VASERlipo®, also known as VASER LipoSelection, is an advanced body contouring device that builds on the principle of traditional liposuction. This minimally-invasive treatment uses gentle ultrasound energy to aid the fat removal process. If you have stubborn bumps and bulges that resist your healthy lifestyle, VASER LipoSelection might be the solution.
Visit us in person to learn how VASERlipo can make it easy to achieve your ideal shape. Schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor today by calling (813) 971-2000. At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we proudly welcome patients from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is VASERlipo?
VASER LipoSelection is an alternative to traditional liposuction. Like regular liposuction, VASERlipo involves removing fat with a small suction tube called a cannula. However, the VASER system is unique because it utilizes ultrasound-assisted technology to help break up unwanted fat for removal. In other words, the treatment relies on safe sound waves to liquefy fatty deposits.
This incredibly precise treatment does not harm the surrounding tissue. It’s strong enough to treat large areas of the body and gentle enough to smooth and define small areas.
VASERlipo treatment areas include:
- Face, neck, and chin
- Chest and breasts
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Behind the knees
- “Bra fat”
- Lower back
Benefits of Ultrasonic Liposuction
VASER liposuction offers a wide range of benefits. When you choose VASERlipo for your body contouring needs, you can expect:
- A one-time treatment
- Effective fat removal
- Smoother skin and more even results compared to traditional liposuction
- The ability to have multiple areas treated during a single session
- Less discomfort, swelling, and downtime than classic liposuction
- An immediate improvement in the treatment area
- Long-lasting, natural-looking results
PATIENT TESTIMONIALI visited 3 surgeons before I met Dr. Castor. I did extensive online research, I looked for the best credentials and Dr. Castor had them all. As soon as I had first consultation with him I knew I am in good hands and my surgery will be successful which it was. I am so pleased with results that I can't imagine it can be any better. He is so professional and has great bedside manners! All his stuff is wonderful including the facility. The whole process went excellent from the beginning till the end. I will recommend him to all my friends who will be looking for a plastic surgeon. I believe he truly deserve the highest rating due to his hard work and excellent skills. Thank you very much! I am one truly happy client . - J.L.
Is VASER LipoSelection Right For Me?
VASERlipo is often a great choice for men and women who want to achieve a slimmer, better-contoured figure. This procedure is popular in Tampa Bay, where patients want to look their best in swimsuits and warm-weather clothing options. To find out for sure if VASERlipo is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Castor.
Generally speaking, you may be a great candidate for VASERlipo if you:
- Are in good general health
- Are at a stable weight
- Have good skin elasticity
- Are at least 18 years old
It’s important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. Patients should be near their ideal weight before the VASERlipo procedure.
Additionally, VASERlipo is not designed to improve cellulite. If you want to correct cellulite, Dr. Castor offers CellfinaTM and Accent cellulite reduction. He will happily discuss these options during your consultation.
What Are Good Target Areas for VASER Liposuction?
VASER can target virtually any area of your body that has stubborn excess fat. Many people have a few problem spots. The good news is that VASER can shape and sculpt multiple areas in a single procedure for comprehensive results.
Some common target areas for VASER include the jowls, chin and neck, abdomen, hips and love handles, and arms. It also works great on the back, buttocks, and thighs. Even areas such as the knees, calves, and ankles can be treated, allowing you to confidently show off your legs.
Does VASERlipo Tighten Skin?
VASER liposuction will not tighten your skin. However, it does use ultrasonic energy that has been clinically shown to provide better skin retraction than traditional liposuction surgery. This results in better contouring and a smoother shape compared to older fat removal methods.
If you are interested in skin tightening benefits, you can easily combine your VASER LipoSelection procedure with a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment called Renuvion.
Our practice also offers SmartLipo® and GPS lipo. These procedures use laser energy to remove fat and tighten the skin. Dr. Castor will help you pick the best option for your needs.
For skin that is significantly saggy or loose, you may see better results from a procedure that removes excess skin. Your options include tummy tuck surgery and upper arm lift surgery.
What Are the Risks of VASER Liposuction?
VASER liposuction is a low-risk fat removal procedure. However, it can have side effects. Some of the most common side effects after VASER include temporary bruising, aching, and swelling.
You can reduce your risk of more serious complications with a few simple steps. First, visit a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with liposuction. Then, be sure to follow all of the preoperative and postoperative instructions that you receive from the practice.
VASER LipoSelection - Before & After
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction usually requires four to seven days off of work. It takes around a week to heal enough to perform moderate activities. Meanwhile, strenuous exercises are off-limits for around three weeks. VASER liposuction is a gentler procedure that often needs a shorter recovery. However, it is important to listen to your body and follow our recommendations for easing back into your routine. Your recovery will vary depending on the extent of your surgery.
What should I expect from the VASERlipo Procedure
Dr. Castor will perform your VASERlipo procedure in our accredited in-office surgical suite. There is no need for general anesthesia; instead, local anesthesia is often appropriate. The length of your VASERlipo treatment depends on several factors, such as the size of the treatments area and the number of areas you want to address.
Improving your contours with VASERlipo takes three steps:
- Administering a numbing solution into the fat cells. Typically, the numbing solution is lidocaine. This step is sometimes referred to as tumescent infusion.
- Using the VASER sound waves to liquefy the fat cells. These sound waves are delivered internally through a small metal probe. They help to gently dislodge and separate stubborn clumps of fat.
- Removing the liquefied fat cells from the body. Castor will smoothly guide a small cannula back and forth to suction out unwanted liquefied cells. The result is a more defined, contoured treatment area.
Watch here as Dr. Castor performs the VASER LipoSelection treatment on one of his male patients.
After the treatment, your skin will naturally begin to lay over your new contours. Since the elastic connective tissues are preserved, your skin can adjust to your new shape more easily than with traditional liposuction.
There is minimal downtime after VASERlipo. For many patients, this is a significant advantage over the classic method. The average patient is back to work in a few days. Most patients tell us that the recovery is no more than a good work-out at the gym.
Best of all, your results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Adults have a fixed number of fat cells in their bodies. The fat that is removed can’t return, though the remaining cells can still expand with weight gain.
Schedule Your VASERlipo Treatment in Tampa
Dr. Castor will match you with the right advanced liposuction treatment for your unique needs. Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about VASERlipo and other liposuction options by calling (813) 971-2000 or by submitting an online contact form. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves patients from Tampa Bay and other nearby areas of Florida.