What is VASER LipoSelection®?
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VASER LipoSelection® combines new patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and remove fatty tissue. Unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck and chin, saddlebags, thighs – any place you’ve developed a little “extra cushioning.”
The VASER System uses ultrasound energy to break up and emulsify fat, leaving surrounding tissue – such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue – relatively intact. Only the VASER LipoSelection® procedure can offer you an experience that is Ultra Selective, Ultra Smooth, Ultra Sound!
The VASER LipoSelection® Difference
|The VASER LipoSelection® Difference|
| The VASER LipoSelection® procedure uses the VASER System’s patented innovative ultrasound technology for fatty tissue emulsion and proprietary cannulae designed to minimize tissue trauma during aspiration . Because nerves and blood vessels are largely undisturbed, patients and physicians report low to minimal pain and bruising . Moreover, the VASER LipoSelection® procedure allows physicians to work with such precision that they can shape delicate areas like the inner thighs, arms, chin and neck.|
If you are among the potential millions of individuals seeking a low-pain path to a slimmer, more youthful body, VASER LipoSelection® could be the solution for you.
How VASER LipoSelection® Works
The VASER Technology used for the VASER LipoSelection® procedure is efficient and precise because the sound waves it emits break up fatty tissue while leaving surrounding tissues largely undisturbed. Treatment with the VASER System has been reported to produce low to minimal pain, low to minimal bruising and swelling, and few complications .
Tissue selectivity is key:
- Fatty tissue consists primarily of adipose (fat) cells, but it also contains other important tissues, including nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue (see graphic illustration below).
- The VASER System utilizes proprietary ultrasound technology to break up fatty tissue before removal.
- Sound energy, similar to that used to remove a cataract from the eye, fragments fatty tissue. Fat cells, which are large and soft, break apart (think of how easily a full water balloon will burst) while leaving nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue largely undisturbed.
- Because the sound energy leaves other surrounding tissue relatively intact, patients and physicians report low to minimal pain and low to minimal swelling and bruising .
- Once emulsified , fat is removed with minimal disturbance to important structural tissue, yielding smooth results (see graphic illustration below).
| Cross-section graphically represented on the left illustrates fatty tissue before the VASER LipoSelection® procedure.|
Magnified representation on the right illustrates how – following VASER LipoSelection® – nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue remain largely undisturbed.
VASER LipoSelection® Patient Advantages
People come in all different shapes and sizes. Every body type has areas that are predisposed to fat storage, and even with rigorous diet and exercise, those unwanted bulges often persist. With the new patented VASER ® Technology , there is now an efficient and precise method to rid yourself of those stubborn fat deposits to reveal a shapelier you. Doctors have reported great success in treating all of the following areas:
|Physicians and patients report that VASER LipoSelection® offers the following benefits:|
Only the VASER LipoSelection® procedure is:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is VASER LipoSelection®?
VASER LipoSelection® combines patented technologies with advanced surgical techniques to sculpt the body and remove unwanted fat deposits. The VASER LipoSelection® procedure uses ultrasonic energy to break up fat while leaving surrounding tissue – such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue – relatively intact. Patients report highly satisfactory results and low to minimal pain*.
Why VASER LipoSelection®? Is the VASER LipoSelection® procedure different than traditional liposuction?
VASER LipoSelection® is a new and very different way to precisely and efficiently remove unwanted fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER LipoSelection® uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to reshape your body. Only the VASER LipoSelection® procedure uses the proprietary VASER System to first liquefy and then remove fat from the body, which is why it provides such smooth, predictable results. Since it is more tissue selective than traditional liposuction, patients report low to minimal pain and low to minimal swelling and bruising*.
How is VASER LipoSelection® different from UltraSculptT /other UAL?
Although the technologies used to perform both procedures employ ultrasonic energy , there are significant differences. Other ultrasound platforms utilize either hollow probes that fragment fat while simultaneously removing protective fluid (which can increase the risk of thermal damage such as burns), or smooth probes that focus all of the energy at the tip (which can damage the tissue matrix). ONLY the VASER LipoSelection® procedure utilizes patented VASER Technology to efficiently break up fat with diffused energy via small, solid grooved probes and then remove liquefied fat with massage and cannulae designed with minimal tissue trauma in mind. The VASER platform allows for up to 50% reduction of applied power compared to UAL devices. An independent peer-reviewed published study reported that patients treated with VASER Technology experienced none of the complications common to UAL as reported in medical literature (such as burns, prolonged swelling, abnormal sensation or skin cell degradation).
How does VASER LipoSelection® work?
