What is VASERlipo?
VASERlipo™ is a minimally invasive liposuction treatment that uses ultrasound technology to remove stored fat when diet and exercise alone don’t yield the results you want. VASERlipo is powerful enough to remove large areas of fat but gentle enough to use on delicate areas like the neck and arms. Clinically proven to leave the body smooth and contoured, VASERlipo offers stunning results in just one treatment without the pain and downtime of a traditional liposuction procedure.
The fat removed during a VASERlipo treatment can also be transferred to accentuate other areas of the body. Because the fat removed during a VASERlipo treatment is usually of high quality, a fat transfer procedure done in conjunction with treatment can offer more natural and longer-lasting results compared to synthetic fillers.
VASERlipo is most commonly performed to achieve the following results:
- Quickly, safely and effectively remove fat
- Smooth and reshape areas of the body
- Improve overall balance and proportion
- Permanently remove fat
VASERlipo can treat the following areas of the body:
- Jowls, chin and neck
- Male and female breasts
What to expect
- Step 1Consultation
- Step 2Treatment
- Step 3Recovery
- Step 4Results
Step 1 Consultation
A thorough consultation is an important first step when deciding if VASERlipo is the best option for you. One of our board certified surgeons will discuss your desired results, examine you and provide an honest, professional opinion on how best to achieve those results. We also make certain that you are a good candidate for VASERlipo, taking into account your age, health, medical background and other factors that could affect the safety and effectiveness of your treatment. All of our consultations are conducted with the goal of making sure our patients feel comfortable, confident and informed about VASERlipo.
Step 2 Treatment
We make every effort to ensure you are completely comfortable during your VASERlipo appointment. During treatment, a special saline solution (tumescent fluid) is injected into the treatment area to numb and shrink local blood vessels. The tumescent fluid also temporarily expands the target area, making it easier for the fat cells to be removed.
Small probes are then inserted through small incisions, which resonate at a high ultrasound frequency, causing the cells to loosen while leaving the surrounding tissue healthy. The loose fat cells mix with the tumescent fluid and are then removed through tiny tubes.
Treatment can take as little as one hour depending on the size and number of treatment areas.
Step 3 Recovery
After your VASERlipo treatment, we recommend you rest for 12 hours. You should also avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks following treatment. Special compression garments are also worn to help the skin contract around the body’s new contours.
Step 4 Results
While results vary from individual to individual, VASERlipo is highly effective at removing local areas of unwanted fat. Results are immediately noticeable and continue to improve over time. Optimal results are visible about four months after treatment. During your consultation, your doctor will thoroughly explain what results to expect.
Q: Is VASERlipo right for me?
If you are looking to remove excess fat from trouble areas that diet and exercise alone are not affecting, VASERlipo may be the right option for you. VASERlipo is not an effective treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise. VASERlipo candidates must be in good health and have no pre-existing medical conditions that could create complications.
Q: What causes excess fat?
Despite having a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and a reasonable amount of exercise, some people still struggle with disproportionate body contours created by localized fat deposits. Sometimes these areas are the result of genetics or aging, as opposed to overeating and a lack of exercise.
Q: Why choose Detroit Plastic Surgery for my VASERlipo treatment?
When choosing a cosmetic doctor to perform VASERlipo treatments, there are three important qualifications to consider: training, experience and personal attention.
All of our Detroit Plastic Surgery doctors have years of experience performing VASERlipo treatments and spend the necessary time with every patient to answer any questions and address any concerns about the VASERlipo process. We make it a priority to ensure our patients are well-informed and completely comfortable with their decisions. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we maintain an efficient treatment calendar and use the latest techniques and technology to minimize your recovery time and maximize your results.
Q: Will my insurance cover VASERlipo?
Insurance companies commonly do not cover an elective or cosmetic treatment like VASERlipo unless it is performed to correct a medical or health condition. If you plan to use insurance as payment, we strongly suggest consulting with your provider to discuss if the treatment is covered in part or in full by your current plan.
Q: Will my VASERlipo results look natural?
Unlike surgical fat removal, VASERlipo is minimally invasive, thus greatly reducing the possibility of scarring or any other signs that a treatment was performed. While results vary based on the individual, we focus on creating the most natural results possible. During your consultation, your doctor will thoroughly explain what results to expect.
Q: How long will results last?
The longevity of results varies and is dependent on the amount of excess fat, the laxity of the skin and skin type. Typically, you can expect VASERlipo results to last as long as you maintain your weight and a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.
Q: What are the risks of VASERlipo?
VASERlipo is a safe and effective treatment with minimal risks and does not affect or damage surrounding skin or tissue near the treatment area. We are happy to explain in detail any of the risks and possible side effects involved prior to your treatment. We carefully review your complete medical history and all medications you are on to prevent any complications.
Q: Can I have additional procedures in combination with VASERlipo to enhance results?
Yes, your Detroit Plastic Surgery doctor can recommend complimentary services to enhance your desired results such as VASERshape. Detroit Plastic Surgery also offers the option of combining your VASERlipo treatment with a laser skin resurfacing treatment, which promotes collagen growth under the skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance.