Liposuction has evolved tremendously over the years to provide a safer experience and more effective results for body contouring patients. After some trial and error, the standard approach to liposuction currently involves injecting tumescent fluid into the treated areas to reduce discomfort and the risk of excessive bleeding. At Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hotchandani utilizes a variety of modern liposuction techniques to create a surgical plan tailored to the patient’s specific needs. VASERlipo® combines the tumescent method with advanced ultrasound technology to disrupt the targeted fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Ideal Candidates for VASERlipo®
The best candidates for VASERlipo® are at a healthy, average weight but find it challenging to target stubborn pockets of fat. This procedure can be particularly beneficial for patients who want to preserve the integrity of their unwanted fat for transfer to other areas of the body. Additionally, those who seek fat removal with VASERlipo® must have a realistic expectation of their results and understand that this treatment is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Candidacy will be determined after a thorough consultation with Dr. Hotchandani.
The VASERlipo® Procedure
- Before Surgery
- During Treatment
Dr. Hotchandani, along with our highly educated registered nurses and a certified surgical technician, will care for you throughout your VASERlipo® journey. After you are welcomed and interviewed, an IV access port is placed, the necessary photographs of the treatment areas are taken, and the skin will be marked in preparation for surgery. You will then be escorted to the operating room, and anesthesia will be administered.
VASERlipo® is a convenient outpatient procedure performed using local anesthetic with oral sedation and PRO-NOX™ (laughing gas). Depending on the size and number of areas treated, it can take one hour or longer to complete. The target location is first injected with a sterile tumescent solution, and small incisions are created, through which a thin cannula and an ultrasound probe could be inserted. The probe delivers precise ultrasound energy to break down fat cells for easier removal and causes less bruising than traditional methods.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Treatment with VASERlipo® is performed in our state-of-the-art operating facility, and most patients return home the same day. Any postoperative discomfort is typically minor and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Swelling and bruising can be expected, but these should dissipate significantly within a few days.
Patients with jobs that do not require physical activity may return to their normal activities within one or two days. Individuals with physically demanding occupations must take at least two to three weeks off of work. Exercise can be continued within a couple of weeks or when cleared by Dr. Hotchandani.
Is VASERlipo® painful?
Because VASERlipo® is performed using local anesthesia with lidocaine, oral sedation, and PRO-NOX™ (laughing gas), it is a comfortable and quite painless procedure. Patients may experience minor discomfort after treatment, but this can be alleviated with oral pain medication.
Does VASERlipo® leave scars?
The incisions created during a VASERlipo® procedure are small, and they usually result in tiny puncture scars that are hardly noticeable. The severity of scarring depends on attention to aftercare, individual healing time, and other factors, but the size should remain small regardless.
What areas can be treated with VASERlipo®?
VASERlipo® can treat various areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, waist, flanks, thighs, back, buttocks, arms, male chests, female breasts, knees, calves, ankles, chin, and face.
Are there alternatives to VASERlipo®?
Yes, at Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery, we offer various non-surgical and minimally invasive fat reduction procedures to help patients achieve their desired result.
Dr. Hotchandani created his own trademarked body contouring procedure called ReNUplasty®, which combines VASERlipo® with Renuvion™. This combination of advanced techniques is designed to remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin in the treated area, producing superior results.
Some of our VASERlipo® alternatives include: