Years ago, the only treatment option for weight loss was traditional liposuction. This procedure is invasive, expensive, and comes with various risks, which put a lot of people off. New technologies have meant that a non-surgical liposuction is now a popular option for those who don’t want to undergo full surgery but still reap the impressive results.
VASER Lipo is a common technique for non-surgical liposuction, and it utilises ultrasound technology to target and melt away stubborn fat. While strictly not non-surgical, VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive alternative procedure that does not require overnight hospital stays or general anaesthetic.
While the results are impressive and usually look best three to six months after the procedure, many people wonder if these results can last forever.
The results of both VASER Liposuction and VASER Hi-Def / Mid-Def can be considered permanent. During the treatment, ultrasound technology breaks up fatty tissues and emulsifies the fat cells. These fat cells are then removed from the body completely using an aspiration process.
There are some limits on how much fat tissue can be taken from the body safely, and most clinicians suggest up to 4% – 5% of body fat can be removed in one go.
The fat cells are being completely removed from the body, which means the results should be permanent as long as they are maintained. Everybody is born with a certain number of fat cells in their body, and when we gain and lose weight, these cells expand and contract.
With VASER Lipo, some of these cells are permanently removed, reducing the number of fatty deposits left under the skin. However, there will always be fat cells left in the area as VASER Lipo will not remove them all. These fat cells will still expand if you put on weight and will counteract the effect of the treatment.
Ultimately, the results of VASER Lipo in the long term are all down to your own lifestyle choices. If you choose to maintain your results, they will last a lifetime, but if you do not follow a healthy lifestyle, you could risk putting on weight and losing your results.
At Hans Place, we are dedicated to helping our patients understand the realistic results from VASER Lipo and giving them the best options for maintaining their results in the future.
If you have undergone a VASER Liposuction procedure and you are pleased with your results, you will want to do everything in your power to keep them. Maintaining your liposuction results isn’t always an easy ride, but with commitment and healthy habits, you can enjoy your new toned figure for life. Here are some top tips to help you maintain your VASER Lipo or VASER Hi-Def results:
What you eat is probably the most important factor in keeping your results after the procedure. By maintaining a healthy diet, you can prevent your body from putting on more weight after liposuction. Aim to eat at least four servings of vegetables and three servings of fruit every single day.
Switch refined grains in your diet to whole grains, and try to eat lean poultry like fish, poultry and tofu. Some people feel they should avoid fats after liposuction, but it is actually important to eat healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil.
Skipping meals might seem like a good way to keep your calorie intake, and therefore your weight, down. But in actual fact, skipping meals may lead to weight gain because it harms your metabolism.
If you fail to feed your body properly, your metabolism will slow and store your fat cells as opposed to burning them off. If you aren’t a big eater, then try to make sure you have regular small meals throughout the day.
Staying properly hydrated will help you maintain a healthy weight and can even promote weight loss. When you drink at least two litres of water a day, your body will burn more calories even if you aren’t exercising. This is known as energy expenditure, and it is very important for maintaining VASER Lipo results.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, and it will aid your digestion and keep your metabolism healthy. Many people confuse thirst for hunger, so when you are feeling hungry, have a big glass of water before eating.
Staying active is critical for maintaining your treatment results, and it isn’t just about getting regular exercise. Making active choices in your everyday life will have a big impact. It is easy to find yourself spending too much time sitting down, particularly if you have a desk job.
Choose to take the stairs instead of the lift to get your body moving. Take a brisk walk during your breaks, and park your car a little further away to walk a little further each day. All these little things can help your body to stay active without you even noticing.
As well as making an effort to not live a sedentary life, you should also find time in your week to exercise in one way or another. Find an exercise you enjoy and do it as much as possible. It doesn’t need to be anything really intense, but swimming regularly, playing tennis with friends, or walking your dog are all great ways to get in exercise.
By keeping active, you can make sure your VASER Lipo results last as long as possible.
Stress is the leading cause of weight gain and can be detrimental for liposuction results. Stress hormones impact your metabolism and can lead you to crave junk food and store fat more because of increased cortisol.
Try to keep your stress levels to a minimum by spending time outdoors, taking up meditation, and getting enough sleep. Spending more time with friends and family is an enjoyable and easy way of keeping stress away.
For more information on VASER Lipo and the results you can expect, and how long they last, contact Hans Place today to arrange your free consultation.