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How Is VASER® Liposuction Different Than Traditional Liposuction?

If you have been struggling to get rid of fat in a certain problem area, you are not alone. Countless people develop pockets of stubborn fat that seem impossible to get rid of despite their best efforts. For many years, liposuction has been one of the primary procedures to contour the body and get rid of stubborn fat. But a treatment known as VASER liposuction has made the process easier for both patients and surgeons. 


At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we understand the frustration of stubborn fat. We serve our patients in Noblesville, IN by offering the best fat-reduction treatments that are available today. VASER liposuction is our procedure of choice for many patients who want to sculpt their bodies. 

What Makes VASER Liposuction Different? 

The goal of VASER liposuction is the same as that of the traditional liposuction procedure: to remove fat. However, traditional liposuction can come with a longer downtime. During traditional liposuction, an incision is made through which a cannula is inserted. The fat is then removed manually as the surgeon moves the suction cannula back and forth. While this is a highly effective procedure that is still used in some situations, it takes more time and effort to remove the fat cells. It can also cause more irritation to the surrounding tissues. Because of this, the patient may have more swelling or bruising in the area and it can take longer to recover. 

VASER, short for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance, is a liposuction treatment that is assisted by ultrasonic technology. Before the fat is removed from the body, it is broken down using ultrasonic energy. This is done with ultrasound probes which are inserted into the treatment area before the liposuction is performed. Ultrasonic energy separates the fat from the surrounding tissue making it much easier to remove. Next, the fat can be removed using liposuction technology.

Three Key Benefits of VASER Liposuction

1. Smoother Results

The VASER liposuction procedure can produce highly satisfactory results. Because the fat is broken down, it can provide more even fat removal. We also have an even greater amount of control with this procedure. VASER body sculpting can produce a smoother and more satisfactory result than traditional liposuction. 

2. Skin Tightening and Fat Removal

In addition to the fat removal benefits of VASER lipo treatment, it has the additional benefit of tightening the surrounding skin. The ultrasonic energy can cause the surrounding tissues and skin to contract as the underlying fat is broken down. This can alleviate some of the concerns that you may have about having loose skin after your liposuction. 

3. Shorter Recovery Time

Because there is less trauma and irritation to the surrounding tissues, VASER liposuction procedures come with a shorter recovery time. You may also notice results sooner because there is usually less swelling to mask the results of the fat reduction.

Is VASER Liposuction a Weight Loss Treatment? 

While fat is being removed during an ultrasonic liposuction procedure, it should not be viewed as an alternative to losing weight. VASER body sculpting is a way to target stubborn fat that isn’t responding to diet and exercise. If you are in the process of losing weight, your doctor may recommend getting close to your target weight before scheduling your liposuction procedure. Then, you can use the treatment to help sculpt your ideal body shape. During the same procedure, fat transfers can also be performed if you want to use some of your fat to augment another area. 

What to Expect From Your VASER Liposuction Procedure

At our practice, you will always have a detailed consultation to help prepare you for your VASER Lipo treatment. Once you are identified as an ideal candidate and the day of your procedure arrives, you will receive an anesthetic. Depending on the situation, you may have local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. 

During your procedure, we will make the incision and then insert a medicated fluid into the treatment area. This tumescent fluid makes it easier to remove fat. Next, the ultrasonic probe is inserted into the area and breaks down the fat for removal. Finally, the fat is aspirated from the area using a cannula.  

VASER Lipo Recovery Time

VASER Lipo recovery time is typically much shorter. While you may still have some bruising, swelling, and tenderness after the treatment, you can expect this to subside after two to three weeks. It is usually mostly gone by five to six weeks. You will need to stay away from heavy activities and wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks. After two weeks, most patients are able to return to work even if they have a more active job. 

As time goes on following your ultrasonic liposuction, you should notice improving results as additional swelling goes down and your skin tightens from the treatment. It can take a few months before the full results of your procedure are seen. Remember that everyone is different and may have different rates of recovery. 

VASER Liposuction Consultations in Noblesville, IN

If you are healthy, you are near your target weight, and you have areas of fat that aren’t going away with diet or exercise, you can consider VASER body contouring. This procedure takes advantage of some of the best advancements in liposuction technology and is the right solution for many of our patients. At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we can treat multiple areas including the abdomen, love handles, arms, legs, neck, chin, and more. Contact us today by phone or online for VASER liposuction services in Noblesville, IN. 

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