Why Choose VASERlipo® Vs. Traditional Liposuction

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Most people who are considering fat removal surgery think liposuction is their only option. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are a number of alternatives to traditional liposuction that can still help you get rid of stubborn fat and achieve slimmer, more attractive contours. One of the most popular and in-demand fat removal procedures at Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa in Orange County, CA is VASER liposuction. When performed by acclaimed plastic surgeon and body contouring expert Dr. Saba Motakef, VASER-assisted lipo can produce stunning, long-lasting results with several benefits compared to traditional liposuction. Learn more about the difference between liposuction and VASERlipo here, and find out which one may be right for you.

What is the difference between liposuction and VASER liposuction?

When choosing between VASERlipo and traditional lipo, it’s important to understand the fundamental aspects of each procedure:

  • Traditional liposuction: The classic approach to liposuction involves making a small incision near the treatment area, through which a cannula is inserted. The surgeon then uses manual force to dislodge fat cells, which are ultimately removed from the body with suction.

  • VASERlipo: In VASER-assisted liposuction, the surgeon injects a specialized solution into the treatment area to reduce bleeding, minimize postoperative discomfort, and make the fat removal process more efficient. After this, a cannula is inserted through a tiny incision, and ultrasonic energy is administered to the fat cells. Rather than using mechanical force, the fat cells are broken up and liquefied by the ultrasound energy and easily suctioned from the body without damaging the nearby tissues.

Should I get regular liposuction or VASERlipo?

While both types of liposuction are highly effective and widely used, some patients may be better suited to one or the other based on their needs, goals, available downtime, and other factors. For many patients, VASER liposuction offers a number of compelling benefits compared to traditional liposuction, including:

  • Less swelling
  • Less pain during recovery
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Slightly smaller incisions
  • Reduced risks and side effects
  • Can be performed using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
  • Allows for more selective and precise fat removal (ab etching, defining the muscles, etc.)

Even with these exciting benefits, there are some patients who still may prefer or require traditional liposuction. Some of the most common reasons to choose traditional lipo instead of VASERlipo include:

  • Shorter procedure time
  • Larger amount of fat needs to be removed

Generally speaking, patients with a higher BMI and/or a larger volume of unwanted fat are often better candidates for traditional liposuction. In contrast, patients who want to refine smaller features of more fibrous fat, such as the chin, neck, love handles, and thighs, may benefit most from VASERlipo. During your initial consultation for liposuction in the Anaheim Hills area, Dr. Motakef will take ample time to discuss your concerns and goals, evaluate your desired treatment areas, and explain all of your options in great detail to help you make a decision you feel comfortable, confident, and excited about.

Sculpt, slim, and define your physique with advanced liposuction in Orange County, CA

Whether you’ve always wanted a shredded six pack or have areas of stubborn fat that just won’t seem to budge despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, we can help. To learn more about the exciting transformations that are possible with liposuction at Motakef Plastic Surgery + Med Spa in Anaheim Hills, CA, call to schedule your private consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.