VASER liposuction is the latest, third generation ULTRASONIC liposuction technique that is designed to virtually eliminate bleeding during surgery and to reduce inflammation and bruising. VASER Ultrasound technology literally liquefies the fat, which allows for greater precision and vastly superior results.
Vaser liposuction is a surgical procedure that is a kinder and gentler alternative to tumescent and traditional liposuction, although it carries similar risks. These risks include: bleeding, bruising, irregular results, the need for a repeat procedure, burns, infection and other risks associated with any surgical procedure. Vaser liposuction is a procedure that is often carried out in the cosmetic surgeon's office, rather than a hospital or ambulatory surgical center, with only the use of a local anesthetic. This means that patients undergoing the Vaser liposuction procedure are numbed by injection to the area being treated.
Vaser liposuction selectively targets the fat cells while preserving nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The fat cells are emulsified and then removed by suction with minimal disturbance of surrounding tissue yielding smooth results.
Fat may be removed from under the chin, cheeks, jowls, neck, upper arms, breast, chest, abdomen, buttocks, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, and ankles. Fat is removed by inserting a small hollow tube called a cannula into one or more tiny incisions near the area to be suctioned. The incisions are usually less than a quarter of an inch and placed in natural skin folds, making them less visible.