Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 24, 2010
Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.
Unlike other cellulite reduction systems, the VaserShape procedure uses two ultrasound heads positioned next to each other, and the ultrasound energy penetrates deep into the skin tissues to disrupt the fat cells. The power setting is low enough to cause minimal damage to the skin tissues, and most people see results right away.
Most patients will need to undergo at least five to seven treatments in order to see significant results, and many will require maintenance treatments every few weeks. Each treatment session is about 30 minutes long, and can be performed once per week. The VaserShape device is designed for those who are of average weight, but can be effective for those who are slightly overweight and are following a weight loss plan.
The painless procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and there is no downtime involved. Patients can resume regular activities immediately after the procedure, and for many, it feels like a deep tissue, soothing massage. As of August 2010, the VaserShape treatment costs approximately $500 per treatment, and some doctors are offering discounts on treatment packages. Most packages cost between $2,500 to $4,000 depending on the number of sessions required and the doctor performing the procedure.
VaserShape offers a convenient, non-surgical alternative to liposuction and invasive cellulite removal treatments, and may soon be available at many medical spas, cosmetic surgery centers and plastic surgery offices around the country.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on August 20, 2010
Men and women who are embarrassed by the effects of underarm sweating may be able to reduce sweating with Vaser ultrasound treatments. The same technology behind the Vaser body contouring device is proving to be effective for reducing the occurrence of underarm sweating, and can be performed under light sedation. The Vaser procedure to reduce sweating takes approximately 25 minutes and can be performed on an outpatient basis.
The ultrasonic waves in the Vaser device are powerful enough to damage the sweat glands and stop underarm sweating completely. This procedure is performed quickly and efficiently, and there is no risk of damage to the surrounding tissues. The dead gland tissue can be removed with a scalpel and minimal incisions, and the area is stitched back up to heal shortly afterwards.
The Vaser treatment can stop sweating permanently, and once the sweat gland is removed from the underarm area, the individual will not be able to sweat normally from their armpits. The procedure is currently available at select cosmetic surgery, dermatology offices and medical spas around the country, and is an off-label procedure. This means that it has not been evaluated or been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The treatment is designed solely for patients who experience severe underarm sweating, and it could be an effective alternative to Botox treatments or topical prescription products.
Vaser technology has received a 95 percent approval rating from US physicians for the removal of body fat, because it can remove significant amounts of fat without harming the surrounding tissues, nerves and blood vessels. The ultrasound waves are powerful enough to break down the tissue and heat up the surrounding tissue to create a smooth, contoured appearance. Vaser technology has been proven effective for fat transfer procedures, removing lumps in the skin caused by steroid usage, and now, for treating excessive underarm sweating.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on May 29, 2010
With warmer months right around the corner, many men and women are considering going under the knife to improve their appearance.
However, there are now several procedures available that do not demand much downtime and can be performed within a few hours. These may be attractive options for those who want to enjoy a mini-makeover before the summer months, and avoid the risks and complications associated with more extensive procedures, such as facelift surgery, traditional liposuction and other body contouring procedures.
Dr. Dave David recently appeared on The Rhode Show on Fox Providence to discuss some of the latest procedures for the season. He recommends VASER Lipo, instead of conventional liposuction for those who want to lose a few pounds and inches before the summer begins. VASER liposuction is an ultrasound liposuction procedure designed to remove body fat without requiring general anesthesia.
The procedure helps remove unwanted body fat from the hips, thighs, stomach, buttocks and waist. It is considered to be a ‘next generation’ procedure in body contouring, using ultrasonic energy to break up fatty deposits and easily remove the fat cells. Some doctors also report that this procedure helps tighten and tone the skin naturally, creating a more sculpted, contoured appearance. This type of liposuction procedure also promises minimal downtime.
Botox is an attractive option for those who want to reverse the signs of aging without getting a facelift. Botox injections can be administered on the forehead, and also injected into other facial compartments to temporarily get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Dave David reports that Botox is another popular procedure for the season, and is particularly effective for correcting wrinkles on the forehead and nasolabial folds.
