“Am I a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction and Do I Need Skin Excision as Well”?

A minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes ultrasound energy, VASER Lipo in NYC can remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from almost all areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms. As with other new liposuction technologies, the right candidates can expect to achieve good body contouring results.

VASER LiposuctionWho is a good candidate for VASER liposuction? A patient with stubborn fat pockets in the abdominal area posted her concerns about this on the RealSelf platform. On consulting a plastic surgeon (PS) she was told that standard lipo would leave her skin too loose, and so she needed VASER lipo to tighten her skin, and possibly a skin excision as well. She wanted a second opinion from other experts and posted photographs of her body on RealSelf with this question: “Do you agree with the PS? Would I possibly need a skin excision? Would Vaser vs regular lipo make that much of a difference?” She also pointed out that she doesn’t believe that she is really at risk for her skin being loose after surgery as she is young and doesn’t have kids.

Cosmetic surgeons perform skin excision in certain cases. During traditional or standard liposuction, fat cells are removed but the skin remains unchanged and does not shrink with the treatment. An additional procedure may be needed to remove the excess skin. A lower body lift involves tightening the stretched abdominal muscles as in a tummy tuck. In this case too, the plastic surgeon removes excess, sagging skin from the front and back of the torso, and tightens the remaining tissues to restore firm and improve the shape of the lower body.

After reviewing the images that this patient posted, an expert plastic surgeon replied that as she her skin appeared to be of good quality, it would contract well after the procedure. He recommends VASER or BodyTite liposuction as the ideal abdominal contouring option for her.

Other plastic surgeons also replied that as she was young there would be no need for skin excision and that she would get good results with VASER lipo alone. They recommend an exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon who performs these procedures to confirm if she is a candidate and also to discuss her options and expectations.

VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic energy to selectively break up small or large areas of fat while leaving the other important tissues in the area intact. Unlike traditional lipo, patients do not have to worry about loose skin as this technique helps stimulate collagen production and promotes skin tightening. This procedure also offers other advantages over traditional liposuction such as

  • Minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia
  • Provides eye-catching results in a single procedure
  • Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
  • Quicker recovery time, less swelling and bruising
  • Coagulates the tissues and tightens sagging skin
  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area
  • Patients can return to normal activities within two to three weeks

In addition to treating areas with more fibrous tissue more effectively, VASER also preserves the viability of fat cells for fat transfer, which is a popular procedure in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

Individuals who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through diet and exercises are the best candidates for VASER lipo. Depending on the surgeon’s experience and comfort level, the approach can be used to treat deep tissue as well as the mid fatty level and certain areas closer to the surface.

BodyTite is an advanced liposuction platform that utilizes patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology for effective fat removal and cellulite reduction with noticeable skin tightening effects. The procedure can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment. A young, healthy person with good quality skin may experience good skin contraction after the procedure. One major advantage of BodyTite when compared to other procedures is that there is no scarring.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer BodyTite and VASER Lipo in NYC. To determine your candidature for body contouring treatment, choose a practice that had plastic surgeons who are experienced and skilled in both techniques. After evaluating your anatomical considerations, aesthetic goals and expectations and confirming your candidature, an expert plastic surgeon will recommend the option that will provide you with the best results.

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