Five Questions to Ask Before Considering High-Definition Liposuction

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If you struggle with unwanted stubborn fat, rest-assured, you are not alone. Your highly desirable toned and trimmed figure may be difficult to achieve despite a consistent diet and exercise. There could be other factors working against your six-pack goals, like a slower metabolism or genetics. VASER Hi Def Liposuction may be that extra push you need. This innovative procedure, which uses ultrasonic waves to obliterate fat cells while preserving surrounding tissue, can create a more sculpted appearance.

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso. He is focused on helping men and women in Miami eliminate that frustrating fat from targeted areas. As a result, patients display well-defined, visible underlying muscles and a more desirable sculptured appearance. If high-definition liposuction is on your radar, here are five questions to ask as you begin your journey to a more sculpted you.

1. How is VASER Hi Def Liposuction different?

The main job of VASER Hi Def Liposuction is to remove fat from targeted muscle groups and enhance the visibility of lean muscles. This advanced technique accurately and precisely uses ultrasound technology to emulsify fat into a liquid state from specific areas of the body, revealing hidden muscles. Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER employs a gentler ultrasound frequency to distinguish between deep layers of fat versus nearby tissue resulting in minimal bruising and recovery time. Not only does transforming the fat into liquid help make it easier to remove, but this also allows Dr. LaGrasso to masterfully sculpt and contour the body.

While VASER works on most parts of the body, it is particularly useful in slimming the neck, chest, arms, thighs, and love handles of men and women in Miami. Another benefit patients report is that the skin also may seem to be tighter, resulting in a physique that appears better toned. This procedure is so efficient that the fat removed can be purified and transferred into other areas of the body via a procedure called a fat transfer, which can create a fuller, more voluptuous look in other areas.

2. What is involved?

This outpatient procedure is performed under local anesthetic. The anesthetic both numbs the area and shrinks the blood vessels, helping to minimize bruising. Next, the small VASER probe is inserted directly into the target areas through tiny incisions to emit ultrasound waves. The waves are the transmitters for gently eliminating the fat cells. This less invasive ultrasound technology, as compared to traditional probe liposuction, ensures minimal damage to the surrounding tissues as sculpting and contouring take place. Dr. LaGrasso gently massages the area to control the removal of suctioned fat carefully. Once completed, patients rest comfortably in our recovery room until they are released to go home.

3. What is the recovery process?

Incisions made during VASER Hi Def Liposuction are smaller than those required by traditional liposuction surgery, allowing for quicker healing. It is normal to experience some pain or discomfort afterward due to the nature of the procedure. Patients are required to wear special compression garments that aid in swelling reduction as the body recovers. During your follow-up visit, Dr. LaGrasso will advise when you may return to normal physical activities. After about 3-4 months, you will notice your new and improved contoured shape. It is important to maintain a stable weight after surgery with proper diet and exercise to ensure the long-lasting results of VASER Hi Def Liposuction.

4. Am I the right candidate?

VASER Hi Def Liposuction sounds fantastic, right? Potential candidates generally follow the same rules as with any cosmetic procedure. Men and women in Miami who are in good overall health, pending medical examination, and are close to their ideal body weight are suitable candidates. During your consultation with Dr. LaGrasso, he will evaluate your skin, making a note of firmness and elasticity. Skin that has the capability of responding well to this treatment will help you achieve the look you want post-procedure. Men and women in Miami who use tobacco products may not be the right candidate for this procedure as it could impede your healing and final outcome.

5. What results can I expect?

As with any plastic surgery, it is imperative that patients are able to set realistic expectations for their VASER Hi Def Liposuction procedure. Collaboratively, patients and Dr. LaGrasso will manage expectations specific to individual goals, so there are no surprises. VASER Hi Def Liposuction can give your body a more-shapely look, but it is not intended to be a weight loss surgery. Results will not happen overnight. A continued routine of proper diet and exercise should be maintained post-surgery to further enhance your results.

When diet and exercise alone are not enough to produce the toned, sculpted appearance you long for, cutting-edge VASER Hi Def Liposuction may be the answer. Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is the go-to in Miami for this less-invasive procedure. He uses cutting-edge ultrasound technology to melt fat, resulting in a more contoured physique. If you are interested in learning more about how VASER Hi Def Liposuction could benefit you, give the office of Dr. LaGrasso a call today to schedule a consultation.

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