Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction Technique
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on December 27, 2013
In his many years as a plastic surgeon, one of the most common requests that Dr. Ken Smart receives from his patients is a slimmer and more toned body. For patients who are within a healthy range of their ideal weight, body contouring procedures such as liposuction can often help patients achieve this goal. Liposuction allows Dr. Smart to remove stubborn pockets of fat from around the body in order to give his patients a more visually appealing body contour. While the standard liposuction technique is effective in helping patients reach their aesthetic goals, Dr. Smart gives his patients the added benefits of improved skin tightening and a smoother recovery by offering his Dallas patients ultrasonic liposuction. The ultrasonic VASER® liposuction technique eliminates fat from the body while protecting the body’s connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels.
What Is VASER® Liposuction?
Like standard liposuction, VASER® liposuction is a body contouring procedure that allows Dr. Smart to tone problems areas of the body by removing localized pockets of fat. However, the ultrasonic VASER® liposuction technique utilizes the power of sound waves to give patients a gentler and more effective procedure.
During the VASER® liposuction procedure, Dr. Smart will make a series of tiny incisions around the treatment area. Through these incisions, a small probe will be inserted. This probe emits ultrasonic sound waves that melt fat cells so that they can be suctioned from the body. In a standard liposuction procedure, it is the force of the cannula that breaks up fat cells so that they can be removed from the body. While effective in destroying fat, this technique is also damaging to nerves, blood cells, and the connective tissues that keep skin tight. The sound waves that are used in the VASER® liposuction technique can actually distinguish between fat and other body tissues. This means that only the fat cells are melted while the connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels remain protected.
Benefits of VASER® Liposuction
Because the ultrasonic VASER® liposuction technique only destroys unwanted fat cells, the entire procedure is much gentler for patients. The benefits of this technique over standard liposuction include the following:
- Preserved connective tissue allows the skin to better tighten and conform to the body’s new contour
- Because the nerves and blood vessels are protected, the procedure results in less bruising and swelling
- Patients require a shorter recovery following VASER® liposuction, with most able to return to their regular schedules within a week after surgery
Am I a Candidate?
Patients who are close to their weight goal who have localized areas of fat that require treatment are likely candidates for ultrasonic VASER® liposuction. The VASER® liposuction technique can be performed on any area of the body that would benefit from standard liposuction including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees, and back. Because of the more gentle technique, VASER® liposuction can even be performed on areas of the body not typically recommended for standard liposuction such as the neck, arms, calves, and ankles.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Ken Smart prides himself on providing patients with the aesthetic results they desire by utilizing the most advanced and up-to-date surgical techniques. If you are looking to enhance your natural beauty with plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smart to learn more about our wide range of cosmetic services. We look forward to meeting you!
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