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It is, indeed, possible to go through liposuction without anaesthesia; however the majority of patients prefer not to be awake at all during the process.  Regardless of what your preferences are, a good liposuction specialist will be able to offer you the right advice.

The first step to overcoming the anaesthesia challenge is to work with a fully qualified medical doctor.  Confidence in the abilities of a doctor increases the feeling of comfort with the entire liposuction process and you will be more at ease regardless of the anaesthesia method chosen.

Why is anaesthesia important?

Anaesthesia is important and necessary for a smooth operation and proper recovery.  The different varieties of anaesthesia do not just provide pain relief and keep you still during the surgery process, they also help control the body’s natural reaction to pain or trauma.

There are several types of anaesthesia, but not all are applicable to liposuction. The types of anaesthesia are local, regional, general and conscious sedation. Liposuction is usually done using either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia, although the definitive choice is dependent on the preferences of the surgeon and the size of the area being treated.

Local anaesthesia will numb a small area and is most common in smaller lipo procedures.  It is usually offered as a shot or injection, but also be applied to the skin to numb the skin. When having liposuction with local anaesthesia, sedatives like Valium may be administered to you orally or intravenously; the aim being to put you to sleep for the entire procedure.

In liposuction procedures where general anaesthesia is deemed the appropriate move by the surgeon, you will be completely asleep and unaware before the procedure even begins. The anaesthesia can be inhaled as a gas or be injected intravenously as a liquid.

Anaesthesia Risks

Anaesthesia carries high risks. One of them is the risk of allergies as a result of medications being taken by the patient. It doesn’t matter if you’ve undergone anaesthesia safely in the past; the allergies can occur at any time. This why the best liposuction surgeons  endeavour to confirm if you have any underlying conditions like lung, heart or circulatory conditions as well as asthma and general allergies. Any of these can complicate the process.

If you are taking any herbal medications, there is also a risk that the ingredients in the product can interact with the anaesthetic drugs being used. It is important for you to tell your surgeon and anyone else involved in the procedure, about all medications you are taking – including over-the-counter drugs, vitamin supplements and herbal medicines.  Vaser liposuction doesn’t require you to stop all medications, but it is in your best interest to notify the doctor about them all.

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Back fat is a common occurrence for most adults.  Fats may appear as bulges or as rolls leading to folds on the back, when the individual is fully dressed.  Vaser liposuction addresses these issues to ensure a better fit, increased confidence, tighten up skin and grants an overall slimmer physique.

Back fat can’t be dealt with by simply using a diet and exercise, which is why Vaser liposuction is the procedure of choice for addressing these problem locations. There are 5 main areas of fat that can be reduced and sculpted using a vaser liposuction procedure.  These include the following:

  1. Buffalo hump: This is the lump of fat located near the neck.
  2. The lumbo-sacral fat pad: This is found above the tailbone.
  3. Posterior waist fat: This is found on the back, just above the hips.
  4. Posterior axillary fat: This is located near the armpit.
  5. Infra-scapular fat: This is the roll of fat that can be seen just under a bra strap.

Vaser liposuction can be used to remove all five types of fat by a qualified surgeon.  During the initial consultations, the surgeon will take a look at the back to determine the best strategy for carrying out the liposuction procedure.

During back Vaser liposuction, only local anaesthetic is used; you will be aware of what is happening but you won’t feel a thing. The local anaesthesia, in conjunction with Vaser liposuction, ensures faster healing and better quality results.

During the actual procedure, all areas of the back are taken into consideration to ensure a consistent and natural appearance after treatment. Additionally, fatty tissue in the back is approached from multiple angles. This approach gives you the most consistent and natural looking results.

At the end of the procedure, a spatula cannula may be used to apply finishing touches to your skin. The spatula cannula is a small precision instrument that will be used to remove all the fat that is located on the underside of the skin layer.  This ensures a smooth contour of the skin, at the end of the process, in addition to the reduction of the overall fat volume.

During back vaser liposuction, a good surgeon will consider a variety of factors specific to your own case. This includes skin elasticity, body proportions and more. These considerations are vital aspects in providing you with a truly personalised experience.

At the end of the back Vaser liposuction experience, you will finally be able to enjoy showing off your body and wear clothing that fits your style without any restrictions or concerns.

