Vaser in Los Angeles

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Vaser in Los Angeles?

Liposuction and Vaser in Los Angeles are in the same category. Their only difference is that liposuction is a broad term while VASER is a form of liposuction. Both procedures target fat deposits. They break them down before extracting them. Cosmetic surgeons used these techniques on the abdomen, hips, arms, and buttocks. When you talk of liposuction, you may think of a vacuum-like suction technique. But this technique of breaking down pockets of fat has evolved. One of the results of its development is VASER. 

Vaser in Los Angeles

VASER in Los Angeles – What is It? 

It’s actually an acronym that stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. In other words, it uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat deposits to make it easier to remove them. Compared to traditional liposuction, VASER doesn’t cause a lot of damage to its surrounding tissues. Hence, it only requires a local anesthetic. This is a minimally invasive procedure. It uses an ultrasound probe inserted under the skin. Heat is applied to melt the fat deposits to make it more efficient to remove them. The main difference between traditional liposuction and VASER is how the heat energy is applied to melt fat cells. Although these two procedures may use the same protocols, they are quite different on how the heat is administrated. In lipo, the end of the probe is lit to produce intensive heat. It’s distributed narrowly. On the other hand, VASER involves heating the entire ultrasound problem to provide widespread heat distribution. VASER also uses vibration. During the procedure, the heat energy from the ultrasound is converted into vibrating energy to melt the fat. The vibrations affect the fatty deposits causing them to separate. 

Should You Undergo VASER or Traditional Lipo? 

With the advent of VASER, many individuals prefer VASER. It’s also one reason Venice Beach Surgical Center offers it. It’s minimally invasive and you don’t need to stay in the hospital to recover. After the procedure, you can go home immediately. Unlike traditional lipo, VASER cause less discomfort. Furthermore, VASER is effective in targeting larger areas, unlike the traditional lipo that only targets small areas. Then, with the even heat distribution in VASER, the probe used can also help in tightening the skin. It’s not the case with traditional lipo. With all those benefits, it’s no wonder patients would choose VASER after knowing its pros and cons. 

Is VASER for Everyone? 

Unfortunately, not all people can undergo VASER. This procedure is safe and effective. However, you need to meet the requirements before Dr. Rojas can recommend this procedure. One requirement you must meet is that your weight must be near your ideal weight. Remember that VASER isn’t a weight-loss tool. Rather, it only targets specific areas of your body for cosmetic purposes. If you’re morbidly obese, though, you may not be a good candidate for it. Change your lifestyle first before you can undergo VASER in Los Angeles.

For more information about our cosmetic procedures here at Venice Beach Surgical Center, please contact us at (323)-310-3880.