How Much Fat Can Be Removed with VASER Hi Def® Lipo?

Traditional liposuction removes unwanted fat that is seemingly resistant to diet and exercise. In Miami, FL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso performs this transformative procedure on common trouble spots to improve and smooth a patient’s shape. Liposuction is a fantastic solution for slimming the physique, but it can’t always create the sculpted, athletic look many patients desire. For men and women who frequent the gym and follow a strict diet, VASER Hi Def Liposuction can apply the finishing touches for your ideal body image. This advanced form of liposuction is on the rise in popularity due to its effectiveness while still being gentle and safe, as well as offering a shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction.

Read below as Dr. LaGrasso explains the VASER Hi Definition Liposuction procedure in detail, including how much fat can be removed.

Common trouble areas

VASER Hi Def Liposuction is a highly effective solution for Miami, FL, men, and women who want to define specific parts of their bodies. It is capable of recontouring, defining, and sculpting a large variety of areas of the body, including sensitive areas such as the neck. Patients love the innovative new take on traditional liposuction because it can be used on all fat layers, both superficial and deep. VASER technology liquefies the fat and poses no risk to the surrounding tissues, blood vessels, or nerves. Some of the most common areas VASER Hi Def Lipo can be used:


  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Waist


How does VASER Hi Def Liposuction work?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffery LaGrasso, where a treatment plan will be formulated and the targeted liposuction areas will be mapped out. When it is time for your VASER Hi Def Lipo procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the treatment areas and shrink the blood vessels. This solution also wets the area, making it easier to break up and emulsify the fat while preserving the surrounding tissue. Next, a VASER 3-mm probe is inserted to produce an ultrasonic wave that breaks down the fat cells. The probe is ideal for treating deep and superficial fat so patients can enjoy a smooth finish. Dr. LaGrasso sculpts the muscles and removes the fat via the suction process. Once the fatty tissue has been softened, Dr. LaGrasso will chisel the area to create noticeable contours.


How much fat can be removed?

It is important to note that VASER Hi Def Liposuction is not intended as a weight-loss method. The goal is to create a more contoured silhouette. Miami-area patients may not notice a considerable amount of weight loss, but they will see dramatic results. When performing this procedure, Dr. LaGrasso must work within safety limits in regard to the amount of fat that can be removed during one session. Depending on the patient's general health, weight, and body fat percentage, each person’s exact amount of extracted fat varies. In general, it is advised that no more than 3.5 – 4 liters or 4 – 5 percent of total body weight be removed in a single treatment. For men and women who wish to shed more fat, a second procedure may be performed at a later date. 

Excessive and overly aggressive removal of fat can be dangerous and lead to unwanted side effects and results that are difficult to correct. VASER Hi Def Liposuction requires the experience and medical training of a skilled surgeon who understands the body's response system. It is always better to err on the side of caution versus risking severe health complications or permanent deformities from aggressive liposuction. 


Is this procedure for me?

The fantastic technology behind VASER Liposuction enables many patients to bypass the unwanted side effects of traditional liposuction and still enjoy excellent results. During your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, he will detail the pros and cons of this innovative technique. This includes information regarding any preparation work that needs to be handled before the surgery and the steps you must take to maintain your new figure. This is the time to discuss any medical conditions, including allergies or past surgeries, as well.  

VASER Hi Def Liposuction delivers the results that you want safely and effectively. While there is a short recovery time, you will be able to enjoy your new sculpted body in a matter of a few weeks instead of waiting months to see a six-pack or a sculpted chest after many hours at the gym. 


The benefits are numerous

VASER Hi Def Liposuction has many incredible benefits. Perhaps the greatest one is the boost in self-esteem that men and women feel when they are proud of the way they look. Other benefits include:

  • Ability to target specific problem areas
  • Gentler than traditional lipo, with less recovery time
  • Fast results
  • Improved health with less body fat

Are you ready for a new and improved body?

VASER Hi Def Liposuction could be just the answer you have been searching for to help you reach your body goals. When you select an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. LaGrasso to perform this procedure, you can enjoy your newfound results for many years to come. If you are ready to learn more, we invite you to call our Miami, FL, plastic surgery center today and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso.

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