Liposuction is an effective fat removal process, one that many individuals choose if they are having difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise alone. This is a common problem that many men and women deal with. Liposuction involves the removal of fatty deposits in certain areas. Although traditional liposuction is still a popular procedure, a more recent alternative to traditional liposuction is VASER® Lipo, a technique that offers various benefits for the patient and surgeon alike.
A Look at the VASER® Lipo Procedure
VASER® Lipo involves the use of ultrasound energy and a small probe. The probe carries the ultrasonic energy. This ultrasound energy breaks down the fat in the treatment area into very small globules, and this makes it easy for the instrument used during the procedure to remove the fat.
One of the great things about this procedure is that it is able to differentiate between the fat in the treated area and the other vessels, nerves and tissue in the region. This allows for better-looking results and, often times, a shorter recovery time, depending on the situation.
What About Traditional Liposuction?
Regular liposuction is still a common procedure. However, the techniques used have improved over the years. For example, our surgeon is able to take advantage of tumescent liposuction, which involves specialized processes meant to improve the overall success of the procedure.
Deciding Between the Two
Before determining which method will work best, we ask our potential clients to schedule a consultation, during which we will review the client’s medical history, evaluate the treatment area and estimate the amount of fat that needs to be removed in order to achieve the desired body contour. Traditional liposuction may be the correct treatment method, but in many cases, VASER® Lipo is the best way to go.
The team of professionals at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery welcomes your questions concerning fat removal techniques. This cosmetic treatment is constantly evolving, so there may be treatment types you’re not yet familiar with. For your convenience, we have offices in Celebration and Altamonte Springs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more information about VASER® Lipo vs regular liposuction.