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For people looking to undergo liposuction to remove body fat, one of the main questions asked is just how much fat they can be allowed to remove.  This is question becomes even more apt when the individual is considerably overweight and trying to achieve fast results.

The amount of fat that can be removed, however, is determined in two ways. With some surgeons 5,000 millilitres or 11 pounds of fat is the maximum for a single procedure. This is the amount that will be removed, irrespective of body weight or fat status. In other cases, the body mass index (BMI) of the patient is used to determine how much fat extraction is safe. The BMI of a patient is a rough estimate of body fat based on height and weight measurements.

However, many surgeons still work with the first method. This is because the BMI method is still deemed too discretionary and could allow room for costly errors.  There is no data or scientific backing for the BMI criteria; which has resulted in many countries being reluctant to pass it into law.  That said, some doctors do work with the BMI recommendation and have achieved plenty of positive results. Others work with the standard method of removing 11 pounds of fat, with just as much success.

The safe amount of fat to remove, therefore, comes down to the doctors conclusions following the different stages of consultation.  During the initial examinations and discussions, doctors look at certain factors to determine what amount of fat can be safely removed.  Some of these factors include:

Procedural spacing

If you’ve had liposuction at any time in the past, the doctor will take a look at the date and style of procedure to be sure your body has had the maximum healing time.  Your procedure will not be safe without adequate checks.

Moderation limits

Liposuction is a procedure that can help individuals become healthy and improve body image. However, extreme, excessive or mega liposuction will not be sanctioned by a qualified surgeon. You may want to go from your current “big” stature to a Beyoncé or Kate Middleton stature overnight. A good surgeon knows not to honour your request, in the interests of your health!

Possible complications

There are many health conditions that could become worse with excess fat removal. These are mostly conditions that affect the organs and general functionality of the body.  In some cases, the conditions will prevent the doctors from carrying out the liposuction process entirely.  This is why a good portion of the diagnostic process is spent on meticulously scanning your medical history.

In conclusion, the exact amount of fat that it is safe to remove from you during a liposuction process can only be determined after proper consultations with a qualified doctor. How they arrive at the conclusion may vary depending on the professional’s experience and their method of working.

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Gynecomastia, or ‘man boobs’, is a condition that affects around 15% of adult males in the UK. It is a condition characterised by excess fat in a man’s breast area.   It is often triggered by a reduction in testosterone levels and an increase in oestrogen levels.  Oestrogen controls the female traits of the body and although it is found in most males, it’s usually in drastically reduced levels. When the oestrogen becomes more pronounced, the ‘moobs’, as they are known in some quarters, will appear.

This breast fat is often very difficult to shed. In the majority of cases, it remains unmoved even after a weight loss or diet regime has worked for most other parts of the body.   Gynecomastia is often a source of concern for the individual and this is a leading cause of emotional upset and low self-esteem in middle aged men.  Fortunately, vaser liposuction is one efficient method of tackling this problem.

Liposuction is a procedure best known for its usefulness in targeting stubborn areas of fat that simply won’t go away.

Why Gynecomastia vaser liposuction?

Gynecomastia vaser liposuction consists of minimally invasive treatments that can help adult males achieve the body stature of their dreams without going through the risk and pain associated with major surgery, under general anaesthesia.  It is less invasive than standard liposuction. The procedure allows easy differentiation between fat and important tissues like blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves, which almost completely eradicates the risk of damage to these areas.

With gynecomastia vaser liposuction, the fat around the chest region is liquefied and removed through a gentle suction process.  Since the procedure is less invasive than standard liposuction, patients can be treated on an out-patient basis.

Recovery process

Recovery is quick, allowing patients to return to their standard activities within a short period of time.  Gynecomastia results are often very soft and efforts are made to ensure that the chest region doesn’t look out of sync with the rest of the body.  The majority of gynecomastia vaser liposuction patients get back to work in less than 3 days. However, you will be expected to continue taking mild pain medications for a while, until the healing process is completely finished.

Is there need for additional procedures?

Most cases of gynecomastia vaser liposuction are concluded after the first procedure. The male chest fat and breast tissues are removed permanently, meaning the results are mostly permanent. All of the fat in the region will not be removed though.  A small portion will be left to ensure that your body maintains a synchronised appearance as mentioned above.

