A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential if you want to stay in shape, but for many people, cellulite and stubborn fat deposits refuse to respond to any fitness regime. Certain physical factors in both women and men can make fat deposits in various areas of the body resistant, no matter what you do. If you have been working out, eating well, monitoring your calories, and still cannot get unsightly fat deposits to budge, VASER® liposuction may be the right solution for you.
VASER® Liposuction: Superior Results, Less Downtime
Our liposuction specialists at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute use VASER® Liposuction -- a revolutionary new technique developed in the early 21st Century, for safely and effectively removing unwanted fat, with a quick recovery, less downtime and smoother results. “VASER” is an acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.
This procedure is vastly different than traditional liposuction and will not cause the severe bruising, bleeding, swelling, and extended downtime associated with liposuction in the past. VASER® Liposuction uses small micro-cannulas 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 for removal.
Ultrasonic Technology Targets Unsightly Fat Deposits
Traditional liposuction uses larger cannulas with less ability to target specific areas. Ultrasonic pulses used in VASER® Liposuction cause is less invasive, and allows our board-certified plastic surgeon to select fat cells from specific areas with far less disturbance of the surrounding nerves and blood vessels – an advantage for the patient.
VASER® Liposuction makes it possible to remove fat cells very precisely, and to address and treat smaller areas of the body, such as the face and neck. The high level of control possible with this procedure makes it popular with patients who want the least invasive procedure and a smoother result.
Because the fat cells are not damaged or destroyed in the removal process, VASER® Liposuction enables Natural Fat Transfer to other areas of the body. Our specialists can also shift those viable fat cells to increase volume in the breast, buttocks, face, or the backs of the hands. This transfer process produces a natural increase in volume and a soft, supple, youthful result.
Busy Lifestyle? Find Out About VASER® Liposuction
VASER® Liposuction can be comfortably performed with a local anesthetic in our Fresno office, eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. The procedure is far less traumatic to the body than traditional liposuction. Downtime is limited and moderate activities may resume shortly after the surgery, which makes this minimally invasive form of liposuction ideal for people in the workforce and for those with busy families.
Who Is a Good Candidate for VASER® Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight loss technique. It is a cosmetic procedure designed for men and women who are tired of fighting an uphill battle against stubborn, localized fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and diet. Stress-related high cortisol levels, non-optimum sleep patterns, insulin resistance, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal and other factors can cause stubborn fat deposits that won’t disappear no matter how rigorously you stick to your diet and exercise routine.
Removing Unwanted Fat Deposits with Targeted Liposuction
Many women store fat in the lower body and on the backs of the arms. When estrogen levels decrease after menopause, the situation changes and women begin to store fat in the lower abs, the lower back, and the sides of the waist, and so do men. Additionally, men of all ages struggle with fat in the midsection, including the harmful visceral “belly fat” that develops around waist.
These stubborn fat deposits cause unsightly bulges that affect the way your clothes fit and the overall appearance of your body. After conscientiously tracking your calories and many hours spent at the gym, it can be frustrating, to say the least, when you still have a protruding tummy area that ruins the lines of your physique. Rolls of fat under the chin that persist in spite of all your efforts can make your face and throat and look heavier and older. This technique may be the answer for you.
Removing Unwanted Fat on Hips, Buttocks, Thighs or Other Body Area
With VASER® Liposuction, your plastic surgeon can safely remove unsightly fat deposits in a minimally invasive manner for a smoother result, and a shorter recovery time. The most commonly treated areas with liposuction are the hips, buttocks, and thighs. VASER® Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fat from virtually any part of the body, including the stomach, arms, knees, ankles, breasts, back, waist, chin, and throat.
If needed, your own fat can then be used to augment other areas of the body. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can perform Natural Fat Transfer to enhance your breasts or buttocks, fill in hollows depressions in your face, or augment the tissue on the back of your hands. Natural Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive enhancement process that produces long lasting, natural-looking results.
VASER® Liposuction – The Right Solution for Many Active People
VASER® Liposuction is a great choice for people with busy, active lifestyles. Although recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on factors such as overall health and the number and size of the areas treated, most of our patients are able to return to work only a few days after the surgery. In fact, many patients prefer to schedule their procedures on Friday or Saturday so they can return to work on the following Monday.
This procedure has many advantages over traditional liposuction, including:
- Minimally invasive
- Safer procedure
- Can be performed with local anesthetic
- Quicker recovery
- Less downtime
- Only small incisions required
- Reduces blood loss
- Better skin retraction
- Smoother, more natural looking results
- Enables Natural Fat Transfer to other areas of the body
At Athenix Body Sculpting Institute, we custom tailor a body sculpting procedure for each patient based on that individual’s unique anatomy. First and foremost, we are physicians. Safety is our priority, and our number one goal is great results and a comfortable patient experience for you.
If you are tired of fighting a losing battle against stubborn fat deposits, VASER® Liposuction could be the right solution for you. Call to schedule a free consultation at our Fresno office. One of our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons will be happy to speak with you and discuss what you hope to achieve.