How Effective is Vaser Liposuction for Visceral Fat?

How effective is Vaser Liposuction when we're talking about visceral fat? I don't know how deep the fat actually is in my upper abdominal area, but there's now a bulge that wasn't there before.

Doctor Answers 2

VASER Liposelection is INEFFECTIVE for Visceral (intraabdominal) Fat

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

All Liposuction methods, including VASER Liposuction / Liposelection are to be used to remove the fat under our skin. No sane Plastic surgeon would propose using this technique to go after the fat INSIDE our abdomen referred to as Visceral fat. Damage to abdominal organs and blood vessels would be a certainty.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Memphis Plastic Surgeon

No liposuction treatment will contour visceral fat

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hi there-

VASER lipo will be completely ineffective (as will any other form of liposuction) in the reduction of visceral fat.

Visceral fat (fat that has collected around your viscera, or organs inside your abdomen) is not safe to address due to the risk of injury to your internal organs and therefore to your very life.

No responsible surgeon would consider treating this component of the body contour, and a large visceral fat component is often one of the reasons men are not as good of candidates for body contouring procedures as women, who tend to collect fat in the subcutaneous compartment, where it is easily and safely treated.

The only way to know for sure whether or not you might be helped through liposuction is to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (and please know that just because someone has a liposuction machine does not mean they are a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon) and see what their opinion is.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.