Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure known to help reveal muscle tone and create a contoured physique by removing unwanted fat deposits from under the skin. At Reflections Cosmetic Surgery Center in Cartersville, Georgia, we are pleased to offer VASER lipo: a gentle, more controlled liposuction procedure for precise body contouring and figure refinement. Read on to find out if this minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure is a good fit for you.
What Is VASER Lipo?VASER is a specialized type of liposuction technology that uses the power of ultrasonic vibration to break apart fat cells, separating the fat from surrounding tissue. By using powerful waves, the bonds between fat cells are disrupted, loosening targeted cells from the deeper tissue so fat can be removed more effectively and with greater precision than traditional liposuction. VASER is considered a less invasive procedure in comparison to traditional liposuction, as it does not disturb nearby tissue. This allows for smoother, more accurate results and an optimized recovery time.
How It WorksDuring a VASER procedure, a local anesthetic (usually saline solution mixed with an anesthetic) is injected into the targeted area to prepare the body by numbing and expanding the fat cells. Ultrasound probes are then inserted into the skin through a small incision to break up the targeted fatty tissue. As the fat cells gently begin to separate from the deeper tissue, a thin tube called a cannula is used to drain out the liquified fatty tissue and most of the saline solution fluid using gentle suction. Some fluid is left in the body to assist with post-procedural healing, but this residual fluid is easily absorbed by the body. Once the targeted fat cells have been drained, the VASER practitioner will shape the treatment area to the client’s desired body contour. The removed fat is then safely disposed of, or it can be injected to enhance other areas of the body (such as the buttocks, breasts, or facial areas) if so desired by the patient.
Who Is VASER Right For?An ideal candidate for the VASER procedure is someone with good physical and mental health. It is important that the candidate has realistic expectations regarding the surgery and does not have any serious medical conditions. This procedure is best suited to those who are within 15 pounds of their ideal weight who are looking to spot-treat fat deposits to reveal muscle tone underneath and refine the appearance of their figure. This procedure is best suited to those looking to streamline and refine the following areas:
- chin and neck
- upper back
- waistline and stomach
- hips and thighs