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Vaser Lipo Explained

There are so many different types of liposuction available in Denver, it can be confusing to decide which one is right for you. At Campanile Plastic Surgery, we prefer the benefits of VASER® liposuction for our patients.

Request a consultation to learn more about liposuction and other body sculpting cosmetic surgery options. And if you haven’t already, be sure to view liposuction patient photos to see the results Dr. Campanile has achieved.* We’re here for you every step of the way and look forward to meeting with you.

Essentials of Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at our practice. The perfect complement to eating right and staying active, liposuction can address problem areas on your body that remain resistant to diet or exercise.

Although there are a few different techniques available for performing lipo, the essentials are the same for each. First, a small incision is made near the target area. Next, the fat cells are loosened to facilitate removal. Finally, the fatty tissue is removed using a hollow surgical wand, or cannula.

The difference for each liposuction method lies in how the fat cells are loosened prior to removal.

  1. Tumescent Liposuction involves the injection of a fluid that makes the fat cells easier to break up. This solution also includes an anesthetic for greater patient comfort. The injected liquid, accompanied by vigorous physical motion of the liposuction device (cannula), helps break up the fat cells.
  2. Laser-Assisted Liposuction utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat cells rather than just break them apart, although a tumescent solution is generally incorporated as part of the process as well. A very small laser filament is inserted through the initial incision to destroy the fatty deposits. Laser-assisted liposuction was approved for use by the FDA in 2007.
  3. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction emulsifies fat cells in the targeted area using sound energy, or ultrasonic waves. VASER® LipoSelection® specifically targets fatty tissue, leaving surrounding tissues undamaged.*

Benefits of VASER®*

Dr. Campanile prefers VASER® because in his experience, other forms of liposuction can deliver unpredictable results. For example, laser lipo runs the risk of skin burns and thermal damage to surrounding tissues, including blood vessels. The tunneling action of laser lipo can also cause irregularities and imperfections in your final body contour. The physical motion that’s necessary during tumescent lipo can leave heavy bruising during recovery, and damage nearby blood vessels, causing excess bleeding.

VASER® liposuction, on the other hand, allows for smooth, predictable results with minimal impact on the skin and tissue surrounding the treatment area.* The fat-specific targeting capability of LipoSelection® make VASER® particularly beneficial in places that were very challenging to treat with more traditional methods.* Specifically, more fibrous spots like the male chest and back, are much easier to sculpt using VASER®.*

Both patient results and the healing process are improved using VASER® compared to other liposuction technologies.* Less tissue damage means an uncompromised blood flow to the treated area, allowing for a shorter recovery time and less discomfort following your procedure, even after removing larger fat deposits.* And with the improved accuracy that VASER® LipoSelection®allows, results are more precise.*

Making a Difference

While diet and exercise remain the healthiest ways to lose weight, VASER® liposuction offers an option for any stubborn spots that aren’t cooperating.* Muscle groups that are harder to tone, like the thighs and upper arms, or places on the body where fat likes to collect like the love handles or muffin top, can treated using VASER® LipoSelection®.* Whether used on its own, or as an additional procedure to complement a primary surgery from our Denver practice, like a thigh and body lift or tummy tuck, VASER® liposuction is a small procedure that can make a big difference.*

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.

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