VASER Liposuction | Knee Fat Pads
If you are bothered by a pocket of fat around your knees and wondered how to get rid of it, you’re not alone. Although knee fat is not often talked about compared to let’s say; abdominal fat, the knee bulge is just as common a concern.
Common knee fat pad concerns we see at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin is bulge on the knees keep people who have them in tight trousers or leggings year-round because they don’t want to bare their old looking legs in shorts or a mini skirt. Inner knee fat pads are considered unsightly and they rub against each other when walking.
The majority of causes is a genetic predisposition associated with weight gain around the knees. A more common factor is getting older. As we age our skin loses some of its elasticity, causing it to sag and collect fat in the area. It happens to everyone, just not always to the same extent.
To slim the sides of your knees, you have to start a comprehensive weight-loss program. The fat around your knees may be stubborn and people come for a helping hand with knee liposuction. VASER liposuction of the knees is a procedure to remove fat in this area known to be difficult to reduce and tone with diet and exercise.
You may be a good candidate for knee liposuction if you have good skin elasticity and are at or around a weight that is healthy for your body type. VASER knee liposuction is designed for people who despite following a healthy lifestyle plan are having trouble with fatty deposits in around the knee area of their body.
Knee liposuction doesn’t completely get rid of cellulite or saggy skin. While these skin concerns are more common around the thigh area, they can sometimes occur around the knee, too.
VASEER knee liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the breaking down and then gently suctioning out unwanted excessive fat deposits from the inner knee to achieve a more contoured look. VASER also generate controlled heat that aids in retracting the skin back, preventing excessive loose skin.
Traditional liposuction is unpleasant, involving a lot of prodding with a metal cannula which leaves a lot of bruising in its wake. Traditional liposuction is not assisted and do very poorly in tightening the skin leading to visible surface irregularities. However, the VASER liposuction uses high-frequency ultrasound to liquify fat, which is then suctioned out gently leaving a small percentage behind to disperse locally for an even contour and absorb through the body’s lymphatic system.
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The smaller you are before liposuction the more contouring you can get from the knee liposuction with VASER lipo. As with all liposuction procedures, it is better when you are younger and have tight skin. The best in body contouring not only removes fat, they tighten and evenly distribute residual fat. Energy devices like VASER internally heat the skin and tighten it at the same time.
Results & Recovery
Overall, the results of a knee vaser liposuction procedure is considered permanent as long as you maintain your weight and fitness level. While it’s a once off procedure, depending on your contouring goals, more than one treatment may be necessary. With VASER Lipo, we can produce significant results in just one session, without the pain and long recovery of typical liposuction treatments. Most patients report superior results in one session, and faster recovery than traditional liposuction.
After the procedure, the area is bandaged, and the patient must wear a compression stockings for one to two weeks. Mild discomfort and bruising may last up to two weeks and swelling may last for two weeks to four weeks. Patients are advised to mobilise early and return to normal daily activity within a couple of days. In general the full effect of liposuction gets better over-time and is seen four months after the procedure is performed.