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.
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.