5 Things You Need To Know About VASER Liposuction
If you have considered getting liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet or exercise, you have probably heard of VASER, but you may not know what makes it different than traditional liposuction. VASER liposuction is a new type of liposuction that utilizes revolutionary technology and techniques to make it easier and more effective than traditional liposuction.
VASER Liposuction Provides Precision
Unlike traditional liposuction that removes bulk fat, VASER was developed for precision sculpting. It allows for the removal of both superficial and deep fat, allowing underlying muscles to appear more distinctly. A doctor skilled in VASER techniques can create chiseled abs and obliques, sculpted pectoral muscles and thighs, slender waist and hips, and more.
VASER Improves Liposuction With Technology
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance – meaning that a VASER procedure uses small probes that resonate at a high ultrasound frequency to shake fat cells loose so that they can be gently removed. This method ensures that only fat cells are broken down, leaving other types of surrounding tissue, including nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue intact. Less tissue damage means less discomfort and downtime compared to traditional liposuction.
VASER Improves Skin Appearance
Many patients are disappointed after undergoing traditional lipo because the skin can actually become more dimpled or uneven after fat removal. With VASER Lipo, after the fatty tissue is removed, the skin in the treated areas retracts, resulting in a smoother, tighter, more natural-looking appearance.
You Can Minimize Scarring
Like any procedure that requires an incision, scarring is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure they are barely noticeable. Choosing an experienced surgeon is just as important for liposuction as it is for an invasive procedure. An experienced surgeon will take several factors into account to place incisions in optimal locations and keep them as minimal as possible. Additionally, taking care to follow all pre and post-procedure instructions will ensure that you heal as quickly and successfully as possible and prevent deep scarring.
VASER Is Most Successful At Your Goal Weight
Although VASER liposuction is very effective at fat removal, it is intended for body contouring, not weight loss. The most counterintuitive part about liposuction is that the patients that are the most satisfied with their long-term liposuction results are those that are already at a stable, healthy weight when they undergo liposuction. Patients that use liposuction for quick weight loss are much more likely to regain weight and “lose” the benefits of the procedure compared to patients that are already in the habit of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and just want to address stubborn fat in trouble areas. If you have just lost weight or are still losing, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you can maintain that weight for a few months before having liposuction.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for VASER is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with an expert experienced with VASER liposuction. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last eight years. His office is located at [primary_address] in [primary_city], [primary_statefull], on the Main Line. Please call his office at [primary_phone] to schedule a consultation for your VASER liposuction procedure.