Liposuction, which is also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed. Often, localized fat deposits may develop in various regions of the body. The areas that can be treated are, arms, buttocks, neck, thigh and tummy. These regions usually persist in spite of proper diet and exercise, which contributes to the disproportionate appearance of the figure. Liposuction works by removing excess fat tissue, which reshapes body contours and creates a slimmer appearance. Liposuction can be performed alone, but can also be performed with other procedures such as the tummy tuck. Liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite or obesity. Individuals who consider liposuction should be healthy and relatively fit, have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone, and be within 30% of their ideal weight.
Vaser liposuction is a relatively new procedure, where radio frequency is used to liquefy pockets of unwanted fat before it's vacuumed out of the body through small tubes. The procedure removes the fat cells themselves, ensuring that they can never grow back, resulting in permanent fat loss.
The advantage of Vaser liposuction is that it requires only small incisions, no sutures, . Performing the procedure under a local anesthetic reduces some of the health risks and costs that traditional liposuction can incur. The Vaser can also seal blood vessels after liquefying the fat, minimizing the swelling, bleeding, and bruising caused by the procedure.