Vaser® Liposuction

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in America, with roughly 500,000 surgeries performed each year. For patients with healthy lifestyles who find that certain parts of their body don’t respond to proper diet and exercise, plastic surgeons can remove stubborn fatty deposits with a tube and suction device. It can target many parts of the body, including:

  • face, neck and chin
  • upper arms
  • chest and breasts
  • abdomen
  • buttocks
  • hips and thighs

The VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) system ensures added comfort and precision with an advanced ultrasonic device that uses ultrasound to emulsify fatty tissue without harming the surrounding tissue.

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What are the Benefits of the Vaser® Technique?

VASER® liposuction reduces patient discomfort by targeting the fatty tissues and allowing for their gentle removal. The device, which was approved by the FDA in 2005, also offers improved skin retraction and faster recovery times.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Liposuction?

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In general, candidates for liposuction should be younger adult non-smokers, with stable body weight and skin that retains its elasticity. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method and is rarely suitable for obese patients.

How is Vaser® Liposuction Performed?

Before the procedure, the patient is given local or general anesthetic, depending on the extent of the fatty deposits. Liposuction begins with a small incision near the specified area. After injecting tumescent fluid to help minimize bruising, Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen will then insert a tiny VASER® device that uses gentle ultrasonic energy to aid the fat removal process. A small tube is inserted through the incision and the fat is removed from the patient’s body. Sometimes the incision is then sutured. VASER® liposuction usually takes between 1–2 hours in an outpatient setting.

What is the Recovery from VASER® Liposuction?

VASER® liposuction reduces patient discomfort by targeting the fatty tissues and allowing for their gentle removal. The device, which was approved by the FDA in 2005, also offers improved skin retraction and faster recovery times.

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Initial swelling and discomfort, alleviated with prescribed pain medication, will subside after a few days. Patients often experience fluid drainage from the incision, and Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen may insert a small drainage tube beneath the skin. She may also prescribe antibiotics in order to limit the risk of post-operative infection. You will wear a surgical compression garment for 2–6 weeks, and will need to refrain from heavy lifting and exercise for 3–6 weeks. Over time, the incision lines will fade to become faint scars.

Are There Risks to Liposuction Surgery?

Risks to Liposuction can vary from patient to patient, and all surgery carries with it a risk of complications. Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen can review the most common risks to breast lift surgery at your consultation, based on your specific clinical factors.

Learn More About Vaser® Liposuction in South Denver

Our clinic is conveniently located in the Denver area. If you’re considering VASER® liposuction to target stubborn cellulite deposits, we hope you’ll contact Revalla Plastic Surgery by calling 720.283.2500.

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What to expect during your consultation…

1.Get to know Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen.

2. Discuss your unique goals and concerns.

3. Learn about our services and specialties.

“My Experience has been amazing. Dr. Hunsicker is kind, caring and knowledgeable. I had an abdominoplasty and am thrilled with the results. The post-op care was phenomenal as well. Enjoyable experience.”

-Jen

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