Thighs, Knees & Buttocks Liposuction*
What are the areas of thighs that can be contour with VASER?
Dr. Hasan Ali prefers to do VASER liposuction on the area of thigh marked with yellow color.
What are the aims of lower limb VASER procedure?
The goal of liposuction of the thigh, legs or ankle should be an aesthetically pleasing and natural looking result. Excessive liposuction should be avoided.How is the inner thigh liposuction performed?There are special VASER probes and suction cannulas that can help contour the inner thigh to achieve exceptionally smooth results. Inner thigh liposuction can significantly reduce the rubbing together of the inner thighs. Ideally, there should be no significant lumpiness or irregularity of shape.What is the maximum amount of fat that can be aspirated in one procedure?Dr.Hasan Ali prefer not to take out fat which is more than 5-6% of the body weight.
So if a patient is 80 Kg, 4 liters of fat is usually taken out in one stage but there are conditions when there is a need of mega liposuction to relieve severe symptoms resulting from huge fat deposition.
A recently published study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that VASER Lipo significantly limits blood loss during liposuction when compared to traditional liposuction alone. The authors concluded that VASER-assisted lipoplasty should be recommended over traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty for patients undergoing large-volume liposuction procedures or treatments in very fibrous areas of the body where increased blood loss is expected.
Where can I get my thigh liposuction surgery done?
Dr. Hasan Ali has the thigh liposuction surgery facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi. You can also get your thigh liposuction procedure in Karachi, Pakistan.
Double Chin And Neck Contouring With Vaser*
Who is a good candidate for VASER Face and Neck contouring (double chin treatment and neck liposuction?• Patient seeking Neck-chin-jowl contouring.
- Heavy cheek and chin with good skin tone.
- Neck laxity due to obesity.What are the steps of neck liposuction procedure?
1 – Pre Operative Marking
for volume removal (locations).
2 – Incisions
Under chin and in front of / behind ears (bilaterally). Possible bilaterally in the neck at the lowest anticipated level of treatment.
3 – Infusion
Areas which require treatment is infused with a small diameter BLUNT infusion cannula with wetting solution containing local anesthesia and epinephrine.
4 – Emulsification
A very sophisticated VASER probe of 2.2 mm diameter is used for this stage.
5 – Aspiration
Suction starts with 2.4 mm cannula with gentle port patterns. Gentle use of suction only to remove the emulsified fluids and tissue. Expected aspiration volumes are 50 cc to 250 cc depending on infused volume, size of patient, and areas treated.
What are the Post-operative Care steps?
The key is gentle, even compression to help the skin redrape and settle into position and to prevent ripples or folds in the skin.
We consider the following options: cotton pads with elastic wraps, cold compresses, and silicone foam padding.
Elastic face garments typically applied for 4-6 days, then overnight for 1-2 weeks, depending on preference.
Keep head elevated at night.
How often a follow-up is required?1 day, 1 week, 6 weeks, 6 months, as needed. External ultrasound, LPG and light massage may be beneficial and can start after 2-3 weeks.
Abdomen, Flanks and Waist Liposuction with Vaser*
What is VASER contouring of abdomen, flanks and waist area?
The area mentioned above can be contoured with these specialized instrumentations. It emulsifies fat and contour abdomen, flank and waist area of both male and female.
What kind of Anesthesia is given for abdomen, flank and waist area liposuction?
Small to medium size area can be managed under local anesthesia with or without some sedation. When Larger areas and increased volume of liposuction is performed then it is best to carry out the procedure under General anesthesia.
What are the steps of the procedure?
- Incision: There are multiple tiny stab incision of about 0.5 cm size at lower abdomen, groin, and above the belly button to access the probe and cannula of VASER.
- Infusion: Fluid containing local anesthesia is infused at the site of the procedure. The amount of fluid depends on the site and size of the procedure.
- VASER: This stage utilizes the special form of probes that emulsifies the fat into liquid form of fat that is much easier to aspirate.
