Who doesn’t want to flaunt a chiseled stomach and slimmer figure during swimsuit season and beyond? However, achieving this quintessential look can be challenging. When a proper diet, countless crunches, and scores of sit-ups have failed to help you achieve the six-pack abs you desire, it may be time to consider VASER Hi Def Liposuction. This innovative procedure, which uses ultrasonic waves to obliterate fat cells while preserving surrounding tissue, can create a more sculpted appearance. When performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, it can work to keep Miami, FL area men and women looking sexy and feeling confident year-round.
What is VASER Hi Def Liposuction?
Unlike traditional liposuction, which focuses primarily on removing fat rather than creating contours, VASER Hi Def Liposuction is an advanced sculpting technique that is able to accomplish both tasks quickly and effectively. By taking into account a patient’s body shape and muscle definition, dramatic head-turning results often can be crafted during a single procedure. Sometimes referred to as abdominal etching, VASER Hi Def Liposuction uses ultrasound waves to target specific pockets of stubborn fat in areas including the abs. This liquifies the fat to reveal the muscles beneath. Because ultrasound frequency is able to distinguish superficial and deep layers of fat as being different than adjacent tissues, nearby nerves and blood vessels are not affected during this process. Not only does transforming the fat help make it easier to remove, this also allows Dr. LaGrasso to masterfully sculpt and contour the abdominal area.
Once fat is suctioned away, the muscles of the abdomen may look more defined. The skin also may seem to be tighter, resulting in a physique that appears better toned. Although some call it “six-pack lipo,” the versatile nature of VASER Hi Def Liposuction makes it suitable for slimming down the thighs, buttocks, arms, and back. It also can be used on more sensitive spots including the neck and chin. Meanwhile, fat that is removed through this style of liposuction can be purified and transferred to other areas of the body that actually may benefit from being bulked up, particularly the pectoral region where more athletic-looking muscle tone is favorable.
Who is a candidate?
Those who are in good overall health and are at or close to reaching their ideal weight usually are considered suitable candidates for VASER Hi Def Liposuction procedures. The fat that accumulates on the stomach commonly is impervious to the effects of diet and exercise. This can cause some individuals to feel frustrated and displeased by the appearance of their body. As a result of plummeting self-confidence levels, the progress of future health and fitness efforts may end up being thwarted. In such cases, VASER Hi Def Liposuction may be able to help. A fast and effective way to remove pesky pockets of fat, patients in the Miami area who undergo the procedure and experience its rapid results may regain confidence as a result of having a toned tummy.
As with any plastic surgery, it is imperative that patients be able to set realistic expectations for their VASER Hi Def Liposuction procedure as well as its potential aesthetic outcome. Although it is designed to give the abdominal area a more-shapely look and may even help patients to shed a few unwanted pounds, it is important to remember that liposuction of any type is not intended to be a substitute for weight-loss surgery. Those who smoke, are overweight, obese or struggle with excessive amounts of sagging skin following the loss of a significant amount of weight may not be a good candidate for this procedure. nor are those who are unwilling or unable to make positive lifestyle choices before and after surgery. The results of VASER Hi Def Liposuction cannot replace the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, which are necessary to optimize the noticeable results that can be attained through the procedure.
What happens during surgery?
As it is performed under anesthesia, patients should not experience pain during their outpatient VASER Hi Def Liposuction surgery, which generally takes about an hour to complete. Dr. LaGrasso will inject a saline solution into the abdominal area that is designed to help tissues expand temporarily. It also simultaneously shrinks blood vessels to allow for easier extraction of the fat cells. Small incisions will be made on the skin into which a thin probe will be inserted. As part of this gentle procedure, ultrasonic waves are emitted to break down fatty tissue. As fat cells are suctioned out through a small tube called a cannula, the doctor will work to skillfully to contour the area around the abdominal muscles. Once the procedure is finished, patients are bandaged and taken to the recovery room at our state-of-the-art surgery center.
What is the recovery process like?
Because the incisions made during VASER Hi Def Liposuction typically are smaller than those required by traditional liposuction surgery, patients tend to heal more quickly. Most experience little pain or discomfort afterward. For several days following the procedure, patients are required to wear special compression garments that will help to minimize swelling as the body adjusts to its new shape. Physical activities should be limited and may be restricted for several weeks after surgery as determined during follow-up visits with Dr. LaGrasso. In 3-4 months, once the swelling has completely subsided, patients should be able to experience their new, svelt stomach. As long as they are able to maintain a stable weight after surgery, the results of VASER Hi Def Liposuction should prove to be long-lasting.
Do you want washboard abs?
When diet and exercise are not enough to produce the toned, sculpted stomach you long for, cutting-edge VASER Hi Def Liposuction may be effective. Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso expertly performs this transformative procedure, which uses cutting-edge ultrasound technology to literally melt fat coupled with tried-and-true liposuction surgery to create a more contoured midsection. Contact our surgery center today and schedule an appointment to learn more about how VASER Hi Def Liposuction is helping patients in Miami, FL start their journey toward achieving a more fit and fabulous figure.