The key to the best results is finding a fully qualified liposuction expert that understands how to treat gynecomastia, and use vaser liposuction as a body sculpting exercise rather than just a fat removal process.

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Pregnancy is a fascinating period in the life of most women, not to mention the expectant fathers, too. The joy that comes with bringing in a new child is, simply put, beyond imagination. However, away from the smiles and happiness that come from the mini version of you, pregnancy can leave a woman with a body she doesn’t want.

Weight gain is natural and necessary during pregnancy. The real problem, however, is losing the weight after pregnancy.  This is why many women explore weight loss procedures, post-pregnancy.  Vaser liposuction is one of the most effective ways of losing the pregnancy weight. However, since the post-pregnancy stage is physically and mentally tasking, all mothers need to take some careful considerations before getting liposuction.

Overall health

This is the most important thing you should consider before deciding to undergo vaser liposuction. Have you recovered enough?  The best plastic surgeons will not allow you to undergo vaser liposuction if there hasn’t been at least a 6 month gap between the date of delivery and the date of your first consultation. This is of utmost importance, as the body needs this amount of time to get ready for surgery.


Liposuction will require few weeks of rest and management to fully recover. How do you intend to take care of your child during those weeks of recovery? Do you have a network of trusted friends and family that can give your child a level of care similar to what you can provide? Bear in mind that taking care of your new born goes beyond feeding and changing of diapers.


Vaser liposuction has made liposuction affordable for the average individual. However, the cheaper prices on offer today don’t mean you can afford to spend money on the procedure just yet. It is expensive to take care of a baby and at this stage of life, your baby’s needs are more important than your body stature and self-esteem. If the costs of vaser liposuction and taking care of your baby feels difficult for you to combine, you should postpone the procedure.


Although liposuction is an effective way of dealing with the pregnancy weight, it is not something you should jump into without much thought.  If you have made the considerations above and are not convinced that you should opt for liposuction, then here is another, more traditional option…

You can consider going on a diet and working on a regular regime of exercise. Both should be carefully planned by a professional, bearing in mind your situation. You may actually find that the majority of your post-pregnancy weight can be shed much faster than you think, in much less time than waiting for a liposuction treatment maybe.

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Vaser liposuction is a medical procedure that leaves prospective candidates worried.  Interestingly, the major cause of concern is not the cost of the procedure or the degree of pain. The procedure is cheaper today than it ever was and the pain factor has never been more manageable.  For many, the main reason why they are stalling on their vaser lipo surgery is that they’re afraid of scarring.

Always explaining to friends and family that you got your scar from a liposuction procedure is not desirable. Declining summer activities because your swimsuit will reveal your scars is even worse. It’s pretty understandable that many people are worried about the resulting scars. After all, one of the reasons for going through with vaser liposuction is to achieve a body you will be proud to show off.

What is the reality?

The reality is that vaser liposuction, just like most forms of liposuction involves making an incision on the affected area. A tube is then inserted into the location and excess fat is removed through a back and forth motion. This will lead to a scar at the end of the healing process, but the visibility or deepness of the scar is dependent on a variety of factors.

Skill of the cosmetic surgeon

This is the first step to determining if you will have a severe, hard-to-miss scar or something more subtle. Going with a highly skilled surgeon reduces the chances of this happening. A skilled surgeon will understand optimal and strategic positioning of the cannula in a manner that will ensure completion of the process, without badly defacing the surface of the skin in the treated area.

Adherence to instructions

Scars after a vaser lipo procedure are normal, due to it being an invasive procedure. However, the scar will be made negligible if you follow pre and post-operative instructions as handed down by your surgeon. Most of the instructions are made to ensure you don’t have deep scars.  One such instruction from surgeons, aimed specifically at reducing the severity of liposuction scarring, is the use of post-operative salves and ointments.  The ointments help swelling to abate and any scars will diminish greatly in size.

Immediately after surgery, the scars around the liposuction area will appear red and irritated. A few weeks later, following regular use of recommended ointments, the scar should be much less noticeable. After you wait out the initial weeks following treatment, you can begin to enjoy the true benefits of your vaser lipo treatment.

It is important to note that the chance of noticeable scarring is higher with darker skin, but working with a highly qualified doctor and following instructions will ensure you won’t have any regrets.