High frequency sound energy emitted by the VASER System breaks up fat on contact while leaving surrounding tissues relatively intact. The fragmented fat flows into the wetting solution and is extracted through suction and massage. This process results in smooth, predictable outcomes.
What body areas can be treated with VASER LipoSelection®?
Doctors have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas: abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, back, arms, male breasts, love handles, chin and neck areas.
How much fat can be taken?
There are limits to how much fatty tissue can be safely taken from the body. One way to get a good idea for yourself is to stand and bend from the waist. The amount of “loose-hanging” fat you can easily grab above / below your waist will approximate what can be removed. Bear in mind that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution. The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette. You may not notice a significant amount of weight loss, but should be pleased with your slimmer new shape.
What happens during the VASER LipoSelection® procedure?
First, the area to be sculpted is filled with a special saline solution that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising). This solution wets and fills the area to be treated, making fat easier to break up with the VASER System’s sound energy. Then a small probe transmits sound energy (similar to that used for cataract removal in the eye) that breaks up fat on contact, while leaving other important tissues relatively intact. Finally, suction and massage of the sculpted site removes the emulsified fat quickly. Thanks to its patented technology, only the LipoSelection procedure first emulsifies and then removes fat in this manner.
Where is VASER LipoSelection® performed?
VASER LipoSelection® is performed in a clean environment. Some possible options are in your doctor’s office, in an outpatient surgery center or in a hospital.
What type of results can I expect?
The ultrasonic technology used for the VASER LipoSelection® procedure breaks up fatty tissue while leaving other important tissues relatively intact. As a result, treatment with the VASER System has been reported to result in smooth contouring and low incidence of complications* such as prolonged swelling, loss of sensation or prolonged numbing, blood clots, bruising, blister-like spots called seromas , and skin discoloration.
What’s the advantage of general vs. local anesthesia? Office vs. hospital procedure?
Some individuals find the thought of any surgery very disturbing. In a hospital, under general anesthesia , you are unaware of what is happening – you go to sleep and awaken post-operatively. This method of anesthesia may be preferable if you are having a large amount of fat removed, or having multiple sites treated.
Some individuals find general anesthesia intimidating, preferring to remain awake under local anesthesia – perhaps accompanied by IV sedation . If the treatment is not too extensive, this may be a viable option.
For still others, the convenience and familiarity of their doctor’s office allows for maximum comfort, provided the surgery is not too extensive. Here, under local anesthesia (perhaps accompanied by a sedative), patients experience minimal discomfort while remaining awake but relaxed.
What’s in the infusion fluid? Isn’t lidocaine dangerous?
A saline solution is injected to “loosen up” fatty tissue. This solution includes diluted amounts of a blood constrictor [ Epinephrine ] to reduce bleeding and bruising and an anesthetic numbing agent [ Lidocaine ] . The percentage of lidocaine and the amount of fluid is carefully monitored and administered to avoid toxicity issues. If this is a serious concern of yours, you should definitely discuss it with the doctor before you make your decision.
What is my anticipated recovery time?
This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure – the amount of fat removed, the number of sites treated, and so on. It is important that you establish realistic expectations through discussion with your doctor.
What about future weight gain / fat migrating to other areas?
This is a common misperception. Following your VASER LipoSelection® procedure, should you experience weight gain or loss, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and, assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given site remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal aging changes can also be expected.
Will VASER LipoSelection® eliminate my cellulite?
“Cellulite” is a term used to describe a specific look of fat in skin overlying certain areas of the body (often described as “orange peel” or “cottage cheese skin”). As we age, almost all of us develop some cellulite. There is currently no curative “fix” for cellulite.
How can I be certain VASER LipoSelection® is right for me?
If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASER LipoSelection® can provide a solution. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, low-pain* solution to losing stubborn fat deposits, the VASER LipoSelection® procedure could be your answer. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your doctor can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results, and the recovery process.
How much does it cost? Why pay more?
As with other treatments, costs can vary among surgeons and depending upon the specific nature of the treatment (location of fat pocket, number of treatment sites, extensiveness of treatment, etc.). “Why pay more?” is a question only you can answer for yourself. After talking with a number of potential patients, we have found that most would readily pay a few hundred dollars more to obtain the benefits of the LipoSelection procedure.
May I speak with a patient(s) who has had the VASER LipoSelection® procedure?
We would be happy to facilitate that for you. Many of our patients are so pleased with the results of their VASER LipoSelection® procedure that they have volunteered to talk about their experience.
|Before & After|
Results with VASER LipoSelection®
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