Lipo Center Procedures
VASER® Lipo UltraSound
Patients seeking to tone targeted areas of the body which are unresponsive to diet and exercise have turned to liposuction for many years as an effective option to achieve their desired body contour. While effective in producing a slimmer appearance, patients often experienced "lumpy" results and long recovery times due to the destruction of nearby nerves, blood vessels and other tissues in the treated area. Now, patients can achieve their desired results in a faster and safer method using targeted fat reduction with VASER® Lipo.
The unique VASER® Lipo treatment combines new patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to gently dissolve and remove excess fatty tissue from the abdomen, hips, "love handles," "saddlebags," thighs, arms, back, knees, neck and chin. The VASER Lipo procedure uses ultrasound energy to eliminate fat while leaving nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue largely undisturbed. Without damage to this tissue, patients experience little pain and achieve much smoother results than with traditional liposuction.
During the VASER Lipo procedure, the area to be sculpted is filled with a special saline solution that makes the fatty tissue easier to dissolve. The VASER System also includes epinephrine, which shrinks blood vessels to help reduce bleeding and bruising, and lidocaine, an anesthetic agent that helps numb the site. A thin-grooved probe is then inserted to soften and break up fatty tissue on contact using ultrasound waves. Suction and massage of the sculpted site removes emulsified fat while leaving surrounding tissue relatively intact.
Lipotherme™ Laser Lipolysis
Lipotherme™ is an FDA-approved laser lipolysis procedure used to effectively remove unwanted areas of fat while simultaneously contracting skin cells for smoother, firmer skin and a slimmer, more defined body contour. Manufactured by Osyris, the Lipotherme offers many advantages over conventional liposuction, allowing patients to achieve their desired results through just one simple treatment session.
Lipotherme is a safe and effective procedure with no associated risks, no scarring and little to no downtime. Along with other laser lipolysis procedures, Lipotherme offers patients many advantages over the traditional liposuction procedure. Many doctors recommend Lipotherme as an alternative to liposuction, or recommend that the procedures be performed together for maximum results.
While liposuction is effective in removing areas of unwanted fat, it often leaves the skin in the area loose and hanging, requiring patients to undergo additional procedures in order to achieve their desired results. The laser energy used in the Lipotherme procedure tones the skin while fat is suctioned out of the body, causing it to tighten and conform to the body's new contours.
For more information about our Lipo Center Procedures, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 804-378-LIPO (5476).