Do you have stubborn areas of the body that won’t shape up no matter how much you diet and exercise? Vaser liposuction can melt away your problem spots, giving you a sleek, shapely figure you can be proud of. Patients at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, with locations in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA, love the great results they’ve gotten with this advanced form of liposuction.
What Is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction is similar to traditional lipo, but it’s gentler on the body and offers better results. This treatment relies on ultrasound energy that helps break up fatty tissues, making them easy to siphon out of the body. It can be used to tackle problem spots all over your figure. The ultrasound technology behind Vaser allows us to precisely and naturally sculpt the body. The energy associated with this treatment also tightens up the skin. This treatment won’t damage the nerves, blood vessels, and tissues in the area, and because the incisions are tiny and the tube used to siphon out the fat is small, the recovery time associated with this type of liposuction minimal.
How Does It Work?
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Vaser is done on an outpatient basis, which means you’ll be able to head home after your treatment. Patients usually spend the rest of the day resting and begin to get back on their feet after several days. During your initial recovery, you’ll want to drink plenty of fluids to help flush away the anesthesia. You also may be asked to wear a snug-fitting compression garment over the treatment area. This garment will help the skin conform to the new shape of the body and facilitate your recovery. We may also ask you to refrain from vigorous exercise for a couple of weeks.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Your body will need a period of time to recover and heal. Most patients start to see improvement in about six weeks, with their full results developing in three to 12 months.
How Is This Different From Traditional or Laser Lipo?
For years, traditional liposuction was the gold standard for fat removal. Laser and Vaser lipo are two newer versions that incorporate different forms of energy to loosen and remove fat, making the treatment easier on the body and resulting in more refined results.
During traditional lipo, a cannula is used to physically manipulate and loosen fat before suctioning it out of the body. An incision is made to allow the cannula to reach into the area of unwanted fat. The physicality of this treatment, and the fact that the cannula and incisions are larger than what is used for Laser or Vaser treatments, mean that traditional lipo is a more invasive option with a longer period of recovery.
Laser Lipo, which is also referred to as Smart Lipo, operates much like traditional liposuction, but the cannula used is smaller and is equipped with a laser tip. As the cannula gently sweeps beneath the skin in the treatment area, the laser heat liquefied fat cells, making them easy to siphon out. The heat associated with the laser also stimulates collagen production, which leaves the skin in the target area tighter and smoother. The smaller cannula that is used, the fact that incisions can be smaller, and the comparable ease in removing fat cells that have been liquified make this an easier treatment for patients than traditional lipo.
Am I a Candidate for Vaser Liposuction?
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Zormeier, our owner and physician. Dr. Zormeier has more than 20 years of surgical experience and is double-board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging. During your consultation, Dr. Zormeier will review your medical history, evaluate your area of concern, and talk with you about your cosmetic goals. She’ll determine if this is the right treatment for you. There are several early signs that you may be an especially good candidate.
You’re in Relatively Good Health
The best patients are in fairly good health and are able to bounce back after a treatment that involves anesthesia. Individuals with a history of seizures or bleeding disorders may not be candidates for this type of liposuction. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding also are not candidates. It also helps if you don’t smoke, as smoking hinders blood flow and can slow your recovery.
You Can Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
This treatment offers patients amazing results, but the one thing it won’t do is prevent you from gaining weight in the future. The best patients are committed to a healthy lifestyle that will help preserve their results long term.
Your Skin Still Has Elasticity
One of the benefits of this treatment is that it subtly tightens skin in the treatment area. But the best patients still have a fair amount of elasticity in their skin, which ensures that their skin is able to bounce back after treatment and acclimate to the body’s new shape. We can assess your skin’s elasticity during your initial consultation. Patients should have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.
Take the First Step Today
Are you ready to put those problem spots behind you once and for all? Vaser liposuction can help you rein in stubborn areas and finally achieve the silhouette you’ve been working so hard for. Take the first step today and give us a call to schedule your consultation!