VASER Liposuction: A New Gold Standard in Fat Removal
There are now numerous techniques used for liposuction, including state-of-the-art VASER liposuction. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This innovative treatment has refined the art of cosmetic fat removal. From trimming small areas to eliminating significant pockets of fat, VASER liposuction has quickly become a go-to technique in liposuction.
VASER liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body where fat tends to deposit, like the neck, chin, arms, back, thighs, and buttocks. It can also remove fat from the abdominal area to create chiseled abs or shrink a muffin top.
How Does VASER Liposuction Work?
During VASER liposuction, a tumescent solution is first infiltrated. Along with epinephrine, lidocaine, and sterile saline, this solution contains gas bubbles. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy to wedge these microscopic gas bubbles between adipose cells in a process referred to as cavitation.
These bubbles expand and collapse, which dislodges the fat cells from the surrounding tissues. This process does not affect other types of tissue like nerves or veins.
The dislodged fat cells are liquefied during the cavitation process, making it easy to remove them using medical suction. Unlike traditional liposuction, there is no need for manually drilling into the pockets of fat, which does not remove the cells evenly. This minimizes tissue trauma, resulting in less bruising and swelling.
The Advantages of VASER Liposuction
VASER lipo offers a number of advantages over traditional lipo. This advanced technique allows for comprehensive and uniform removal of fat from the target areas. By removing the fat uniformly, there is less occurrence of lumps or uneven contours.
Removing superficial fat can be difficult due to the body’s network of connective tissue. During traditional liposuction, the cannula may be prevented from moving through the connective tissue. With the use of ultrasound energy, it is now possible to target superficial fat for a well-sculpted appearance.
Because VASER liposuction can remove superficial fat as well as deeper fat, this allows for removing up to 40% more fat than other methods. With the ability to harvest superficial fat, lean and athletic patients can also reap the benefits of this liposuction technique.
VASER lipo is gentler than traditional lipo. Because there is less tissue damage, the recovery process is shorter and more comfortable. Any bruising and swelling will also ameliorate more quickly.
Additionally, adipose tissue that has been harvested through VASER lipo has more viable cells that can be used for autologous fat transfer. Because VASER-derived grafts have more viable cells, patients need less extra fat for transfer during a Brazilian butt lift or a fat-transfer breast augmentation.
VASER lipo is also ideal for revision procedures. Botched liposuction surgeries can be tricky to correct using traditional techniques. Scar tissue can form around the fat cells if liposuction is not done correctly, resulting in complications. If you feel unsatisfied with the results of a past lipo treatment, VASER liposuction offers improved fat and scar-tissue removal.