VASERlipo® Miami, FL, at Imagos Plastic Surgery

Refine Your Figure & Eliminate Fat with a VASERlipo® at Imagos Plastic Surgery

Exercise and a healthy diet can achieve so much when it comes to toning and shaping the body, but sometimes certain areas of stubborn fat are hard to target. For the many people who have spent hours at the gym and are constantly dieting but they’re not seeing the results they want, VASERlipo® may be the solution. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat that dieting and exercising alone cannot take off. Liposuction can be done on several different areas of the body and results are almost immediate. At Imagos Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL, we offer a full range of liposuction techniques to meet your individual goals.

Liposuction with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri or Dr. Onelio Garcia in Miami, FL can help patients improve their appearance and confidence by eliminating stubborn areas of fat from multiple areas of the body.

Ready to learn more about a liposuction procedure? Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation at Imagos Plastic Surgery today by calling (305) 596-2228 or contacting us online. Our practice is located in Miami, FL where we extend our services to patients all over Florida, including Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and many other locations.

What Is VASERlipo®?

VASERlipo® takes traditional liposuction a step further by combining patented new ultrasound technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up fatty tissue for more efficient and effective fat removal. Larger amounts of unwanted fat can be removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, thighs—any place where you want to target stubborn pockets of fat. VASER liposuction utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to break up fat, resulting in increased safety, increased precision,, and a shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction. The ultrasound technology that VASER uses separates the fat prior to suctioning and assists with tightening the overlying skin so that you’re not left with sagging, stretched skin.  This all translates into better overall results from the surgery.

Dr. Garcia has recently published a book about VASERlipo® and is considered an international expert of the technique.

Who Can Benefit From VASERlipo®?

Both men and women experience unwanted fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. VASERlipo® can rid you of these troublesome deposits efficiently and with less recovery than traditional liposuction. Pregnancy takes a toll on every aspect of a woman’s body and leaves stubborn pockets of fat that may have never existed before. VASERlipo® can help return your pre-pregnancy body.

Before and after vaserlipo back view female patient
Before and after vaserlipo male patient front view

What Are the Benefits of VASERlipo®?

VASERlipo® is a precise and effective way to remove stubborn fat deposits from problem areas like the tummy, love handles, inner arms, and thighs. It’s also one of the more superior body contouring cosmetic procedures available because of its ability to do more than just fat reduction.

Here are some of the key reasons why patients at Imagos Plastic Surgery love VASERlipo®.

Melts Away Fat

During a VASERlipo® procedure, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the target area through small incisions. The excess fat cells are first melted using the probe before being removed from the body via suction. During traditional liposuction, a cannula is used to separate and break up the fat cells before they are removed with a vacuum suction. Overall, the traditional method can be much more invasive.

VASERlipo® suction is much gentler cosmetic surgery procedure than traditional liposuction and a lot less dramatic. Patients experience less pain, less swelling, reduced bruising, and shorter recovery periods. There is also a reduced chance of internal injuries sustained during the surgical process.

Achieves Smoother Results

Since the fat cells are essentially liquified before removal during VASERlipo®, Dr. Perez-Gurri or Dr. Garcia can achieve much smoother body contouring results. It’s not uncommon for traditional liposuction patients to notice a lumpy appearance because the fat removal process isn’t always precise. However, because the fat is first liquified before extracted in VASERlipo®, the results are noticeably smoother.

Promotes Skin Tightening

One of the key benefits of VASERlipo® is its ability to promote skin tightening. When the stubborn fat cells are melted during the procedure, the skin tissue goes through a heated process from the ultrasound technology. This creates a contraction of the skin’s collagen fibers and tightens the skin in the treated parts of the body. As a result, VASERlipo® patients have a reduced chance of experiencing loose, sagging, or dimpling skin.

A Safe, Customizable Procedure

At Imagos Plastic Surgery, our doctors and staff only use techniques that are considered safe and FDA-approved. This means less swelling, bruising are associated with VASERlipo®, and the procedure can be customized depending on your desired results, recovery time, and amount of fat reduction.

Envision your Reality with Confidence

Imagos Plastic Surgery offers the latest advances in the field of cosmetic surgery and image enhancement.  We will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.  Book your FREE consultation with us today! 

What Should I Expect From A VASERlipo® Procedure?

VASERlipo® is done under general anesthesia. First, your doctor will inject a saline solution, or a tumescent fluid mixed with certain medications to minimize bleeding and bruising into the the targeted area. Then, ultrasound probes will be inserted into the skin through a small incision to break up the fatty tissue.

The fat tissue is properly fragmented to where it mixes with the previously injected fluids. It is then removed by gentle aspiration by a cannula. Some of the saline solution will remain in your body  and will absorbed over the following days.

Where On the Body Can VASERlipo® Be Used?

VASERlipo® can be used to target stubborn fat nearly anywhere on the body, including:

  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Chin (Double Chin)
  • Neck
  • Upper Back
  • Waist
  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

What To Expect From VASERlipo® Recovery

After your procedure, the treated area may be bruised, swollen, and tender. You probably won’t be able to see the full results of your treatment right away because your body needs time to heal. You’ll be given explicit instructions on how to care for the incision areas and a compression garment that should be worn at all times for several weeks to help reduce swelling. It’s important that in the first 24 to 48 hours you drink plenty of fluids to help hydrate your body, flush the fluids in your body and reduce swelling.

After about 3 to 4 months, you’ll start to notice your VASERlipo® results as your body settles into its new contours. After getting liposuction, you will need to maintain your diet and exercise routine so that your body doesn’t regain any new fat deposits in the untreated areas.

Any questions or concerns that you might have during your recovery period should be brought to          Dr. Perez-Gurri or Dr. Garcia’s attention immediately. Our goal is for you to have a smooth recovery because that ultimately leads to amazing results.


“The best decision I could have made was have liposuction done with Dr. Garcia. Dr. Garcia was phenomenal in explaining the procedure, helping me adjust my expectations.”


“Dr. Garcia is a true professional and master at his craft. His impeccable precision using VASER smoothed everything out and exceeded my expectations. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable throughout the process”

Ready To Reach Your Body Contouring Goals? Reach Out to Us Today!

VASERlipo® is a step above traditional liposuction as a safe, but effective alternative. It can trim your waistline and sculpt your back, arms, or legs. It even tightens the skin and improves muscle definition with the addition of radio frequency technology. We invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our highly renowned doctors to discuss how VASERlipo® can help you gain confidence and save you time.

Come visit us soon! Our practice is located in Miami and proudly serves patients from all over Florida, including Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and many other locations.

Miami VASERlipo® FAQ

The area to be reshaped is filled with a tumescent saline solution. Next, a small probe transmits the ultrasound energy to break up and liquefy the fat cells. A thin tube, called a cannula, removes the dislodged fat thorough a gentle suction process and incisions are closed.

Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about their results. Individuals near their ideal weight with good skin elasticity who suffer from localized pockets of fat often experience the best results.

Yes. VASERlipo® is often used in combination with procedures such as tummy tuck surgery, breast reduction, facelift surgery, or Mommy Makeover surgery.

When accompanied by a healthy diet and normal exercise, the results of VASERlipo® can be very long-lasting. This procedure will not stop the formation of new fat and should not be used as a weight-loss procedure.

The cost of VASERlipo® depends on the number of areas treated as well as anesthesia fees and doctor’s fees. Dr. Garcia will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation at Imagos Plastic Surgery.