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What is VASER lipo system? How is it different from traditional liposuction?

Vaser Lipo, also known as LipoSelection®, is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to traditional liposuction, Vaser Lipo uses ultrasound technology to reshape your body without harming body tissue in the process. To accomplish this, the Vaser technique distinguishes between targeted body fat from important nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that could otherwise be harmed when removing fat. This technology additionally breaks up and liquifies fat while still preserving other important body tissue, resulting in smoother and faster results.

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How does Vaser Lipo work?

First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a solution that shrinks the blood vessels in order to minimize potential blood loss and reduce bruising. The solution also makes it easier to break up the fatty tissue. A small probe then transmits ultrasound energy, which breaks up and liquifies the fat without harming other important tissues. Lastly, the liquified fat is removed through a suction process.

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What body areas can be treated with Vaser Lipo?

Many areas of the body can be reshaped using the Vaser system, including the chin, neck, stomach, chest, back, arms, thighs, knees, buttocks, and hips. Just about any part of the body can be treated with this procedure.

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How much fat can be removed?

There are limits to how much fatty tissue can be safely taken from the body. A good way to estimate how much fat can be removed from your body is to bend over toward the ground. The amount of loose fat that you see is about the amount that can be removed. This procedure should not be used as a weight loss solution, as there most likely will not be very much weight loss. The result of the procedure will give you a slimmer body shape that you are pleased with.

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Where is Vaser Lipo performed?

Vaser Lipo is typically performed in a doctors’ office or surgery center. It can be performed under local anesthesia so that the patient is awake, general anesthesia, or IV sedation, depending on what you and your doctor decide on.

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How soon will I see my results?

This depends on the amount of fat removed and the number of sites treated. You can typically see results right after the procedure is completed, with final results appearing in three to six months.

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What is the recovery time?

Recovery time varies with the extensiveness of the procedure (amount of fat removed, the number of sites treated, etc). Patients typically return to normal activity within a few days after the procedure.

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What about future weight gain or fat migration to other areas of the body?

If you gain or lose weight after the procedure, the weight usually gets distributed evenly through your entire body. Fat that is removed should not return or migrate to other parts of the body, assuming a healthy diet and lifestyle continues. However, there will always be layers of unremoved fat in your body, so these layers can expand if significant weight gain occurs.

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How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Vaser Lipo?

Vaser is a solution for healthy people who are frustrated by the persistance of fat in certain areas of their body despite diet and exercise attempts. This technique is a quick procedure to get rid of stubborn fat areas. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your doctor can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results, and the recovery process.

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