What Are the Benefits of VASER-Assisted Liposuction?

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VASER-assisted liposuction is quickly becoming a popular way to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. This advanced procedure uses ultrasound technology to target unwanted fat deposits, providing remarkable benefits that go beyond traditional liposuction. Our plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City can describe these advantages in greater detail during a consultation.

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester (Dr. Chiddy) understands the importance of artistry and technical skill when performing body contouring procedures. Call Jerry Chidester, MD to book an assessment and see why so many people in Draper, UT trust us with their transformations.

Who could use VASER-assisted liposuction?

Even small fat deposits in the stomach, flanks, buttocks, and thighs can be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise. Some people find that clothing does not fit properly and a sculpted look is impossible to achieve. VASER-assisted liposuction can be used to target stubborn areas of fat that would otherwise take a long time and plenty of dedication. Ideal candidates are generally healthy and have realistic expectations about their outcomes.

The many advantages of VASER-assisted liposuction

VASER-assisted liposuction offers several distinct advantages over traditional liposuction, including:

  • Smaller incisions: Dr. Chiddy makes a small punch-hole incision in each targeted area. This minimizes scarring and shortens the amount of time needed for healing.
  • Minimal discomfort: The use of ultrasound technology and a gentle suction technique minimize tissue trauma, resulting in less discomfort during recovery.
  • Excellent body sculpting: VASER-assisted treatment can achieve a smoother, contoured appearance in almost any area.
  • Speedier recovery time: Unlike traditional liposuction, recovery time after surgery tends to be fast and uncomplicated.

How is VASER-assisted liposuction performed?

Our plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City performs VASER-assisted liposuction as an outpatient procedure in a private AAAASF-accredited surgical suite while the patient is under general anesthesia. First, Dr. Chiddy makes small incisions and inserts a thin cannula. Ultrasound technology breaks up fat cells before they are removed through gentle suction. This process is repeated until the desired body contouring results are achieved.

Recovering from a fat removal procedure

Patients are sent home to recover for a period of 1 – 3 weeks based on the size of the treated area and the amount of fat removed. Dr. Chiddy provides detailed instructions on how to care for the treatment sites, including advice on taking prescribed medications and avoiding strenuous activities. Patients should expect some swelling and bruising, but these side effects are usually resolved within several weeks.

Your expected results from VASER-assisted liposuction

Results of VASER-assisted liposuction are visible right away and continue to improve over the course of several months. Patients can expect a more toned appearance with smoother contours as swelling continues to dissipate. Though the final outcomes depend on your skin elasticity and tone, the majority of patients remain satisfied with their new figure. We recommend maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise to ensure optimal results.

Reduce fat and feel great

Fat deposits should not keep you from looking and feeling your best. To learn more about VASER-assisted liposuction or to schedule a consultation, contact Jerry Chidester, MD today. Our team is proud to offer this advanced body contouring treatment at our office near Draper, UT. As an experienced plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City, Dr. Jerry Chidester knows how to safely and effectively enhance your natural beauty.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.