If you deal with fatty problem areas on your body that you have struggled to get rid of on your own, you may not feel as confident as you should. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we offer a number of liposuction options for individuals who wish to reduce body fat and achieve a slimmer figure. VASERlipo is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure that utilizes ultrasound waves to break up fat so it can be swiftly suctioned out of the body while preserving the surrounding tissue. The highly innovative VASERlipo technology allows Dr. Gerry Sotomayor to safely create a more sculpted, toned physique for men and women in Norcross, GA. Schedule a consultation to find out more.
Benefits Of VASERlipo
A personalized VASERlipo treatment performed by Dr. Sotomayor can remove stubborn fat and contour your body with a number of great benefits, including:
- Gentler and less invasive than traditional liposuction
- Recovery time is faster (about 7 – 10 days)
- Safer outpatient procedure with no general anesthesia required
- More precise body contouring
- Can remove more fat
- Prevents damage to surrounding tissue
Who is a candidate for VASERlipo?
Patients should undergo a physical exam before VASERlipo to ensure they are healthy enough for the procedure. Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta will also review your medical history and medications to make sure there are no contraindications. You must have realistic expectations about results and understand that VASERlipo is not a complete weight-loss solution. Patients with excess fat deposits and good skin elasticity are typically ideal candidates for VASERlipo.
"I don’t have a reason to complain for the liposuction procedure at this clinic. The staff were friendly they didn’t share my procedure to anyone I was with. I simply brought myself with my lying roommate and he picked me up for the medical clinic after a couple hours. Healed just fine."- V. / Google / Dec 19, 2021
"(Translated by Google) Excellent doctor, I have known him since 97, he took care of my daughters' pregnancies, I love that he talks about God, great human being, it almost takes me 1 hour to get there, but it doesn't matter because doctor, like him, there is no where I live in covington, ga, what else can I say? God bless you always !!!! (Original) Excelente doctor lo conozco desde el 97 el atendió mis embarazos de mis hijas me encanta que habla d Dios gran ser humano casi me toma 1 hora para llegar pero no importa porque doctor como el no hay donde vivo en covington ga que mas puedo de decir d el k Dios lo Bendiga siempre!!!!"- T.M. / Google / Nov 18, 2021
"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
"Great staff"- A.F. / Google / Jun 11, 2021
"...My long time obgyn...caring...AND doesn't treat you like a new patient when you return after an absence."- A.A. / Google / May 20, 2021
What should I expect after my VASERlipo treatment?
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for a few days depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It's typical to have swelling and bruising for a week or two. What is most important following liposuction is to give your body time to recover and heal. When you are ready to go back to work after your procedure, you need to remember to go slow. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks, as approved by Dr. Sotomayor. Remember, you may see some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 3 – 6 months until your new body shape and contour is attained.
How VASERlipo Works
VASERlipo is not a weight loss solution, but it can be ideal for individuals who are at or near a healthy weight and would like to target stubborn fatty areas. VASERlipo is completed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. At the beginning of your procedure, the targeted treatment area will be injected with an anesthetic saline solution. Next, a cannula will be inserted into the skin, which delivers warm ultrasound energy to break apart the fat tissue. A gentle suction process is then used to remove the fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissues in place. The VASERlipo procedure can take up to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. After your surgery, you may have some swelling and bruising, but this should dissipate over the next few days. Your full outcomes should be visible within about six weeks following your procedure.
Is Vaser Liposuction permanent?
While the outcomes from VASERlipo may be generally long-lasting, any weight gain can affect your results. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are the best ways to protect your VASERlipo results.
How long does it take to see results from VASERlipo?
Once the swelling from your VASERlipo treatment goes down in about 4 - 6 weeks, you should begin to see results. The results typically become even more noticeable as your body normalizes and settles into its new look.
Does VASERlipo hurt?
At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery of Atlanta, Dr. Sotomayor performs VASERlipo as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic. This means that you will be awake during the procedure with the treatment area numbed to prevent any possible pain or discomfort. Many patients report only feeling a slight pressure initially, but the procedure itself is essentially painless.
Does VASERlipo help you lose weight?
People who opt for VASERlipo treatments are typically already within 15 pounds of their ideal weight, so it’s not a weight loss solution. VASERlipo is to target fat in problem areas and to reveal underlying muscle tone for a leaner, sculpted look, for example, to accentuate the abs.
How long does a VASERlipo treatment take?
A typical VASERlipo treatment can take up to two hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How long is recovery from Vaser Liposuction?
Initial recovery time is about 5 - 7 days, during which you will be advised to rest and avoid any strenuous activity. You may experience some bruising, soreness, and tenderness in the treatment area. You should restrict your activities for at least four weeks, after which you can begin light activities, including light exercise. During your consultation with Dr. Sotomayor, he will talk to you about the steps you’ll need to take during your recovery.
You work hard to look good, but maybe diet and exercise aren't giving you the results you strive for. If that's the case, find out more about your options for body contouring at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta. The cutting-edge VASERlipo procedure removes stubborn fat and improves muscle tone on the hips, thighs, back, arms, abs, and more. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerry Sotomayor near Norcross, GA.