Published May 15, 2020 By Adam Lowenstein

Liposuction has been one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for quite some time now. This technique has helped millions of people achieve the body contours that they couldn’t get through diet and exercise alone. As effective as liposuction has always been at reducing unwanted fatty deposits, there was room for improvement in the area of technique. Today, surgeons perform liposuction using a variety of different technologies, from ultrasound to tumescent fluid to power-assisted liposuction and more. At Montecito Plastic Surgery, patients have the option of VASER liposuction. Here, we explain what this technique is and why it may be right for you.

What is VASER Liposuction?

This liposuction technique is performed to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits and improve body contours. The acronym VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. It is a type of ultrasound technology that dismantles fat cells using ultrasonic frequency waves. This breakdown makes the extraction of excess fat using suction gentler and more accurate.

How VASER Liposuction Compares to Traditional Liposuction

One of the advantages of VASER liposuction, as compared to the traditional technique, is that the disruption of fat before suction minimizes the trauma incurred in surrounding tissues. Because fat is melted prior to suction, this technique can be performed through a tiny incision. VASER is also so accurate that it can sculpt areas of the body, such as the abs, with impressive definition. The intent of ultrasonic frequency delivery is to provide a smoother and more refined outcome. During this procedure, it is possible to highly certain muscles by strategically reducing fat around them. Because ultrasonic waves carry thermal energy, the VASER procedure can also tighten the skin.

Body Contouring is Serious Business

With the variety of nonsurgical body contouring treatments available today and the familiarity many people have with the concept of liposuction, it is easy to perceive fat reduction as an easy process. It can be, but only in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Liposuction does not remove visceral fat, the deeper tissue that is associated with numerous health problems. The procedure also does not offer guarantees of lifetime results or, in some cases, good results at all. A skilled surgeon knows which techniques may work best for unique situations and, more importantly, the objective eye to achieve smooth, uniform results.

Learn more about VASER liposuction. Call our Santa Barbara office at 805.969.9004

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