BodyTite Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

BodyTite Liposuction - Frequently Asked QuestionsAdvancements in technology have made body contouring much easier. Performed using local anesthesia, minimally invasive techniques allow plastic surgeons to provide excellent results with minimal downtime and short recovery. BodyTite is a versatile minimally invasive modality that provides superior results. BodyTite liposuction surgery utilizes patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to provide safe, gentle, and effective body contouring.

Here are the answers to such frequently asked questions about BodyTite liposuction surgery:

  • What is BodyTite?

BodyTite is a safe, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that offers efficient removal of stubborn fat and cellulite reduction along with noticeable skin tightening effects. The FDA-cleared BodyTite liposuction device uses patented RFAL™ (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology. It delivers radiofrequency energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. It also coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

  • What areas can be treated with BodyTite?

BodyTite can remove fat and tighten tissues in the abdomen, flanks (waist), love-handles, breasts (BodyTite Perky Lift), thighs, back, arms (scarless) and knee areas. Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC are inventors of BodyTite on Arms, a scarless arm lift procedure.

  • What type of anesthesia is needed for BodyTite?

BodyTite can be performed under local anesthesia, which means lower risks and faster recovery.

  • What does the procedure involve?

After marking the area to be treated, the patient will be administered local anesthesia. A tiny incision will be created to insert the BodyTite handpiece into the subcutaneous tissue. RFAL energy passes from an internal cannula to an external electrode, delivering focused energy into the adipose tissue to melt the fat. The handpiece simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the tissue. The RF energy also stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin. The outcome is a smooth, attractive and natural looking physique.

BodyTite liposuction treats deep fat up to 50 mm, controls heating so that large volume contraction is consistent, avoids over-treatment or under treatment, and allows focused treatment of all large volume areas.

  • Who is a good candidate for BodyTite?

A good candidate for the BodyTite is generally a healthy person with troublesome areas of excess fat and skin that they would like to get corrected. The best candidates have moderate skin laxity and are within 30% of their ideal weight. The following are not good candidates for this RFAL procedure:

  • Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • People with autoimmune diseases
  • Those with skin diseases and/or infections
  • Anyone with allergies to certain local anesthetics
  • What are the benefits of BodyTite liposution?

The advantages of BodyTite over traditional liposuction or other forms of lipo include:

  • Nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure
  • Can remove unwanted and stubborn fat from multiple areas of the body such as the face, neck, chin, upper arms (scarless), abdominal areas, love handles, hips, inner thighs, knees, and buttocks.
  • Radiofrequency energy tightens the skin quickly and coagulates the tissues to sculpt the body to the ideal shape
  • Can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment.
  • Allows for considerable fat reduction and effective body firming
  • Safety features of the device reduce the risk of any thermal or heat injuries
  • More comfortable than conventional liposuction treatment
  • Only local anesthesia or light sedation is required
  • Visible skin tightening through renewed collagen production
  • No lumpy irregularities because of the precision of the procedure
  • The procedure usually takes only 30-45 minutes and is virtually painless
  • Short downtime, reduced bruising and surgical trauma
  • Quick healing and less scarring
  • Does not require overnight stay
  • When can physical activities be resumed after the procedure?

Most people get back to their exercise regimen within two to three weeks of BodyTite. You can start off with walking the next day, doing light stretching within a week, and performing 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the several weeks thereafter. Once the tenderness and swelling begins to subside, they can progress to their regular workouts. However, the golden rule is: “let your body be your guide with respect to the degree of exertion”.

  • How long is the recovery time and when results can be visible?

Results are patient specific and depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Larger areas will require a longer recovery time. Initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks. However, most patients achieve full recovery in a couple of days.

BodyTite before and after photos here.

Before and After Photos Bodytite Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to have BodyTite liposuction in NYC, choose an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. The success of BodyTite liposuction treatment largely depends on having it performed by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. An expert plastic surgeon will assess your needs and anatomical considerations, and provide customized treatment.

