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How Is VASER Lipo Different from Traditional Liposuction?

If you’ve been working hard to achieve a lean, sculpted body by following a disciplined exercise and diet plan, you are on the track. However, diet and exercise can only do so much for the body. It’s very difficult to target specific areas with this approach alone. You might find that you’re not achieving the figure you’ve been working on attaining. That’s where body contouring procedures can help, especially a new and innovative liposuction technique called VASER Lipo®. Now, for many people liposuction seems like a last resort, but VASER Lipo does an even better job at body sculpting than traditional liposuction and is less invasive. Let’s review traditional liposuction and compare the benefits of Vaser Lipo®.

Traditional Liposuction Procedure

For traditional liposuction, the parts of the patient’s body that require work will be marked and general anesthesia is given. A suction tube called cannula that is attached to a vacuum-like device is used to suction out the fat deposits. Upon waking, the patients will need to wear a special compression garment around the treated area to add firmness and gentle pressure to encourage healing and minimize swelling.

The recovery time for traditional liposuction varies from patient to patient, but it generally requires about four to six weeks.

The VASER Lipo® Procedure

The VASER Lipo® procedure is a minimally invasive form of liposuction that uses ultrasound waves to destroy unwanted fat deposits in hard to target areas of the body. VASER is an acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. There are a few different forms of ultrasonic liposuction, but VASER Lipo® is the gold standard.

Because of its incredible ability to target precise areas of the body with ultrasound technology, our board-certified plastic surgeons at Imagos Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL, are able to shape client’s bodies in specific ways that aren’t possible with traditional liposuction, including areas that traditional liposuction cannot target. A special saline solution mixed with an anesthetic agent will address the pain in the areas of the body to be treated.

Our doctors will depend on the gentle, precise, and powerful ultrasound energy to treat areas of the body like the neck, thighs, and arms. These are areas of the body that most people don’t always associate with liposuction procedures. But with the help of the ultrasonic probes, the fat cells in these areas can be broken down into liquid form and easily removed with a specifically designed cannula.

The Benefits of VASER Lipo® VS Traditional Liposuction

  • VASER Lipo® offers a higher satisfaction rate after just one procedure
  • VASER Lipo® offers easier and more precise removal of large and small fat deposits
  • VASER Lipo® draws attention to muscular formations thanks to improved body contouring capabilities
  • VASER Lipo® has faster recovery time due to less physical trauma to the targeted zones

Reach Your Body Contouring Goals with VASER Lipo®

Are you ready to learn more about the amazing benefits of VASER Lipo®? Contact our office or call (305) 692-0163 to schedule your consultation with the experts at Imagos Plastic Surgery today!