Men and women considering liposuction are often surprised to find that there is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction called VASER® Hi-Def Liposuction. At the same time, many find that VASER hi-def lipo can better address their specific needs. So, what is VASER hi-def liposuction and is it right for you? Here are three of the most common questions asked about VASER hi-def lipo that can help you decide.
1. What Is VASER Hi-Def Liposuction?
VASER hi-def lipo uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells by emitting energy in pulses. Once those fat cells are broken down and liquefied, a thin tube called a cannula is used to remove the surplus fat through a suctioning process.
VASER liposuction uses a smaller incision than traditional liposuction — less than 5 millimeters in size. Local anesthesia is typically used and no sutures and forceful fat extraction is needed, which results in less damage to the surrounding area.
2. Who Are Good Candidates for VASER Hi-Def Liposuction?
Common areas that can be addressed with VASER hi-def lipo include abdomen, chest, shoulders, back, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, neck and jawline.
VASER hi-def lipo is appropriate for men and women. This procedure is ideal for someone who is already at a normal weight, maintains a healthy lifestyle, has good skin elasticity, but struggles to lose stubborn pinchable fat deposits that can obscure muscle definition.
3. What Happens after the VASER Liposuction Procedure?
Following the procedure, you will be asked to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling. You should avoid exercise and strenuous activities for a few weeks until given the green light. You may also experience some mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the area that was treated. This can be reduced by pain medication and compression garments.
Although you may notice initial changes, be patient because you will most likely see your best results several months after the procedure!