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VASER Liposuction in Philadelphia

Introduction to Vaser Liposuction

Body contouring with Vaser lipo!

As we age, the body begins to accumulate fat. Soft, unsightly fatty tissue may form on the stomach, legs, buttocks, arms, and neck. Sometimes no amount of diet and exercise can make a difference with these unwanted bulges. Surgical intervention may be required to bring back a youthful figure and tight facial contour. At Lohner Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, Vaser liposuction is a common body contouring procedure and one that can help reduce unwanted fat. 

Dr. Ronald Lohner strives to deliver the best Vaser liposuction in Philadelphia and places patient saftey as one of his top priorities. Below, we’ve included more information about the procedure and frequently asked questions. If you’d like to book a consultation or have any questions, please contact us today.

What is Vaser Liposctuion

Let’s start with the basics

VASER is a new and effective treatment used on the back, abdomen, neck, arms, chin, cheeks, buttocks, or legs, which targets the dissolution and removal of denser fatty tissue in these regions. Once the fatty tissue has been removed, the skin will retract, resulting in a smoother, tighter, more natural-looking appearance.

Dr. Ronald A. Lohner M.D., F.A.C.S rated Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2008-2021

What are the Benefits of Vaser Liposuction?

There are multiple reasons that people get VASER liposuction. We’ve included several advantages below:

  • Excellent results are seen from a single procedure.
  • Better contouring than a traditional Liposuction procedure.
  • Quick recovery time.
  • Removes a large amount of stored fat.
  • Even difficult areas, such as the arms and back, can be successfully treated.

Who are the Best Candidates for Vaser Liposuction?

People frustrated with stubborn areas of unsightly body fat may make an excellent VASER Liposuction candidate. As with any cosmetic procedure performed at Lohner Plastic Surgery, potential patients should understand the VASER Liposuction procedure, have reasonable expectations for their results, and be in overall good health. At the consultation appointment with Dr. Lohner, it will be determined if the VASER Liposuction procedure is right for an individual’s needs and aesthetic desires.

What’s the First Step?

Potential patients should first gather information on the VASER Liposuction procedure. The Internet can provide valuable resources, from the comfort of home. Patients need to review multiple Before/After photos to get a good idea about the potential results. If VASER Liposuction procedure still sounds valuable, a consultation appointment with Dr. Lohner should be set up.

Dr. Lohner is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Lohner has been voted as a Philadelphia Top Doc for 16 consecutive years and has been practicing for over two decades. 

At the initial appointment with Lohner Plastic Surgery, patients will get to know our office staff, as well as our policies and payment options. In the exam room, Dr. Lohner will review the medical history, current medications, and perform a brief physical examination. He will take time to listen to the patient’s aesthetic needs and desires. Dr. Lohner will then explain the VASER Liposuction procedure in detail, as well as any alternative treatments. If it is determined that VASER Liposuction is right for an individual situation, a unique surgical plan will be designed.

How to Prepare for VASER Liposuction

During the VASER Liposuction consultation, Dr. Lohner will present each patient with detailed instructions for both the pre and post-surgical periods. This should be read over carefully and if there are any questions, call Lohner Plastic Surgery to get them answered. To ensure a satisfactory procedure, and a smooth recovery period, patients should also keep the following ideas in mind:

1. Ask lots of questions

Any question or concern that arises should be discussed with Dr. Lohner or his experienced staff.

3. Arrange for a ride home from the surgical center

Patients will not be able to drive themselves home after the procedure.

5. Contact information

Put all important contact information and insurance information in a central location.

7. Arrange help

Arrange help from a family member or friend.

In the first couple of days, you will appreciate added help to assist you in daily chores and routines so you can rest comfortably at home.

9. Take off time!

Take adequate time off from work to heal and rest.

2. Fill all prescriptions.

Have pain medications and antibiotics filled and waiting on hand for you to return home from your VASER procedure.

4. Schedule the follow-up appointments

No matter how good you feel, do not skip your follow-ups.

6. Necessities

Purchase necessities such as extra pillows, ice packs, easy-to-prepare meals, and extra reading materials to keep on hand.

8. Tell friends

Decide what you will tell friends when they ask about your noticeable changes from your VASER Liposuction procedure.

10. Enjoy!

Enjoy the process; the results from your VASER Liposuction will be extremely rewarding.

What to Expect on the day of Vaser Liposuction?

Dr. Lohner performs all of his VASER Liposuction procedures in the Bryn Mawr Hospital Surgicenter. During the procedure, either a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic will be used. This procedure will usually take between one and two hours to complete. The Tumescent fluid (a combination of Saline, Lidocaine, and Epinephrine) used in the VASER Liposuction contains excellent numbing agents, which will also numb the area being treated.

To begin, Dr. Lohner will inject the Tumescent fluid into the second layer of fat, through predetermined incisions. Next, using the VASER Probe, ultrasonic energy will be used to treat the targeted tissues. A traditional suction cannula (hollow tube) is used to remove the resolved fat from the body. Once the desired contour is achieved, Dr. Lohner will suture the incision for proper healing.

Potential Risks from the VASER Liposuction

The VASER Liposuction procedure is considered extremely safe. Since the nerves and blood vessels are not disturbed in the process, there is little bruising or pain. On the rare chance, more serious complications can occur. The risks of VASER Liposuction Procedure can include excessive bleeding, infection, and contour irregularities. Risks and complications from a VASER Liposuction procedure are significantly reduced by selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Lohner.

Vaser Liposuction Recovery

“In four to seven days, patients generally feel well enough to return to work.”

The VASER Liposuction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients are home resting that same afternoon. Initially, some mild pain may be experienced, but Dr. Lohner will prescribe appropriate pain medications to keep his patients resting comfortably at home. Some swelling and stiffness can be expected. Slight drainage from the incision sites is normal; this is the last of the Tumescent fluid draining out. This can occur for one to two days after the operation. A compression garment may be worn for several weeks, to promote proper healing. Bruising can be noted at early in the recovery process, but will quickly fade.

In four to seven days, patients generally feel well enough to return to work. After about two weeks, gentle exercise can be resumed, but strenuous activities should wait for up to four weeks. After 10 days, patients should begin softly massaging the treated areas, smoothing out contouring irregularities, and controlling swelling. A follow-up visit will be scheduled four days after the procedure, for Dr. Lohner to check on the patient’s healing progress.

How Much Does a VASER Liposuction Cost in Philadelphia? 

The cost of VASER Liposuction in Philadelphia will depend on the area being treated and the level of correction desired. During your consultation appointment with Dr. Lohner, you will also have the opportunity to meet with the office manager who will discuss the cost of your treatment and different methods to finance your cosmetic procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Lohner has been providing patients with expert Vaser liposuction results for over 20 years. He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, as well as General Surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.