This minimally-invasive process uses ultrasonic energy in order to break up fat deposits in the target area. Surgeons use small incisions to inject a liquid into the fat that is broken up in order to facilitate suction for removal purposes.
Pros of Vaser Lipo
There are many reasons for patients to opt for Vaser lipo over traditional liposuction methods.
Most people recover completely from any pain or swelling within three to four weeks. Complete results can be seen in as little as 12 weeks.
Instead of removing fat over a general area, surgeons are able to pinpoint problem areas in order to break up and remove fat for optimal contouring.
The fact that these incisions are small and Vaser is targeted means that there is less of a chance that skin will be torn during the procedure. This can result in a reduction in pain, swelling and bleeding.
Traditional lipo may only be able to target soft fat for limited results.
Instead of just removing the fat, Vaser is able to smooth problem areas.
Cons of Vaser Lipo
While there are many benefits to Vaser lipo, all surgeries come with drawbacks that should be considered before a person schedules a surgery date.
People who are considering this treatment should opt for a cosmetic surgeon who is skilled at minimizing the appearance of scars related to the surgery.
Properly adhering to medical advice related to the recovery process can minimize the severity and duration of pain and numbness.
Most people do not see the final results for four to six months. Determining whether the procedure was a success can be difficult when it takes so long for these results to be realized.
Mild inflammation is normal, but some people may experience severe inflammation that requires the use of an anti-inflammatory medication throughout the recovery process.
The Bottom Line
Vaser lipo is a minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses ultrasonic technology to provide targeted results.
Patients who review the expertise of the cosmetic surgeons they are considering have the best results with the procedure.