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Liposuction in Seattle


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Bellevue, WA 98005

At Athenix, we are committed to providing our patients with the most modern, effective body sculpting techniques. We believe that VASER® Liposuction creates smoother, sleeker results. If you are considering having unwanted fat removed, it is important that it is done properly, and that you get the results you envision. The advantages of the VASER® process is that there is typically a faster recovery with less downtime, and smoother, more natural appearing results.

Older liposuction techniques are more invasive, and harder on your body, potentially affecting nerves and blood vessels. The VASER® process is a targeted process that allows our liposuction surgeons, board-certified plastic surgeons, to carefully choose the areas to address, rather than a shotgun approach, for more beautiful, sculpted results from your liposuction in Seattle.

Removing Stubborn Fat with Ultrasound

The stubborn fat to be removed is accessed with ultrasound waves that selectively moves fat cells away from the body’s other soft tissues, creating far less damage. The process is far superior to older forms of liposuction that often left the patient with a long recovery period, and lumps and bumps rather than a smoother, sleeker look. The older process meant busy people had a long recovery, which many of our patients just don’t have time for. That’s when VASER® liposuction could be the perfect procedure. Who wants to spend an extended recovery time, and suffer heavy after effects? Take the modern approach and get the most advanced liposuction procedure with help from our specialists at Athenix.

The Advantages of VASER® Liposuction

In almost every case, the procedure is performed only with local anesthetic, in one of our onsite state-of-the-art surgical suites. This more advanced type of liposuction has the following powerful advantages:

  • Targeted removal of fat cells for high definition results.
  • Faster recovery time.
  • Far less invasive than older forms of liposuction.
  • Safer for the patient.
  • Enables natural fat transfer for other procedures.
  • Smoother results.

How VASER® Liposuction Works

At Athenix, our board-certified plastic surgeon uses the VASER® Liposuction system to remove unwanted fat from stubborn areas by using micro-cannulas, using specialized ultrasound frequencies. Ultrasound waves feel like a gentle, warm touch, selectively moving fat cells away from the body’s tissues. Once the fat is selectively accessed, it will be removed without the severe bruising, bleeding or swelling associated with older liposuction techniques.

Older, traditional liposuction is harder on the body, and has a longer recovery time due to the more aggressive procedure. We want our patients to achieve the high definition, sculpted appearance they envision – but without performing a highly invasive procedure. That is why our medical team has chosen the VASER® liposuction process for unwanted fat removal. Both patient safety and results are our primary concerns in all of our body contouring procedures.

Fat Transfer: The Modern Way to Enhance and Shape Your Body

This new VASER® Liposuction also allows for Natural Fat Transfer. With this more advanced form of liposuction, fat cells are not ripped, damaged, and destroyed. They can be processed and purified, and then injected into other areas of the body for safe body enhancements. Areas of the body in which this natural fat can be injected include the breasts, buttocks, face or for plumping the backs of hands for a more youthful, supple appearance.

Recovery Time for VASER® Liposuction: Better and Faster for the Patient

If you have a busy, active lifestyle, as most of our Seattle area patients do, VASER® Liposuction is the better choice in patient safety, results, and reduced recovery time.

The recovery time after your VASER® liposuction will vary from person to person, based upon several factors, including your body’s natural ability to heal, and the number and size of the areas from which the fat has been removed and placed to enhance your shape. For the majority of patients, they can return to work after only just a few days. Many choose to schedule VASER® liposuction on a Friday or Saturday so they can return to work on Monday – it is that much different than former traditional types of liposuction. Find out more about VASER® before you make any decision about removing stubborn fat deposits – you’ll be happy you made the safer, more effective choice of procedures.

Our Athenix Team Goes Above and Beyond

At our center, we make it a point to go above and beyond in care, service, patient safety, and results. Our focus is on using the most advanced procedures, and we stay current with the latest technologies. Our primary concern is patient safety, and we follow the most stringent safety protocols, including when performing liposuction. Our patients expect outstanding results, and we do everything possible to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Create the Defined, Sculpted Body You Want

There is nothing we enjoy more than helping our patients create the body they envisioned. Amazing outcomes are now possible, particularly with the advanced body sculpting treatments now available. We are proud to provide our patients with the advantages of VASER® liposuction, and of the smoother, better results that the process offers. We stay ahead of the curve, and are always searching for the best surgical and non-surgical methods for body sculpting. Yes, you can change and enhance your natural beauty, and we are here to help. Talk to us about VASER® and get the facts – you deserve the best.

If you are looking for a more sculpted, defined body profile, and a more attractive body form, schedule a free consultation with one of our professional team. We can answer your questions and evaluate your physical condition to determine whether VASER® liposuction in Seattle or other procedures are right for you. We are determined to achieve a beautiful result, and our medical team is exceptionally talented, with an artist’s eye for beauty and balance.

Call us today to schedule your free consultation at our Bellevue office, or use our handy online form. We look forward to meeting you!

Liposuction FAQ

Why is VASER Lipo better?

VASER liposuction has revolutionized body sculpting. The VASER system does not break up fat with a cannula, as in traditional liposuction, so it leads to less bruising, bleeding, a higher level of precision, and a faster recovery.

What is micro-sculpting?

Micro-sculpting is the process of creating muscle definition by removing smaller fatty deposits in the abdomen, upper arms, love handles, buttocks, or even the neck. While nature may not have provided you with the body shape you want, with this system it can be achieved.

Can the fat extracted with VASER be used to enhance another area of my body?

Yes – one of the beautiful aspects of the gentler VASER lipo system is that the fat cells are gently extracted to protect them from damage. They can then be purified an injected in tiny droplets to enhance another body area, from face to breasts to buttocks.

What is laser-assisted liposuction?

This form of liposuction uses heat energy to destroy fat cells, while sealing off blood vessels, after which the fat is extracted with a traditional tube. This type of lipo poses a risk of damaging the surrounding tissues, and the fat extracted cannot be used to fat transfer.

Can liposuction help me have a “six-pack?”

Our micro-sculpting technique allows us to remove the fat around specific muscles groups, including abdomen and upper arms to create a more athletic definition to various muscle groups. If you have worked out extensively and are fit and strong but still cannot achieve a “six pack” our micro-sculpting technique could be your answer.

Is VASER liposuction safe?

VASER liposuction is considered to be far safer than traditional liposuction. The sound waves have the effect of liquifying the fat for easier extraction, when older techniques involved breaking up the fat with a medical instrument – far more invasive, potentially damaging the surrounding tissue and blood vessels, and requiring a longer recovery time.

Will I need an overnight stay to get liposuction at Athenix?

No. Our body sculpting clinics are accredited, use state-of-the-art cosmetic and plastic surgery instruments and equipment for your liposuction treatment. Once the procedure is complete, you are free to go home and recover.

How much weight can I lose with VASER liposuction?

VASER liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but a body sculpting procedure. If you are at a healthy weight but have pockets of fat on the body that have not responded to diet or exercise, you are probably a good candidate for this procedure.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer