Combining ultrasonic waves with liposuction technology has given surgeons the ability to safely remove stubborn body fat with minimal side effects. After years of intensive research, Vaser Lipo was approved by the FDA to emulsify and extract fat with limited bruising and a shorter recovery time. If you are frustrated with stubborn body fat, then this surgery might be just what you need to finally tone your midsection.
How Does Vaser Lipo Work?
Traditional liposuction is a relatively simple process. The surgeon makes an incision, inserts a small rod just under the skin, and then sucks the fat cells out. While effective, this type of surgery often results in relatively severe bruising and requires a lengthy recovery. Vaser Lipo is a similar process. Ultrasonic wave technology is first used to break apart and emulsify the larger pockets of fat. Once that has been done, the same type of rod is used to extract the fat.
The Benefits of Ultrasonic Wave Technology
Using lasers to liquefy fat can be effective, but this technology typically has the best results on smaller areas of the body such as the arms or neck. When it comes to larger treatment areas, ultrasonic technology might be a better option. The ultrasonic waves shake the fat loose from nearby soft tissue fibers before it is extracted. This can result in less bruising, less swelling, and a quicker recovery time.
It also allows the surgeon to remove more fat in a shorter period of time. Finally, ultrasonic waves stimulate the skin and begin the healing process. Once the skin is stimulated, it will produce additional collagen and improve the blood flow.
Is Vaser Lipo Right for Me?
Even if you have been turned down for traditional liposuction in the past, you might still be an excellent candidate for Vaser Lipo. This technology has allowed many patients to bypass the unwanted side effects of liposuction while still enjoying amazing results. Before having this treatment carried out, you will need to consult with our surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of Vaser Lipo.
Our surgeon will cover information such as how you can prepare for the surgery and the steps that must be taken to keep the weight off. You must also inform the surgeon of any medical conditions you have such as allergies or past surgeries.
A Look at The Vaser Lipo Procedure
The procedure itself is almost always carried out under general anesthesia so that the patient feels and remembers absolutely nothing. Once you are asleep, one or more small incisions are made near the treatment site and the specialty instrument is inserted under the skin.
After the fat has been emulsified and removed, the incisions are closed and the patient is bandaged. In the following weeks, patients should keep their incisions clean at all times and wear their compression garments as much as possible. Any unusual side effects should be reported to the surgeon immediately.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unsure if Vaser Lipo is right for you, contact The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We know that areas resistant to diet and exercise can be frustrating, so we want to help. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, Drs. Gregory and Sylora can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results, and the recovery process.