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
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 to Expect From Your 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. To learn more about VASERlipo and other liposuction options, schedule a complimentary consultation at (813) 971-2000. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves patients from Tampa Bay and other nearby areas of Florida.