What is the Difference Between Vaser LipoSelection and Vaser Hi Def (LipoSculputure)?

the more i read about Vaser Lipo the more confused i get.Whats the difference between Vaser LipoSelection and Vaser Hi Def (LipoSculputure) or is it the same thing? would it help in my case? please help

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Difference between Vaser LipoSelection and Vaser Hi Def (LipoSculputure)

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The newest techniques in Liposuction differ only in how the fat is manipulated before it is vacuumed (liposuctioned) out.

After infiltrating TUMESCENT (swelling) solution the fat is inflated, the amount of blood in its blood vessels is diminished by pressure and the epinephrine in the tumescent solution causes a spasm in the blood vessels making them harder to bleed when liposuction divides them. As a result, much more fat can be removed with much less bleeding.

Now come the differences if the tumesced fat is now treated with:

Laser fiber (Smartlipo, Prolipo, Slimlipo etc) - the fat is cooked along with everything that runs through it with a very hot laser fiber and the resulting fluid is then removed with suction.

Power Assisted Liposuction - The fat is now suctioned with a hand held engine rather than the surgeon pushing and pulling the tube through the fat.

VASER ultrasound machine - (LIPOSELECTION - coined by the company Sound Technologies, Louisville,Colorado) - the fat is blown up with a specific sound frequency. When this stage is completed, the fat is removed. (IF there is an attempt for more 3D sculpting of the area (especially the tummy), we are performing liposculpture (a pure marketing term). To get surgeons to plop down close to 35,000 dollars in franchise fees Sound Technologies has termed such techniques VASER Hi Def. The truth is, as nice or nicer results can be created WITHOUT the VASER. (For the record, I am a VASER user but do not like the preposterous marketing by some affiliated with the company).

Pick a Plastic surgeon who is good - not one who is more focused on the latest marketing craze.


Memphis Plastic Surgeon

The Difference Between Vaser LipoSelection and Vaser Hi Def Liposuction

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Vaser liposuction, also known as Vaser #lipo, LipoSelection or Liposuction, is an advanced body#contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, #Vaser lipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently #reshape your body.

Many studies indicate that there is less injury to the body with Vaser than with traditional #liposuction. Recovery from Vaser Liposuction is based on the level of soreness and bruising experienced by the patient. But, it can vary among patients. As with traditional liposuction, there are no large incisions  or effect on the muscle and other underlying tissue. Therefore, #healing time may be less than anticipated by most. Therefore, Vaser patients may experience less #pain or discomfort, #swelling (#edema) and bruising post procedure due to the nature of the technique.

There are three types of #Vaser Lipo. Each benefit patients differently depending on their needs. Vaser Lipo  is capable of removing fat from resilient areas providing a smoother and slimmer results. It is common for reducing love handles, extra skin along the bra line or flanks on many female patients. Additionally, it is often applied to the reduction of male breast surgeries, called gynecomastia surgery. Meanwhile, Vaser Hi-Def  targets both deep and superficial fat cells which is found around muscle tissue. This is suggested to tone and defined rather than reduce fat when not necessary. Finally, Vaser #4D, although similar to Vaser Hi-Def works well with the existing muscle tissue.. However, it results in more natural appearing definition to those areas, being treated. Vaser 4D is often applied to treating abdominal region to improve definition.  Additionally, it's not uncommon for Vaser Liposuction to combined with fat transfer which removes and transfers fat to another area of the body.

An ideal #candidate for Vaser Liposuction is a person in good health who seeks a minimally invasive way to remove stubborn fat with less downtime than traditional #liposuction. Vaser is ideal for those seeking improved definition of muscles and contouring. Those who seek increased sculpting of are ideal vaser lipo candidates.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Vaser hidef and vaser liposelection

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Vaser hidef is a branded name after taking a course to sculpt the abdominal wall and create 6 pack abs or the like.  Vaser is Vaser and the skill sets of different docters can vary.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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