Sometimes, no matter how many exercise or nutritional plans you try, there are areas of fat that simply cannot be removed
26 July 2018| Last updated on 2 September 2018
Changes in body shape are natural part of getting older, but they can affect confidence, which is an important component of mental health.
So, before giving up on the fight with fat, consider Vaser Liposuction, which can be used to target areas all over the body. Most typically, a common area for the treatment are the arms., Large and sagging arms, colloquially known as ‘bingo wings’, are the perfect area for vaser liposuction.
But before choosing the area you want to treat, read some basic information about vaser liposuction, that we learned about during the talk with an expert in Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive surgery - Dr. Saba Al Marush, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Dubai London Clinic.
Brachioplasty vs. Liposuction
When it comes to fat removal, the two main options are brachioplasty and liposuction.
The difference between these two methods lie in the fact that brachioplasty involves surgical skin removal, whereas vaser liposuction does not involve skin removal.
Brachioplasty leaves scarring for up to a year, and in some cases it may extend down towards the elbow. For patients requiring brachioplasty the benefits of losing the arm mass outweigh the costs of scarring. Basically, this treatment is usually more suited to those who have a lot of excess skin rather than excess fat.
On the other hand, vaser liposuction uses ultrasonic energy - waves are fired at fat cells using a special rod known as a cannula. The benefits of this method include less bruising and swelling. Compression methods are also used to drain the tumescent fluid, which contains the local anaesthetic, quickly and safely.
When you opt for vaser liposuction, you opt for quick recovery
As it is a minimally invasive practice, vaser liposuction mitigates some of the risks associated with other cosmetic or surgical procedures. There is a recovery time of around 3-4 weeks in general, and side effects can and do occur, but with varying degrees of intensity. Most patients recover well and go on to take the necessary steps to preserve what surgery has accomplished.
Skin retraction is a part of vaser liposuction, which itself works by liquidising fat using pulses of ultrasonic waves, however skin and shape are moulded through using compression garments. They are worn for 1 month after the procedure and are usually a form of elasticated sportswear material such as lycra.
There is no "necessary" overnight stay after vaser liposuction, meaning patients can be treated at out-patient facilities and recover at home.
Quick Return To Work
As it is a minimally invasive procedure, only 3-5 days are enough to see most people back to a light version of their normal routine. However, it is of great importance to track exercise and diet routines after the treatment. Light stretching and aerobic activities should be introduced slowly, in order to fill the void where fat has been removed.
If you think that vaser liposuction for your arms is something you would like to consider, be sure to do plenty of research and speak to a medical professional about your options.
For more information on vaser liposuction, different treatment areas, after-care, exercise, nutrition and risks, please browse through our other articles or book a consultation with Dr. Saba Al Marush on 800352.
Dr. Saba Al Marush
Specialist Plastic Surgeon | Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
Dubai London Clinic