VASERlipo® is a simple, minimally invasive liposuction procedure that can be performed in a physician's office, a hospital, or an outpatient surgery center, while you are awake or under general anesthesia.
During the procedure, ultrasound energy is used to treat unwanted fat, loosening the cells from other tissues so they can be gently removed through a small tube. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the procedure can take as little as one hour or up to several hours.
After a VASERlipo procedure, patients wear special compression garments to help skin contract smoothly to the body's new contours. A short period of rest (typically 12 hours) is recommended, followed by two to three weeks of general recovery when strenuous activities should be avoided.
Results are immediately noticeable after the VASERlipo procedure and will continue to improve as the body heals. Final results are typically seen in about three to four months.
Many patients chose to have fat removed from one area of the body with a VASERlipo procedure and transfer it to accentuate or contour another area of the body in what is called a Fat Transfer Procedure. Fat cells treated and removed during VASERlipo procedures are typically of high quality, and are viable to re-introduce into the body in a Fat Transfer Procedure.1 Unlike short lasting synthetic fillers, re-injecting your own fat may give you natural looking results that last longer, with no risk of rejection.2
1Schafer, M.E. et al. Acute Adipocyte Viability After Thrid-Generation Ulatrsound-Assisted Liposuction. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
2Coleman, S.R. Structural Fat Grafting: More Than A Permanent Filler. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Sep; 118(3 Suppl):108S-120S.
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