VASER is a next generation minimally-invasive liposuction procedure that uses ultrasound to target and eliminate stubborn fat that is non-responsive to diet and exercise.
Dr. Seare is highly skilled and trained in using VASER liposuction to not only remove fat, but also sculpt the body for a more toned and defined appearance – all without the need for general anesthetic or sedation! Contact Dr. Seare’s offices in Carlsbad or San Diego today to schedule a VASER liposuction consultation.
About VASER Liposuction
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) Hi Def Liposuction is a tissue selective liposuction device that uses ultrasonic waves to loosen fat deposits before extraction. Tissue selective refers to the devices ability to target adipose tissue fat cells, leaving alone blood vessels and nerves. VASER Liposuction will not damage these other components, it only destroys fat cells. The gentle nature of this liposuction treatment allows for its use in delicate and sensitive areas, such as under the neck. Another benefit of VASER Hi Def Liposuction is that it refines and brings attention to the appearance of the muscles underneath the skin and fat. Many times Dr. Seare uses VASER Lipo when he performs fat transfer procedures.
Benefits of VASER Liposuction
- Visible results after just one treatment
- Extracts fat from the body for extraordinary sculpting capabilities
- Accentuates and defines muscle tone
- Smooths and tightens skin
- Gentle nature makes it good for use on more sensitive skin
VASER Hi Def Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction
VASER Liposuction is considered safer and gentler than traditional liposuction. It is safer because it only uses local anesthesia, which has fewer risks associated with it than general liposuction. It is gentler because instead of the doctor manually or forcefully breaking down the fat so it can be removed, the ultrasound melts it easily without harming any other material in the body. As a result, there is less bruising and bleeding during the procedure and recovery.
However, VASER Liposuction is not for everyone and some patients may benefit more from traditional liposuction, depending on their body and lifestyle. At the time of the consultation, Dr. Seare will be able to help the patient choose the best procedure for them, whether that be VASER or an alternative body sculpting procedure that can provide similar results.
Good candidates for VASER Liposuction are southern California patients who have stubborn areas of fat deposits despite maintaining a consistent diet and exercise regimen. Some of the areas where they may have stubborn fat include:
- Chin / jawline
- Inner and outer thighs
Candidates for VASER Lipo should be at a stable and healthy weight. It is not a good procedure for patients who are overweight or obese as this is not a weight loss procedure. Significant weight fluctuation can negate the patient’s results.
Additionally, patients should be nonsmokers or willing to quit prior to the treatment. Smoking can seriously affect the patient’s ability to heal from the procedure and may negatively impact their results. More individualized instructions might be given during the consultation after Dr. Seare fully assesses the case.
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Dr. Seare frequently performs VASER Liposuction with fat transfer procedures for additional body contouring. Instead of discarding the fat obtained from VASER Liposuction, it is used to augment or enhance other parts of the body. Some of the most common fat transfer procedures he performs include Brazilian Butt Lift, breast augmentation fat transfer, and facial fat transfer.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The procedure uses the body’s natural fat in order to augment the size and shape of the buttocks. In this procedure, fat is often removed from the thighs, flanks, and lower back in order to increase the proportion of the buttocks to the rest of the body. The fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks to naturally shape and add volume for a youthful, enhanced derriere.
Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer
A breast augmentation fat transfer procedure increases the size of the breasts without the need for implants. It uses the body’s own natural fat in order to augment the breasts by one to two cup sizes. This results in enhanced breasts that look and feel natural, because they are!
Facial Fat Transfer
In a facial fat transfer, fat procured through VASER Liposuction is injected into the face for long lasting anti-aging effects. It can be used to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and creases, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It can also be used to add volume to the face where volume begins to deplete over time, including in the cheeks and chin. It is sometimes used as an alternative to cheek or chin implants. In some cases, fat transfer can also be used to provide patients with a natural lip augmentation.
VASER Liposuction can be performed using only local anesthesia, which makes it very safe. The patient will be awake throughout the procedure.
First, Dr. Seare will inject a tumescent solution into the area where he will perform liposuction. This contains lidocaine, which will ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure. It also helps reduce bleeding, bruising, and recovery time.
Then, Dr. Seare will make a small incision and insert a VASER ultrasonic probe. The ultrasonic waves emitted by the probe emulsify fat, so it can be easily suctioned out of the body. Then, the liquefied fat cells and tumescent solution are suctioned out of the body using a small cannula. Some of the solution will remain in the body to maximize comfort throughout the recovery process.
The amazing thing about ultrasound liposuction technology is that while it has an intense softening effect on fat, it is not harmful to any other material in the body such as the skin, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. By targeting fat cells alone, healing is greatly improved. This in turn promotes skin tightening during recovery and enhanced muscle contour.
The entire procedure can take one or more hours, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Recovery and Results
Following the procedure, patients will be outfitted with compression garments. The compression garments help minimize bruising and swelling. They will also help smooth the skin and tighten it to the body’s newly contoured form.
Patients are free to return home following the procedure.
It is recommended that the patient take 2-3 days off from work in order to recuperate from the procedure and allow the body to heal properly. Some patients may still feel some discomfort around the treatment areas for up to one week. This can be controlled with an over-the-counter medication like Tylenol. However, patients should not take any anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, for at least two weeks. These medications may prolong or increase bruising and swelling. They should also avoid excessively strenuous activities for two to three weeks following the procedure.
Patients will see results almost immediately following the procedure.
The results will continue to steadily improve over the course of three to four months. In order to maintain or even improve results, patients should continue a steady diet and exercise program and be sure to drink lots of water. In some cases, patients may benefit from further VASER Liposuction treatments.
Patients will be asked to come in for a follow-up appointment. At this time, Dr. Seare will make sure that the patient is healing properly and will further work with the patient on how to maintain their results.
Prior to scheduling any treatment, Dr. Will Seare asks all patients to come in for a consultation in order to determine whether or not they would be a good candidate for a VASER Liposuction procedure. During the consultation, Dr. Seare will ask the patient about their areas of concern and current diet and exercise regimen. He will also perform a physical exam in order to help determine the patient’s candidacy.
If the patient is a good candidate for VASER Liposuction, then Dr. Seare will work with the patient to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. He will also talk to the patient about how to prepare for the treatment date and what to expect during recovery in order to achieve the desired results.
In some cases, Dr. Seare may recommend other forms of liposuction, including SmartLipo or traditional liposuction. Dr. William Seare is highly trained in all three forms of liposuction and will recommend the best option for the patient depending on their body, lifestyle, and body sculpting goals.
In order to receive a price quote and find out how VASER Liposuction can transform and sculpt your body, please call us and schedule a consultation in Carlsbad or San Diego today!