Truth about Vaser/4D Lipo?

as I am on a journey to find the most wonderful surgeon! 1. Can Vaser / 4D lipo cause burns? What's the truth of this procedure? 2. I found a wonderful doctor. First doctor to tell me he wouldn't cut me up at all because I'm too young ( I was considering a breast lift & a mini tummy tuck) instead he suggested a fat transfer & Vaser. he's certified by the Mexican board of plastic surgery and the American Academy of cosmetic surgery. Can this be a problem? Thank you all

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Vaser Hi Definition Liposculpture/ Liposuction/Fat Grafting/ BBL

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Thank you for your question. From your photos, you appear to be an excellent candidate for Vaser Hi definition liposculpture with fat grafting to the buttocks.  You should get a great result from liposculpture, giving you a more contoured and hourglass shape with better projection to your buttocks. I have done many body contouring procedures and specialize in Vaser Hi Definition liposculpture. Vaser Hi Definition body sculpting requires extensive specialized training. I am one of few surgeons in the United States that was personally trained by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, the surgeon that developed this technique. Vaser Hi Definition liposuction uses the concepts of negative and positive spaces in relation to the underlying bony and muscle anatomy to define areas such as your six pack and create an athletic looking physique. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting -- FEMALE HI DEF PROCEDURE

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Vaser, if performed by someone unexperienced and lacking in skill and expertise, can cause burns. It is extremely important to go to a board certified physician that is well trained. By doing a hi definition procedure you will get much more contouring, shaping and skin tightening. Do not risk cost or location for an experienced physician. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Extreme Caution with 4D Lipo

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You've posed some very good questions. 

1.Can Vaser/4D lipo cause burns?

Yes. Vaser liposuction or laser liposuction can both cause burns. Ask your surgeon about their personal history of any burn complications from their use of Vaser or Laser liposuction.

2. Can this be a problem?

Part A: While age is a consideration in whether or not a person should be "cut up," it also depends on a person's circumstances and if improvement can truly be accomplished with the procedures sought. Did your potential surgeon suggest those procedures because he really believes those are the correct procedures for you or because that's what he feels comfortable doing and he is does not get good results with breast lifts and tummy tucks?

Part B: If a surgeon does not have good skills or good outcomes/results, the Board he or she is certified by is irrelevant. There are plenty of board-certified surgeons who have lackluster skills and awful results. There are plenty of surgeons who are not board-certified that have beautiful results. Go with your comfort level with your surgeon, and evidence of their skills (pictures) and perhaps even talk with one of his or her prior patients.

And finally: As for 4D lipo, the immediate or short-term results can look AMAZING. However, down the road, with weight gain, the indentations used to eventuate the border around the muscles could end up making the abdomen look like a quilted bedspread, not a 6-pack!

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Truth About Vaser/4D Lipo & Traveling Out of the U.S. for Surgery

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There are three types of #Vaser Lipo. Each benefit patients differently depending on their needs. Vaser Lipo  is capable of removing fat from resilent 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. 

It may be in your best interest to not #travel out of the country for such procedures. Unless, you know the doctor or facility where the procedures take place well or have a previous experience with them, there is an increased chance of problems, #complications, or #emergencies which may lack the necessary attention as you would acquire easier within the United States. Traveling out of the United States for any surgical procedure is not advisable. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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