Unwanted fat deposits can accumulate in various parts of the body, regardless of our best efforts to get rid of them. Genetics, age, and hormonal factors often slow down the metabolism and increase fat accumulation in certain parts of the body. If you’re frustrated that you can’t eliminate the unwanted fat pockets through diets and exercise, it might be time to consider your options with VASER liposuction.
VASER liposuction is one of the most effective body contouring procedures for men and women who want to treat and tackle localized fatty pockets. If you’re prepared to achieve your ideal body contours and silhouette, contact one of the best providers of VASER liposuction in Denver today.
Colorado Plastic Surgery’s VASER Liposuction Technique
VASER liposuction is a procedure that breaks down and loosens up the unwanted fat cells in the deeper tissue to then extract them from your body. VASER, or vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance, is an ultrasound technology that delivers powerful waves of sonic energy to break and loosen the fat cells, allowing them to be removed with greater efficiency than traditional liposuction.
VASER liposuction at Colorado Plastic Surgery starts with anesthesia or conscious sedation to ensure a painless and comfortable procedure. Dr. Slenkovich delivers a saline solution mixed with anesthesia into the targeted regions and creates a small incision. The surgeon inserts an ultrasound probe through the incision to deliver ultrasound energy, breaking down the fat cells.
As the ultrasound probe breaks the fat cells, the surgeon inserts a narrow tube-like cannula to vacuum away the loosened fatty tissue. The cannula also removes most of the fluids with the fat tissue, but some saline solution remains in your body and gets absorbed over the next few days.
How is VASER Liposuction Different from Traditional Liposuction?
The primary difference between VASER liposuction and traditional liposuction is that the former involves using ultrasound technology to break the fat cells before the extraction. This procedure facilitates more accurate fat removal, and the ultrasound energy provides contouring benefits to tighten the surrounding skin tissue. As such, it provides better results with smoother recovery.
What Body Areas can VASER Liposuction Treat?
- Upper Arms
- Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)
- Love Handles
The VASER liposuction can be performed on a single treatment area, multiple treatment areas in a single session, or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, such as a breast augmentation or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Is VASER Liposuction Permanent?
VASER liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells from the targeted regions. However, it doesn’t remove all the fat cells in the region. While the extracted fat cells can’t return, the existing fat cells can still expand with weight gains. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet will go far in maintaining and prolonging your treatment results.
Can VASER Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?
VASER liposuction can smoothen large and lumpy contours in the fatty tissue of the body, but it doesn’t treat cellulite. Contrary to popular assumption, cellulite doesn’t occur because of unwanted fat tissue but because of a superficial dimpling of the skin. As such, the VASER liposuction will certainly make your skin appear smoother than before, but it won’t treat cellulite.
Where is the VASER Liposuction Performed?
VASER liposuction, like all other surgeries, is performed in our state-licensed and AAAASF-accredited facility — Surgery Center of Colorado. It’s an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. You can have someone drive you home soon after the procedure.
Are there Risks with VASER Liposuction?
VASER liposuction is an extremely safe procedure, but all surgical treatments involve a small risk of complications. You need to be wary of possible infection and contact the surgeon if you experience fevers, nausea, shortness of breath, or general fatigue. However, we take all necessary precautions to prevent infections, and the prescribed antibiotics will further minimize the risk.
What is Recovery from VASER Liposuction like?
Even though VASER liposuction provides immediate results, you won’t truly appreciate the results right away because of the bruising and swelling. You can minimize the side-effects by following the surgeon’s recovery guidelines accurately and wearing compression stockings for a few weeks. Most patients can resume their normal activities and work in a week or two. The final results from the treatment will become evident once the side-effects dissipate completely in 3 to 6 months.
Am I a Candidate for VASER Liposuction?
You’re likely an ideal candidate for a VASER liposuction if you’re close to your ideal body weight but want to remove the unwanted fat pockets from targeted regions. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure, so it’s not suitable for heavier individuals. If you’re considering VASER liposuction to improve your body contours, please schedule a consultation with our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery to improve your physical appearance and self image, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich.
Dedicated to your comfort from your first visit to your final follow-up, the surgeon and staff of Colorado Plastic Surgery Center will always treat you with kindness and caring.
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