What is VASER liposelection?
VASER liposelection is not just a different kind of liposuction, it is a completely different procedure.
This method allows emulsification of fat inside of the body with minimal damage to surrounding collateral connective tissue. This option has less bruising, less swelling, less discomfort, faster recovery and no need for high-pressure liposuction equipment. Once the fat has been emulsified, it is gently removed using micro-cannulas allowing the tissues to deflate and gently adhere to each other. Contrary to older ultrasonic equipment, it does not rely on the effect of cavitation, allowing more uniform melting of the fatty tissues.
What is the VASER liposelection procedure?
Liposelection by VASER is performed in a fashion somewhat similar to traditional tumescent liposuction. The areas of treatment are infiltrated with medicated warm saline solution. Once the medications have been given the opportunity to work, the ultrasonic probe is inserted through a small incision allowing disruption of the fatty cells creating the effect of emulsification. After that, a micro-cannula is inserted through the same incision and a milky-looking liquid of melted fat is gently aspirated using very low pressure. The connective and surrounding tissues slowly deflate, allowing a more even result with a much lower probability of lumpiness and bumpiness very commonly found after traditional liposuction.
VASER liposelection can also be used to smooth out irregularities from previous traditional or tumescent liposuction procedures.
Am I a candidate for VASER liposelection?
The ideal patient for VASER liposelection is someone with realistic expectations, within 30 pounds of ideal body weight or with BMI, and a body mass index of less than 30.
VASER liposelection, just like traditional tumescent liposuction, can be performed in the same areas This includes the face, neck, breasts, arms, back folds, love handles, upper abdomen, lower abdomen, pubis, outer thighs, inner thighs, knees, ankles, genital areas and others. It is also more effective in removing fatty tissues from the areas with dense connective tissues, especially back, flanks, breasts, and specifically male chest, also known as gynecomastia.
It is also very effective in delicate areas such as arms, knees, and inner thighs to remove excessive fatty tissues keeping the other structures virtually intact.
VASER liposelection can be performed at outpatient facilities or at the hospital. Most of the time we perform this procedure at our accredited outpatient surgical facility. This procedure is performed under local, twilight, sedation, spinal, or monitored anesthesia, however, most of the time, general anesthesia is not required. The majority of our patients have the procedure done under light sedation, some of them did not require an IV.
To find out more about VASER liposelection or if it is the right procedure for you, please contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Boris Volshteyn, our board certified plastic surgeon 732-641-3350