Is Vaser Lipo Ideal for People Who are Slim but Still Have Fatty Untoned Areas?

ok so ive been reading stuff on this vaser lipo and want to know who is this procedure actually for?. i am 60 kg. small build. and not fat but i dont have much tone and have untoned "fat" bits. is the vaser used to treat this kind of thing?. apart of man booobs i thought lipo was only for fat ppl?. also. apart from man boobs, can fat be present in otherr areas of the male body that just cant be exercised away?. or is it down to simple excercise?

Doctor Answers 3

The Ideal Vaser Candidate

Traditional liposuction is useful mostly for reducing the volume—or “de-bulking”—of patients that are quite overweight. Patients who undergo traditional liposuction will indeed be smaller, yet they will not see muscular definition. Vaser Hi-Def is meant for those who are in decent shape to those who are moderately overweight. It is especially for those who have difficulty seeing real muscular definition, despite a rigorous exercise and diet program. It is not meant for very overweight or obese people.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Who is a candidate for VASER liposuction?

Ideal candidates for any type of liposuction are people that are near their ideal body weight, are in good physical condition and have isolated areas of fat that they just can't seem to get rid of.

Liposuction is not a tool to lose weight; it is a tool to shape the body.  VASER liposuction is one of the many tools that can be used to achieve improved body contour.

VASER high definition liposuction is a technique that a very few physicians are certified to perform which helps to sculpt the underlying muscular anatomy and allow it's shape to become visible.

Richard H. Fryer, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Vaser Lipo is for Body Sculpting

Thanks for your questions.

Liposuction is not for fat people, and in fact it is not a weight loss procedure.  On average, a Vaser lipo procedure only removes up to 6 litres of fat (around 10 lbs).  For a seriously overweight individual this would not make for much weight reduction.

As you suggested in your question, liposuction is indeed for body shaping, removing fat in places that have been resistant to exercise.  In fact, each person's body is a little different in how it stores fat, and fat is not uniformly distributed on the body.  Moreover, fat does not diminish uniformly from exercise and dieting.

Thus, for people who feel their thighs are too full, or can't get that six-pack abs no matter how much exercise they put into it, Vaser lipo can help.

Alexandra Chambers, MD, PhD
London Dermatologist
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