VASER® High Definition Liposculpture
When diet and exercise fail to yield the results you desire, you may find yourself becoming disheartened and fed up. You’ve probably heard about traditional liposuction but might have reservations about the possibility of inconsistent results. You want to eliminate your stubborn fat deposits and have the peace of mind that your procedure will help you achieve a slimmer, more toned physique. VASERlipo® removes unwanted fat in addition to tightening the overlying skin and toning your treatment areas. In addition, High Definition Liposculpture creates and enhances the natural muscular anatomy by using deep, superficial, and transitioning liposuction techniques to achieve a very toned appearance such as six-pack abs.
VASER® treatment areas include:
Patients seeking High Definition Liposculpture should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about their results. While this treatment is often able to achieve dramatic results, the best candidates are close to their ideal weight and have good overall skin elasticity.
VASERlipo® utilizes a special technique known as LipoSelection®, which allows us to tailor the treatment to each patient. Using ultrasonic waves to separate fats cells while preserving vital tissues, specific areas of the body can be targeted. The ultrasonic technology allows us to precisely treat targeted areas and provide predictable, customized contouring results.
The procedure can be performed using local anesthesia, but general anesthesia is required for more extensive fat removal. For minimal treatment areas, the procedure takes one hour. Incisions are made at the treatment site, and a cannula is inserted to vacuum suction out the unwanted fat. The ultrasound technology loosens the fat for easier removal.
For High Definition Liposculpting, superficial layers are also targeted to create skin tightening to reveal and enhance the underlying musculature. The transition zones are also carefully sculpted to create a more athletic look. This technique follows four general steps.
- Marking: The fat deposits on the body that are to be removed are physically marked
- Deep Layer Liposculpture: Fat is aspirated in treatment areas while the patient is under anesthesia
- Superficial Liposculpture: Less challenging because the deep layer has already been prepped
- Fat Grafting: Fat is harvested and reoriented into the patient to enhance contours with volume
Immediately following your procedure, you will likely experience some mild bruising, redness, and swelling. You will be asked to wear a compression garment for the first six weeks to help achieve ideal results. You should avoid intense physical activity for two to three weeks following your procedure and should only resume your usual activities with doctor approval.
Many patients notice immediate results that continue to improve as the body heals. Once the swelling subsides in about three to four months, you should be able to see your final results. The results of VASERlipo® are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. Subsequent weight gain will alter your results; however, as a High Definition Liposculpture patient, a second procedure can be performed to correct the changes your body might experience.