Are you looking for an excellent fat removal procedure that’s far less invasive than traditional liposuction? Vaser liposuction at The Dermatology Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH may be just what you’re looking for. This procedure works using ultrasound technology that breaks up fat in a gentle, minimally-invasive manner. Let’s talk about how the procedure works and what you can expect from it.
How Does Vaser Liposuction Work?
During Vaser liposuction, ultrasound technology gently breaks up unwanted fat and makes it easier to remove. Unlike traditional liposuction, the procedure doesn’t involve manually breaking fat using a cannula. This makes Vaser liposuction less invasive than traditional liposuction while offering the same impressive results. There’s no need to worry about the recovery period associated with traditional liposuction.
If you want to permanently get rid of fat in small, sensitive areas, a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure can be perfect for you. Men and women who want to achieve a more sculpted, contoured appearance will also love the results this procedure has to offer.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
We perform minimally-invasive liposuction under local anesthesia. This means you’ll be conscious and very comfortable during your fat removal procedure. To begin the procedure, we will first numb the targeted areas using a tumescent numbing fluid. Next, unwanted fat is liquefied using the Vaser device, which emits high-intensity ultrasonic energy. The energy emitted by the Vaser device doesn’t damage or harm the surrounding healthy tissues or nerves.
After unwanted fat is exposed to ultrasonic energy, most of it may leak out of the skin without the need for suctioning. But to completely remove the remaining fat, we use a gentle suction. There’s no need for stitches once the fat removal process is finished, but you can expect fluid drainage during the first few days of your recovery. A compression garment will be prescribed to you.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed in One Session?
The exact amount of fat that can be removed during your procedure depends on multiple factors, such as your body weight and body fat percentage. The location of the treated area is also a factor to consider. If most of your unwanted fat is in the target area that we are treating, you can expect to lose a significant amount of fat. During your consultation with our team, we will give you a rough estimate of how much fat can be removed during your procedure.
How Long Will the Results Last?
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight changes, you can expect the results of your minimally-invasive liposuction to be permanent. Once we have liquefied and removed the fat cells in your target areas, they are not expected to come back. However, fat can reaccumulate in the treated areas once your remaining fat cells grow bigger, or when your body forms new fat cells due to weight gain.
What’s the Recovery Period Like?
The recovery period for minimally-invasive liposuction can take anywhere from three to seven days or more. To help you recover faster, we encourage you to stay active, get enough rest, and eat a nutritious diet. It’s best to focus on healing for about a week or more after the procedure. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to make sure that you have good overall health and have achieved your desired results after the procedure.
Can This Procedure Tighten the Skin?
One of the benefits of liposuction using the Vaser device is that it can help tighten loose or sagging skin. However, this procedure is not meant to treat severely loose, excess skin that resulted from significant weight change. However, loose skin due to aging may look tighter and smoother after the procedure.
Why Our Patients Love Vaser Liposuction
It’s a Gentler Alternative to Traditional Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the most effective procedures for permanent fat removal. However, the downtime and recovery period associated with traditional liposuction is not appealing for some people. If you want to achieve dramatic results from your fat removal procedure but are looking for a gentler option, our minimally-invasive liposuction performed with the Vaser device can be perfect for you.
During the procedure, we’ll insert an ultrasound probe through tiny incisions in your skin. We’ll use this probe to melt unwanted fat cells before they are gently suctioned. Unlike traditional liposuction, we do not need to use a cannula to manually break up fat before it is suctioned. As a result, you can expect a far less risky procedure and a more comfortable, shorter recovery period.
It Offers More Precise, Fine-Tuned Results
Would you like to achieve a slimmer, more contoured figure after your fat removal procedure? Liposuction using the Vaser device allows us to give you fine-tuned results. Because the fat cells are liquefied before the removal, the procedure allows us to remove fat located in deeper areas in a precise manner. Men and women who have achieved their ideal goal weight and would like to see a more contoured physique will love what this procedure has to offer.
It Can Tighten the Skin
If you are targeting areas with loose skin, such as the chin and jowl areas, you may see visible skin tightening results. The heat generated by the procedure induces collagen contraction, which can improve the firmness of the skin. There’s no need to worry about sagging or dimpling that’s associated with traditional fat removal procedures.
It Doesn’t Damage Healthy Tissues
The Vaser device that we use to perform your treatment does not cause damage to your blood vessels, nerves, and surrounding tissues. Because the procedure is relatively gentle, you can expect a shorter and more comfortable recovery period. The results you can expect will still be impressive even if the procedure is gentler than invasive fat removal.
Are You a Good Candidate for Vaser Liposuction?
Would you like to permanently remove unwanted fat as quickly as possible? If so, you may have considered getting liposuction to achieve your body goals. If you are wondering whether you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive fat removal, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. We will assess your medical history, health condition, and check whether you have the qualities that make you a good candidate for this procedure.
You Have a Moderate Amount of Body Fat
We can remove as much as four liters, or approximately nine pounds, of unwanted fat per session. Therefore, you need to have a moderate amount of body fat to see satisfactory results. If your body fat percentage does not exceed 32%, we may consider you to be a good candidate for the procedure.
You Have Isolated Areas of Unwanted Body Fat
Do you have pockets of stubborn fat in a few areas of your body? To know whether you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive liposuction, we will assess your overall body fat distribution. You must be near your goal weight before getting the procedure. Unwanted fat should not be evenly distributed throughout your body. If you have very large amounts of fat to lose, you may need to lose weight first through a traditional diet and exercise, or other methods.
You Don’t Have Large Amounts of Excess Skin
Do you have large amounts of excess skin, perhaps due to a significant weight loss? If so, this procedure may not give you the best results. However, if you have loose skin due to aging or pregnancy, you may see amazing results from our fat removal procedure. We will examine the quality and elasticity of your skin to let you know when you can expect to see the results of your treatment. If you have firmer, more elastic skin, you won’t need to wait long before seeing the final results of your procedure.
You Have Good Health
Lastly, we’ll make sure that you are in good physical and mental health before undergoing the procedure. Certain medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, may prevent you from getting this procedure. Women who are nursing and pregnant are also not advised to get liposuction. You can be sure that our team will only proceed to perform procedures that are completely safe and suitable for you.
Schedule Your Consultation for Fat Removal Today
Are you ready to get rid of the unwanted fat that keeps you from looking and feeling your best? Contact us at The Dermatology Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you transform and feel more confident in your skin!