Beauty by Design

VASER (Ultrasound) Liposuction

Dr. Robert Troell, M.D., F.A.C.S
Laguna Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Create the Body you have always wanted!

The next generation in body contouring is here. VASER provides the ability to create high-definition body sculpting using gentle ultrasonic energy. There have been over 100,000 procedures performed worldwide using the VASER system.

 

VASER Liposuction – Patient Education Video
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(Dr Troell is a national instructor for the manufacturer of the VASER, Sound Surgical Technologies, teaching other plastic surgeons on the VASER Liposuction technique as well as face and body fat grafting. Dr Troell has performed over 700 face and body liposuction surgical procedures over the past three years.)

Exercise and proper diet are the best way to lose the excess fat, but unfortunately, some fat deposits cannot be worked off even with the most intense physical workout regimen. Fortunately, liposuction can be used to eliminate fat quickly and safely.

Dr Troell is a national instructor for the manufacturer of the VASER, Sound Surgical Technologies, teaching other plastic surgeons on the VASER Liposuction technique as well as face and body fat grafting. Dr Troell has performed over 700 face and body liposuction surgical procedures over the past three years.

VASER is the best technique currently available for high-definition body sculpting. VASER provides 53% more skin retraction or tightening than suction-assisted (tumescent) liposuction, 26% less blood loss in low volume liposuction compared to suction-assisted (SAL) also known as tumescent liposuction with less bruising. 95% of VASER patients and physicians recommend this system of liposuction.

Benefits of VASER (Ultrasonic) Liposuction:

  • A safe, minimally invasive liposculpting procedure
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia only.
  • Selectively target unwanted fat while preserving other important tissue.
  • Treat either small problem areas up to creating major transformations
  • Used to remove unwanted fat and even provide high-definition body sculpting, such as tummy flab, bra bulges, love handles, saddle bags, double chins, as well as excess fat in the neck, arms, thighs, knees, male breasts and more.
  • A more attractive physical appearance and a much higher level of self esteem.
  • Less intra-operative blood loss and less postoperative bruising than SAL.
  • Adaptability for both small and large volume fat removal.
  • A fast recovery time so you can quickly return to normal activity.
  • Fat harvesting and fat grafting using the VASER method preserves fat cell viability and has revealed a 80% fat survival rate.
Before and After VASER Liposuction Photos:
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(Exercise and proper diet are the best way to lose the excess fat, but unfortunately, some fat deposits cannot be worked off even with the most intense physical workout regimen. Fortunately, liposuction can be used to eliminate fat quickly and safely.)

VASER is the best technique currently available for high-definition body sculpting. VASER provides 53% more skin retraction or tightening than suction-assisted (tumescent) liposuction, 26% less blood loss in low volume liposuction compared to suction-assisted (SAL) also known as tumescent liposuction with less bruising. 95% of VASER patients and physicians recommend this system of liposuction.

How VASER (Ultrasonic) Liposuction Works:

There is a significant difference between the currently practiced liposuction techniques. The “traditional” suction-assisted or tumescent liposuction procedure uses a more “invasive” approach that includes general anesthesia, 10 to 15 mm length incisions, large bore cannulas, and a single arm to-and-fro movement for fat removal.

VASER Liposuction” that Dr. Troell provides is safe and a minimally invasive procedure with less bruising, fast recovery time and with the superior advantage of creating significant skin tightening and high-definition body sculpting Initially, anesthetic fluid is infiltrated using small16 gauge blunt tipped cannulas. This is followed by the innovative technique of delivering ultrasound energy of higher and lower pressure waves at 36,000 Hz from an innovative titanium probe. VASER or Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction gets its name by using gentle ultrasonic energy to selectively target fat cells while preserving important tissue, such as nerves, blood vessels and muscle.

Why Fat Grafting using VASER (Ultrasonic) fat is superior:

Fat Harvesting and Fat Grafting using VASER Fat is superior to that from laser lipolysis, such as Smartlipo, and suction-assisted liposuction. Fat collected during the VASER Lipo procedure is refined down to small lipocyte packets comprised of 2-3 fat cells, which supports growth and a blood supply (vascularization) upon placement in facial or body areas (reinjection).

Laser lipolysis is inferior for fat grafting. Lasers (SmartLipo, SlimLipo) deliver high intensity light energy and cause disruption of tissue, including fat cell rupture through thermal cell wall disruption and coagulation of small blood vessels which can burn the skin, creating cosmetic defects. Suction-assisted liposuction provides large cell packets, approximately 50 cells in diameter. This size is associated with central necrosis and sheer force disruption during fat transfer. The fat used as a filler is permanent, in contrast to dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvaderm, which are temporary.

In summary, the advantages of VASER Liposuction is less bruising and blood loss  with a low revision rate, however, the biggest advantage is superior skin tightening and ability to create high-definition body sculpting. Additionally, VASER fat provides superior fat harvesting with a fat grafting survival rate of 80%. The fat grafting survival rate with traditional suction-assisted liposuction is, at best, 60%.

To read a whitepaper comparing the VASER to other technologies in body contouring, click here

FAQ’s:

What is VASER® Lipo? How does it differ from traditional liposuction?
VASER Lipo, also known as LipoSelection®, is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. What distinguishes the VASER Lipo procedure is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from other important tissues – such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Innovative VASER technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

How does VASER Lipo work?
First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a special saline solution that helps numb the site and shrink the blood vessels (to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising). This solution wets and fills the area to be treated, making it easier to break up fatty tissue with the VASER Lipo System’s ultrasound energy. Then a small probe transmits sound energy (similar to that used for cataract removal from the eye) to break up fatty tissue on contact while preserving other important tissues. Finally, the liquefied fat is removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimize damage to surrounding tissues.

What body areas can be treated with VASER Lipo?
Doctors have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas: abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, back, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, chin, neck areas and just about any other body part you need treated.

How much fat can be taken?
There are limits to how much fatty tissue can be safely taken from the body. One way to get a good idea for yourself is to stand and bend from the waist. The amount of ‘loose-hanging’ fat you can easily grab above / below your waist will approximate what can be removed. Bear in mind that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution. The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette. You may not notice a significant amount of weight loss, but you should be pleased with your slimmer new shape.

Where is VASER Lipo performed?
VASER Lipo is performed in a clean or sterile environment. Some possible options are in a doctor’s office, an outpatient surgery center or a hospital. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia (awake), IV sedation, or general anesthesia. You and your physician will decide the best type of treatment for you.

How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time?
This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure—the amount of fat removed, the number of sites treated, and so on. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final result at around 3 to 6 months. It is important that you establish realistic expectations through discussion with your doctor.

What about future weight gain / fat migrating to other areas?
This is a common misperception. Following your VASER Lipo procedure, should you experience weight gain or loss, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and, assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given site remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal aging changes can also be expected.

How can I be certain VASER Lipo is right for me?
If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASER Lipo can provide a solution. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, low-pain solution to losing stubborn fat deposits, the VASER Lipo procedure could be your answer. 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.

 

Contact Dr. Troell’s Office for Your Free Consultation:
Dr. Troell and his staff are happy to discuss the Liposuction procedure with you and answer your questions. Please feel free to call our offices in Laguna Beach (949) 220-0530 or Las Vegas (702) 242-6488.
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