Maintaining Results After Vaser Liposelection
posted on 5/17/2012
Vaser LipoSelection is one of the latest ‘breakthrough’ body contouring procedures available, a liposuction and tissue manipulation technique that allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt and recontour the body with ease. The key difference between the Vaser system and conventional liposuction is the type of cannula used in the fat removal process.
With Vaser, the doctor uses a cannula that vibrates with ultrasound energy waves; this allows the surgeon to break down fatty tissues and extract them simultaneously, without causing damage to the surrounding tissues. This is why Vaser has become a popular choice for getting rid of fat in delicate and sensitive areas such as the chin, upper arms, neck, and lower stomach areas.
While the Vaser LipoSelection procedure offers instant results, patients may still need to make significant lifestyle changes to maintain results. The procedure gets rid of fatty deposits permanently, and is ideal for patients who only have a few pounds or inches to lose. However, any weight that is regained after the surgery will be deposited elsewhere on the body, and may cause a significant imbalance of proportions.
Tips for Maintaining Results after Vaser LiposSelection:
A combination of cardiovascular exercise and weight training will help ward off excess pounds and reduce the risk of gaining weight after surgery. Some patients who drop below their regular weight because of surgery find that their body begins to add extra weight in other areas to maintain its ‘setpoint.’ Making sure this extra weight is deposited in proportion to the rest of the body may require undertaking new exercise routines to develop strong muscles and achieve a sculpted physique.
Undergo skin tightening treatments
Treatments such as VelaShape and VelaSmooth can help to tighten up any loose skin after liposuction, and help the patient maintain an attractive silhouette. VelaShape uses thermal infrared technology to tighten and tone up the skin tissues, and encourage healthier skin growth. This can help to keep the treated area looking sculpted and smooth, and reduces any signs of bumps or unevenness that may have resulted from the Vaser procedure.
Eat a nutritious diet
Vaser LipoSelection is a ‘milder’ form of liposuction, but still causes some trauma to the body. Eating a healthy diet can help with the healing process, so a diet that consists of whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and health-enhancing supplements can help the body stay strong and healthy for several years after surgery.
Try massage therapy
Some surgeons recommend Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatments immediately after surgery to improve blood flow and help with the healing process. When the body has fully recovered from the procedure, regular massage sessions can also help improve blood flow and help the skin and muscles stay smooth, strong and supple. This is a natural, but effective way to keep the body looking sculpted and in good shape after surgery.
The Vaser LipoSelection procedure can offer up to 10 years of improvement of overall body shape, because the body may continue to reform skin tissues around the treated area. However, it is up to the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that these positive changes can take place.
Learn more about Vaser and other liposuction techniques in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn what to expect after the procedure.