VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, which describes a unique liposuction technique that uses energy as a key part of the process. You may also hear it referred to as laser-assisted liposuction. This is because the key difference between VASER and regular liposuction is how the fat cells are dislodged ready for removal.
There are a number of benefits to choosing VASER over conventional liposuction.
One of the greatest benefits of VASER liposculpting over traditional liposuction is that it is much less invasive. This is because it uses energy to liquefy the fat before it is removed. This is possible thanks to the placement of transmitters under the skin which send out energy to break down fat cells, making them much easier to remove. This means that there is no need to work the cannula back and forth under the skin to dislodge them – something that causes considerable trauma to surrounding tissues in traditional liposuction.
There is much less discomfort associated with VASER than there is traditional liposuction. Again, this is down to the difference in technique. The laser energy breaks the fat down so that it can be removed easily without an instrument being worked under the skin to loosen it. Although you’ll be under the effects of anesthetic for the treatment itself, this movement can result in greater discomfort and bruising afterward. With VASER, patients are less reliant on pain medication following their procedure.
Smoother, more natural contouring
The gentler removal of fat from the areas of the body that are causing you concern enables your surgeon to create contours that are smoother, more even, and more natural in appearance than those which are achieved in regular liposuction.
Reduced swelling and bruising
It’s normal for some swelling and bruising to occur after any surgical procedure. However, there is usually less following VASER than there is conventional liposuction. This again comes down to the technique used. Less trauma to the surrounding tissues means that swelling and bruising are much less likely. As a result, you can expect your results to be visible more quickly.
Fewer risks and faster recovery
While all cosmetic surgeries come with some degree of risk. However, the technique used in VASER liposculpting significantly reduces the risk of nerve damage and tissue trauma to the surrounding areas, which are two major concerns following conventional liposuction. Patients also typically make a much faster recovery, again due to the reduction in trauma on their bodies. You may be able to go home the same day and you should be able to manage your discomfort with over-the-counter pain relief rather than prescription medication.
If you would like more information about VASER liposculpting, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss this technique and see if you are a suitable candidate for treatment, call Miami Aesthetic in Miami, Florida at 305-851-3020.