When Can Light Weightlifting be resumed After Lower Back BodyTite Lipo?

BodyTite LipoBodyTite liposuction in NYC is an innovative FDA-cleared body contouring technique that uses patented radiofrequency (RF) energy to remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

BodyTite is an ideal option for men and women who want to have plastic surgery to get rid of stubborn fat and shape up, but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure. Even so, there are many concerns regarding the procedure that people discuss on popular plastic surgery forums such as Realself. One prospective patient who is an avid weightlifter asked: “Having lower back BodyTite lipo and would like to know how long it will be before I can resume light weight lifting”. He said that he knew that starting heavy exercises would take more time, and asked: “to do light arm exercises using cable machines, doing chest press machines, etc., am I looking at days? A week or two?”

An experienced plastic surgeon replied that since the patient is an avid exerciser and works out more than the average person, certain factors would determine how much downtime he would have and when he could get back to his workouts:

  • Type of anesthesia – whether general or local: If the procedure is done under local anesthesia (awake), time for recuperation would be much shorter.
  • Amount of RF (radiofrequency) energy deposited: A reliable surgeon would discuss how much energy will be needed depending on the soft tissue laxity the patient has.
  • How much fat is removed and how large the treatment area is: Even though the amount of fat isn’t always a large volume (for example, in fit individuals who want high definition lipo), a relatively large area still needs to be treated in order to create a contoured, natural appearing physique.
  • Level of activity preoperatively: Patients who are extremely fit and used to working out tend to get back to their daily activities more quickly. Older patients with medical issues who are less physically fit will take longer.
  • Other factors: Prescription medications, pre-existing conditions and general tolerance for discomfort will also figure in.

Given these “downtime” related factors, the surgeon says that most people get back to their exercise regimen within two to three weeks of BodyTite, once they slowly start off with walking the next day, doing light stretching within a week, and performing 1/4 to 1/2 intensity workouts in the several weeks thereafter.

Other experts also point out that BodyTite liposuction patients can start their routine off with slow and less weight-bearing exercises, and gradually work themselves into it. Once the tenderness and swelling begins to subside, they can progress to their regular workouts. The golden rule is: “let your body be your guide with respect to the degree of exertion”.

BodyTite provides safe and gentle body contouring using radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology. This breakthrough body remodeling procedure can eliminate stubborn fat and remove cellulite, while simultaneously re-contouring and firming your body. BodyTite offers many benefits over other forms of liposuction. Recovery after RFAL is usually far quicker and less uncomfortable than with traditional liposuction. Recovery time and results will vary depending upon the area treated and the amount of fat removed. Larger areas will require a longer recovery time and results are patient specific. Usually, initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure and best results after 6-12 weeks.

For BodyTite liposuction in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. This is important for safe treatment and optimal, long-lasting results.

VASER High Definition Liposuction – Results and Recovery

VASER High Def LipoVASER high definition liposuction is body contouring technique that removes both superficial and deep fat that surrounds muscle groups to enhance the visibility of the underlying toning and musculature. VASER hi def liposuction in NYC can help men achieve a muscular and defined physique and women achieve a slender, athletic-looking body. People who are in good health, close to their ideal bodyweight, and have good muscle tone can opt for this advanced procedure.

VASER hi def liposuction uses minimally invasive ultrasound technology to break down the fat cells. After numbing the treatment area with a special saline solution, the surgeon will insert the device’s small probe emitting high frequency sound waves into the fatty tissues through small incision. The vibrations from the probe cause fat cells to shake apart and mix with the saline solution. The liquefied fat is then removed from the body using a special cannula.

VASER lipo is ideal for treating all areas of the body, including delicate areas like thighs, love handles, arms, male chest, breasts, neck, knees, calves, alongside the stomach. One key benefit of the treatment is that while it removes fat effectively, it does not affect the other tissues.

