Liposuction (VASER, Ultrasound; Laser)
Marguerite Bernett, M.D.
Estrella Aesthetics & Surgical Arts
VASER – The Most Innovative Liposuction Treatment
Everyone likes to be in a good physical shape. Accordingly, the best method to maintain physical fitness is regular exercise because it seems to be the only way to get rid of body fats. However, there are certain kinds of fatty tissues that cannot be removed even by strict exercise regimen. To remove such fat deposits, physicians use liposuction techniques.
In simple words, liposuction is a method of removing fats from the human body to give it a better shape. Mostly, traditional suction liposuction techniques are used in most cosmetic surgeries performed around the world. However, advancement in research and technology has allowed physicians to replace traditional techniques with ultrasound liposuction. The new technique provides high-definition body sculpting offering patients better safety record and the benefit of gentle surgical procedure. To date, there are more than 100,000 operations performed using the VASER technique yielding better results compared to traditional liposuction methods.
Also known as VASER, the new liposuction technique has shown to be highly effective for skin retraction with better results against blood-loss and bruising. For instance, it is notable that VASER offers 53% more skin retraction helping to tighten the skin. Similarly, there is almost 26% less blood-loss compared to suction-assisted method, which also results in less bruising. According to recent scientific surveys, almost 95% of physicians and industry veterans recommend VASER.
Advantages of VASER (Ultrasound Liposuction)
- VASER has an excellent safety record resulting in improved satisfaction.
- The entire surgical operation can be performed by administering local anesthesia, only./li>
- Unlike the traditional method, the ultrasound surgery only targets specific parts of the body preserving important nerves, blood vessels and muscles.
- The method can target both small and large parts of the human body preventing the need for multiple surgeries.
- Due to laser-precision accuracy, the method is highly recommended for body sculpting. Depending on the preference, body sculpting can include everything from tummy flab, bra bulges, love handles and saddle bags. More importantly, sculpting can be performed on any part of the human body such as arm, thighs, keens and male breasts etc.
- Compared to standard suction liposuction, the inter-operative blood loss is 25% to 30% less resulting in significantly less bruising post-operation.
- In a single operation, surgeons can easily adapt for the removal of both small and large quantities of fat removal.
- The less-intensive procedure enables patients to recover more quickly.
- VASER is scientifically proven to offer 53% more skin tightening than traditional surgeries.
- Results of fat harvesting reveals that VASER is the only method that is able to preserve the viability of fat cells offering nearly 80% cell survival rate.
(Exercise and proper diet are the best way to lose the excess fat, but unfortunately, some fat deposits cannot be worked off even with the most intense physical workout regimen. Fortunately, liposuction can be used to eliminate fat quickly and safely.)
How VASER (Ultrasonic) Liposuction Technique is Performed?
Before understanding how VASER is performed, it is practical to highlight that traditional liposuction suction-assisted technique depends on an invasive method that requires general anesthesia. The use of general anesthesia is required because the incisions are between 10mm and 15mm, which are made using large-bore cannulas. Additionally, the traditional method also relies on a single to and fro movement of arm for removal of fatty tissues.
In contrast, VASER ultrasonic-assisted liposuction technique uses a very gentle ultrasonic energy to target specific fat cells in the body. By targeting specific cells in a concentrated area, important nerves, blood vessels and muscles are prevented from any harm. The surgery starts by giving mild anesthesia using a small 16 gauge cannulas. The anesthesia is followed by delivering ultrasound energy of higher and lower pressure waves at 36,000 Hz. These waves are delivered using a simple but highly innovative titanium probe.
In a recent high-profile conference held in New York City, several of the most renowned surgeons provided evidence of the success of VASER ultrasonic-assisted liposuction technique. Among these, Marguerite Bernette also provided three case studies of her clinical procedures. For instance, one of her case-studies regarding fat removal and cell-survival rate gained massive interest. In the study, Marguerite Bernette showed that the quality of fat harvested using VASER provided 92% cell visibility and 80% fat grafting survival.
Why Patients Can Trust VASER Surgical Procedures?
