Vaser Liposuction Overview
A minimally invasive procedure, VASER Hi Def Liposculpturing helps define muscle groups, such as abdominals, pecs, and obliques, by removing unwanted body fat.
Also called VASERlipo, the VASER system uses ultrasound technology to target fat tissues while preserving connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves. The system breaks up fat to reshape your body while promoting rapid healing.
Dr. Vallecillos begins Vaser liposuction by sedating the patient so that he or she feels comfortable and relaxed. He then makes small incisions, approximately one-half centimeter in width, in spots where the body’s natural contours hide the incision.
A cannula (long, narrow tube) is inserted into the treatment area, which is then filled with a numbing solution that also shrinks blood vessels. This minimizes both bleeding and bruising. Next, the doctor inserts a small probe, the VASER device, which transmits sound waves that break up and melt fat cells without harming surrounding tissues.
Finally, Dr. Vallecillos suctions away the fat layer lying just under the skin using a specially designed cannula. It is the removal of this surface layer of fat that helps improve muscle definition.
Vaser Liposuction Walk-through
- Preparation: Begin preparing for your procedure at least two weeks ahead of time, especially if you take blood thinning medications or smoke. Blood thinning medications include NSAIDs like aspirin and Ibuprofen as well as certain vitamins and supplements like Gingko biloba. Stop smoking and increase hydration both before and after your procedure to aid in healing.
- Anesthesia: This treatment requires local anesthesia, as well as sedation. The anesthetic is an injectable that both numbs the area and shrinks blood vessels to reduce bruising.
- Preoperative Consult: During your consultation, Dr. Vallecillos discusses your goals with treatment and helps you set reasonable expectations. He also looks at your full medical history, including any medications you take and previous procedures. This is also the time to ask any procedural questions you have. Finally, the doctor provides both pre- and postoperative instructions.
VASER Liposuction FAQs
Who is a candidate for VASER Hi Def Liposculpturing?
The ideal candidate enjoys good overall health and is at or near his or her ideal body weight. VASERlipo is intended to bring definition to stubborn fat deposits unaffected by diet and exercise.
What is the recovery time for VASER Hi Def Liposculpturing?
Follow Dr. Vallecillos’ postoperative instructions exactly to ensure proper healing.
Recovery times vary, but within 24 hours you should be up and moving. During the first 48 hours, you may experience the drainage of excess fluid – both blood and the saline injected during treatment –from the incision points.
You may shower within 72 hours of your procedure. You may require up to a week away from normal activities, depending on the number and size of treatment areas.
Sensitivity at the treatment area lasts for two to three week. In addition, avoid strenuous activity and exercise during this time. For the first month, you must wear a compression garment
After one month, you should be able to resume normal activities, including moderate exercise and sex. However, continue avoiding high-impact activities for another month, such as jogging and running.
Are there risks or side effects associated with VASER Hi Def Liposculpturing?
Patients experience scarring due to the incisions for the procedure. However, your surgeon attempts to hide these incisions within the body’s natural contours to reduce the appearance of scars.
Other possible side effects include numbness, inflammation, pain, and seroma.
How long do the results last?
Results take around six months to manifest fully. Barring weight gain, results are permanent.