Introduction: How Does VASER Melt Fat?
How does VASER melt fat? One of the secrets behind high definition liposuction is the ability to melt or liquefy the fat prior to the removal or liposuction of the fat. This is significant because traditional liposuction can only remove the deep fat as only this layer permits the free movement of the liposuction cannulas.
Limitations of conventional liposuction cannulas
Liposuction cannulas are hollow bore rods with small cutting holes at the tip. It is these holes that actually pierce through the fat and subsequently suck the fat out. Unfortunately, the rod itself is too large to be able to freely move throughout the superficial layer of the fat which is ridden with a weblike construct of collagen pillars called the fibroseptal network. If the cannula is forced into the superficial layer, it will get wedged after it crosses a few pillars. As such, traditional liposuction of the superficial layer is not possible.
Benefits of VASER Liposuction
VASER liposuction allows both the superficial and deep layers of fat to be melted. Once the fat is melted, both layers of fat that have been melted can be siphoned out. Interestingly, the same traditional cannulas are used to siphon the fat once it has been melted and are they still only positioned in the deep layer. However, since the fat is liquified, it can be siphoned from both the deep as well as superficial layers. Differential control of the removed superficial fat is what allows for the sculpting of fat.
How Does VASER Melt Fat?
Many clients ask us how VASER melts or liquefies the fat. This process occurs through a process called cavitation of fat. What you need to visualize is that fat cells live in clusters almost like grapes on a vine. In this state, they are semisolid in consistency. The solid VASER probes emit ultrasound energy that tickles the cluster of grapes into single-cell grapes. Once they are single cells, they are transformed from a solid to a liquid state.
How does Cavitation occur?
Cavitation occurs when the ultrasound energy creates little air bubbles in the tissues that then wedge themselves between the grapes in the clusters and gently pop off the fat cells from each other. Once they are freed from each other, they are in a liquid slurry. This process then allows the fat cells to be siphoned or vacuumed out with significantly less mechanical trauma than traditional liposuction. The advantages of the gentle action of siphoning fat cells are several.
The first advantage results in less trauma to the surrounding structures such as vessels and nerves in the tissues where the fat cells live. This benefit will translate into less oozing in the operating room which directly translates into making the procedure safer. Blood loss can become a concern in larger cases where large-volume liposuction is being performed such as in Lipo 360. Oozing of blood products is also associated with the triggering of pain fibers. This benefit compounds the direct mechanical of nerve fibers which is also tapered with VASER liposuction.
The second advantage of cavitating the fat is that the fat cells retrieved are not as likely to be injured. We must admit that relocating fat cells can be quite traumatic to the cells. This trauma is only compounded by the fact that the fat cells may be directly injured by having to traverse through the liposuction cannulas both during extraction as well as during delivery. A final benefit results from the fact that the fat cells have been converted from a solid cluster to a liquid single-cell consistency. A limitation of the grafting process is that each fat cell needs to re-establish its new vascular source. It thus follows that single-cell fat cells will have a higher retention rate than clusters of fat cells that will vie for establishing vascular rights.
Conclusion: How does VASER melt fat?
How does VASER melt fat should clarify why high-definition liposuction achieves superior results. Not only are you able to optimize the contouring of your body with fat removal during liposuction but you can improve your fat grafting take. If you are interested in achieving high-definition liposuction results, we urge you to make a consultation with SurgiSculpt.
Please see this 35-year-old patient demonstrated resolution of abdominal skin redundancy and adiposity once she was explained how does VASER melt the fat.