Dr. Vasquez offers many body contouring procedures in the Fairfield area, including both liposuction and VASER liposuction. Both of these procedures aim to remove excess stubborn fat from the body. However, there are some major differences as well. Read on to learn about these differences, and which procedure is right for you.
Traditional liposuction is well known as a procedure to help with the removal of fat. Small incisions are made in the skin, and long, thin instruments are placed into these holes to suction out excess fat. This procedure can be done on the love handles, saddle bags, turkey neck, back rolls, belly, or large breasts. Good candidates are patients who are healthy and fit, but are struggling to eliminate stubborn areas of fat. Liposuction is not an option solely for weight loss purposes.
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, and is a liposuction technique that is unique in that it uses ultrasonic energy to remove unwanted body fat. This procedure can be done on the thighs, hips, abdomen, chest, love handles, back, arms, neck, chin, and knees. Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction be performed in office and the patient can remain awake. It also minimizes the risks of injury to nerves and blood vessels, resulting in less bruising, bleeding, and pain. This is a great option for patients who do not want to undergo a fully invasive body contouring procedure.
Overall, traditional liposuction requires a longer recovery period and the use of compression garments for up to six weeks. Recovery from VASER liposuction is often quicker, though some patients may experience more dramatic results from traditional liposuction.
IF you are interested in either of these liposuction techniques for a more contoured body, contact us today!