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Lipedema Treatment with Vaser Lipo

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Lipedema Treatment with Vaser Lipo

Lipedema Treatment with Vaser Lipo in Turkey

The most typical body parts affected by lipedema are the legs, hips, and buttocks. Lipedema is a chronic, progressive condition characterized by the abnormal accumulation of fat in certain body regions. Exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, and compression therapy can all help manage the symptoms, but they frequently don't have a lasting impact.

VaserLipo, also known as Vaser-assisted liposuction or ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, has recently come into the spotlight as a promising treatment option for people with lipedema, providing more long-lasting solutions and an enhanced quality of life.

What is VaserLipo?

VaserLipo is a sophisticated liposuction method that selectively breaks down and emulsifies fat cells using ultrasound technology, making them easier to remove from the body. In comparison to conventional liposuction, the procedure is less invasive, causing less harm to the surrounding tissues, less blood loss, and faster recovery times. VaserLipo is especially well-suited for treating lipedema because it can focus on the fibrotic, abnormal fat deposits linked to the condition while maintaining the health of the lymphatic system and other nearby structures.

The Vaser Lipo Procedure

The following steps are typically included in the VaserLipo procedure for the treatment of lipedema:

Consultation and preparation: Patients will have a thorough consultation with a qualified surgeon with experience treating lipedema before having VaserLipo. The surgeon will evaluate the patient's medical history, look over the troubled areas, and decide whether VaserLipo is a good fit for the patient's particular needs.

Anesthesia: Depending on the scope of the procedure and the patient's preferences, VaserLipo is typically carried out under local or general anesthesia.

Infusion of tumescent fluid: Saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine are combined to create a tumescent fluid that is injected into the treatment area to numb the area, constrict blood vessels, and make fat removal easier.

Vaser probe insertion: A specialized Vaser probe that emits ultrasonic waves is inserted by the surgeon after making a few small incisions in the treatment area. When fat cells are targeted for destruction by ultrasonic energy, nearby structures like blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels are largely unaffected.

Fat removal: To remove the desired fat deposits, the emulsified fat is then aspirated using a cannula that is gently moved back and forth.

Closure and compression: Following the removal of the required amount of fat, the incisions are stitched up and a compression garment is put on to support the treated areas as they heal.

Recovery and Results of Lipedema Treatment with VaserLipo

VaserLipo, also known as Vaser-assisted liposuction, is a sophisticated, minimally invasive liposuction technique that has demonstrated success in treating lipedema, a chronic and progressive condition marked by abnormal fat accumulation in particular body regions. This comprehensive guide will offer thorough details about the healing procedure and the outcomes patients can anticipate following

Post-operative Care and Recovery

VaserLipo recovery times vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the areas treated, and the patient's ability to heal on an individual basis. The following are some significant elements of the postoperative care and recovery process:

  • Compression garments: Following surgery, patients are typically required to wear compression clothing for a few weeks. These clothes aid in proper skin retraction, swelling reduction, and support for the treated areas during the healing process. Based on your individual requirements, your healthcare provider will advise you on the type, fit, and duration of compression garment use that is best for you.
  • Pain management: During the initial phase of recovery, some pain and discomfort are normal. To alleviate this discomfort, your doctor will probably prescribe painkillers and advise you on over-the-counter painkillers that you can use as needed.
  • Activity restrictions: For the first two to four weeks after surgery, patients are typically advised to refrain from strenuous activities and heavy lifting. Light exercises and slow walking, however, can be resumed after a few days because they can speed up recovery by encouraging circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • Wound care: To reduce the risk of infection and encourage optimum healing, the small incisions made during VaserLipo must be properly cared for. Your surgeon will give you instructions on how to clean and care for your incisions, as well as when to switch out your dressings and, if necessary, apply an antibiotic ointment.
  • Follow-up appointments: It's essential to schedule frequent follow-up visits with your surgeon to track your recovery and progress. Your surgeon will evaluate your recovery, address any issues or complications, and give advice on when to resume regular activities during these visits.

Expected Results

For people with lipedema, VaserLipo can produce noticeable improvements in the shape and contour of the treated areas. The following are some significant results that patients can anticipate:

Reduced pain and discomfort: VaserLipo can successfully reduce pain and discomfort by removing the abnormal fat deposits linked to lipedema, which enhances the quality of life for patients.

Improved mobility and function: Greater range of motion and increased mobility in the affected limbs may follow the removal of extra fat, allowing patients to engage in daily activities and exercise more comfortably.

Enhanced body contour: By focusing on and removing the disproportionate fat accumulation associated with lipedema, VaserLipo can result in a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing body shape.

Long-lasting effects: VaserLipo can produce long-lasting effects by removing abnormal fat deposits, even though lipedema is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure. The outcomes of VaserLipo treatment can be preserved by leading a healthy lifestyle, wearing compression clothing as advised, and exercising frequently.

Potential Risks and Potential Risks and Complications of Lipedema Treatment with VaserLipo

Although VaserLipo has shown promising results in the treatment of lipedema, it is important to be aware of any risks and side effects that could arise.

  1. Infection: Following VaserLipo, there is a risk of infection, just like with any surgical procedure. This risk can be reduced with proper wound care and adherence to postoperative instructions. Patients who have an infection might need additional medical attention or antibiotics to treat the problem.
  2. Bleeding: VaserLipo is likely to bleed a little during and right after the procedure. The development of a hematoma (a collection of blood outside blood vessels) or excessive bleeding, however, might necessitate additional medical care. By constricting blood vessels, tumescent fluid, which is used during VaserLipo and contains epinephrine, helps to reduce blood loss.
  3. Seroma: A seroma is a collection of fluid under the skin that can develop after VaserLipo. Small seromas might go away on their own, but larger ones might need drainage or additional care.
  4. Numbness or changes in sensation: Because of nerve irritation or damage, treated areas may experience temporary or permanent numbness or changes in sensation. Most of the time, these modifications are transient and disappear with time.
  5. Skin irregularities or discoloration: VaserLipo may cause dimpling, waviness, or other skin irregularities that are either temporary or permanent. By adhering to post-operative care instructions and donning compression garments as advised by your doctor, these problems can be reduced.
  6. Scarring: Scarring is a potential side effect of VaserLipo because it requires small incisions. These scars are typically small and disappear with time, though. Scarring can be reduced by following your surgeon's recommendations for proper wound care.
  7. Damage to surrounding structures: VaserLipo is made to minimize harm to surrounding tissues, but there is still a chance of damaging nearby blood vessels, nerves, or lymphatic vessels. The key to lowering this risk is selecting a skilled surgeon who specializes in lipedema treatment.
  8. Anesthesia-related complications: VaserLipo procedures can be carried out under local or general anesthesia, and complications associated with anesthesia can occur. These could involve allergic reactions, breathing problems, or other negative effects. These risks can be reduced by telling your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your medical history and any known allergies.
  9. Unsatisfactory results: Due to uneven fat removal, leftover fat deposits, or other cosmetic concerns, some patients may be unhappy with the outcomes of their VaserLipo treatment. To address these issues, additional therapies or surgical procedures might be necessary in some circumstances.
  10. Lipedema recurrence or progression: VaserLipo can deliver long-lasting results by eliminating abnormal fat deposits, but it cannot treat lipedema. There is a chance that lipedema will worsen or return in other parts of the body. This risk can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle and using conservative lipedema management techniques.
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Update Date: 04.10.2023
Assoc. Prof. Tarık Çavuşoğlu
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