For patients looking for a big or small improvement in body shape and contouring, Vaser liposuction is excellent. Unlike traditional liposuction, Vaser is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The targeted area is first numbed using a numbing fluid.
The fat is then liquefied using a high intensity focused ultrasound device called Vaser. It selectively disrupts fat cells, sparing the vessels and nerves, thereby causing very little post treatment bruising or swelling. It can be used in delicate areas elegantly and safely. Most of the fat begins to leak out of the tiny skin punctures immediately. The rest is evacuated by gentle suctioning.
No stitches are required after the treatment is completed. You will wear a girdle like garment for a few days to weeks depending on the area being treated. There will be a significant amount of fluid drainage for the first 24-36 hours. We will see you for follow up visits one week after the procedure and again at one month and three months.
Most patients fit into smaller clothing more comfortably at just a week out. We recommend returning to work after two days of rest. For a procedure performed on Friday, for example, the majority of patients will be fine to return to work by Monday. For the majority of procedures, exercise can be resumed one to two weeks post treatment. We encourage you to remain active and mobile throughout the recovery process.
Skin tightening will occur quite immediately and continue to improve over the next few months. Vaser and all forms of liposuction are not great at reducing cellulite. For this, we recommend a procedure called Velashape.