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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.