Everything You Need to Know About VASER Liposuction

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Summer is approaching fast, and many people are beginning to think about how they’ll look at the beach or a pool party. No matter how devoted you are to exercising and dieting, that might not be enough to hit the goals you’ve set for yourself. If you are concerned with wearing your swimsuit, VASER liposuction may be an excellent option to help with problem areas. You may have heard a little about the procedure before, but you may not know all the fine details. I’ll take some time in this blog to explore precisely what VASER is, and how it can help your confidence and overall look this summer. 

The VASER Option 

VASER is an acronym for Vibration Amplification Sound Energy at Resonance. Despite the scientific name, the principle behind VASER liposuction is relatively simple. During the procedure, a small incision is made, which generates the absolute minimal amount of scarring. Then, a specially designed probe is inserted in the area and emits ultrasound waves that liquefy fat, which can be easily removed.

Using VASER instruments allows plastic surgeons to sculpt a specific body part, making it the perfect option for anyone looking for rapid, aesthetically pleasing results. If you’re interested in a six-pack, breast reshaping, or just tightening up a certain problem spot, this may be the solution for you.

Just in Time for Summer

One of the things I like most about VASER is how easy it is for patients. Any procedure can be a pretty intimidating prospect, and even minor ones may require long periods of recovery. Plus, losing some weight but coming away with a nasty scar seems a little “two steps forward, one step back” to me, doubly so during beach season. The whole point of a liposuction procedure now is to have you feeling confident and comfortable fast – and that’s where VASER comes in.

While the final results of weight loss surgery often take a couple of months to materialize fully, many liposuction patients report seeing immediate improvements, depending on where the procedure was performed and how dramatic it was.

Not only that, but both the surgery and its recovery phase are quick. A VASER treatment only requires one appointment which requires no longer than a few hours. It’s rare to feel much pain afterward, and recovery only takes around 12 hours, though it’s advisable to take things easy for 2-3 weeks.

Bottom line – VASER liposuction can have you looking and feeling better in a hurry. The results will often boost your self-esteem and give you more confidence in these warmer months. We’ve all hibernated long enough; it’s time to get ourselves in great shape for the summer days.