VASER high-definition 3D liposuction
in Webster TX
VASER High-Definition 3D Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic surgeries because it removes stubborn pockets of unwanted fat that are almost impossible to remove with changes in diet and targeted exercise. Dr. Carpin performs tumescent liposuction using SAFELipo techniques.
She also performs an enhancement to traditional liposuction known as VASER high-definition 3D liposuction. In VASER liposuction, ultrasound energy is added to aid in breaking loose the fat cells before they are suctioned away. VASER high-definition 3D liposuction gives Dr. Carpin the ability to not only remove the unwanted fat, but to also sculpt the treated areas.
“I had a tummy tuck and liposuction with Dr. Carpin. She was very thorough as well as kind. My surgery went so well and I LOVE the results. She did a phenomenal job! I will definitely be going back to her for more procedures.”
What is VASER high-definition 3D Liposuction?
Liposuction has been an enormously popular and effective method for removing stubborn pockets of unwanted fat since it first debuted in the U.S. in the 1980s. Every year, the body contouring improvements gained through liposuction make it one of the top three cosmetic surgeries in the U.S.
VASER high-definition 3D liposuction simply improves on the procedure.
VASER is an acronym for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. But you can simply call it high-frequency ultrasound energy. With VASER liposuction, ultrasound energy has been added to gently break down the fat cells in the treatment areas. This energy dislodges the fat cells, making them easier to remove and eliminating much of the trauma that can occur with traditional liposuction where the cannula must be moved back and forth aggressively to break loose the fat cells.
What’s the difference between VASER Liposuction and traditional liposuction?
Why should I choose to have VASER liposuction?
The addition of the ultrasonic high frequency vibrations is why. When delivered under the skin, these vibrations gently break down the fat cells. This dislodges the fat cells in the treated area, making them easier to remove. VASER liposuction, thanks to the ultrasound assist, is gentler than traditional liposuction where the cannula must be moved back and forth to break loose the fat cells. Dr. Carpin feels that she has a great deal of control over the fat she removes to better sculpt the target areas. VASER 3D liposuction delivers very smooth, contoured results.
Who is the ideal candidate for VASER high-definition liposuction?
First things first, VASER high-definition 3D liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure; it’s a body contouring procedure. All liposuction methods are meant only to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and targeted exercise; they are not meant to remove large amounts of fat across the body. Dr. Carpin requires her VASER 3D liposuction patients to be within 10 percent of their ideal weight. This maximizes the patient’s results, as Dr. Carpin can sculpt the areas where she removes the fat.
Just as important for candidacy is the elasticity in your skin. Your skin needs to still have elasticity because when the fat is removed the skin needs to tighten down to its new slimmer contour. Yes, the ultrasound energy does provide some skin tightening, but this only occurs if your skin still has elasticity. If your skin is loose and sagging, liposuction will only exacerbate the problem by removing fat under it. In these cases, it would be better to have Dr. Carpin perform a tummy tuck.
Otherwise, there aren’t many people out there who don’t have unwanted pockets of stubborn fat that they could remove with VASER high-definition liposuction with Dr. Carpin.
Is VASER high-definition 3D liposuction painful?
All liposuction has come a long way from the 1980s when it was first introduced in the United States. Early liposuction was performed through larger incisions with wider, larger cannulas. To break loose the fat, the large cannulas were moved back and forth quite violently under the skin. This caused extreme tissue trauma and created bruising that could last for months. There was also significant blood loss. The patient needed to be under general anesthesia.
Today, liposuction is far different. Cannulas are now very thin and small. Injection of tumescent solution prior to start the procedures creates space, provides local anesthetic, and constricts the fat cells for easier loosening and suctioning away.
VASER liposuction has all those modern advantages plus it adds ultrasound energy, which breaks loose the fat cells and makes the procedure even less invasive.
Afterwards, patients feel the discomfort is more in line with aching than acute pain. Most don’t require the pain medication prescribed, opting instead for over-the-counter options.
What can I expect for recovery from VASER high-definition 3D liposuction?
Thanks to VASER liposuction’s ultrasound assist, these procedures create less tissue trauma, pain, and subsequent bruising than traditional liposuction. The ultrasonic energy works to dislodge and break up the fat cells without causing damage to surrounding connective tissue and blood vessels. This makes for an easier recovery.
Our VASER high-definition liposuction patients can usually get back to work in just 2-3 days. Driving and normal activity can resume as soon as you’re comfortable doing so.