Ultrasonic Liposuction is a form of power-assisted liposuction. It is called Ultrasonic because the vibrations from ultrasonic waves are used to selectively break up dense fat deposits. The broken up fat deposits are much easier to suck out. The technology is called Vaser. There are of course other methods of power-assisted liposuction (all equally good in experienced hands), like Water-jet, Microaire, but Vaser is the one we use most. And there are also other tools like Renuvion and BodyTite that augment the results of Liposuction by tightening loose skin.
Ultrasonic Liposuction makes the task of liposuction, especially of tougher fat deposits, less tiring for the surgeon. The final results, as with any form of liposuction, still depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
THE LIPO PROCEDURE
ULTRASONIC LIPO ADVANTAGE
Non-power assisted liposuction uses both the suction power and the surgeon’s elbow-strength to extract fats. Adding one more step – the ultrasonic loosening up of the fats in Vaser or Microaire for example – the task is made easier and hence the surgeon can do a better job at it.
Large deposits of fats to be removed easily with less trauma to the surrounding tissues.
Any area or areas of any size can be treated with power-assisted liposuction techniques like Vaser or Microaire. The limitation is not with size but with the amount of tumescent anaesthesia that we can safely use in one session. This is calculated based on body weight.
Dangling Skin Under Arms
RECOVERY-TIME DEPENDS ON EXTENT OF LIPOSUCTION
The main discomfort is like the aches after a vigorous workout. Of course it varies. When more areas are treated, like combination of abdomen-front / abdomen-sides / thighs, patients may need some bed rest. But generally, most patients are able go out to the supermarket the next day and return to work within 3-5 days. But just to be safe, we advise of patients to plan a week’s rest.
There will be some immediate post-op sweliing which will increase over a few days before it starts to settle down.
AFTER A WEEK
Swelling would have decreased slightly, but we will apply radio frequency to the areas and the swelling will disappear very quickly.
AFTER A MONTH
It is only after one month or more that the “healing-tissues” fully reorganize back to the feeling of normal skin. The overlying skin contracts .
AFTER 3 MONTHS
Sometimes it may take up to 3 months for all the swelling to subside and be bikini ready again.
DR DAVID LOH
Dr David Loh
Dr David Loh founded David Loh Surgery back in 2002 when Aesthetic Medicine as a field was still in its infancy. He obtained his basic medical and surgical degree from the National University of Singapore. He has 30 years of working experience, 18 years of which were in aesthetics. He is MOH-accredited to perform office -based Liposuction. He is perhaps best known for being a trainer for Botulinum Toxins and Fillers in the region. He is the President of The Society of Aesthetic Medicine in Singapore.