If you struggle with stubborn pockets of fat around your body you're not alone. Many people have trouble getting the toned and trimmed figure they desire, even with diet and exercise. Whether due to genetics or simply a slowed metabolism from aging, it can be frustrating fighting against fatty areas that don't respond to your hard work.
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, we're proud to offer the VASERlipo® System to assist in your body contouring needs. This advanced technology allows us to sculpt your body by precisely suctioning away fat in targeted areas. This system offers benefits that traditional liposuction cannot and can help you look and feel your best.
If you're interested in learning more about the VASERlipo® System and how it can help you, please give us a call at 877-629-6468 to schedule your free initial consultation. We happily provide services to those who live in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and nearby North Texas.
- What is the VASERlipo® System?
- Benefits of the VASERlipo® System
- The VASER Hi Def® Technique
- How the VASERlipo® System Works
- VASERlipo® System Safety
- VASERlipo® System Recovery and Results
- VASERsmooth® Cellulite Treatment
What is the VASERlipo® System?
The VASERlipo® System is a minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that uses ultrasound technology to help tone and trim targeted areas of your body. This advanced system allows us to accurately and precisely eliminate fat cells in specific areas without damaging surrounding tissue, which minimizes bruising and recovery time.
The versatility of the VASERlipo® System makes it an effective means of getting rid of not only small pockets of fat but larger volumes of fat as well. And because it's able to gently reshape targeted areas, it's able to work in even sensitive areas of the body, making it an excellent alternative to traditional liposuction.
This technology allows us to remove fat from areas of the body including:
- Female and male breasts
- Hips and thighs
- Back and love handles
- Knees, calves, and ankles
- Jowls and neck areas
Benefits of the VASERlipo® System
For those who have issues with weight gain, the VASERlipo® System can create noticeable results in just one office visit. Its technology allows for many benefits, including:
- Visible results in one procedure
- Shorter healing and recovery periods
- Enhanced body contouring compared to traditional liposuction
- Effortlessly eliminates large amounts of fat
- Effective in sensitive areas such as in the arms and neck
- Helps highlight muscle appearance
- Less pain, swelling, and bruising
- Reduces surrounding tissue damage
- Less blood loss
The VASER Hi Def® Technique
Another benefit of this system is the advanced body contouring technique called VASER Hi Def®. With this technique, we're able to remove the fat around targeted muscle groups to create a chiseled appearance and add more definition to your muscles.
This technique moves beyond just removing fatty deposits and works to highlight and sculpt your muscles to produce an athletic appearance. The VASER Hi Def® technique focuses not only on the deep levels of fat but on the superficial layers of fat that surround your muscles. This advanced technique produces natural-looking results and can be used for men and women who want to sculpt and address:
- Six pack abs
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
- Adonis Belt or V-Line
How the VASERlipo® System Works
As mentioned above, this revolutionary system is able to sculpt the body by not only removing deep fatty deposits but fatty deposits close to the top layer of skin as well. This level of precision, along with its gentle application, are what sets this system apart from traditional liposuction.
The process begins by injecting the targeted fatty layers with a tumescent fluid, which contains small gas bubbles that work themselves into the tight junctions of fat cells. Next, the VASERlipo® device, made of small multi-ringed probes, then sends small amounts of vibrating, high-frequency ultrasound energy to the selected areas to make the gas bubbles expand and contract, effectively emulsifying the fat. The fat cells are then displaced from the surrounding tissue by the acoustic streaming effect created by the probes.
Once the fatty cells are dispersed, the newly-designed atraumatic cannulas easily remove the emulsified fatty fluids while also helping to preserve the tissue that is in close proximity to the fat. Finally, as the fat is removed, the VASERlipo® System triggers a tissue remodeling process, which aids in skin retraction. Since the system thins the superficial fatty layer with little damage to the surrounding tissue, the skin naturally retracts and tightens to the muscles beneath, creating the toned and trimmed effect that many desire.
VASERlipo® System Safety
The VASERlipo® System has been proven a safe and effective procedure for eliminating fat around the body. It's been used in many clinical studies with high success and in over 70,000 procedures no serious complications were reported.
As with any liposuction procedure, there are risks of potential, yet minor, side-effects. These may include:
- Swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated areas
- Minor bleeding
- Scarring on the areas of incisions
This procedure can be completed using local or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of work being performed.
It's important to note that any liposuction procedure is not meant as a weight loss solution, and should only be used as a means to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. You should be at or near your ideal weight prior to the procedure and be in good overall health with no medical issues. A thorough examination of your candidacy will be performed during your consultation to make sure that this procedure will be safe and effective for you.
VASERlipo® System Recovery and Results
Because of its advanced technology and techniques used, recovery with the VASERlipo® procedure is shorter than traditional liposuction. The procedure itself can take as little as one hour, or up to several hours, depending on the number of areas being treated.
Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect to see immediate results that continue as the body heals during the recovery period. You should expect to rest after the procedure for 12 hours and once you are home, it's best to avoid strenuous exercise or activity for up to three weeks. During this period, special compression garments are worn to help the skin tighten and adhere to its new contours. You can expect to see the final results within three to four months.
VASERsmooth® Cellulite Treatment
One of the newest technologies in the VASER® line of body contouring devices is the VASERsmooth® for cellulite treatment. Relatively new but already with an FDA-approved status, VASERsmooth® is built for the safe and effective reduction of cellulite on various parts of the body.
This minimally-invasive procedure uses ultrasound technology to emulsify fat and break up the tiny bands and fibrous structures that create the indentations on your skin and form cellulite. Requiring only tiny incisions to insert its thin cannula, it uses targeted, controlled energy which allows our doctors to treat only the areas with cellulite, minimizing damage to surrounding tissue and skin.
VASERsmooth® can be used on any area of the body that has cellulite, including:
- Around the knees
Just as with the VASERlipo® System, the advanced technology of VASERsmooth® gives it many benefits over other traditional methods of cellulite reduction. At North Texas Plastic Surgery, we believe that using VASERsmooth® to reduce and even eliminate your cellulite produces the best results for you.
The many benefits of VASERsmooth® include:
- Efficient at treating and reducing dimpling of the skin
- Low risk of damage to surrounding tissue and nerves
- Easy redistribution of fat after liquefaction from ultrasound technology
- Triggers body’s natural production of collagen
- Provides a smooth finish to the areas being treated
- Brief procedure
- Quick recovery with little downtime
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the relatively short procedure and recovery time. The procedure itself generally lasts about one to two hours and since it usually only requires local anesthesia, you’re able to return home after the procedure and return to work within a couple days. A bandage is worn on the treated areas and can be removed within two to three weeks.
Results with VASERsmooth® may not be seen immediately but may start to show within 10 days of treatment. Full results may take up to six months to fully become apparent. This is because the treatment reverses the process of cellulite formation by kick-starting your body’s production of collagen, which continues to work by smoothing and filling the indentations of cellulite for months after the procedure. Because of its design and application, VASERsmooth® may be combined with other complementary treatments such as VASERlipo® for cellulite reduction and liposuction of fat.
Contact North Texas Plastic Surgery Today
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, our Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, and the entire staff work to create a comfortable and compassionate environment to help you realize your aesthetic goals. By using their experience to combine technical skill with an artistic touch, you can trust that they pursue excellence for every patient.
If you live in the Dallas, Plano, and nearby North Texas areas and want to learn more about the VASERlipo® System and how it can help you, call us today at 877-629-6468. We're here to help you look and feel great.