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Have you been finding it difficult to deal with fat in specific areas of your body?  Have you gone through all sorts of weight loss and fitness programs without any results?  There is a solution! Cosmetic surgeons have helped people like you, all over the world, to achieve the body of their dreams through vaser lipo.

VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) works by removing the deep fat deposits around the target area.  At the end of the procedure, the underlying muscle in the location will be enhanced, giving a physique that is much better looking and great for your self-esteem.  VASER is effective for dealing with fat in the abdomen, knees, ankles, breasts, inner and outer thighs, chin, flanks, breasts, back and upper arms. The process works effectively for both men and women and an overwhelming majority of Vaser Lipo candidates are left thoroughly satisfied at the end of the process.

How does VASER Liposuction Work?

Vaser Liposuction, as a procedure, is minimally invasive and uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells in the body.

During the procedure, the surgeon injects anaesthetic into the fatty layers beneath the skin around the area to be treated. High energy VASER ultrasonic probes are then used to break up the fat cells and combine them with the fluid. Finally, the surgeon removes the fat from the target area using specially-designed suction tubes known as cannulas.  At the end of the healing process, the skin retracts to give a smoother and more natural appearance.  The final results of the procedure are only visible after a few months in many cases, but there are numerous testimonials telling of instant, noticeable changes.

Why should you embrace VASER Lipo?

Vaser liposuction ensures you won’t be bedridden for too long, in fact in most cases; patients are able to return to work within a week. The surgeon only makes small incisions around the target area so you don’t need to worry about carrying stitches. It is common, however, for patients to experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks after the procedure. VASER is conducted on an outpatient basis and can, most of the time, be completed outside of a surgical theatre.

VASER Lipo risks

As is the case with many medical procedures, VASER patients run the risk of infection. The risk of this is minimal, however as antibiotics are used liberally, as deemed fit by the surgeon. Another risk is swelling and bruising, as mentioned above. The best vaser lipo surgeons do their best to ensure the absence of scars but patients may witness scarring depending on their skin type.

Vaser lipo is, undoubtedly, a great option for removal of unwanted fat from a specific area of your body. This is especially the case if traditional and often painful liposuction is not for you and diet and exercise haven’t yielded any results. Talk to a surgeon today, to fully evaluate your options.

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When it comes to dealing with cellulite, there are lots of treatment options available. However, most individuals prefer non-invasive methods, such as vaser shape MC1. The vaser shape MC1 technology makes use of lymphatic massage and ultrasound diathermy to drain away excess toxins and lipids from the body.  The technology is relatively new, but it has grown in popularity over the past few years due to its ability to give targeted sculpting to particular areas of the body.

How does the Vaser Shape MC1 technology work?

The technology is known for temporary improvement in local blood circulation and also ensures reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Vaser Shape MC1 is non-surgical application, which combines ultrasound and heat to sculpt the body. Two hand pieces are the focal point of the technology, which feature transducers that deliver a double or controlled beam of 1 MHz frequency, at a specified depth of fatty-tissue. The vacuum-assisted massage feature on the hand pieces help condition the lymph nodes before the start of treatment. This removes the need for manual massage.

How is the Vaser Shape MC1 different from other technologies?

Apart from the dual action hand pieces, the technology makes it easier for physicians to tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient. Physicians can choose between multiple program settings, ranging from gentle to aggressive therapy levels. Additionally, the technology can be used to complement minimally invasive vaser liposuction procedures and or, can be used alone.

How long does it take for results to be visible using the Shape MC1 technology?

In general, patients need around four to five sessions with the Vaser Shape MC1 to get the complete results they want. Although, that being said, results have been known to be visible after only one session, but this will vary from one individual to another and the amount of cellulite being dealt with. Vaser shape MC1 is, however, best used as a follow up treatment to vaser liposuction. In this situation, individuals will only need to go through one session.

Is vaser shape MC1 right for everyone?

As is the case with other fat removal procedures, this technology is not a solution if you are looking for extreme weight loss. It is only useful if you are close to your ideal weight and only need an additional push to get the kind of body contour you want. It also doesn’t work for all forms of body fat removal. It is mostly applicable for people looking to cut down fat in the upper and lower abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, outer and inner thighs, and flanks or love handles.