- Suction: Suction stage starts with specialized suction cannulas which help contour and aspirate the melted fat.
How long is the procedure?
It takes about 1-2 hours to complete whole abdomen and flanks.
Is it painful after the procedure?
VASER liposelection of the abdomen is well tolerated by most of the patients. There are reports of very minimal discomfort after the procedure. Most of the routine work can be resume right away.
When can I see my results?
Some results can be seen immediately but there are continual changes that can be visible over the period of next few months, final results can take up to 3-4 months.
What are the common post-operative instructions given to the patient after abdominal liposuction?
- To wear a special garment 24hrs/day for 4-5 weeks
- Massage the area after 1-2 weeks for 30 mins for few weeks.
- Exercise and routine walk to start 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Suture to be taken out after one week
How is the skin retraction achieved after VASER liposuction?
The thinner the subcutaneous fat the greatest retraction is achieved. VASER solid probe works close to the dermis, to thin the subcutaneous fat, and achieves contraction. There is also theory suggesting that there is collagen contraction due to heat injury.
What are the possible side effects or complications?
VASER liposelection is very safe procedure but following complications can be seen:
- Seroma formation
- Temporary numbness
Arm Liposuction with Vaser*
What is Arm contouring with VASER?
It is a minimally invasive procedure which uses specialized probes and cannulas that significantly improves arm appearance along with skin retraction without need of skin excision.
What are the common areas of arm for contouring?
Main area of contouring is triceps area of the arm (back of Arm) but whole arm can also be contour in case of very heavy arm.
Where is the incision given for arm contouring?
Incision is usually made near the end of elbow and a second incision near the posterior axillary fold. (Near armpit).
How the contouring is performed?
There are special VASER probes which emulsify (melt) fat before it is gently suctioned out.
Who is the good candidate?
Patients with mild to moderately heavy arms.
What about excess skin after the procedure?
Most of the patients experiences significant skin retraction after the VASER procedure.
What type of Anesthesia usually given?
VASER assisted lipoplasty has been performed mostly using tumescent anesthesia alone without need of general anesthesia.
What is the satisfaction score among arm contouring patients?
Dr. Hasan Ali did a research study which showed 90% patient with high satisfaction.
How long it takes to go back to normal activities?
Most of the patients are able to go back to work within 2-3 days
How much reduction in arm circumference is usually seen after the procedure?
Most of our patients reported reduced mid arm circumference between 5-12 cm within 2 months.
What are special post- operative instructions specific to arm contouring with VASER?
We suggest wearing post operative garments for 4-6 weeks and to start with manual massage 2 weeks after the procedure. Both can reduce swelling, help in contouring and give comfort to the patient while moving
Both can reduce swelling, help in contouring and give comfort to the patient while moving limb.
What are the complications that can be expected?
VASER arm contouring is extremely safe and very rarely minimal Bruising noted in some cases that usually resolves within 1 week. Bruises are much less than traditional liposuction. Some patient also develops nodule formation that also fully resolves in 3-4 months.
For further information on Arm contouring please watch a presentation on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f85TAk3r2y4
VASER for Cellulite*
Gynecomastia With VASER*
How VASER liposuction of male breast is better than traditional liposuction?
Unlike traditional liposuction VASER technique has special probes for gynecomastia correction that can aggressively emulsifies both fat and glandular tissue of male breast. Therefore in large number of patients it can save an open surgical method, post-operative scaring, faster recovery and minimal post-operative pain.
How VASER liposelection of Gynecomastia treatment is performed?
The main steps of the procedure comprises of:
1 – Superficial and deep layers infiltration with wetting solution (anesthesia fluid).
2 – VASER selective emulsification of adipose and glandular tissue and superficial undermining with VASER probe.
3 – After completing removal of emulsified tissue, flap thinning, verifying full undermining with no zones of adhesion remained.
4 – A post-operative garment needs to wear for 4-6 weeks.
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