Many individuals consider liposuction when they are not able to lose body fat through diet and exercise. If you are thinking about liposuction to remove stubborn body fat, there are several body shaping techniques that you have to choose from, which include SmartLipo and VASER Lipo.
These techniques have a number of similarities and differences. Both techniques use innovative methods that are designed to be gentler, but the devices that are used with these liposuction techniques are different. If you understand the differences that each body shaping procedure has to offer, it can help you make the best choice for your needs.
SmartLipo is a form of laser liposuction. SmartLipo works by liquefying fat with a laser and removing the fat with cannula. In addition to liquefying fat, the laser also smooths and tightens the skin and seals blood vessels, reducing swelling, bleeding, and bruising. Because of its skin tightening effects, many liposuction surgeons always use SmartLipo and sometimes even combine it with Vaser when indicated.
During liposuction with SmartLipo, your doctor numbs the area with tumescent anesthesia, which also helps to break up the fat. The surgeon then makes a small incision where he or she inserts the tiny laser probe. The laser destroys the fat cell walls, freeing the liquid fat. The surgeon then removes the liquefied fat with a 2-3 mm cannula.
Vaser is a form of ultrasound liposuction. It uses ultrasonic energy, rather than a laser, to liquefy the fat cells. The ultrasound energy disrupts the outer membranes of fat cells, which liquefies the fat. Because the Vaser only targets fat cells, liposuction with Vaser minimizes trauma to nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Most body areas are generally safe for Vaser liposuction because of this targeted action.
During liposuction with a Vaser, your doctor numbs the area with tumescent anesthesia, which also helps to break up the fat. The surgeon then makes an incision where he or she inserts the ultrasonic probe. Because the ultrasound probe gets very hot, a plastic skin port must be inserted in the skin to protect the skin from burns. This requires a much larger skin incision compared to Smartlipo which some might consider a major disadvantage. The probe transmits the ultrasound waves that melt the fat. The surgeon then uses a 2-3 mm cannula to remove the liquefied fat from the body.
Vaser lipo is a variation on ultrasonic liposuction. In ultrasonic liposuction, high-frequency sound waves are used to break up fat cells, making them easier to remove. The theory is that because fat cells are relatively weak, they will burst under energy that does not harm connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerve tissue, resulting in less discomfort, less bleeding, and quicker healing.
The original ultrasonic liposuction machines might have been a bit too powerful, they resulted in a number of tissue burns, but Vaser lipo is a toned-down version, and seems to be much safer, although some early adopters of ultrasonic liposuction say they miss the power of the older types.
SmartLipo counts on similar principles for reducing discomfort, bleeding, and recovery time, but uses a laser to specifically target fat cells. The laser probe is smaller, more precise, and, some surgeons say, slower than a traditional liposuction cannula. However, the precise probe allows a Lipo surgeon to apply laser energy to the skin in a precise way that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a tightening of the area so that men and women with poor skin tone can see increased tightness in treated areas.
Although both SmartLipo and Vaser have the same purpose—liquefying fat, they use different means and also produce slightly different results—if they are used independently. In some cases, liposuction surgeons use a combination of SmartLipo and Vaser to achieve specific liposuction results that combine the benefits of both SmartLipo and Vaser.
The decision to have liposuction is highly personal. When you make your decision, remember that Smartlipo and Vaser are only tools of the liposuction surgeon. Your liposuction results are dependent upon the experience of the liposuction surgeon, his proper use tumescent fluid/anesthesia, and his skill with the actual suction cannula. Find a liposuction doctor that understands your needs and has the right expertise to give you beautiful liposuction results whether using SmartLipo or Vaser.
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