The only sure way to determine if Vaser Shape MC1 is for you is to meet with a qualified surgeon. You can discuss your treatment with the surgeon and, together, you can work out the right course of action for you and your body.

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There are a lot of myths and legends flying around about liposuction – and many of them are patently untrue. Here at Advanced Lipo Centre, we want to put these rumours to rest, so read on to find out how we debunk the most popular myths regarding liposuction.

Only women get liposuction

Wrong! Though women make up the larger portion of patients undergoing liposuction, the male market has grown rapidly in recent years. Statistics from across the pond say that male procedures are up 43% in the last five years, and with innovations like Vaser, men are using liposuction not just to shed fat, but to help sculpt their body into something more Adonis-like. Liposuction is for men and women!

Liposuction is a quick fix for the obese

Not necessarily true. Liposuction works best for those who are already within 30% of their target body weight – those who are unhealthily or morbidly obese would be better advised to get a gastric band or some other form of weight loss procedure. Liposuction is more about sculpting and shaping nowadays, with many patients altering the contours of their body rather than their overall weight.

Vaser liposuction prices are very expensive

Not always the case! As the technology develops and the treatments become more popular, Vaser liposuction prices fall – when liposuction first became popular, it was a very expensive treatment, but now you can get a high-quality procedure for as little as £1,500!

Liposuction is an alternative to diet and exercise

Definitely not true. Many doctors will only perform liposuction on their clients if they can prove a healthy and active lifestyle. Indeed, the surgeons here at Advanced Lipo Centre always advise patients to take up exercise before they undergo the procedure, to ensure muscle tone and shape when the fat is removed. It’s important to remember that lipo is a purely aesthetic procedure – it should only be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, or the results won’t be as prominent.

Liposuction is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery

Okay, you’ve got us on this one… this is true! Liposuction is far and away the most popular form of plastic or cosmetic surgery, largely because of the way it’s developed. In the past, it was a fairly invasive and drastic way to shape the body, but new developments nowadays mean that it’s minimally invasive, with small recovery times and excellent results. As the technology progresses, we expect even more people to turn to this wonderful sculpting option.


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It used to be that liposuction was something for bums, tums and thighs only – but the developments in recent years have made the procedure so subtle and precise that you can get liposuction almost anywhere! Take a look at our rundown of where exactly you can get liposuction using our top Vaser techniques.


The stomach is an enduringly popular area for those considering liposuction – it’s an area that many people feel insecure about and it’s notoriously tough to target with exercise. Whether you’re a mum who’s given birth and not quite sprung back into shape, or whether you’re a man who wants some seriously sculpted abs, Vaser liposuction is a great option.


The rise of the coveted ‘thigh gap’ has seen the number of women receiving liposuction in this region soar. But inner thigh lipo is no new trend – it’s been one of the most popular problem areas for many years, and definitely an area that can be treated effectively and enduringly with non-invasive liposuction.


Nowadays, the trend for shapely buttocks has been led by stars like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez – many people aren’t looking to reduce the size of the behind, they’re looking to sculpt it! Rumour has it that Kim K had liposuction in her thighs and then had the fat transferred into her buttocks for that unique and shapely look.


When the face starts to sag it’s one of the most noticeable signs of ageing. Skin doesn’t have the elasticity of youth, and pockets of fat start to drag the face down and make both men and women appear older than their years. Getting gentle, non-invasive liposuction around the chin and neck area can take years off!


The phenomenon of ‘cankles’ is one which many women feel insecure about. This is when the ankle and calf form a straight line, rather than the gentle and elegant curve that many women covet. Vaser liposuction nowadays is so precise, it can be used to reshape that soft curve between calf and ankle, to make the legs appear more shapely and graceful.


It’s rumoured that Demi Moore has undergone liposuction just above her knees as the skin there started to sag. This is another tell-tale sign of ageing, and with the gentle liposuction now available, it’s easy for women to rectify the problem and feel great about their legs once more.


If you experience the dreaded ‘bingo wings’, it’s likely you have some extra fat building up around your elbows. As well as removing the fat further up the arm, liposuction can gently sculpt the area around the elbow to ensure that the removal of the ‘bingo wings’ is not too overt.