Both of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis and Botox can be performed over the lunch hour.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 11, 2009
Many people who only want to lose a few pounds and inches turn to minimally-invasive liposuction techniques to achieve their ideal silhouette. The VASER Hi-Def liposuction system is among several of the most sought-after procedures in liposuction, and has emerged as one of the most effective procedures for fat transfer.
According to a recent article in AmericanHealthandBeauty.com, the VASER system can help to not only remove the extra fat from unwanted areas, but the doctor can use that fat to transfer it into other parts of the body. This procedure uses ultrasonic energy to melt and break up unwanted fat, and the ultrasound technology helps to target the fatty tissue without damaging surrounding tissues. This procedure was recently featured on the CBS Morning Show with Dr. David Broadway and Dr. John Milliard who worked on a patient who just wanted to trim up some problem areas on her lower stomach and flanks.
The doctors claim that it is possible to remove the excess fat and add a cup size to the breasts if the patient wants to. The fat is suctioned out and then immediately transferred into syringes. At this stage, it can be injected into almost any area of the body.
The VASER Hi-Def liposuction procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, and depending on the area where the fat is removed, can be performed with only local anesthesia. The VASER device allows the doctor to target only the fatty tissue, which results in less bruising and trauma to the skin overall. This procedure may be most appropriate for patients who only want to lose a few inches in problem areas, and enjoy a breast augmentation or buttock augmentation procedure at the same time.
A brief clip about the VASER transformation spotlighted on the Morning Show can be found here:
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on September 17, 2009
VASER liposuction is one of the newer technologies available for permanent fat removal, and has recently been reviewed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
According to the results of a study published in the August issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, VASER Lipo is now among the clinically-proven procedures for fat transfer. The study suggests that VASER liposuction is indeed safe and effective, and can be used to plump up other areas of the body after fat is removed from another area.
According to Dr. Robert Schwartz, a plastic surgeon who owns a private practice in Dallas, Texas,
“The VASER Lipo System is unlike any other device in that it emulsifies the fat and removes it in small clumps of cells. This emulsion re-injects more smoothly and easily than fat harvested via traditional liposuction.” (Source: Medical News Today)
The study was conducted at Stanford University and involved taking tissue samples of both male and female patients who underwent lipoplasty of the abdomen, back and thighs. Researchers compared the tissue samples of those who had undergone VASER Lipo and suction-assisted liposuction on one area of the body, and found that there was no cellular difference between the two treatments. Consequently, they concluded that VASER Lipo can be just as effective as suction-assisted devices (traditional liposuction).
VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells permanently. Since the fat is emulsified during this process, the procedure allows the surgeon to extract the body fat with ease. VASER liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body, and may be particularly effective for treating larger areas that have stubborn body fat such as the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. More information about VASER liposuction can be found here.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on September 3, 2009
Thousands of men undergo liposuction every year in hopes of achieving a sculpted physique and losing a few extra vanity pounds. However, doctors point out that the effects of liposuction are very different for men than they are in women, and men may be able to achieve better results with certain techniques.
Dr. Paul M. Parker points out that fat accumulates in different ways in men than it does in women. Women typically accumulate fat around their inner and outer thighs, stomach and hips, while men typically accumulate fat on top of their abdominals, ‘love handles’ and the chest area. Since fat is typically denser in the areas where men tend to accumulate extra fatty deposits, they may be able to achieve better results by undergoing the VASER Ultrasonic Liposuction procedure, a treatment that sends ultrasonic energy waves deep into the skin tissues to break up the fat during the extraction process.
VASER Liposuction is also a good choice for women who have stubborn fatty pockets around the ‘love handle’ area and in their buttocks. Still, men that want to achieve the sculpted six-pack abs and get rid of excess fat around their chest and love handle area may be able to achieve better, natural-looking results with the ultrasonic laser technique as opposed to conventional liposuction treatments.
The VASER procedure can also be performed on the face and neck area to remove extra fatty deposits around the jawline. Many men accumulate fat under the jaw area, and this can add years to their appearance. The VASER liposuction procedure can be customized to get rid of smaller pockets of fat around the face and neck without causing excessive trauma to the surrounding skin tissues.