Recovery

Your surgeon may advise wearing special compression garments to help improve your body contouring results. The procedure usually involves a minimum of 12 hours downtime. You may be advised to take 2-3 weeks of rest. You should avoid exercising till your body heals properly. All kind of strenuous activities must be avoided during the healing phase.

Result

The final result will be seen after 6 months. Results are permanent. The fat cells that are removed from the areas can never return and the overlying skin tightens up, creating a shrink-wrap effect on the overlying area.

Make sure to choose a surgeon who has plenty of experience in performing the procedure and know exactly how the superficial anatomy influences external appearance with artistic skills. Reliable surgeons will have absolute precise surgical skills and artistic vision and also pay attention to critical details, which are crucial for superior results. Undergoing treatment in an AAAASF accredited facility is important for safe, standardized treatment and dedicated follow-up till full recovery.

Harper’s Bazaar Showcases “BodyTite on Arms” by Dr. Spero Theodorou

Leading Manhattan plastic surgeon and medical director of bodySCULPT, Dr. Spero Theodorou is an expert in performing a wide variety of cosmetic surgical procedures. Harper’s Bazaar recently filmed Dr. Theodorou performing BodyTite on Arms on a 27 year old patient at bodySCULPT® in NYC. The answer to stubborn underarm fat or “batwings” without any scarring, this innovative, minimally-invasive arm lift removes unwanted fat and tightens sagging skin to result in smooth, well-shaped arms. The video of the patient undergoing underarm liposuction and BodyTite by InMode was published on September 20, 2018 in Harper’s Bazaar’s The Plastics, an inside look at personal stories about going under the knife.

Here’s the video of Dr. Spero Theodorou performing this advanced scarless arm lift on a 27 year old patient.

BodyTite on Arms

Batwings are one of the hardest areas of stubborn fat and do not usually respond to even strenuous diets and exercise. In conventional arm lift or brachioplasty, the excess fat and skin are removed surgically and involves incision scars. Minimally-invasive BodyTite on Arms or (ArmTite) reshapes and tones the arms without the unavoidable visible scars associated with traditional arm lift surgery. Invented by bodySCULPT’s plastic surgeons Dr. Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia, the procedure uses RFAL (RadioFrequency Assisted Liposuction) to remove fat and tighten the skin.

In the video, the patient, Daniela, says had flabby arms and was not confident enough to wear sleeveless shirts and tank tube dresses. She had tried hard to address this concern through diet and exercise, but realized that it’s harder to workout, especially targeting specific areas. This led her to decide to undergo this arm contouring procedure so that she would feel comfortable in her own clothes. She felt 27 was the right time as it is not too young and not too old to undergo this procedure.

Dr. Theodorou determined Daniela was a good candidate for BodyTite on Arms because no matter how much weight she lost, her arms would always be fuller. She could not get rid the fat from her arms with just exercise and she also had loose skin. The surgeon performed this procedure on the whole upper arm of this patient, and not just on the under part. As it required only local anesthesia, she was awake and talked with the surgeon as the procedure was being performed. Down time was minimal as she didn’t have much pain and twenty minutes post-procedure she could lift her arms and felt normal too.

In the scarless arm lift procedure, the patient is first administered local anesthesia. The surgeon then inserts the BodyTite radiofrequency probe through a small incision made in the upper arm. The radiofrequency energy gently liquefies the unwanted fat cells, allowing them to be easily removed using a cannula. In addition to removing fat, the procedure simultaneously tightens the skin and coagulates the tissues, which helps the surgeon sculpt the arms to achieve the ideal shape. Other benefits of using BodyTite in the procedure include:

  • Controls heating to ensure that treatment results are consistent, avoiding over treated or undertreated areas
  • Directional RF builds a temperature profile with a temperature gradient
  • Immediate skin tightening
  • Efficient body contouring
  • Less swelling and bruising
  • Minimal discomfort and pain
  • Faster and easier recovery

A trivial difference is visible immediately after the procedure and after six weeks, the results become noticeable.

