What does liposuction mean? What does VASER liposuction mean? What does VASER Hi-Def mean? What does VASER 4D mean?

Classical liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from a specific area, by means of physical destruction with an instrument called “cannula” and simultaneous vacuum-aspiration. VASER liposuction is an advanced technique that uses hi-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to break down fatty tissues, again followed by vacuum-aspiration of fat. During the VASER procedure, tissues are heated up as well, leading to soft tissue shrinkage to some extent. As the VASER technology liquifies the fat, it gives us the opportunity to work superficial, remove the superficial fat layer and highlight the underlying muscular lines. By leaving almost no fat between the skin and the muscle, all the anatomic structure of the muscles are reflected through the skin. Even though a new name is given to this procedure (etching) every day, the most popular names are VASER Hi-Def and VASER 4D. In the modern approach to liposuction/liposculpting, what you leave behind is more important than what you remove.

Who are good candidates for these procedures and who aren’t?

People complaining from localized fat deposits, which lead to distorsion of body aesthetics are candidates for liposuction/VASER lipo procedures. The aim is to remove this excess fat from the area, and treat the cosmetic problem. Obese patients with a very high body mass index are not suitable for lipo/VASER lipo, as liposuction is not a way of loosing weight.

On the other hand, in cases with skin laxity (abdominal sagging after pregnancy, sagginess due to massive weight loss etc.) liposuction /VASER lipo itself will probably not be enough. Moreover, it can increase the sagginess in cases with already saggy skin.

How is Liposuction/VASER liposuction performed?

Liposuction and VASER liposuction are both performed in operating theatre conditions, preferably under general anaesthesia. This is a closed surgery which is performed through 3-4 milimeter long stab incisions. The duration of the operation and hospital stay depends on how many areas are going to be treated and how much fat needs to be removed..

How long after VASER lipo can I go back to work/school/daily life?

You can go back to your daily life within 3 to 4 days.

I’ll come from another city/country. How long should I stay in Istanbul?

Depending on the amount of fat removed, staying in Istanbul for 4-7 days after surgery will be enough.

Can VASER lipo be done in combination with other aesthetic operations?

VASER lipo be done in combination with various other aesthetic operations depending your availability.

After Vaser lipo, how long should I wear the corset for?

You should wear a corset for 3 weeks after the operation.