As always, it’s important to find a board-certified liposuction doctor who has extensive experience in performing the VASER liposuction procedure.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on April 28, 2009
Vaser liposuction is now among the most sought-after fat removal procedures on the market, and is becoming especially popular for people looking for short recovery times than conventional liposuction.
A number of branded liposuction methods have entered the market in recent years; demand for SmartLipo and SmartLipo MPX are on the rise, and cosmetic surgery centers such as Surgicare in the United Kingdom have finally added Vaser Liposelection to their list of procedures.
VASER liposelection is currently available in the United States, and has become one of the leading laser lipo procedures for both men and women. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, and uses ultrasound energy waves to liquefy the fat before extraction. This process reduces the risk of damage to surrounding tissues, and makes it easier for the surgeon to target very small areas. Vaser lipo can be performed on almost any part of the body, and some experts say this procedure carries a reduced rate of injury than conventional liposuction.
SurgiCare is one of the largest networks in the UK, and was established more than 16 years ago by a professor or surgery and chair of the Medical Advisory Committee in the U.K. The center currently offers a number of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, but is one of the few in the U.K. to offer Vaser Liposuction.
Key benefits of the Vaser procedure when compared to other types of liposuction include: faster recovery times; no risk of fat deposits being reabsorbed by the body because they are suctioned out completely; and reduced risk of damage to the surrounding tissues. Vaser liposuction can be performed to get rid of excess body fat around the waist, hips, thighs and buttocks, and also delivers some skin tightening benefits so that results look natural.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on March 31, 2009
VASER Liposuction is an innovative fat removal procedure that uses ultrasound technology to sculpt and reshape the body’s tissues after the fat has been removed. It’s becoming the preferred choice for many physicians performing body contouring procedures because it requires very small incisions and gives the surgeon a chance to sculpt and manipulate the tissues in the treated area for more natural-looking results.
Preliminary findings in a clinical study for VASER Lipo also shows that over half of the patients who underwent body contouring treatments also experienced a significant amount of skin tightening.
Skin tightening benefits have been reported by both doctors and patients since VASER became available in 2002, and the study proves that there is a significant benefit to using VASER technology as opposed to conventional liposuction for body contouring.
The reason why skin tightening occurs is because the VASER ultrasonic energy waves heat up the skin significantly during the procedure. This triggers rapid collagen production because he body senses that it has been injured and must heal and repair itself rapidly. The cells begin to repopulate the damaged area and the skin becomes tighter and smoother within a few weeks.
Another reason why VASER Lipo is preferred over other types of fat removal procedures is the minimal downtime involved. Since the cannula used in the procedure does not affect the surrounding tissues, the fat is removed without causing bruising, extensive pain or damaging the nerves. This also contributes to faster healing time and gives the skin to repair itself and heal rapidly.
The VASER Lipo system first arrived on the market in 2001 and over 100,000 procedures have been performed around the world since. May plastic and cosmetic surgeons use the VASER system as part of their body sculpting and body contouring procedures because it provides more control during the fat removal process, and also tightens the skin to create a sleeker, more sculpted look.
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Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on July 4, 2008
Getting rid of loose skin under the jaw or around the cheeks can be a challenge without surgery, especially for those who have loose or aging skin that no longer responds to topical creams and serums. Facial liposuction treatments are on the rise as more people attempt to get rid of sagging facial skin, removing fatty deposits and leaving the skin looking tighter and more toned.
VASER Lipo technology is now being used on the face, an ultrasonic device that has long been used for liposuction on the body because it can target fatty deposits with accuracy and break down fatty tissue within minutes.
VASER treatments can help to recontour the body and may pose fewer risks than conventional liposuction. Since the tube used to break down and extract the fat is so small, it is proving to be an effective solution for removing facial fatty deposits as well. Marlene Mash, MD, a board certified dermatologist and dermasurgeon is just one of several surgeons offering VASER Lipo for the face and neck to create an instant ‘neck lift’.
Source: Medical News Today
Patients who pursue the conventional VASER Lipo treatment may also know this as the ‘Wide Awake Lipo’ treatment, as reported here:
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