VASER surgical method is technically advanced because it refines the fat tissues extracted from the body down to small lipocyte packets comprising of only 2 to 3 fat cells. Due to ample blood supply, the small size of extracted cell supports the growth of body cells after re-injection . It is also noticeable that other laser-assisted surgical procedures such as SmartLipo often destroy the tissues and create burn marks. Similarly, the traditional suction-assisted method is less efficient because it provides 50 cells in diameter, which can cause problems after re-insertion.
Besides, the fillers used in VASER are permanent as compared to temporary dermal fillers used in other liposuction methods. Controlling the blood loss without scarring the skin provides surgeons the confidence to carry out complex high-definition body sculpting. As a result, the fat grafting survival rate in the surgery is approximately 80%, which is far higher than traditional suction-assisted liposuction.
Frequently Asked Questions( FAQ’s):
How Does VASER Lipo Differs From the Traditional LipoSuction?
VASER Liposuction is also known as LipoSelection. As evident by the name, the procedure removes human tissues by targeting precise spots in the body. Such laser-targeted precision allows surgeons to remove tissues without disrupting important vessels, connective-tissues and nerves adjoining the tissue. Using such a method also help surgeons gently reshape the body and allow patients to recover quickly. Overall, the state-of-the-art ultrasound technology makes VASER among the safest and easiest surgeries related to liposuction.
Step by Step – How does VASER Lipo work?
At the beginning of procedure, a saline solution is inserted inside the body surrounding the tissue. The saline liquid helps numb the area while allowing the blood vessels to shrink. By shrinking blood vessels, it helps to minimise blood and reduce bruising. Another advantage of the liquid solution is to help the ultrasound energy to easily break fatty tissues. A sound probe is used to cut the fatty tissues. Unlike other surgical procedures, the sound probe is highly precise, and is also used for eye surgeries. The precise technique helps preserve important tissues around sensitive organs. In the final step, the fat is removed using a very gentle suction process.
What body areas can be treated with VASER liposuction?
Almost any part of the body, which contains tissues, can be treated with VASER. Still, some of the most important parts are abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, back, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, chin, and neck.
How much fat can be extracted from the body?
For safety reasons, there is always a limited amount of fat that can be extracted from the body. Recently, a surgeon in California successfully removed nearly 4 litres of fat from the body. To get a rough idea of the amount of fat that you can reduce, just stand in front of the mirror and evaluate the hanging parts of your stomach and hips. The amount of fat that you can easily grab can be extracted from the body. Please keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss remedy. Hence, the surgery can help you get in shape and look slimmer, but it is not a remedy for weight loss.
Where is VASER Lipo performed?
The surgery is always performed by a certified doctor in a sterile environment. Marguerite Bernette is certified to carry out such procedures as her facility is fully-equipped with cardiovascular machines, intravenous assess and two highly trained nurses who are also assisted by medical attendants. There is also an outpatient surgery center is a renown hospital. More importantly, Marguerite Bernette is certified to perform surgeries using local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and IV sedation, where applicable.
How soon will I see the results?
Results depend on the amount of fat removed and number of treated sites. Despite the fact that some patients report immediate results, it can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to achieve full results. Therefore, it is useful to set realistic expectations after consulting with your doctor.
What happens during a typical recovery period?
Only one patient in the last ten years experienced discomfort in the first three days. Usually, the muscles are sore for about one to two weeks. During the time period, generic medicines such as Alleve, Motrin, Ibuprofen, are required. Similarly, in the first 24 hours, incisions are used to drain fluid from the body. The main risk of complication includes not getting smooth outcome after the surgery. There can be a variety of reasons for the inappropriate outcome. Still, there are only a small number of patients who experienced fluid collection in the operation area. These deposits are mostly due to the accumulation of dead fat cells that do not leak out of the body after the incision.
Can the person gain weight and if it is possible for the fat to migrate to other parts of the body?
Anyone interested in studying fat deposits after the surgery should understand that fat removed from the body does not come back. Similarly, patients who have reported accumulation of fat despotis indicate that fats are more evenly distributed around the body. Assuming that a person maintains a healthy lifestyle, fat tissues in the operated area do not return. However, patients should also acknowledge that some fat deposits are important for the body, therefore, it is is possible that fat layers in certain parts of the body remain untreated.
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We are happy to discuss the Liposuction procedure with you and answer your questions. Please feel free to call our offices in Corona CA (951) 272-4455 at Estrella Aesthetics & Surgical Arts.