Daniela was happy with her results from her BodyTite scarless arm lift in NYC, and says that the people she met noticed the change in her arms, like the definition and how they had shrunk. She recommends the procedure for women who have self-esteem issues, as it would make them feel really confident about their body.

bodySCULPT® is the only BodyTite Certified Center of Distinction in Manhattan, NYC. In addition to being the inventors of the Scarless Arm Lift procedure (BodyTite on Arms), our plastic surgeons have years of experience in performing minimally invasive and non invasive cosmetic procedures and can provide attractive and long-lasting body sculpting results. The surgeons and staffs in this AAAASF-accredited practice are sensitive to individual needs and attach top priority to patient safety and care.

Click here to view before and after images of patients who underwent BodyTite scarless arm lift at bodySCULPT.

To schedule your consultation for BodyTite liposuction in NYC, call 1-800-282-7285 or send an email to info@bodysculpt.com.

Certain Criteria That Determine Your Candidature for VASER Lipo

VASER LipoMany people desire a healthy body with toned and contoured arms, well-defined abs and an overall athletic physique. To achieve that body, they try hard by dieting and exercising, which may help them lose weight. However, sometimes, excess and stubborn fat pockets won’t go away with these methods, and in such cases, a body contouring option such as liposuction can be a great choice. Conventional liposuction surgery is invasive, involves more downtime and may result in more bruising and swelling in the treated area. But now, advancements in the field of plastic surgery have introduced minimally invasive and safe treatments that come with reduced downtime, shorter recovery, and faster results. VASER Lipo in NYC is one such minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat from your body. Experienced plastic surgeons provide this cosmetic surgery at select plastic surgery practices in New York.

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This minimally-invasive liposuction procedure uses ultrasound technology to gently reshape your body. The procedure removes stubborn fat safely and efficiently from areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms. VASER liquefies the unwanted fat while leaving all other important tissues (nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues) intact, resulting in significant results with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. It also tightens the skin, providing smoother results compared to conventional lipo. Another procedure, VASER hi def liposuction in NYC, involves removing fat around the muscle groups under the skin to result in a well-defined six-pack or an athletic, sculpted look.

But can just anyone be a candidate for this procedure?

The idea and technology may seem appealing to many who are in search of safe and efficient body contouring procedures. But there are certain considerations that determine one’s candidature for VASER Lipo. Those aspects or criteria are listed below:

  • Weight: Ideally, VASER Lipo candidates should be within 30% of their ideal weight. This is because it is not safe to remove bulk amounts of fat in one treatment; so, if you weigh more than 30% of your target weight then it is advisable to consider other treatment options.
  • Skin Condition: For a successful procedure, you should have good skin elasticity, because the likelihood of skin sagging is much less.
  • Muscle Tone: Experienced plastic surgeons often recommend that (though not necessary) it’s better to start to tone your muscles before you have a VASER, so that you’ll experience maximum results post-op.
  • Smoking: It is said that the best surgical patients are non-smokers. So quitting smoking prior to your procedure is very important, or else you may not be a candidate for VASER Lipo. Plastic surgeons advise their patients to stop smoking prior to and after their liposuction procedure since not doing so will have a negative impact. Smoking can reduce the oxygen content in your blood. The oxygen levels in your blood is very important because it helps your body to survive and perform its normal functions. Lack of oxygen would reduce the body’s capacity to heal and this would lead to delayed recovery. This is especially important when you have plastic surgery because it could lead to death of tissue and skin due to the lack of oxygen.
    So,it is best to try and quit smoking before surgery, or at least just for the months before and after surgery.
  • Alcohol: A person who drinks heavily is not a good candidate as drinking in excess can also impair recovery and increase the risk of complications.
  • Health: Apart from body weight and other factors, one major criterion a VASER lipo patient should meet is good health. You must be in relatively good health without any serious illness or other medical conditions that may prevent you from healing in future. If you suffer from any medical condition or are taking any medicine, inform your plastic surgeon about it, so that your doctor can take you through your options with regard to liposuction. However, health checks will be carried out by your surgeon prior to the procedure to rule out the existence of prior health conditions or illnesses that could prevent you from healing effectively.
  • Realistic Expectations: Another important factor is having realistic expectations about the results. You should be well aware of the outcomes and should not compare it with any other individual, as each person is unique. Having an open discussion with your surgeon is important so that he/she will let you know what to expect during the procedure itself, during the recovery time and regarding your final results too.

