How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 90 minutes, not including time in recovery.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results are permanent. However, you can still gain weight in the treated areas so we advise you keep fit and keep to a healthy weight following your procedure to maintain the effects.
What areas of the body can be treated by VASER?
Essentially, all areas of the body can be treated with VASER. We have experienced the best results when VASER is used on the thighs, abdomen, flanks, arms, love handles, male breast, neck and chin areas.
Will VASER help me lose weight?
VASER is not a weight loss treatment; it will help you sculpt your body into a more desirable shape and to shift stubborn areas of fat, however weight loss post-procedure will be minimal.
What about loose skin following VASER?
The VASER method helps to tone skin as well as removing fat. However, if large amounts of fat are removed from one area, or if you had substantial skin laxity/ stretching prior to the procedure, you may need to investigate skin tightening procedures.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take up to a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
Diet and exercise can help to give muscle definition. However, if you have tried these without achieving the desired result, VASER 4D is the only surgical method to permanently give the appearance of muscle tone.
Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Will I have altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.