Vaser Liposuction: A Minor Procedure that Makes a Major Difference in Your Look
Liposuction has maintained a top seat in the leading cosmetic surgery procedures for several years. As we have discovered more about the stubborn nature of fat in critical areas such as the thighs and stomach, more people have become interested in complementing their healthy lifestyle with liposuction. As interest in this procedure has skyrocketed, innovation has refined our abilities to shape the body. We are pleased to offer Vaser Liposuction in our Renton and Seattle facilities to improve the overall patient experience.
The Liposuction Process
Liposuction is the most common surgical method of removing excess fat cells. The general technique involves small incisions and the extraction of cells through a cannula, or tiny tube. Initially, liposuction was performed under general anesthesia. This may still be done, but many procedures are performed using a tumescent fluid that includes a topical anesthetic to numb nerve endings in the area of treatment. Tumescence has made it possible for a large number of patients to avoid the costs and risks of general anesthesia.
How Vaser Liposuction is Different
Where traditional liposuction requires the surgeon to move the suctioning cannula back and forth across the treatment area to break apart fat cells, Vaser Liposuction does this with ultrasound waves. During the Vaser procedure, a cannula with a small probe is inserted through tiny incisions. The probe on the end of the cannula emits ultrasound energy to emulsify fat cells, which dislodges them from their resting place in a gentle way. The effects of ultrasound energy markedly decrease the physical movement of the cannula. The less the cannula is moved, the more intact the tissue surrounding fat cells remains. Gentler movement also decreases bleeding during surgery and leads to less bruising post-surgery.
Make a Major Change Happen for Your Body
Vaser liposuction isn’t just for a slimmer physique; this technique refines the contours of areas like the abdomen so characteristics like that coveted six-pack can be more visible. Vaser liposuction can also be performed on more delicate areas such as the backs of the arms and the chin and neck.
To schedule your liposuction consultation in Renton or Seattle, call 206-859-5777.