Superior Results and Less Downtime: VASER Liposuction
VASER® Liposuction is the most advanced form of liposuction. This procedure offers patients a faster recovery, less downtime and smoother results, and is performed in a safe environment. Superior to traditional liposuction, the process allows for specific areas to be targeted and handled more efficiently, leading to a more sculpted, smoother result. VASER® Liposuction is administered under local anesthetic without the inherent risks of general anesthetic. This minimally invasive liposuction procedure is ideal for working men and women, and for people with busy families, as the downtime is far less, and moderate activities may resume within a short period of time after the procedure.
How VASER® Liposuction Works
VASER® Liposuction uses small micro-cannulas along with ultrasound frequencies to remove fat from stubborn areas. The ultrasound waves gently and selectively dislodge fat cells away from the body’s soft tissue so that our Portland liposuction physicians can remove those fat cells out of the body without severe bruising, bleeding and swelling – which could occur frequently with more traditional liposuction techniques.
Traditional liposuction uses larger, cannulas that do not have the ability to target areas as successfully. This older mechanical method has a greater impact upon blood vessels and nerves that can be avoided with this more modern version. Additionally, VASER® Liposuction enables natural fat transfer for any additional body sculpting techniques, as the fat cells that have been removed are not damaged or destroyed during the removal process. Our physicians can harvest and shift viable fat cells to the buttocks or other areas of the body to increase volume. Areas where fat transfer is most commonly transferred to are the breasts, buttocks, face and backs of hands. This transfer process results in a very natural increase in volume which offers a supple, full, more youthful appearance.
VASER® Liposuction is a superior alternative to traditional liposuction, and offers many advantages to the patient:
- Minimal downtime
- Fast recovery
- Less invasive
- Smoother results
- Enables fat transfer
Active Lifestyle? VASER® Liposuction for Stubborn Fat Deposits and a Fast Recovery.
VASER® Liposuction is the perfect fat removal procedure for people who have busy, active lifestyles. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on several factors such as the number and size of the areas treated, as well as overall health. In general, most of our patients are able to return to work after just a few days. In fact, most of our Beaverton liposuction patients prefer to schedule their procedures on Fridays and Saturdays, and are able to return to work on Monday. Schedule your consultation today, with one of the qualified physicians at our Beaverton clinic, located with easy access for our Portland patients.
When Exercise and Dieting Are Not Enough
Many of our Portland liposuction patients are committed to a healthy lifestyle, and consistently exercise as well as eating a healthy diet. Some fat deposits are very difficult to resolve, particularly on the thighs, bottom and lower abdomen. For a smoother, more defined profile, VASER® liposuction can target and get rid of those stubborn fat deposits that just won’t go away, no matter how hard you work. Want to achieve a more sculpted figure? Make an appointment to meet with one of our physicians. Our goal is to give you real answers about what the procedure can do, and to respond to any of your questions and concerns. Patient safety is our primary concern at Athenix, and every procedure is performed under the most stringent safety protocols.
Liposuction is one of the most common of all cosmetic surgeries, developed in the mid-70’s, and became a popular procedure in the 80’s. In 2001, VASER® LipoSelection was approved by the FDA much later, after advances in technology found new ways to target fatty deposits. Ultrasonic energy allows our surgeons at Athenix to specifically reach the most difficult areas. The ultrasonic technology actually “shakes” apart fat cells from the surrounding tissue. This advanced form of liposuction is known to lead to better skin contraction and tightening. At Athenix, we focus on providing our patients with the most advanced procedures for body sculpting through liposuction and a range of other procedures.
Your Recovery from Liposuction
Although the procedure is less invasive, you should expect some degree of bruising, swelling and pain, following your liposuction in Portland. The pain is easily managed with the prescription pain medication our physician will prescribe. Every person is different, but typically, within a day, our patients are up and walking around. It is important that you avoid strenuous activities for several weeks so that the areas treated can heal properly. You will be given full instructions, but it is important that you have someone to assist you on the first day.
Selective Fat Removal for a Smoother, More Defined Profile
The VASER® system allows our physician to be far more selective in the ability to target unwanted fat deposits. The process is far less disruptive to the body, as it targets only the fat cells, leaving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue in place, with far less physical trauma for the patient. The ability to select the fat cells to be removed, particularly from denser body areas on the back or abdomen, makes this advanced liposuction technique superior to older, traditional methods – with a smoother result. In fact, many patients who have had traditional liposuction and want to resolve previously suctioned areas that were left uneven, can get very successful results with this treatment.
This liposuction process is not painful, and involves the use of a special ultrasound and massage, typically feeling warm and soothing for the patient. A treatment generally takes about an hour to complete, depending upon the number of areas being treated. VASER® liposuction is versatile, and can be applied to many of the problem body areas to sculpt and trim a slimmer, more defined contour:
Set an Appointment for a Consultation
If you are considering liposuction, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation at our Beaverton office so we can discuss what you want to achieve, and provide you with realistic expectations about what we can do to help you create a more defined, sculpted, and fit appearance. Call now.