WHAT IS IT? For the last 5 years on Harley Street, London, Dr Maurizio and Dr Roberto have been using the VASER Liposuction, a technique using ultrasound, to essentially ‘melt’ the fat, giving you perfect 360 contours.  Dr Maurizio was the first to bring this technology to Dubai giving patients reliable and better results, together with his 20-year experience behind the craft to create the ideal curves.

HOW DOES IT WORK? The ultrasound is set at a frequency to target the fat cells only, melting them and leaving the surrounding tissue and blood vessels relatively unscathed compared with traditional liposuction methods.  Therefore, the patient has less bruising and pain, and the recovery time is much faster.  Dr Maurizio says ‘some patients are up and about after the surgery, and back at work within the week so it suits many of our mum clientele who are extremely pressed for time’.

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN THE TREATMENT? The procedure takes place under sedation at the Viels’ private day hospital based in Dubai Healthcare City, and the patient’s return home the same day.  Sedation is a midpoint between local and general anaesthetic, and you are pleasantly unaware of anything that takes place during the procedure but you are not knocked out.  To tackle the back area, for example, a 1cm incision, is made on the lower back, and just in the mid-back where the bra strap sits, leaving no visible scarring compared to tummy tucks – the scar has been described by a patient as a ‘freckle’.  The ultrasound probe is inserted to ‘melt’ the fat followed by a cannulla to remove the fat after.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? The procedure depending on the area of the body can take 40 mins – 3 hours.  The chin, for example, can take 40 mins – 1 hour, whilst VASER liposuction to the tummy, flanks and thighs can take up to 3 hours.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? The body from your teenage years is set with a number of fat cells in the body.  ‘When you put on weight or lost weight, the fat cells are not multiplying but increasing or decreasing in size,’ Dr Maurizio tells us.  When the fat is removed form a particular area, this is a permanent result.  However, it is essential that the procedure is followed by a sensible diet and exercise as the fat cells in the rest of the body will still be prone to putting on weight.

WHAT BODY PARTS IS IT BEST USED FOR? This can tackle the back, chin, abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, calves, upper arms, buttocks and breast area for men.

CONTACT DETAILS Dr Maurizio Viel, Plastic Surgeon, London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery, 04-3752393 , www.lcas.cloud-tester.com