What is Vaser Liposuction?
For patients looking for a big or small improvement in body shape and contouring, Vaser liposuction is excellent. Unlike traditional liposuction, Vaser liposuction is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The targeted area is first numbed using a numbing fluid. The fat is then liquefied using a high intensity focused ultrasound device called Vaser.*
Vaser liposuction selectively disrupts fat cells, sparing the vessels and nerves, thereby causing very little post treatment bruising or swelling. It can be used in delicate areas elegantly and safely. Most of the fat begins to leak out of the tiny skin punctures immediately. The rest is evacuated by gentle suctioning. No stitches are required after the treatment is completed. You will wear a girdle like garment for a few days to weeks depending on the area being treated. There will be a significant amount of fluid drainage for the first 24-36 hours. We will see you for follow up visits one week after the procedure and again at one month and three months.*
Key benefits of VASER lipo*:
- Single procedure results with speedy recovery times
- Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction<
- Easily treats large amounts of stored fat
- Smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Refines and accentuates appearance of muscles
How Does Vaser Liposuction Work?
After an anesthetic is applied, the area to be treated is filled with a special saline solution which helps to expand the fatty layer, shrink the surrounding blood vessels and numb the area. A small probe is then inserted which then transmits ultrasonic energy to break up the fat cells while not affecting the surrounding tissue or nerves. These liquified fat cells are then sucked out carefully, and your skin is able to heal smoothly so you can enjoy the new, thinner you.*
What Areas can Vaser Liposuction Treat?*
Vaser liposuction is very versatile and can be used to treat stubborn fat in a wide variety of areas on your body.* This includes your:
How Long Do Results Last?
After you receive the results you are looking for, you don’t have to worry about scheduling periodic appointments for touch-ups. Your body generally does not produce more fat cells to replace the ones liquified and treated by Vaser Lipo. However, this procedure does not stop fat from ever forming in that area again, so keeping up with a regular exercise routine and eating healthy will help keep you looking your best.*
What Can I Expect After the Procedure
Most patients fit into smaller clothing more comfortably at just a week out. We recommend returning to work after two days of rest. For a procedure performed on Friday, for example, the majority of patients will be fine to return to work by Monday. For the majority of procedures, exercise can be resumed one to three weeks post treatment. We encourage you to remain active and mobile throughout the recovery process.*
Fluid drainage for the first 24 to 36 hours after treatment is quite common. You will also wear a girdle-like undergarment for a few days to a week after the procedure, depending on where you were treated.
Skin tightening should occur quite quickly and continue to improve over the next few months. Vaser and all forms of liposuction are not great at reducing cellulite. For this, we recommend a procedure called Velashape, Exilis Elite or Thermage*.
How Do I Get Started?
Call us today to set up a consultation so we can discuss the results you can expect from a Vaser Lipo at our Cincinnati location. We will answer any other questions you may have and discuss the best treatment plan to get you the results you’ve been dreaming of.