What is the Difference Between VASER Lipo and Power-Assisted Lipo?
If you’ve been exercising and following a healthy diet, and you want to do more to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted physique, you may have considered liposuction. Sometimes, no matter what exercise routines we follow and what diet we stick to, it seems our body just won’t let go of those stubborn fat pockets. If you’re ready for a change, liposuction may be the perfect procedure for you. But which type of liposuction is best for you, and what are the differences between VASER lipo and power-assisted lipo?
During this type of liposuction, a suction tube called a cannula that is attached to a vacuum-like, powered device is used to suck out the fat deposits. This is the more traditional liposuction procedure most people are familiar with. It is effective, but the tool can potentially disrupt other cells that lay beside the fat cells.
VASER lipo is a new, innovative liposuction technique that can help achieve more detailed, specialized contouring. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat pockets.
The VASER Lipo Procedure
The VASER Lipo procedure is a minimally-invasive form of liposuction. “VASER” stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. VASER is a form of ultrasound technology that effectively destroys fat cells more precisely and in specific ways that are not possible with traditional liposuction techniques.
The procedure begins with injecting a special saline solution mixed with an anesthetic. The VASER energy is then applied with a special probe to the treatment areas such as the neck, chin, stomach, thighs, or arms. The fat cells, and no other types of cells, are broken down into liquid form. These are removed with a special type of cannula.
Power-assisted lipo vs VASER lipo
Power-assisted lipo can effectively target fat pockets more generally in various areas of the body. Liposuction reduces fat in more traditional areas and helps achieve a more sculpted, slimmer appearance.
VASER lipo is a more minimally invasive, less traumatic liposuction procedure that allows for more specific precision, allowing more delicate, detailed areas to be addressed and the muscles to be highlighted. VASER lipo can help chisel a six-pack, tone the arms, define the buttocks, and achieve other finite results that the traditional, power-assisted liposuction is not designed for.
Recovery after VASER lipo or power-assisted lipo
After either procedure, the recovery period is similar, but VASER lipo recovery tends to be faster, as the procedure causes less physical trauma. Patients should wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. Exercise can be continued after about one week. Full results are usually apparent after about a month.
Why choose Premier Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Heil and his team at Premier Plastic Surgery are a dedicated team who highly value patient care and excellence in surgical procedures. Dr. Heil is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to providing you with the very best possible outcomes in a warm, welcoming, and professional environment. Contact us today for a consultation about your liposuction procedure.