Reduce Excess Body Fat with VASER
Whether you desire a subtle improvement in a problem area or a full body transformation, VASER liposuction is designed to help you look and feel your best. This less invasive liposuction technology produces attention-grabbing results in a single treatment, without extensive downtime or significant post-operative discomfort. Dr. Onelio Garcia offers the revolutionary fat reduction treatment at his Miami plastic surgery practice.
Gently Melt Away Unwanted Fat
VASER is the gentle body shaping alternative to traditional liposuction. The key to the ultrasound-assisted treatment is that it selectively targets unwanted fat and avoids damaging surrounding tissue, blood vessels and nerves. This precise approach to treatment is great for treating delicate areas like the neck and arms, as well as larger areas of substantial excess fat. It also leads to less blood loss and less swelling than traditional liposuction.
Not only does VASER improve the contours of the body, it also assists with contracture of the surface of the skin, for a firmer and more youthful result. And, when performed by an expert, such as Dr. Garcia, VASER can help refine the appearance of muscles, accentuating a chiseled physique.
VASER liposuction is usually performed on an outpatient basis at Dr. Garcia’s accredited surgery center. Medication is administered to prevent any pain during treatment. The procedure typically takes one to three hours, depending on the size of the area to be treated and other factors. VASER can be used to treat the following areas of the body:
- Knees, calves and ankles
- Breast area (male and female)
- Jowls, chin and neck
To begin the procedure Dr. Garcia makes tiny incisions adjacent to the treatment areas. He injects a tumescent fluid containing epinephrine into the treatment area; this solution shrinks the blood vessels to control bleeding. Then, Dr. Garcia inserts a small probe through the incisions and it sends ultrasonic energy to the unwanted fat. The ultrasonic energy breaks apart and liquefies the fatty tissue while preserving the surrounding tissue, nerves and blood vessels. The energy also has a skin-tightening effect. The liquefied fat is easily removed from the body. The incisions are closed with a suture and a compression garment is placed around the treated area.
As the body heals, the skin contracts over the new body shape. Because of the technology used, bruising and swelling is kept to a minimum during the recovery process. Most patients take only a few days off to recover, and return to work quickly.
Results appear within the first week after treatment, and improve as the tissues heal. Approximately three after treatment, the results stabilize.
Am I a Candidate for VASER Liposuction?
You may be a suitable candidate for VASER if you:
- Have unwanted fat in certain body areas
- Have been unsuccessful with reducing fat with diet and exercise
- Are generally healthy
- Have realistic expectations of treatment
- Are committed to maintaining your results with healthy lifestyle habits
Your Liposuction Consultation:
Dr. Garcia uses “state of the art” TouchMD technology during the consultation process. This unique tool allows the patient to review the consultation with Dr. Garcia while reviewing high-definition patient photos of the surgical areas being considered. The smart screen allows for makings and comments to be placed on the photos for illustration purposes. At the end of the consultation the patient receives their private password giving them access to their personal electronic Touch MD file. This allows the patient to review their consultation from the privacy of their home computer. Frequently educational videos (from our library of over 200 procedural videos), are uploaded to the patient’s file to further educate the patient on the procedure that they are considering.
To learn more about VASER liposuction and determine whether it is a good option for your body shaping needs, please contact Dr. Garcia’s office. Call us at 305-448-8900 today.