Men- Have you wanted to lose inches, but have been turned-off by traditional liposuction?
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- Low-risk with easy recovery
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- Safely reduces enlarged breast tissue
- Vaser Liposuction will help you love your body again!
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Liposuction using VaserLipo technology reduces unwanted fat deposits as effectively as traditional liposuction, with a much easier recovery and at a greatly reduced cost.
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FAQs (click to expand)
What is ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)? UAL is a new technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy (or melt) fat cells. In the UAL procedure, sound energy is directed at targeted fat cells, causing them to break down. Low-pressure suction is then used to pull the fat from the body. Since UAL requires less physical force than traditional liposuction, this technique may result in less blood loss and less postoperative pain and bruising.
Who is a candidate for UAL? Before you make the decision to have UAL, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Jenks or her staff. UAL will improve the treatment area, but it may not make the area “perfect” and all the fat may not be gone. To obtain the best results with liposuction, you must be willing to balance your eating and activity with your caloric intake. Plastic surgery of any kind is not a substitute for dieting and exercise but it will enhance your efforts. You must remember that any surgical results will be quickly negated by failure to maintain an appropriate diet and exercise regiment.
The best candidates for UAL are generally normal-weight or only moderately overweight people with firm skin who have pockets of excess fat in particular areas, including breast tissue. UAL candidates need to be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations. Age is usually not a criterion for liposuction, but older people may have less skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as younger patients. Liposuction of any kind is not recommended for individuals with heart or lung diseases, poor blood circulation, diabetes, bleeding disorders or those who have had recent surgery on the area to be suctioned.
What is skin contraction? When a person loses weight through dieting and exercise, their skin will usually contract gradually over the period of weight loss. However, many people who undergo significant weight loss will end up with loose skin. These changes can also occur with UAL. Immediately after liposuction the skin overlying the area is loose, but over the next several hours this area may swell and the skin may actually stretch. This swelling slowly disappears over the next few weeks, and the skin usually contracts as the swelling resolves. Also, irregularities in the microscopic blood flow to the remaining fat can result in different rates of fat atrophy, leading to some skin irregularities. As the body heals, these irregularities will lessen. This process can be aided by massage and/or external ultrasound therapy.
What risks or complications are associated with UAL? UAL is safe in healthy patients when performed by a physician who has completed hands-on UAL training. Serious medical complications are very rare. However, possible complications include a burn to the skin, temporary collections of fluid beneath the surface of the skin (seromas), irregularities of the skin surface, “bagginess” of the skin, asymmetry, infections and scarring. Rarely, complications can include things such as blood clots, excessive fluid loss that can lead to shock, perforation injuries to the skin or organs and adverse reactions to the anesthesia.
How do I prepare for UAL? If you decide to have this procedure performed, specific instructions will be given to you. In general, though, you must stay away from anything that thins your blood for a week prior to the treatment. These include ibuprofen, motrin, advil, Naprosyn, aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E and red wine. You will be given prescriptions that you must have filled and then bring with you to the appointment. You must arrange to have somebody drive you home and, possibly, to stay with you for 2-3 days after the procedure. You also must read all before and after instructions prior to the procedure. The final results will depend as much on what you do before and after surgery as what we do in the treatment.
What type of anesthesia is used? You will be given prescriptions for a pain killer and a mild sedative. Bring these with you to the appointment, but wait until you are instructed before taking them. In addition, lidocaine will be mixed with the fluids that are injected into the treatment area, resulting in a numbing of the area to be treated.
What can I expect after the surgery? You will have some fluid drainage from the incisions for up to a week. This may be excessive in the first 1-3 days and you will likely want to have a supply of towels or plastic that you can sit and lay on in order to not stain your furniture. Occasionally a drainage tube is inserted and kept in place for approximately a week to help drain fluid. You will be fitted with a compression garment that helps control swelling. You may need to wear this for up to 4 weeks in order to help your skin shrink to fit its new shape. The garment must be worn at all times (except during showers) for the first two weeks. After that, it may be worn only at night for another two weeks.
Temporary side effects such as pain, burning, swelling, bleeding and numbness usually disappear within the first two weeks. You will feel muscle soreness in the treated area for a few days. This can be controlled with medications. You should plan on taking 3-4 days off work after the procedure and not doing any excessive physical activity for 3-4 weeks. However, it is important to walk as much as possible immediately after the procedure and to keep that up for the month following your liposuction.
How long will it take to see results? You will see a noticeable difference in your body very soon after the surgery. However, improvement will become even more apparent after about 3 weeks when the swelling has gone down. After approximately 3 months, all of the swelling should be gone and the final contour will be apparent.
What should I do if I’m interested in learning more about ultrasound-assisted liposuction? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jenks or Dr. Bode, during which time all of your questions will be answered and it will be determined if you are a candidate for UAL.
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