If you’re interested in undergoing a liposuction procedure, but don’t want to dedicate a lot of time to post-op recovery, you may be interested in a VASER liposuction procedure.
What is VASER Liposuction?
VASER is an acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This is a unique technology using ultrasound to assist in liposuction (UAL). The surgeon uses tools called probes to direct ultrasound waves of energy through the fatty tissues to emulsify them before being suctioned away. VASER liposelection is designed to sculpt fatty tissues for more specific contouring and definition of body areas.
Candidates for VASER Liposuction
Like with a traditional liposuction procedure, the best candidates for liposuction are those patients who are in good general health, have young elastic skin, are of relatively normal weight and whose localized fat collections have been resistant to diet, weight loss, and exercise. You should also have realistic expectations for the outcome of this procedure.
How Does It Work?
VASER technology allows fat cells removed to remain intact, providing excellent material for injecting to further improve the contour anywhere in the body, including the face and lower extremities. This is different than laser liposuction (SmartLipo/SlimLipo) or traditional suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) where fat cells are lysed or killed. Evidence shows that a significant portion of this VASER-harvested, re-injected fat may be retained long term.
You’ll begin to see your initial results after one to two months once you’ve completed the majority of your surgical recovering. Your final results can be seen after six months to a year. Results can be long-lasting, but aging and weight changes can affect your appearance even after surgery.
The ultrasound waves specifically target fat leaving the surrounding tissues relatively undisturbed. There is less swelling, bruising and discomfort and return to normal activities is many times quicker than in traditional liposuction procedures. In general, most patients can expect to return back to work within 3 to 5 days, and their normal activities within two to three weeks.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137