Vibration Assisted Liposuction (VAL)
Liposuction remains one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery around and there are many variations on the surgery that patients can opt for. One of the latest liposuction variations is Vibration Assisted Liposuction (VAL) which is said to be less traumatic than standard liposuction and also provides a better recovery rate.
Vibration Assisted Liposuction, which is sometimes also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) uses a cannula activated by air pressure. This air pressure creates a vibration which moves the tip of the cannula in a circular motion. This then allows the cosmetic surgeon to remove particular areas of fat and sculpt the patient.
The vibration frequency is set to 10 Hz and the vibrations caused during vibration assisted liposuction are said to release endorphins which increases the patient’s level of comfort. The cannulas are also not heated, as they normally are with traditional liposuction techniques.
It is said that vibration assisted liposuction causes less pain overall for the patient, less swelling and bruising thanks to less trauma to the tissue, and this means patients have a better and faster recovery.