Ultrasound technology has been used in medicine for years to get that first glimpse of a baby during pregnancy, do away with cataracts, and even to clean teeth. Now the power of ultrasound can also be used to reduce unwanted deposits of fat with low to minimal pain with VASERlipo®.*
VASER Liposelection™ combines patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to break-up and reduce fat while leaving surrounding tissue relatively intact.
Patients who struggle with unwanted fat that won’t go away despite a healthy diet and exercise routine may be candidates for VASERlipo®.
Tumescent liquid (a saline solution mixed with anesthetics) is injected into the body area being treated. Instead of using a suction cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue, or the thermal energy of a laser, VASER uses ultrasound high-frequency energy to break apart fat cells. The ultrasound waves gently disengage, loosen, and emulsify the fat cells into the tumescent fluid that has been infused into the body area. A small cannula is then used to excavate the liquid and fat cells. Some of the local anesthetics remains in the tissue, thus helping reduce post-procedural discomfort.*
VASER Liposelection™ provides the ability to slim and shape your body but, generally, does not provide for bulk fat reduction. Although there may be post-procedure swelling, most patients see the majority of their ultimate liposuction results within one to three months after surgery. Once the fat is excavated in the treated area it should not return or migrate to other parts of the body, provided the patient maintains a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you experience weight gain or loss, it should be evenly distributed over your entire body, but fat accumulation in a previously treated area is typically less proportionate than in untreated areas. This precise process allows Dr. Schwartz to shape delicate areas, such as the inner thighs, arms, chin and neck.
Most patients can return to work and their normal activities within several days to perhaps about a week after their VASERlipo® procedure. Compared to the two weeks or more most patients need to recover from traditional liposuction surgery, this is a notably shorter recovery period.
To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.
Since 2003, Dr. Craig Schwartz has concentrated his expertise on the minimally-invasive treatment of vein disease, as well as the ever-expanding area of aesthetic medicine – specifically fat reduction, body contouring, and cellulite reduction.
Always committed to providing the best possible minimally invasive fat reduction and body contouring treatments for his patients, Dr. Schwartz originally trained under Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the inventor of Tumescent Liposuction totally by Local Anesthesia. He has also attended multiple courses and preceptorships around the country with some of the premier instructors in laser and ultrasound-assisted liposuction, including such internationally known cosmetic physicians as Dr. Robert Weiss, Dr. Roger Hogue and Dr. David Broadway. As owner and medical director of Premier Vein & Body, Dr. Schwartz performs all of the lipo procedures himself.
Dr. Schwartz takes the mystery out of fat reduction and liposuction options and presents you with a plan that best fits your body type and goals, using the best possible lipo technology, or, possibly, a combination of complementary procedures. Many doctors sell you whatever type of lipo they happen to offer. Dr. Schwartz provides his patients with a full range of options, as no two bodies are the same, and you can trust that all have proven to be effective with high patient satisfaction.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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