Deciding If VASER Liposuction Is Right For You
Liposuction has regained its position at the top of the plastic surgery list; with over 414,000 procedures performed in 2016, it was the most performed cosmetic surgery for women and men, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. As lifestyles become more hectic and demanding, and liposuction procedures become easier and safer, more people are turning to liposuction as a practical means to attain a better body. Dr. Lohner performs VASER liposuction because of the multiple benefits it offers. However, there are a variety of liposuction procedures available, so it is important to understand the differences when deciding which procedure is best for you.
VASER liposuction uses safe ultrasound energy to break up small or large areas of fat before gently suctioning it out of the body. The sound energy separates fat from the surrounding tissue, allowing it to be used for a fat transfer procedure. VASER liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction because it uses a smaller removal tube which requires smaller incisions. VASER liposuction can also stimulate collagen and elastin production, which patients see as smoother, tighter skin after the healing process.
In traditional liposuction, the surgeon breaks up the fat layer manually before suctioning it out of the body, which can be traumatic and damaging to the surrounding tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Traditional liposuction has greater blood loss and will usually cause the most bruising and swelling, and the longest recovery time. It can be difficult to get precise results with this method, especially in areas that have fibrous tissue, like the love handles and back.
In Laser liposuction, the fat is heated and liquefied with thermal energy before it is suctioned out. This procedure is ideal for removing small pockets of fat, but it is not suitable for treating larger areas. Although laser lipo is less aggressive than traditional liposuction, it still presents the danger of causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Additionally, liquifying the fat makes it unusable for fat transfer. Laser lipo can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which can make laser lipo an option for people with loose skin.
Ultimately, the technology used to perform a liposuction procedure will improve the procedure and the recovery, but a highly skilled surgeon is the key to getting great results. Dr. Ronald Lohner is a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers customized liposuction procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. Dr. Lohner holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last ten years. If you are ready to take the next step in exploring liposuction, call [primary_phone] to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your goals, ask questions, and create a treatment plan that is perfect for you!