Sometimes it becomes very difficult and even impossible to get rid of excess fat in some areas of the body. Even those people who have a proper regimen of dieting and exercise can experience this problem. Liposuction is an effective procedure to get rid of excess fat in localized areas of the body. It is extremely effective in areas that are unresponsive to dieting, exercise, and weight loss programs. It is a perfect body contouring procedure and is continuously gaining popularity. It is performed using various techniques with the latest techniques being more effective and less invasive than traditional liposuction techniques. Laser and Vaser liposuction are two advanced liposuction techniques. Both the techniques are effective and less invasive but they are different from each other.
Laser VS. Vaser Liposuction
Here we will discuss how these techniques are different.
Laser liposuction is the procedure that uses a laser to liquefy fat deposits which are then removed using suction. This procedure is also known as Smartlipo. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, extremely small incisions are made through which a hollow tube, called a cannula, is inserted in the skin. A laser fiber is introduced to the skin through this cannula. The laser energy breaks down the fat cells, which are then removed with the suction process. The laser also stimulates the production of collagen that causes the skin to tighten making the results more even.
Below given are some important facts about laser liposuction.
- Uses a laser to break fat cells
- Incisions made in the procedure are about 2 mm
- Laser energy is absorbed by all the skin cells
- It is not specific to fat
- Heats the connective tissues of the skin causing burns or contracted skin
- It is not suitable for high definition liposculpture
Vaser liposuction is also known as ultrasound-assisted liposuction. This procedure uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat cells for body contouring. Like laser liposuction, this procedure is also performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, an ultrasound wand is introduced to the skin through a plastic port inserted in the skin. It may include making little longer incisions as compared to Smartlipo or laser liposuction. The ultrasonic energy separates the fat cells and softens the fat layer. This procedure usually does not soften all the fat in the target area. Therefore, it must be followed by a thorough liposuction procedure for optimal results.
Some important facts associated with this technique are discussed below:
- Ultrasound energy is used to liquefy fat cells
- Incisions made in the procedure are about 4 mm
- Targets fat tissues without causing damage to skin cells
- It is selective for fat tissues
- Very rarely causes skin burns
- It is suitable for high definition liposculpture
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