This procedure has been used extensively by physicians across the globe to deliver significant clinical results. Like any other body contouring procedure, VASER also comes with some potential risk which can be minimized if it is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery for VASER Lipo in NYC, because such practices provide the service of skilled and experienced plastic surgeons.

Frequently Asked Questions on VASER Liposuction

VASER LiposuctionMost men and women desire a sleek and well-defined body profile, but this may not be possible to achieve even with rigorous exercise and diets. Liposuction offers the solution. Unlike the traditional procedure which requires you to go under the knife to achieve your body contouring goals, VASER Lipo in NYC is a minimally-invasive technique that comes with reduced downtime, shorter recovery, and faster results.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about VASER Lipo in NYC:

  • What is VASER Lipo?
    VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This minimally-invasive liposuction procedure uses ultrasound technology to gently reshape your body. The procedure remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms.
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  • What does the procedure involve?
    The plastic surgeon will first inject a saline solution mixed with an anesthetic or tumescent liquid into the treatment site. The ultrasonic probe of the VASER device is inserted into the fatty tissue, and the high frequency sound waves that the probe transmits break apart and liquefy the fatty tissues between the skin and muscle. A small cannula is used to gently suction off the liquefied fat cells. The choice of probes, diameters, and groove patterns allows the removal of both small and large volumes of fat. The surgeon can use the right amount of energy to treat target different kinds of tissues (soft, fibrous, or medium).
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  • How is VASER Lipo different from traditional lipo?
    Unlike the traditional liposuction which is invasive, VASER lipo uses a minimally-invasive ultrasonic probe to liquefy the fat cells so that they can be easily removed by suction. VASER liquefies the unwanted fat while leaving all other important tissues (nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues) intact, resulting in significant results with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. It also tightens the skin, resulting in smoother results compared to conventional lipo.
    The fat removed from traditional lipo cannot be used for fat transfer, whereas VASER lipo offers this advantage. The fat cells removed via this ultrasound-assisted treatment can be harvested and transferred to other areas to improve appearance.
    More importantly, VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure as compared to other liposuction procedures which means that there is less bleeding or scarring. It also implies that healing and recovery are faster than traditional liposuction.
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  • What is VASER hi def lipo?
    When strenuous workouts in the gym don’t help men achieve a six pack body, VASER Hi Def Liposuction in NYC can provide the desired outcomes. VASER hi def lipo involves removing fat around the muscle groups under the skin to result in a well-defined six-pack or an athletic, sculpted look.
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  • Who is a good candidate for VASER Lipo?
    Individuals who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through diet and exercise are good candidates for VASER lipo. Other important considerations determining candidature for the procedure are:

