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LipoSelection, developed by VASER, combines new patented liposuction technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and remove fatty tissue in your body. VASER liposuction emulsifies fat prior to removal, facilitating the liposuction process, reducing pain and tissue damage, and resulting in a faster recovery. LipoSelection with VASER is optimal for those seeking a low-pain pathway to a slimmer, more youthful body.

Benefits of VASER Liposuction

VASER liposuction is an ultrasonic liposuction procedure. The ultrasound technology breaks up (emulsifies) the fatty tissue before removal to minimize tissue trauma during suction. Unlike other fat removal techniques, LipoSelection causes only minimal harm to the surrounding nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels beneath the skin, leaving the patient with low to minimal pain and bruising. Furthermore, the LipoSelection procedure allows physicians to work with very high precision, enabling them to shape delicate areas like the inner thighs, arms, chin, and neck.

The VASER Liposuction Procedure

The LipoSelection procedure can be performed under a general or local anesthetic, depending on the patient’s needs and the amount of fat being removed. The surgeon will fill the area with a saline solution to numb the site and shrink blood vessels. This helps minimize post-surgical bruising and swelling. A small probe emitting ultrasonic energy is used to break up fat on contact with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. Fat may then be easily removed with liposuction tubes.

Recovery from VASER Liposuction

Recovery time from VASER liposuction varies with the extensiveness of the procedure, e.g. the amount of fat removed and the number of sites treated. It is important that you discuss this treatment with your doctor prior to surgery to establish realistic expectations.

Once the numbing effects of the anesthetic wear off, you may experience some discomfort. A compression garment will provide you with comfort and support, and will help your skin settle to its new, youthful contour. Follow-up appointments are recommended so that your progress can be monitored.

VASER Liposuction Risks and Complications

The risks of VASER liposuction are very similar to the risks associated with other liposuction methods. However, because VASER liposuction minimizes damage to surrounding tissue, patients typically experience less pain and fewer side effects. Although rare, complications of liposuction treatment with VASER include:

  • Prolonged swelling
  • Loss of sensation, prolonged numbing
  • Blood clots
  • Bruising
  • Fluid accumulation under the skin (seroma)
  • Skin discoloration

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