Ask for a Lipo Quote:
Locate a Doctor near you!
vaser liposuction

Vaser - Ultrasonic Liposuction


What is VASERshape?
VASERshape is a non-invasive treatment that combines ultrasound and massage to smooth the body and help temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. VASERshape is safe and effective on both males and females with little-to-no pain or downtime.

How does it differ from other non-invasive treatments?
VASERshape treatments are warm, soothing and comfortable with no pain, needles or additional diet and exercise plans necessary. VASERshape can treat both thin a ndheavy patients and treat multiple body areas below the neck. It is versatile and provides a safe, effective and comfortable treatment experience. What does non-invasive mean? Non-invasive means no cuts, no incisions, and no surgeries, which typically means there is little-to-no recovery period and fewer side effects.
vaser laser liposuction

How does VASERshape work?
VASERshape is a two part treatment that involves both ultrasound and massage. The typical treatment session is about 45 - 60 minutes. The ultrasound and zonal massage creates a "micromassage" effect on the fat tissue layer, warming the connective tissue and increasing local blood circulation. Together, these two processes:

  • Smooth the contours of the body
  • Temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • Produce noticeable results, comfortably with little to no downtime

laser lipo
What body areas can be treated with VASERshape?

VASERshape treatment applies to different body types and can be used to treat body areas below the neck, some of the most commonly treated areas are:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Where is VASERshape performed?
VASERshape is typically performed in a physician’s office. What kinds of results can I expect? You can expect to see improvement in the problem area treated and a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Areas treated with VASERshape appear smoother than before the treatment.

Does VASERshape require anesthesia?
VASERshape does not require anesthesia of any kind. How soon will I see my results? While you may notice results after the first treatment, patients typically see the most visible results after three to five sessions.

What should I expect after treatment?
Your skin may appear slightly pink and feel warm from treatment, but this should resolve itself within a few hours after the treatment, allowing you to resume normal activities with little-to-no pain or downtime. You might experience increased urination and temporary changes in your bowel movements.

Features and Benefits:

  • Smooth, predictable results in all areas of the body
  • Precise body contouring
  • Reduced number of re-treatments
  • Fast patient recovery
  • Reduced pain, bruising and swelling postoperatively
  • Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction

Vaser liposuction, also called LipoSelection, is another alternate technology to traditional liposuction. Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is still a process by which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a particular body part. Optimally, patients who are treated by Vaser liposuction are in good physical condition and are looking for a contouring or body sculpturing as opposed to using liposuction as a way to lose weight.

Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC in 2002, introduced vaser ultrasonic liposuction. This FDA technology uses sound waves to gently loosen fat and pave the way towards liposuction and smooth contouring of the body.

In the case of vaser liposuction, tumescent liquid, or a saline solution mixed with anesthetics, is injected into the body area being treated. Instead of using a cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue, or a laser, or water pressure, vaser liposuction uses ultrasound high frequency vibration to break fat cells apart.

The cosmetic surgeon uses Vaser ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gently break the fat cells down. The vibration gently disengages and loosens the fat cells and ultimately emulsifies the tumescent fluid that has been infused into the body area. Once the emulsification is in process, a small cannula is used to remove the liquid and the fat cells. Some of the local anesthetic remains in the tissue and that helps to reduce post-procedural pain.

This process is considered gentler that the more traditional liposuction techniques and ultimately offers your cosmetic surgeon a great deal of control and you get the smooth, contoured look for which you are looking. Additionally, vaser liposuction is specifically designed to loosen fat but to protect and preserve other tissues and by using the saline solution there is typically less bleeding and bruising.

Areas on the body that are especially well suited to vaser liposuction include the thighs, knees, abdomen, love handles, arms, chest, chin and neck. The procedure is generally performed either in a hospital or in a doctor’s office and doesn’t require general anesthetic that reduces patient health risk and lowers the overall cost of the procedure. You can have IV sedation or general anesthesia – it just depends on the course of action you choose with your surgeon.

If your doctor uses Vaser assisted liposuction, make sure you discuss the process and the entire procedure so you fully understand what will be happening on the day of your treatment.


vaser liposuction information

Featured Liposuction Surgeons near Ashburn, Virginia Wrong location?
Search all doctors in your area

lipo surgeon
M.R. Khalifeh
DC Cosmetics
Chevy Chase, MD
Enter in your new location
vaser laser liposuction

Get a FREE Quote From Local Surgeons in Your Area