Tuesday, 9 September 2008

SmartLipo? You Should be Having Vaser Lipo!

If you are thinking of having SmartLipo - don’t bother!

Firstly, you should be considering having one of the next generations of SmartLipo procedures: Advanced SmartLipo, Advanced Laser Lipo or Xtra Performance Lipo Laser.

These new procedures use lasers which deliver higher energies melting the body’s fat, followed by gentle aspiration of the liquefied fat. They are performed in a quicker time and have all the advantages that the original SmartLipo procedure had over traditional liposuction.

However the debate is not over - these procedures are only good for removal of smaller areas of fat; the size of a man’s fist, 500mls to be precise. The ideal patient should be slim and toned with localized areas of stubborn fat, with a Body Mass Index of roughly 25.

A large number of people normally do not fall in the patient selection criteria for the original SmartLipo procedure, but still somehow still ended up having the treatment; inevitably with poor results. You just have to ‘Google’ SmartLipo forums to read the pain, anger, agony and disappointment experienced within them.

Sadly with the obesity epidemic in the UK these people wanting lunch time lipo procedures and meeting the selection criteria are few and far between. However, there is now hope; Vaser LipoSelection has arrived in the UK from the USA.

This technology is similar to Advanced SmartLipo or XP Lipo Laser. It is performed under local anaesthetic and uses ultrasound energy to emulsify and breakdown the fat followed by gentle aspiration of the liquefied fat.

The Vaser Lipo procedure can remove small to large volumes of fat. It is generally accepted that under local anaesthetic and day case surgery no more than 2 litres of fat can be removed, this is well within, Vaser Lipo’s capability.

Leading clinics are already starting to offer Vaser Lipo treatment and it is set to become the gold standard in walk-in walk-out liposuction allowing us to remove larger volumes of fat compared with other technologies and treatments whilst giving us the ability to enhance and reshape your curves.

Dr S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician in North Nottingham’s premier medical cosmetic and laser clinic, Selston Cosmetic Clinic, part of the cosmetics clinic group.

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