VASER Liposculpting Surgery
Providing VASER liposuction to clients near Arlington, Dallas & Fort Worth
What is VASER liposculpting?
VASER® liposculpting is the most advanced form of liposuction available today that selectively and permanently removes unwanted body fat with the use of an ultrasound energy device. VASER liposculpting is the perfect blend of surgeon’s finesse, precision, and sophistication allowing the surgeon to produce the most dynamic and high-definition body contouring results. The VASER technology produces uses low-frequency ultrasound energy to emulsify fat cells and dislodge fat by the ultrasound energy through (Acoustic Streaming).
VASER is considered the standard in creating high-definition and precision body etching in men and women and is commonly used during male gynecomastia breast reduction. VASER is also a preferred technology for assisting the process of fat harvesting during Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. The VASER technology allows the surgeon to harvest high quality, viable fat, which can then be re-injected to the buttocks with minimal destruction of the live and viable fat cells. Dr. Michael L. Thornton frequently combines VASER lipo with MicroAire Power Liposuction to provide the most dynamic body contouring results.
What body areas can be treated with VASER?
VASER technology enables the removal of small volumes of fat for precision contouring as well as larger volumes. With this versatility, great success can be accomplished in treating the jowls and neck, abdomen, hips, love handles, thick skin on the back, buttocks, thighs, arms, and male breast gynecomastia tissue.
What are some of the most common side effects with VASER?
Standard and expected side effects may include, but are not limited to temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, temporary numbness, bleeding, and skin contour irregularities. Although rare, other potential risks from the ultrasound energy may also include thermal injury to the skin, but these risks are minimized with proper surgeon technique and training. As with other liposuction or liposculpting procedures, VASER requires local or general anesthesia.
How soon will I see results after my VASER surgery?
Noticeable results will vary according to the amount of liposculpting involved and the amount of separate areas treated during the session. Most people report seeing final results in approximately 4 to 6 months.
What can I expect during my consultation with Dr. Michael Thornton?
During your VASER consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton, who will complete a thorough examination to assess location of excess fat deposits and the quality of your skin. The extent of liposculpting is dependent upon the amount of fat and number of body areas treated. VASER liposculpting and other forms of liposuction techniques including, Laser Assisted Liposuction, MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction, and traditional suction assisted liposuction will be discussed, as VASER liposculpting techniques are not recommended for all clients and this determination will be made on an individual basis.
Where will my VASER liposuction procedure take place?
VASER procedures including multiple areas, large volume areas, gynecomastia, Brazilian Butt Lift fat harvesting, revision liposuction cases, or combined body procedures, are performed at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas, using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists. On average, the VASER procedure will take 3 – 4 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case and the number of body zones treated. However, small volume procedures may be performed in our office using oral sedation and local tumescent anesthesia.
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What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and how can I determine if I'm a candidate for cosmetic surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Thornton will calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI to help determine if you are a candidate to undergo elective cosmetic surgery. Calculating your BMI will help Dr. Thornton gauge areas of your health you may need to improve prior to pursuing elective cosmetic surgery procedures. Use the provided BMI calculator to determine your health category.
- Normal weight: If your BMI falls in the “normal weight” range, you are considered an ideal candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.
- Overweight: If your BMI falls in the "overweight" range, you are likely considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery but dietary restrictions and an increase in physical activity may be recommended.
- Obese: If your BMI falls in the “obese” range or BMI > 30, Dr. Thornton may recommend you reduce your BMI to a healthier category before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery, although individual recommendations are made at the time of consultation.
Generally speaking, an elevated BMI increases surgical risks and complications, including problems with wound healing, infections, and need for revision surgery. Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight can dramatically decrease any potential problems that may arise during or after your elective cosmetic surgery.