VASER® liposuction emulsifies fat prior to removal, facilitating the liposuction process and reducing pain and tissue damage. LipoSelection® uses an ultrasound probe to break up fat before it is removed. This type of liposuction reduces pain and results in a faster healing time.
The Vaser® Liposuction Procedure
LipoSelection®, developed by VASER®, is an ultrasonic (UAL) liposuction procedure, meaning it uses ultrasonic energy as a means of fat removal. The ultrasound technology breaks up and emulsifies the fat that is to be removed. Unlike other fat removal methods, LipoSelection® leaves the surrounding nerves, blood vessels, and tissue virtually unharmed. After a local anesthetic is applied, the surgeon will fill the area to be treated with a saline wetting solution to numb the site and shrink blood vessels. This helps minimize post-surgical bruising and swelling. A small probe emitting high frequency sound energy is used to break up fat on contact with minimal damage to surrounding tissues. Fat may then be easily extracted with liposuction tubes.
What Areas of the Body Can LipoSelection® Treat?
The level of precision and safety LipoSelection® provides allows physicians to sculpt and shape delicate areas of the body, such as the arms, chin, neck, and inner thighs. VASER® liposuction can remove fat from any area treatable with traditional liposuction techniques: abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, hips, back, arms, male breasts, love handles, chin, and neck areas. Because LipoSelection® does not harm the tissues surrounding the treated area, patients experience only minimal bruising, making recovery easier on the patient.
This proprietary method by VASER® is considered an advanced liposuction method in terms of both precision and diminished pain for the patient. LipoSelection® uses ultrasound technology to emulsify fat prior to removal. The liquefied fat can then be removed with ease, leaving surrounding tissue relatively undamaged. Not only will you experience less bruising and swelling following surgery, but LipoSelection® is also less painful than traditional liposuction. This is because the sensitive nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue beneath your skin will remain largely undisturbed during the procedure. LipoSelection® offers excellent fat removal results for patients.
The risks of VASER® liposuction are very similar to the liposuction risks associated with any other method. However, because LipoSelection® minimizes damage to other body tissues, patients typically experience less pain and fewer side effects than with other forms of liposuction. Serious liposuction complications are quite rare. Fat clots or blood clots may form, and there is a chance these will migrate to the lungs and cause serious illness. The fluid loss that results from liposuction will be anticipated by a qualified doctor, as it can cause low blood pressure, friction burns, or fluid buildup. The LipoSelection® probe’s ultrasound energy may injure the skin or deeper tissues, although in most cases the benefits of the ultrasound system make it safer than traditional liposuction. If a doctor inexperienced with the LipoSelection® procedure applies too much fluid, the wetting solution may collect in the lungs. If there is too much lidocaine in the liposuction solution, lidocaine toxicity may develop.
You will wake up from VASER Liposuction wearing a compression garment. This garment must be worn at all times for 2-6 weeks, depending upon Dr. Zambrano's specific recommendation.
Immediately following the surgery, you should rest for several hours. You will be able to perform light activities around the house later that day and evening. You may have moderate bruising, drainage, or swelling for the first few days. Many patients report very little pain following VASER Liposuction. However Dr. Zambrano will prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable.
You will be encouraged to begin walking the day after VASER liposuction, but must avoid heavy exercise for two weeks. You should anticipate remaining out of work for three or four days after your procedure. Generally the final results are visible within three to six months.
Many of Dr. Zambrano's patients are very independent and are reluctant to ask for help. However, some degree of post-surgical assistance will be required. We strongly recommend that you create a plan to take care of yourself and your family, so that you can focus on your recovery.