Vaser: Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

torso_graph3VASER® combines patented new ultrasound technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up fatty tissue and for fat removal. Large amounts of unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck and chin, saddlebags, thighs – any place you’ve developed a little “extra cushioning.” VASER uses ultrasound technology for fatty tissue removal. Nerves and blood vessels normally remain undisturbed & patients report low to minimal pain and bruising. Vaser is just one tool we use for our body sculpting – liposuction procedures. It is used best in combination with Smartlipo and PAL. This unique combination approach is used on the majority of cases and provides exceptional results. Moreover, the procedure allows Dr. Kerr to work with such precision that he is able to finely shape delicate areas like the inner thighs, arms, chin and neck. In combination with Smartlipo™ liposuction procedure, VASER is able to both remove fat and tighten the skin in very little time.


Vaser Lipo / Liposuction by Dr. Brian Kerr

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VASER Liposuction By Dr. Brian Kerr

Fat Transfer from VASER Liposuction was recently found to be viable in a Stanford Study.

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Silk Touch Med Spa offers the latest Vaser Ultrasound liposuction technology in Boise and Eagle, Idaho

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, researchers from Stanford University found no significant difference between the viability of fat harvested via the VASER Lipo procedure and fat harvested via traditional liposuction.  The results of the study discredit the common notion that VASER Lipo’s ultrasonic energy destroys fat cells and prohibits the cells from successfully being re-injected during a fat transfer procedure. This substantiates the claims of many physicians who have been using the VASER fat transfer procedure for years.  The unique ultrasound action present in VASER technology thoroughly emulsifies the fat, allowing FAT TRANSFER procedures to be performed successfully and in record time.  Silk Touch Med Spa offers Breast and Buttock Enhancement procedures that utilize the safe and effective features of VASER technology. The study further shows that VASER is a safe and effective alternative to traditional liposuction.

How much fat can be taken?

There are limits to how much fatty tissue can be safely taken from the body in one liposuction procedure. One way to get a good idea for yourself is to stand and bend from the waist. The amount of ‘loose-hanging’ fat you can easily grab above / below your waist will approximate what can be removed by VASER® Lipo. Bear in mind that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution. The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette.

How soon will I see my results? What is the recovery time?

This varies with the extensiveness of the liposuction procedure — the amount of fat removed, the number of sites treated, and so on. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final result at around 3 to 6 months.

What about future weight gain / fat migrating to other areas?

Following your VASER Lipo procedure, should you experience weight gain or loss, it will tend to be proportionately distributed over your entire body. Once you have fat removed, it is gone and (assuming a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise) it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given site remain untreated. If you do gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fatty tissue will expand. Normal aging changes can also be expected.

What are the benefits of tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent Liposuction is the performance of VASER Lipo under local anesthesia.  The use of local anesthetics in the tumescent technique is so effective that patients may not need intravenous sedatives, narcotic analgesics, or general anesthesia. As a result of the widespread capillary constriction caused by the epinephrine in the anesthetic solution, there is minimal bleeding during and after liposuction. This is a major improvement in the liposuction technique compared to the older methods that simply use general anesthesia.

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