Frequently Asked Questions

What is VASERlipo?

VASERlipo® is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASERlipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.

Is VASERlipo Safe?

VASERlipo has been used extensively by physicians across the globe to deliver significant clinical results. Click here to see Important Safety Information

How does it differ from traditional liposuction?

The VASERlipo procedure utilizes minimally-invasive ultrasound technology to spare important tissues while targeting fat (fat cells, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues are all part of the affected tissue matrix). Our innovative technology breaks up fat while leaving all other important tissues intact, resulting in significant results with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.

How does VASERlipo work?

First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a tumescent saline solution. Next, a small probe transmits the ultrasound energy to break up and dislodge fat. A thin tube called a cannula, removes the dislodged fat through a gentle suction process. To learn more, visit VASERlipo Science.

What body areas can be treated with VASERlipo?

Doctors have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas:

  • Jowls, chin and neck
  • Abs, hips, or love handles
  • Male and female breasts
  • Back, buttocks or thighs
  • Arms
  • Knees, calves or ankles

Can you treat multiple areas at once?

Yes, VASERlipo allows physicians to treat multiple body areas at one time, during a single procedure. Discuss your desired outcome with your physician.

How much fat can be taken in one procedure?

Your doctor will discuss with you how much fat will be removed during your procedure.

How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time?

Noticeable results vary according to the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and other factors. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final results around three to four months later. Your doctor can help you establish realistic expectations.

What about future weight gain or fat migrating to other areas?

Once you have fat removed, it’s gone. Assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given area remain untreated. If you experience weight gain or loss after your VASERlipo procedure, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Normal aging changes can also be expected.

Is VASERlipo right for me?

If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASERlipo may be the solution. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, minimally invasive way to lose stubborn fat deposits, the VASERlipo procedure could be your answer.

Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your doctor can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results and the recovery process.

How much does the treatment cost?

Every VASERlipo procedure is customized to the needs of the patient, so it’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate for your procedure without an in-person consultation with a VASERlipo physician. The cost of your treatment will vary depending upon the number of body areas treated and the extensiveness of the procedure.

Can VASERlipo be performed in a physician's office?

VASERlipo can be performed in-office under local anesthesia or in a surgery center/hospital under general anesthesia. You and your physician must decide what is best to ensure proper safety and results.