What Does VASER® Liposuction Involve?

Featured Image

Many people wonder if they can still get liposuction if they are skinny. Liposuction is ideal for people who are at their ideal target weight but have areas of fat that they simply cannot get rid of with diet or exercise. For the best results possible, you should have taut skin because liposuction does not work well on skin with laxity.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction, schedule a consultation with plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Samuel Salcedo at The Plastics Doc in Riverside, CA or Beverly Hills, CA. He will listen to your goals and examine your areas of concern to determine if liposuction is a viable choice for your needs.

All about liposuction

At The Plastics Doc in Riverside, CA or Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Salcedo offers VASER liposuction, which is an innovative form of cosmetic liposuction that involves breaking up unwanted fat cells using ultrasound sound waves. The areas are then heated to further loosen the fat cells so they can be effectively removed. VASER liposuction is gentler than the traditional liposuction technique.

VASER liposuction is a form of body contouring. Dr. Salcedo can target several trouble areas to help give you the shape you have been dreaming about.

Unwanted fat is removed using VASER liposuction from the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Stomach
  • Flanks
  • buttocks

Benefits of VASER liposuction include:

  • Effectively targets fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding area
  • Reduces the potential of contour deformities
  • Can extract the fat cells to transfer to other areas of the body, such as the buttocks or breasts
  • Virtually pain-free
  • Performed using either local anesthesia or IV sedation
  • Rapid recovery time – often 12 in hours, and around 2 – 3 weeks for a full recovery
  • Ultrasound helps to tighten the skin in the treated area.

Stay wide awake during liposuction

Many people avoid undergoing plastic surgery because they are afraid of being put under anesthesia. At The Plastics Doc, Dr. Salcedo offers wide awake liposuction options. With the less invasive VASER liposuction, Dr. Salcedo can use a mild intravenous sedation method. You’ll stay wide awake during the cosmetic procedure but feel virtually no pain.

During VASER liposuction, Dr. Salcedo will make a small incision in the skin to insert the slim cannula to work the fatty tissue loose so it can be easily vacuumed out. Once the desired amount of fatty tissue is removed, the incision is closed. The process can take from 1 – 3 hours, depending on the number of areas treated.

Following the liposuction procedure, you’ll be taken to the recovery area, where a post-op nurse will ensure your pain is managed and you are comfortable. With wide-awake liposuction, you can go home sooner and feel like yourself quicker than with general anesthesia.

However, if wide-awake liposuction is not the right choice for you, Dr. Salcedo does offer general anesthesia.

Schedule a VASER liposuction consultation in Riverside, CA or Beverly Hills, CA

If you would like to learn more about VASER liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuel Salcedo at The Plastics Doc in Riverside, CA or Beverly Hills, CA. He will meet with you to determine if liposuction is your ideal body contouring choice. Contact us today to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.