5 Benefits of VASER Liposuction Procedures

There’s nothing more frustrating than a stubborn pocket of fat that refuses to be tamed by diet or exercise. If this situation sounds all too familiar, then an innovative new procedure called VASER liposuction may be able to help.

VASER lipo at Dr. David Altamira’s practice in Houston and Sugar Land, TX, uses the latest technology to offer a less invasive, more targeted approach to body sculpting than traditional liposuction. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits VASER liposuction has to offer.

1. It’s More Gentle Than Traditional Liposuction Techniques

VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance. In short, this refers to the fact that it uses the latest advances in ultrasound technology to break up fat cells for easier removal. Not only does this allow surgeons to target fat much more precisely, but it also reduces discomfort and recovery time.

2. It’s a Low-Risk, Common Procedure

While Dr. Altamira is always happy to discuss the risks and recovery time of any procedure, VASER liposuction is largely considered low-risk. A recent survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) revealed that liposuction was the most common surgical procedure performed in 2022.

3. It Can Help Reveal Hidden Muscle Tone

VASER liposuction can help unearth muscle tone that may be hidden beneath areas of stubborn fat. It’s an incredibly versatile procedure that can be performed in several areas, including:

  • The arms
  • Chest area
  • Back
  • Abs and waistline
  • Chin and neck
  • Thighs and hip areas
  • Buttocks

People who have the best results with VASER liposuction, or any type of liposuction, are already within 15 pounds of their ideal weight. This procedure is for people who are trying to spot-treat fat deposits and reveal muscle tone underneath.

4. It Can Have Permanent Effects

With proper diet and exercise, it’s possible to permanently maintain the effects of VASER liposuction. While science has yet to make any definitive conclusions, some studies suggest that VASER lipo procedures may even have a positive effect on metabolism.

5. The Effects Improve Over Time

Before your surgery, Dr. Altamira will make sure you know what to expect in terms of recovery time, which usually lasts from one to two weeks. But your results may continue to improve, even after returning to everyday activity. Some patients begin to see more clearly defined results as long as 3 to 6 months after their procedure.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (713) 271-9000 to find out more about whether VASER liposuction is right for you. You can also use our online contact form to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Altamira.

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