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What is VASER-Assisted Liposculpturing?

VASER-Assisted Liposculpturing is a cutting-edge procedure that is gentler than traditional techniques.
This procedure is designed to remove excess fat from virtually any part of the body, such as the abdomen, 
waist, back, thighs, legs, arms, and bra fat. Vaser-Assisted Liposculpturing is a popular choice for those
struggling with stubborn fat deposits despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

How is VASER-Assisted Liposculpturing different from traditional liposuction?

VASER, which stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound at Resonance, gently emulsifies the fat, making it like a “milkshake.” This allows the surgeon to focus on sculpting the body. Vaser-Assisted Liposuction results in decreased swelling, bruising, bleeding and post-operative pain.  Additionally, it offers 53% more skin tightening than regular liposuction, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

Which body areas can be treated with VASER-Assisted Liposculpture?

Abdomen: VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can be a game-changer for those struggling with stubborn abdominal fat. This procedure targets and removes these fat pockets, helping to contour the waistline. The result is a more toned and sculpted appearance, enhancing the natural curves and definition of the abdominal area.

 Hips and thighs: Excess fat in the hips and thighs can often be resistant to diet and exercise. VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can target these areas specifically, removing the excess fat and creating a slimmer, more proportionate appearance. This can enhance the overall balance and symmetry of the body.

 Arms: The upper arms can be a problem area for many, with excess fat leading to the appearance of “bat wings”. VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can address this issue by removing the excess fat, resulting in more toned and defined arms. This can improve the overall aesthetic of the arms, making them appear more fit and youthful.

 Back and flanks: Excess fat in the back and flank area can disrupt the body’s natural lines, making the silhouette appear less streamlined. VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can remove this excess fat, enhancing the body’s natural contours and creating a more attractive silhouette.

 Chin and neck: A double chin or excess fat in the neck area can make a person appear older or heavier than they actually are. VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can target and remove this excess fat, resulting in a more defined jawline and a slimmer neck. This can significantly enhance a person’s profile and give them a more youthful appearance.

 Male breast tissue: Gynecomastia, a condition where men develop excess breast tissue, can be a source of self-consciousness for many men. VASER-Assisted Liposculpture can be used to treat this condition, removing the excess tissue and creating a flatter, more masculine chest appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this procedure performed?

Anesthesia: The VASER-Assisted Liposculpture procedure is typically performed under local with IV sedation, twilight, or general anesthesia. The Anesthesiologist will discuss which option is best for the patient.

Marking the Treatment Areas: Before the procedure begins, the doctor marks the areas of the body that will be treated. This ensures precision and accuracy during the procedure.

Tumescent Fluid Injection: The next step involves injecting a solution known as tumescent fluid into the treatment areas. This fluid, a mixture of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine, helps to minimize bleeding, swelling, and discomfort during and after the procedure.

VASER-Assisted Liposculpture: The doctor then uses the VASER device, which stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This device emulsifies and removes the targeted fat cells while preserving the surrounding tissue.

Fat Grafting (Optional): If desired, the fat removed during the VASER-assisted liposculpture procedure can be used to enhance other areas of the body. This process, known as fat grafting, can be used to augment areas such as the buttocks, breasts, or face.

Compression Garment: After the procedure, it’s typically recommended to wear a compression garment. This helps to minimize swelling and support the newly sculpted body contours, promoting a smoother recovery and optimal results.

What can I expect post-operatively?

Immediately After Surgery: You’ll likely wake up in a recovery room where medical staff will monitor you as the anesthesia wears off.

Pain and Discomfort: Some pain and discomfort are normal after liposuction. You will be prescribed pain medication to help manage this.

Swelling and Bruising: Expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas. These should gradually decrease over the following weeks.

Drainage: You will most likely note some tumescent fluid drainage from the incision sites. This fluid will appear blood-tinged, which is normal. Note that 50% of the tumescent solution is absorbed by the body and the rest leaks out. This can occur for up to 48 hours. It is important for the patient to keep this in mind and protect their bed at home.

Compression Garment: Prior to leaving the Operating Room, a compression garment will be placed. This will be worn as instructed by your surgeon. This helps to reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In addition, it provides support to the treated areas.

Activity: It’s important to get up and move around as soon as you can after surgery to help prevent blood clots. However, you should avoid strenuous activity and exercise for the first two weeks or until your doctor gives you the go-ahead.

Follow-Up Appointments: You’ll have follow-up appointments with your doctor to check on your progress.

Long-Term Results: Remember, it can take several months to see the final results of your liposuction. Your body needs time to heal and adjust.

Remember, everyone’s recovery experience is unique, and your doctor will provide you with the most accurate information based on your individual circumstances. Always follow your doctor’s advice and don’t hesitate to reach out to your medical team if you have any concerns during your recovery.