    • Being within 30% of your ideal weight
    • Having good skin elasticity
    • Having good muscle tone will provide better results
    • Non-smokers: patients are advised to quit smoking before surgery, or at least just for the months before and after surgery, as it can hinder the healing process.
    • Having realistic expectations about the results
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  • How safe is this procedure?
    This procedure has been used extensively by physicians across the globe to deliver significant clinical results. Like any other body contouring procedure, VASER also comes with some potential risk which can be minimized if the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.
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  • Can you treat multiple areas at once? How much fat can be taken out in one procedure?
    Yes, this procedure allows physicians to treat multiple body areas at one time. However, this procedure is not a weight loss solution. An expert plastic surgeon can give you an idea about how much fat can be removed during your procedure.
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  • What does recovery after VASER lipo involve?
    Your surgeon will give you precise instructions on aftercare to promote smooth retraction of skin and monitoring of infection. Taking into account certain considerations can help you enjoy speedy recovery.
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  • How soon will I see my results?
    Most patients report seeing results immediately after the procedure, with the final result appearing at around 3 to 6 months. Results will vary based on the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and other factors.

New ASJ Publication Highlights BodyTite’s Ability to Serve Treatment Gap Patients

BodyTiteA recent article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) by plastic surgeons Spero J. Theodorou, MD, Daniel Del Vecchio, MD and Christopher T. Chia, MD showcases the unique benefits of BodyTite liposuction, InMode’s minimally-invasive radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) procedure. The publication describes how RFAL provides good results for even “Treatment Gap Patients”.

The FDA-approved BodyTite device is designed to provide internal and external lipolysis, resulting in three-dimensional remodeling and outcomes that are comparable to traditional liposuction. The ASJ article reviews the clinical application of radiofrequency energy using the BodyTite device on soft tissues during suction lipectomy, its effect on soft tissue contraction, and its use in aesthetic contouring in various clinical scenarios.

One of the main highlights of the ASJ publication is that it describes, for the first time, how BodyTite defines the treatment gap solution. The authors note that there are a large number of these ‘in between’ patients in this ‘gap’ category that their clinical picture presents as ‘not bad enough for an excisional procedure and not good enough for liposuction.’

Specifically, RFAL can provide effective contouring for patients with areas of “nonadherence” such as the arms, neck, and medial thighs. Liposuction alone will not work for these difficult areas. According to the authors, since RFAL technology is more effective and directed at fat resection, results can be achieved with an increased margin of safety since the skin can be anticipated to retract more than with manual suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) alone.

According to the article, RFAL can deliver the best outcome for nontraditional liposuction candidates as well as liposuction candidates. With judicious patient selection and good body contouring, RFAL can produce a 3-dimensional soft tissue contraction for those who are not good candidates for liposuction alone, write the authors.

Before BodyTite was introduced, patients looking to get rid of unwanted fat did not have efficient options. Minimally-invasive procedures did not provide good skin tightening results and surgical procedures left large scars. With BodyTite, patients now have an effective minimally-invasive solution that provides superior aesthetic outcomes. Results can be seen immediately after one treatment and improve over three to six months post-treatment.

A leader in aesthetic medicine and technology, InMode Aesthetic Solutions offers a slew of minimally-invasive technologies to help men and women achieve their body contouring goals without lengthy scars or downtime. InMode’s latest offering, EmbraceRF combines two of its proprietary technologies – FaceTite and Mophenus8 – to address facial laxity with optimal, natural-looking results.

The ASJ article is the 22nd North American peer reviewed BodyTite/FaceTite publication and the first to discuss the treatment gap terminology in peer review. The publication also highlights InMode’s leadership in minimally invasive body contouring treatments.

How Soon can Patients Resume Challenging Activities and Exercise after VASER Lipo?

Cosmetic SurgeryVASER Lipo in NYC is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes ultrasound energy to remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms. Unlike other body contouring techniques, VASER Lipo is distinctive as it can remove targeted fat without harming the surrounding nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. In NYC, leading plastic surgeons offer this treatment as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Because it is minimally invasive, many patients want to know how soon they can resume routine and more vigorous activity. A patient asked this question on the RealSelf forum: “Can I go hiking or do more challenging exercises 4-6 weeks after Vaser liposuction to abdomen/flanks/inner thighs?”

