that ahead of time I’m perfectly willing and able to do VASER lipo on that person. It’s all about expectations. If you’re expecting a nice tight smooth contour to your skin and you got much damaged skin by having stretch marks or having older skin that doesn’t have elasticity don’t be surprised if you have waviness afterwards. But in some cases that’ll be okay. Sounds like you’re the right fit ?

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