Vaser liposuction, also called LipoSelection, is an alternative technique to traditional liposuction. Vaser liposuction is a process by which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a specific region of the body.
Optimally, good patients for vaser liposuction are in good physical condition and are looking for a general nod for contouring or body sculpturing.
In 2002, Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC introduced vaser ultrasonic liposuction. Areas of the body that greatly improve from vaser liposuction include the thighs, knees, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest, chin and neck.
The procedure does not require general anesthetic which reduces patient health risk and lowers the overall cost of the procedure. Vaser liposuction is specifically designed to loosen fat but to protect and preserve other tissues.
Vaser Liposuction Technique
During vaser liposuction, a saline solution is mixed with anesthetics and injected into the area being treated. Instead of using a cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue, water or a laser, vaser liposuction implements ultrasound high frequency vibration to break fat cells apart.
The surgeon uses ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gently break the fat cells down. The vibration gently extricates and loosens the fat cells and emulsifies the fluid that has been infused into the body area.
Once the emulsification is in process, a small cannula is used to remove the liquid and the fat cells. Some of the local anesthetic remains in the tissue and that helps to reduce post-procedural pain.
Risks of Vaser Liposuction
Vaser liposuction is considered quite safe and no severe problems have been encountered by patients. However, if not handled properly, it may pose similar risks to UAL including scarring, burns, blood clots and seroma.