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LipoSelection only by VASER combines new patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and remove fatty tissue. Unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck and chin, saddlebags, thighs - any place you've developed a little "extra cushioning."

For these problem areas, and other pockets of unwanted fat, ultrasound-assisted liposuction may help. There are many ultrasound-assisted liposuction systems currently being used, including UltraSculpt and VASER liposelection.

These localized fat deposits may sometimes be inherited and typically do not respond to dieting or exercise. Liposuction is often the only way to improve them.

Best Candidates for Vaser Liposuction

Whether you are a candidate for ultrasound-assisted liposuction depends partly on the location of the fat pockets you want to eliminate.

Fat on the hip, back and central body regions, including excess breast tissue on men (known as gynecomastia), typically responds well to ultrasound-assisted liposuction. But using it to remove fat from the face, neck, knees and inner thighs is not generally recommended, with experts saying traditional liposuction is probably still best for those areas. Ultrasound energy may damage the anatomic structures in these areas.

What Vaser Liposuction Can Do

VASER liposuction is an especially good choice for the treatment of specific areas won’t lose fat even for healthy people who work out. Genetics are often the cause of double chins, or “muffin tops” around the waist, and VASER liposuction is a perfect procedure to slim and contour those areas.

Preparing for Vaser Liposuction

Your surgeon will give you a list of instructions on what to do and what not to do in the days before you undergo liposuction. This may include guidelines on eating and drinking. He or she will also discuss the importance of quitting smoking at least 30 days before liposuction. Smoking greatly increases the risks of any surgery, and liposuction is no exception.

Certain medications, such as aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may promote bleeding and should be discontinued before surgery. Your surgeon will advise you on which medications you should stop taking before liposuction. Never stop taking prescribed medications without first talking with your surgeon and with the doctor who prescribed them.

Vaser Liposuction Overview

As the name implies, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic energy, or sound waves, to break down fat cells before they are removed via liposuction.

During traditional liposuction, a hollow metal tube (cannula) is passed through the tissue to the site where fat will be removed. The fat is then aspirated out with the help of a vacuum device.

When ultrasound therapy is incorporated as a first step, a small probe is used to infuse the fat with fluid. Subsequently, the fatty tissue is treated with ultrasound (vibrating energy) to break it down, emulsifying it into a more liquid state prior to its aspiration.

Following ultrasound, fat cells are removed readily, causing less trauma to the surrounding tissues. This procedure can be performed using local or general anesthesia. It also can be performed with an epidural, in which anesthesia is injected into the epidural space of the spine. Deciding on the right form of anesthesia depends on a number of factors, such as physician recommendation and preference, and the treatment area.

The length of time required to complete the procedure depends on how much fat is being removed.

How Vaser Works

VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic energy — high-frequency sound waves — to produce superior results. Find out more about the science behind this revolutionary technology.

VASER Lipo uses a minimally invasive technique called LipoSelection® to selectively break apart and gently remove unwanted fat.

To begin the procedure, the targeted area is injected with a special saline solution known as "tumescent fluid." Tumescent fluid numbs the target area and shrinks local blood vessels. It also temporarily expands the volume of the targeted area, making fat cells easier to remove.

Small-diameter probes are then inserted into the body through small incisions. By resonating at a high ultrasonic frequency, the probes literally shake loose fat cells — while leaving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues unharmed.

The loose fat cells mix with the tumescent fluid, which is then removed from the body using gentle suction.

Vaser Liposuction Results

With VASER Lipo, your physician can produce eye-catching results in just one session — without the pain and long downtime of typical liposuction treatments.

Most patients and physicians report superior results in one session, and faster recovery than traditional liposuction. Plus, VASER Lipo is clinically proven to enhance skin tightening in treated areas.

VASER Lipo uses a process called LipoSelection® to target specific areas of fat throughout the body. It's powerful enough to target large areas of fat, yet gentle enough to also treat delicate areas of the body, such as the neck and arms.

VASER Hi Def™ is an advanced body sculpting technique. It creates a sculpted, athletic appearance in men and women by removing fat around muscle groups and making muscles more defined.

Recovery After Vaser Liposuction

After the operation you will be given anti-biotic cover to dress the incisions. Most patients are able to go back to work within days after their VASER liposuction procedure, however you should stay away from strenuous activity for at least two weeks.

After the two week mark, you will be required to visit the doctor for a check-up.

When You Return Home

Although liposuction does remove a number of existing fat cells, it does not guarantee that you won't regain some fat. The importance of healthy lifestyle choices post- liposuction cannot be stressed enough; you should stick to a moderate diet and be sure to exercise for at least 30 minutes three to five times per week. Not only will this help you maintain your figure after liposuction, it will also improve your overall health and help prevent the onset of certain diseases. If you are going to treat yourself to liposuction, be sure to treat your body well afterward! For more post- liposuction tips, see our full section on diet and exercise after liposuction.

Liposuction Post Operative Care

If you have had liposuction totally by local anesthesia, you may resume your usual diet immediately. Drink adequate amounts of water, fruit juices or soft drinks to prevent dehydration. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 48 hours before surgery and 48 hours after surgery.

Quiet rest is recommended for the first few hours immediately after surgery. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery for 18 hours after surgery. Do not make any important personal decisions for 24 hours after surgery. Later in the day or evening of surgery you may take a short walk if desired. The day after liposuction surgery you should feel well enough to drive your car and engage in light to moderate physical activities. You may carefully resume exercise and vigorous physical activity 2 to 4 days after surgery. It is suggested that you begin with 25% of your normal workout and then increase your daily activity as tolerated. Most people can return to a desk job within one to two days after surgery, although one must expect to be sore and easily fatigued for several days.

One should expect a large volume of blood-tinged anesthetic solution to drain from the small incisions during the first 24 to 48 hours following tumescent liposuction. In general, the more drainage there is, the less bruising and swelling there will be. For the first 24 to 48 hours, bulky super-absorbent pads are worn overlying the treated areas, and under the compression garments. After most of the drainage has stopped, patients need only place absorbent pads over the incision sites that continue to drain.

When the super-absorbent pads are properly applied they should absorb all of the drainage. However, leaks beyond the pads can occur. During the first 36 hours, when sitting or lying down, you should place absorbent terrycloth towels beneath you in order to protect your furniture from any unexpected leak of blood-tinged drainage. When there is a large amount of drainage, it is advisable to place a plastic sheet beneath the towel.

Keep incisions clean. Shower once or twice daily. First wash your hands, then wash incisions gently with soap and water; afterwards gently pat incisions dry with a clean towel. Apply new absorbent pads. When an incision has ceased draining for more than 24 hours, it no longer needs to covered by pads.

Take Antibiotics as directed until the prescription is finished. Take antibiotics with food. Call our office if you notice signs of infection such as fever, foul smelling drainage, or focal redness, swelling, or pain in a treated area.

Elastic Compression Garments

Post-Op Garments are designed specifically for tumescent liposuction. Two Over-All garments are worn after tumescent liposuction of the thighs or hips. One Torso garment plus an adjustable elastic binder is used after tumescent liposuction of the abdomen, hips, waist, flanks, back, or breasts. These garments are specifically designed to be used with super-absorbent pads and to provide firm compression to encourage maximum drainage of residual blood-tinged anesthetic solution.

Beginning the day after surgery, the post-op garments are to be removed daily to permit you to shower and to wash the garments. Two Over-All garments or one Torso garment plus binders should be worn day and night until 24 hours beyond the time when all the drainage has completely stopped. Do not be concerned if you have drainage for several days. Discontinuing the use of the garments and binders too early may result in more prolonged drainage. Typically, patients will need to wear the garments for 3 to 6 days. Some patients, especially after a large amount of liposuction, will have drainage for more than a week. Many patients choose to wear the garments for a greater duration simply because of the comfort the garments provide. Wearing the post-op garment for more than the minimal number of days provides no significant advantage in terms of the ultimate cosmetic results.

Possible Vaser Liposuction Risks

Typical liposuction aggressively removes fat, which can damage surrounding tissues and impose a longer recovery period. VASER Lipo is tissue-selective, meaning it can specifically target fat, while protecting nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues from damage. As a result, patients experience minimal pain and bruising and a quick return to normal activities.

VASER Lipo can be performed while patients are awake in an office-based setting or under general anesthesia in a surgical center. You and your physician will decide the best option for you.

Risks of liposuction using ultrasound are similar to those associated with traditional liposuction. After the procedure, temporary swelling and bruising at the site are common, with some discomfort. The treated areas may feel numb, but this is usually temporary.

Your physician may ask you to wear a compression garment or girdle to lessen any swelling and bleeding for two to six weeks after the procedure.

Probes used in ultrasound-assisted liposuction vary in diameter. The diameter of the third-generation probes is typically smaller, requiring smaller incisions. Theoretically, this should yield less trauma and faster healing times than older probes.

In a study comparing traditional liposuction with ultrasound-assisted liposuction using a third-generation device with a small-diameter probe, blood loss was less using the smaller probe. Some experts recommend that the third-generation device be considered for people having a larger volume of fat removed, and for those who are having liposuction done on areas in which blood loss is typically increased, such as the back.