VASER Liposuction is a powerful, minimally invasive treatment that can work to remove selective fat cells and tone the body. It is a popular choice for those who want to avoid major surgery and tackle stubborn fat areas such as the stomach, thighs, or flanks.
Although no general anaesthetic or stay in hospital is required for VASER Lipo, it is still a minor surgical procedure and needs to be approached with care and caution. Any cosmetic procedure should only be completed by an experienced and fully trained practitioner. Furthermore, you should always pick a clinic you can trust and feel comfortable with.
During a consultation, it is common for the client to come away thinking of all the questions they wanted to ask. So, to make sure you feel ready for a consultation, here are some of the top questions that patients ask their practitioners during their consultation.
Before deciding if a surgeon is the right person for your VASER Lipo treatment, you should find out what qualifications they hold. A reliable practitioner should have a Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), which is a postgraduate qualification in the UK. It is also worth looking for surgeons who are part of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.
You want to make sure you choose a practitioner with plenty of experience in performing this treatment. A lot of surgeons offer a wide range of treatments but only truly specialise in a few. For the best results, you want to pick a clinic that has a lot of experience in VASER treatments. For example, Dr Mike Comins at Hans Place has performed over 3,000 VASER liposuction treatments.
No one wants to think about their procedure going wrong, but mistakes can happen, and it isn’t unheard of for aesthetic treatments to experience issues. While you should do everything you can to choose a trustworthy clinic that will do everything in its power to make sure treatment goes as planned, it is important to ask this question. Only choose a clinic and surgeon who has the right insurance in place.
You should always ask to see images of their previous work before going ahead with your own treatment. Some before and after photos might be on the clinic website. However, if you’d like to see more photographs or get a closer look, you can ask for these during your consultation. Asking to see these can give you a good idea of the kind of results you can expect from VASER Lipo.
This question is a bit of a difficult one as some surgeons will always tell you they can achieve everything you’ve dreamed of from VASER Lipo. In some cases, this might be completely true, and they are confident they can meet your expectations. However, you want to make sure your surgeon is being honest with you about what can and can’t be achieved.
Be wary of any practitioners who seem to offer results that are too good to be true. A reliable and professional clinic will be open and honest about the results you are likely to see after treatment.
Everyone’s VASER Lipo surgery is going to be different, as it varies depending on the area being treated and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Your practitioner should be able to give you an accurate indication of your specific treatment time, which can help you to plan your own schedule for the procedure. Generally, VASER Liposuction takes between one and three hours.
Unlike major surgery, VASER Liposuction has a short recovery time, but that doesn’t mean you can get straight back to your daily activities immediately. Before going ahead with the procedure, you need to be aware of the realistic recovery time for your body. This will vary depending on the size of the area being treated and how many areas are being treated.
For some, recovery might be just 24 hours with a week of compression, but others might need a week to recover and five weeks for compression. Your surgeon will be able to let you know what to expect from your own recovery.
VASER Lipo is not an instant fix, and the results can take some time to fully show. There is often a period of swelling and recovery that needs to subside before the final results can be revealed. To help you understand what to expect from VASER Lipo, you should ask your practitioner when you will be able to see the results from the procedure.
Some individuals require a touch-up session to maximise the results, which usually happens around six months after the initial treatment.
You should always ask how complications will be handled during VASER Lipo. Obviously, you want to think that everything will go smoothly, but it is important to know what the situation will be if something does go wrong.
Find out if complications are treated free of charge, as the last thing you want is more unexpected costs down the line. Most reputable clinics will include revision surgery in the initial cost and have a process in place for handling these issues.
Before agreeing to work with a clinic or surgeon, you should know exactly what you are going to be paying and how much VASER lipo costs. Some clinics will charge different fees for each aspect of the treatment, and they can quickly add up. Ask for a final, all-in price for everything you need, including the treatment, any medication, and your aftercare.
Find out if you need to pay separately for consultations or follow-up appointments and check that these prices are not subject to change before you go ahead. It is also worth finding out when payment needs to be made and if there are payment plans available.
For more information on VASER Liposuction or to book your free consultation at Hans Place, where you can ask all of these and more, contact us today.