What is VASER Liposuction and am I a Good Candidate?
If you dream of having more sculpted abs or a slimmer physique, you probably have considered liposuction surgery. But have you heard of VASER Hi Def Liposuction? This revolutionary procedure amplifies the results that can be achieved through traditional liposuction. By harnessing the power of ultrasonic waves, it works by breaking down pesky pockets of targeted fat that are removed to create serious, sexy contours. When performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso at his surgery center in Miami, FL, the results of VASER Hi Def Liposuction can be truly spectacular. Read on to learn more about this state-of-the-art procedure.
Understanding VASER Hi Def Liposuction
Although it sounds straight out of a science fiction novel, rest assured that VASER Hi Def Liposuction is the real deal. VASER is the acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance. Traditional liposuction works to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body. While VASER Hi Def Liposuction is able to accomplish this task, it does double duty by also revealing underlying muscle definition, leading to more defined, desirable curves for men and women in Miami. Highly specialized equipment is employed to emit ultrasound frequencies, which liquefies fat cells. Because this technology is able to successfully identify superficial and deep layers of fat, those cells are removed via suction without disturbing or damaging surrounding tissue, blood vessels, or nerves. By obliterating various layers of fat, including those below the skin, the contoured shape of the muscles becomes more visible.
Dissolving fat using ultrasound technology not only makes it easier to extract, but also assists Dr. LaGrasso in expertly sculpting and slimming the appearance of numerous areas including the abdomen, thighs, back, arms, neck, chin, and buttocks to reveal the body’s natural structure. If desired, the extracted fat can be purified and reinjected it into areas that may be lacking contour, such as the chest, to sculpt a more toned, athletic appeal.
Who is a good candidate?
Men and women who are in good health and who can set realistic expectations for the procedure, as well as its outcome, may be excellent candidates for VASER Hi Def Liposuction. It helps greatly if patients are at or near their ideal weight since the procedure is used to target areas such as the abdomen, which can be troublesome as they prove resistant to the efforts of diet and exercise.
Often referred to as “six-pack lipo,” VASER Hi Def Liposuction is extremely versatile and can be effective in helping the abs achieve the popular “shredded” look. Despite the fact that it can help patients shed a few pounds, it is important to remember that it is not a weight-loss procedure. Since VASER Hi Def Liposuction may make the skin look tighter, it is important that the elasticity of one’s skin also be in good condition as to avoid a sagged appearance in the future. To maintain optimal results, patients should stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise routine following their procedure.
What the procedure involves
Before beginning their hour-long VASER Hi Def Liposuction procedure, patients at Dr. LaGrasso’s surgery center in Miami, FL are made comfortable and placed under anesthesia. A saline solution that makes tissue in the targeted areas expand temporarily and shrinks blood vessels is injected to ease the extraction of the fat cells. A device that deploys ultrasonic frequencies is used to loosen and then dissolve the fat. Through small incisions in the skin, the fat is suctioned out through a small tube called a cannula. During this time, the area will be masterfully sculpted to create noticeable contours. Once it is removed, the fat may be subjected to a purification process before being reinjected into other parts of the body, during a procedure called a fat transfer, to add desired volume and curves.
What happens during recovery?
Following your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room at our advanced surgery center. Smaller incisions are required than with traditional liposuction surgery. Therefore, Miami patients who undergo VASER Hi Def Liposuction tend to experience less pain and discomfort and may heal more quickly. It will be necessary for you to wear special compression garments for a period of time after your procedure is completed. These will help to properly circulate blood and minimize swelling as your body acclimates to its new shape.
Count on taking a week to 10 days off from work as you recover. Be sure to attend any follow-up appointments that are scheduled so that your status and progress can be observed. It is important to adhere to any physical restrictions that are put in place. These may last for several weeks to allow your body to heal properly. Keep in mind that it may be up to four weeks before you are able to resume a regular exercise routine. Within 3-4 months of surgery, any swelling should completely subside, at which time the full, long-lasting results of your VASER Hi Def Liposuction should be evident.
What does it cost?
Because it requires more sophisticated equipment and training, coupled with its ability to achieve more sculpted results than traditional lipo, the costs associated with VASER Hi Def Liposuction usually are slightly higher. Most Miami patients can expect their procedure to run between $3,000 to $14,000.
Artistry on display
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jeffrey LaGrasso uses his vast knowledge and experience with VASER Hi Def Liposuction to sculpt head-turning results for patients in Miami, FL. The truly transformative procedure is more than effective for removing fat. It takes traditional liposuction to the next level. Schedule an appointment with Dr. LaGrasso to learn how you can get the slimmer, trimmer figure you’ve always wanted.