What is Vaser Liposuction?

VASER® Liposuction, uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue-selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues, to promote smooth contours and rapid healing. 

What is the difference between Traditional liposuction and Vaser liposuction?

Traditional liposuction uses motion — the back and forth movement of a cannula — to dislodge fat cells before removing them using suction. VASER Liposuction helps melt and liquefy fat cells with Ultrasonic energy before they are suctioned out. 

Can liposuction be done while awake?

Yes. Liposuction can be performed while the patient is awake. We will use local numbing medication only. Remaining awake through lipo treatments has many benefits, including a quicker recovery and less complications from general sedation. Remaining awake allows patients to observe the treatment and stand up and reposition themselves as needed to reach different areas. 

Do you have to be put to sleep for lipo?

Not necessarily. Awake Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia. During liposuction with local anesthesia, the patient is awake, while under general anesthesia, the patient sleeps through the whole procedure. 

How much fat can be removed with Awake liposuction?

That varies per state, but we generally advise no more than 3-6 liters or 4-5% of your body weight should be removed during one session. If more fat needs to be removed we suggest to do it over multiple procedures. 

How long is bed rest after awake liposuction?

It varies, but usually patient who has liposuction takes 2-3 days off work. It is recommended to stay active and avoid bedrest as much as possible to improve healing and avoid other complications that could arise from staying in bed like blood clots.

How painful is tumescent liposuction?

You may feel heaviness and some pulling sensation at the treatment site with the tumescent method. However, compared with traditional liposuction, the pain lasts an average of 24 hours . And if the procedure is performed using general anesthesia, the pain or discomfort felt afterward is comparable to typical liposuction procedures. 

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