Vaser Lipo vs. Traditional LipoDecember 31, 201912/15/2019
Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the body. Effective on nearly any body part, liposuction entails the creation of an incision through which a small tube (cannula) can be inserted to break apart and remove stubborn deposits of fat.
During traditional liposuction, fat deposits are loosened with the cannula itself. This helps ensure the complete removal of fat and helps produce ideally contoured results. Many plastic surgeons use tumescent fluids during traditional liposuction to improve patient comfort and reduce trauma to surrounding tissue. Primarily containing lidocaine, a localized anesthesia, and epinephrine, a vasoconstrictor, tumescent fluids may also be used during other types of liposuction, including Vaser lipo.
During fat removal with Vaser lipo, a small probe that transmits ultrasound energy is used to break apart deposits of fat prior to their removal. This probe helps emulsify the fat, allowing for its complete elimination from the body.
Vaser lipo uses both tumescent fluids and ultrasound energy to improve comfort and results. Because the cannula is used to remove, but not to break apart fat deposits, the incisions used for this type of liposuction are typically much smaller, which may help reduce risks of infection, excessive bleeding, and visible scars.
Patients may experience less bruising, less postoperative discomfort, and more consistent results with the Vaser liposuction technique. Designed to minimize trauma to surrounding blood vessels, tissue, and muscle, this technique gives your plastic surgeon more control over results and is best at producing fine definition and tone. Vaser lipo can also be used on larger areas of the body, making it ideal for fat removal from areas including the abdomen and flanks.
Finding the Best Procedure
Both traditional and Vaser liposuction are capable of creating remarkable results in the hands of our experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula. The best technique for your body will depend on factors including your natural anatomy and desired outcomes.
During your initial consultation at our Houston office, we will listen thoroughly to your concerns, evaluate all of your problem areas, and guide you towards the best solution for your needs.
The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who are:
- In generally good physical health
- Close to their goal BMI
- Prepared for a surgical procedure
- Able to take time off to recover
- Willing to follow all pre and postoperative directions
The liposuction techniques utilized by Dr. Ravi are intended to reduce trauma and enhance results. However, the steps you take before and after your procedure can have a significant impact on the final appearance of the treatment area. Dr. Ravi will work directly with you while you are in our care to make sure you are provided with the information and resources you need to have a rewarding experience.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about liposuction or to find out if traditional or Vaser lipo will be best for your needs, call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 and schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding areas at our comfortable, convenient, and welcoming Houston office.