With the recent addition of VASERlipo®, Dr. Jennifer Reichel and Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center are thrilled to offer a complete suite of body contouring options to our patients.VASER Liposuction has an 88 percent approval rating on RealSelf (May,2018).VASERlipo® uses an ultrasound technology that can treat virtually any area of unwanted fat. Instead of loosening fat manually, the ultrasound “shakes” the fat cells to release them. According to Dr. Reichel, this is considered gentler on the body. VASER also lets us “sculpt” the body – for more muscle definition. From simple improvements to complete body transformations, VASERlipo® delivers precision body contouring results after just one treatment.
Dr. Reichel is also excited about VASERlipo because she prefers it for fat transfer procedures to the face, hands, and buttocks, one of the procedures that she specializes in.
How it works
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. Introduced in 2002 by Sound Surgical Technologies, VASERlipo® is an FDA-approved procedure that uses ultrasound to target fat while protecting surrounding tissues like blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It delivers a minimal level of ultrasound energy to “shake” the fat cells from their supporting tissue. We add fluid to the area, then specially designed cannulas are used to gently remove the fat.
This new technique offers Dr. Reichel excellent control in achieving smooth contours and body sculpting.
What Can I Expect?
The procedure typically takes 2 to 4 hours depending upon the area(s) treated and does not require general anesthesia. While recovery varies from patient to patient, we advise waiting at least 48 hours before returning to work or light activity. Just like traditional tumescent liposuction, it is an ACTIVE recovery process. You can even start a light work-out just days after VASERlipo. Patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, numbness, or soreness after the procedure. We will go over all of this at your personal consultation appointment.
Depending upon the amount of fat removed and the number of areas treated, most patients report seeing noticeable results immediately. The final result can take up to four to six months after the procedure. Because the treatment is gentle, we can treat multiple body areas at one time, during a single treatment.
Areas on the body that are especially well suited to VASERlipo® include the thighs, knees, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest, chin and neck. With healthy diet and exercise choices, contouring results can be permanent.
Who is a Candidate?
Men and women who have struggled with stubborn fat in spite of exercise and diet are excellent candidates. VASERlipo® is not a weight-loss method, however, and is not intended to replace a regular exercise routine and healthy eating habits.
Ideal candidates are in good health and close to their ideal body weight. As with any surgical procedure, smoking can present complications and impede healing so patients should be non-smokers.
Popular Areas of Treatment
- Jowls, chin, and neck
- Abs, hips, or love handles
- Male and female breasts
- Back, buttocks or thighs
- Knees, calves or ankles
Contact us today
If your body is not responding to diet and exercise, VASERlipo® may be the solution. For healthy patients, this procedure is a fast, minimally invasive way to eliminate stubborn fat deposits permanently.