Usually, after VASER lipo procedure patients are advised to remain active with activities such as low-intensity walking to ease swelling. You can start off with light activities and gradually begin more intense exercise based on how your body tolerates it. Depending on individual considerations, surgeons say that more vigorous exercise may be resumed 3-4 weeks post-op.

On the RealSelf Forum, one expert plastic surgeon reminds the patient that a short period of 12-24 hours rest is usually recommended immediately after the procedure. A walking program may be resumed 1-2 weeks after liposuction and more vigorous exercise 3-4 weeks post-op. He points out that engaging in an activity largely depends on how the patient feels.

One expert replied that the amount of fat removed does seem to have an influence on the degree of swelling experienced after the procedure. He recommends that 6 weeks should be fine for hiking or other challenging exercise, but for some patients 4 would be difficult. He feels that the patient would not have any issues as long as the pressure garment is nice and firm after the treatment and stays on as per the post-surgical instructions given.

Another surgeon said some swelling for up to 6 months post-op is quite common. According to him, the patient could resume a walking program 1-2 weeks after liposuction and more vigorous exercise 3-4 weeks post-op. He also advises continuing lymphatic massage and compression as directed by the patient’s surgeon.

This minimally-invasive procedure offer many advantages and patients can expect optimal results when it is performed by an expert NYC Plastic Surgeon. The treatment begins with administering local anesthesia. Then the ultrasonic probe is inserted into the fatty tissue, and the high frequency sound waves that the probe transmits break apart and liquefy the fatty tissues between the skin and muscle. A small cannula is used to gently suction off the liquefied fat cells. With a choice of probes, diameters, and groove patterns, the VASER device can address both small and large volumes of fat and uses the right amount of energy to treat particular kinds of target tissues (soft, fibrous, or medium).

With proper aftercare after VASER Lipo in NYC, the skin contracts to provide smooth, natural-looking results with only minimal pain, scarring and bleeding and bruising. In addition to treating areas with more fibrous tissue more effectively, VASER also preserves the viability of fat cells for fat transfer.

“Am I a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction and Do I Need Skin Excision as Well”?

A minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes ultrasound energy, VASER Lipo in NYC can remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from almost all areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms. As with other new liposuction technologies, the right candidates can expect to achieve good body contouring results.

VASER LiposuctionWho is a good candidate for VASER liposuction? A patient with stubborn fat pockets in the abdominal area posted her concerns about this on the RealSelf platform. On consulting a plastic surgeon (PS) she was told that standard lipo would leave her skin too loose, and so she needed VASER lipo to tighten her skin, and possibly a skin excision as well. She wanted a second opinion from other experts and posted photographs of her body on RealSelf with this question: “Do you agree with the PS? Would I possibly need a skin excision? Would Vaser vs regular lipo make that much of a difference?” She also pointed out that she doesn’t believe that she is really at risk for her skin being loose after surgery as she is young and doesn’t have kids.

Cosmetic surgeons perform skin excision in certain cases. During traditional or standard liposuction, fat cells are removed but the skin remains unchanged and does not shrink with the treatment. An additional procedure may be needed to remove the excess skin. A lower body lift involves tightening the stretched abdominal muscles as in a tummy tuck. In this case too, the plastic surgeon removes excess, sagging skin from the front and back of the torso, and tightens the remaining tissues to restore firm and improve the shape of the lower body.

After reviewing the images that this patient posted, an expert plastic surgeon replied that as she her skin appeared to be of good quality, it would contract well after the procedure. He recommends VASER or BodyTite liposuction as the ideal abdominal contouring option for her.

Other plastic surgeons also replied that as she was young there would be no need for skin excision and that she would get good results with VASER lipo alone. They recommend an exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon who performs these procedures to confirm if she is a candidate and also to discuss her options and expectations.

VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic energy to selectively break up small or large areas of fat while leaving the other important tissues in the area intact. Unlike traditional lipo, patients do not have to worry about loose skin as this technique helps stimulate collagen production and promotes skin tightening. This procedure also offers other advantages over traditional liposuction such as

  • Minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia
  • Provides eye-catching results in a single procedure
  • Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
  • Quicker recovery time, less swelling and bruising
  • Coagulates the tissues and tightens sagging skin
  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area
  • Patients can return to normal activities within two to three weeks

In addition to treating areas with more fibrous tissue more effectively, VASER also preserves the viability of fat cells for fat transfer, which is a popular procedure in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

Individuals who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through diet and exercises are the best candidates for VASER lipo. Depending on the surgeon’s experience and comfort level, the approach can be used to treat deep tissue as well as the mid fatty level and certain areas closer to the surface.

BodyTite is an advanced liposuction platform that utilizes patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology for effective fat removal and cellulite reduction with noticeable skin tightening effects. The procedure can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment. A young, healthy person with good quality skin may experience good skin contraction after the procedure. One major advantage of BodyTite when compared to other procedures is that there is no scarring.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer BodyTite and VASER Lipo in NYC. To determine your candidature for body contouring treatment, choose a practice that had plastic surgeons who are experienced and skilled in both techniques. After evaluating your anatomical considerations, aesthetic goals and expectations and confirming your candidature, an expert plastic surgeon will recommend the option that will provide you with the best results.

VASER Liposuction to Achieve that Svelte Summer Body

VASER Liposuction to Achieve that Svelte Summer BodySummer is fast approaching and it’s time to get your body ready for the beach. If you are concerned about those unwanted deposits of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise, VASER Lipo in NYC could help. This minimally invasive body contouring procedure uses ultrasonic energy to remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently and help you achieve that svelte summer body.

VASER liposuction breaks up fat using ultrasound and removes it via suction. Both small and large areas can be effectively treated such as the abdomen, arms, back, breasts (male and female), buttocks, hips, love handles, knees, face, ankles and calves. In addition to treating areas with more fibrous tissue more effectively, VASER also preserves the viability of fat cells for fat transfer.

The procedure selectively targets small or large areas of fat while leaving the other important tissues in the area intact. Minimal tissue damage means minimal discomfort and shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction. This has made the procedure very popular among celebrities. MailOnline reported in January that Lauren Goodger underwent VASER lipo to get rid of her ‘hard pockets of fat’. She took to social media to tell her fans have decided to have the cosmetic procedure done as she was “sick of bad pictures” and felt her body had areas of “lumps and bumps”. She told her fans that she loved her body after the VASER lipo treatment.

Individuals who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through diet and exercises are the best candidates for VASER lipo. Depending on the surgeon’s experience and comfort level, the approach can be used to treat deep tissue as well as the mid fatty level and certain areas closer to the surface. This clinically proven system is an ideal option to:

  • Easily remove large amounts of stored fat
  • Produce even results in treated areas
  • Smoothen the skin even in delicate areas such as the arms and neck
  • Refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles

The procedure starts with injecting a saline solution mixed with an anesthetic or tumescent liquid into the treatment site. The ultrasonic probe is then inserted into the fatty tissue, and the high frequency sound waves that the probe transmits break apart and liquefy the fatty tissues between the skin and muscle. The liquefied fat is then suctioned off. The choice of probes, diameters, and groove patterns helps the surgeon to address both small and large volumes of fat, and use the right amount of energy to treat soft, fibrous, and medium tissues. VASER Lipo in NYC offers many advantages over traditional body contouring:

  • Minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia
  • Quicker recovery time, less swelling and bruising
  • Coagulates the tissues and tightens sagging skin
  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area
  • Patients can return to normal activities within two to three weeks

VASER is not just for women. Vaser Hi Def liposuction in NYC can help men achieve a six pack body without strenuous workouts at the gym. This procedure involves carefully removing the stubborn fat between the muscle groups to result in an athletic appearance, and a skilled NYC plastic surgeon can provide dramatic results.