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Vaser Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction in Houston,TX

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04/15/2020

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in plastic surgery. Traditional methods of liposuction include using a specific cannula (long, hollow tube) to aspirate fat after infiltration of a wetting solution.  Wetting solution contains saline and lidocaine, which is an analgesic.  Traditional Liposuction methods allow surgeons to remove adipocytes (fat cells) and debulk the multiple layers of fat between the skin and the underlying fascia (connective tissue). This requires a certain amount of manual force that needs to be exerted on the part of the surgeon to extract the fat.

The problem with this basic technique is that when performing large amounts of liposuction fatigue may becomes an issue. There have been advancements used by surgeons such as Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) via a Microaire machine, this is used by Dr. Ravi in all of his liposuction case in order for him to have additional external energy to remove fat faster and will less exertion, therefore he doesn’t become tired as quickly.

VASER Liposuction

VASER stands for Vibrational Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This is essentially ultrasound.  In addition to the use of Power Assisted Liposuction, VASER technology is also used to give even better results and improved recovery.

After infiltrating the wetting solution into an area, the VASER probe is passed underneath the skin to gently separate the fat cells from the surrounding connective tissue, thereby sparing the blood vessels and nerves. This results in less bruising after surgery. After this, the power-assisted device cannula can be used to then precisely extract fat in that area at various fat depsoit depths. Since the fat has already been separated from the connective tissue, less manual force is required to extract the fat. This leads to less surgeon fatigue and allows the surgeon to perform more liposuction with less perceived effort, along with much improved high definition results.  The combination of VASER and Microaire Power Assisted Liposuction devices allow Dr. Ravi to specifically etch out your fast to give patients an athletic look, even giving him the ability to etch out a 6-pack.

Enhancing Patient Experience

Ultimately less bruising and blood loss are seen with VASER liposuction. It also allows for superficial liposuction to be performed more precisely. This is the reason why High-definition body contouring can only be achieved with the use of VASER assisted liposuction.

VASER can be performed on any part of the body by varying the amount of energy. At the proper energy setting, the fat cells continue to be viable and can be used in conjunction with fat transfer procedures with excellent results.

Improved results with Body Contouring are a direct result of Dr. Ravi’s experience in conjunction with using certain techniques and technologies such as those described above.

If you are ready to schedule your VASER liposuction consultation at our Houston office, please call (281) 242-1061. Located in Houston, Dr. Ravi welcomes patients from The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, and surrounding areas of Texas.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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