The Penningtons Manches cosmetic surgery team is investigating a claim for a man who had an abdominal irregularity that required further surgery to rectify following Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance (VASER) liposuction.
VASER liposuction is currently one of the most popular liposuction procedures available to improve body contour and body proportions. Its growth in popularity is because VASER is a less invasive fat removal and body sculpting procedure with a shorter recovery time than other fat removal surgery such as traditional liposuction.
The procedure consists of small keyhole incisions that enable the surgeon to slip a thin, hollow metallic tube into the layer of subcutaneous fat. The tip of the tube vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies specifically tuned to dislodge the fat cells, which are then removed under suction.
VASER Hi-Def and Mid-Def are two variations of the VASER Liposuction treatment. Mid-Def VASER could be described as the middle treatment between standard and Hi-Def. It selectively removes deposits of fat surrounding specific muscle groups and sculpts the body to create slight definition with some shadowing and a softer finish compared to Hi-Def. Mid-Def also suits males who do not want a chiseled, ripped look but still want to show some definition.
Hi-Def removes the smaller deposits of fat that surround the specific muscle groups. It allows for the creation of an abdominal six-pack, accentuation of the serratus anterior muscle (boxers’ muscle) and highlighting the external oblique muscle. The pectoralis muscle in the chest can also be defined by removing the excess fat in the flanks’ area to create the desired "V" shaped physique along with a six pack and broad muscled chest.
Elise Bevan, a solicitor in the clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches said: “VASER liposuction is marketed as a low risk procedure. However, as with any surgery, there are complications. It is important that at the time of your consultation with the surgeon, you are taken through the procedure in detail and have thorough discussions with your surgeon to determine your suitability for this treatment, so that you can make an informed decision.”