How Do Burns from Vaser Liposuction Occur?

Are these issues common, or is it dependent upon the individual?

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Vaser Liposuction

We have done hundreds of Vaser a cases, and have yet to see a burn. Cases are reported in literature, but we just don’t see them in our practice, and I do not know of any other Plastic surgery practice seeing any burns with Vaser.  This must be a very small percentage, and rare.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Skin burns -side effects of Vaser, how common

Thank you for your question.

Skin burns from Vaser occur due to heat generated from the ultrasonic probe. Fortunately it is not very common and your surgeon will protect your with special skin ports and shield your skin with wet towels. Local anaesthetic diluted in Normal saline also cools down the heat during the procedure and protects tissues under the skin and skin itself from being burnt from beneath.

Alexandra Chambers, MD, PhD
London Dermatologist
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How Do Burns from Vaser Liposuction Occur?

VASER liposuction / Liposelection is associated with rapid vibrations of a steel probe whose waves selectively shake fat loose allowing it to be suctioned with the least amount of damage to adjacent tissues. Since these vibrations can create heat, the fat tissues need to be infused with TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION FLUID which acts as a heat sink and prevents the fat from overheating. The VASER treatment is done through a short plastic sleeve placed through the skin opening to prevent contact between the VASER probe and the skin. Additionally, a wet towel is applied under the skin opening to prevent any contact of the vibrating tube with the skin.

CAN burns be associated with VASER lipo? Yes they can. They are extremely rare in the hands of experienced lipo surgeons.

Peter A Aldea, MD

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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