It’s common to have areas of your body that you’re uncomfortable with. Exercise can be frustrating if there are certain areas of fat that just won’t disappear. If you find yourself constantly focusing on problem areas and pinching the fat wishing it would just go away, liposuction may be a great option for results that might not otherwise be achievable.
For the vast majority of patients who are good candidates for liposuction, the traditional method of liposuction performed by suctioning out pockets of fat is the best means of creating the patient’s desired outcome. While there are many devices used by plastic surgeons performing liposuction surgery, the primary difference between these devices the amount of effort required by the surgeon to break up the patients fat cells before they are removed.
In our office, VASER ultrasound is used to assist in breaking up fat before it is removed. The probe is inserted into the areas of fat, and the tip vibrates at around 40,000 beats per minute. This causes the fat to separate from the surrounding nerves and connective tissue. Fat removal is more precise and more even, which allows for body sculpting in appropriate patients. It also reduces the amount of trauma to soft tissues which leads to less swelling and faster results
Q: What is Vaser Liposuction?
A: Vaser Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells in targeted areas of the body. The liquefied fat is then removed through a small incision using suction.
Q: What is Traditional Liposuction?
A: Traditional Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that uses a cannula (a hollow tube) to manually break up and remove fat from targeted areas of the body.
Q: How do Vaser Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction differ?
A: The main difference between Vaser Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction is the method used to break down and remove fat. Vaser Liposuction uses ultrasound technology to liquefy fat cells, while Traditional Liposuction uses manual manipulation with a cannula.
Q: Which procedure is less invasive?
A: Vaser Liposuction is generally considered less invasive than Traditional Liposuction because it uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells, which requires less physical manipulation of the tissue.
Q: Which procedure is more effective?
A: Both Vaser Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction can be effective in removing unwanted fat from the body. However, some studies suggest that Vaser Liposuction may be more effective in achieving smoother and more natural-looking results.
Q: Which procedure is more expensive?
A: Vaser Liposuction is generally more expensive than Traditional Liposuction because it requires specialized equipment and training to perform. However, the cost of either procedure can vary depending on factors such as the location and the extent of the procedure.
Q: Which procedure is right for me?
A: The decision to undergo Vaser Liposuction or Traditional Liposuction should be made in consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Factors such as your individual anatomy, BMI cosmetic goals, and medical history should be considered when determining which procedure is right for you.
At our practice we work hard to make sure your surgical plan is tailored to you and your goals. Feel free to give the office a call today at 561-691-8088 and begin your journey by gaining more information!