Vaser Liposelection Treatment
A major source of frustration for anyone working hard to improve their body using diet and exercise are the all too resistant bulges that seemingly refuse to give up their fat deposits despite all of the hard work and proper nutrition. The sad fact is that we have very little if any control over where fat is stored or burned from our bodies. Frequently, the first areas to show weight loss are the very spots we might want to hang on to some fullness (face, bust, etc.) while the unwanted areas (chin, abdomen, “love handles”, hips and thighs) stubbornly hang on to their fat stores as long as possible. Fortunately, there are options for those who are seeking more flattering contours without the risks of general anesthesia.
How does Vaser Liposelection work?
VASER Liposelection is an in-office, awake procedure that can safely remove stubborn fat deposits using only local anesthesia and light oral sedation. It is similar to traditional liposuction in many ways but offers some important advantages because of its unique use of ultrasound energy to assist with body sculpting and fat removal.
The procedure begins as Dr. Krever injects the subcutaneous layer where fat cells are located with a saline solution-containing anesthetic (tumescent fluid). This fluid numbs the area, shrinks blood vessels, and expands the area’s volume. Next, a gentle ultrasound probe is inserted through tiny incisions, dislodging fat cells from the area but leaving healthy tissue (blood vessels, nerves, connective tissues) unaffected. Finally, the fat cell-laden tumescent fluid is suctioned from the target area.
What can I expect after VASER Liposelection treatment?
Patients typically will take a day or two following the procedure to rest and recover. Our office will ensure all post-procedure care and instructions are fully explained and any appropriate supplies and compression garments provided. Depending on the area treated, the compression garment is worn anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Most patients are up and back to normal activities within 2-3 days. As the area heals, the outer skin and superficial fat layer will retract into the space formerly occupied by the excess fat, revealing a new, sleeker contour. Early results will be apparent post-procedure, with final results typically seen in three to six months.