VASER® Liposuction Naples, FL
VASER® liposuction is a powerful fat removal tool and is gentle enough to preserve the fat that is removed. This can be transferred to other areas of the face and body for enhancement, with excellent survivability of the transferred fat. Searching for VASER® Liposuction in Naples, FL? At Aesthetic Surgery Center, smart lipo is a primary focus.
What is VASER® Liposuction?
VASER® Liposuction is Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. Ultrasound energy waves pass through the tissue, targeting the fat for removal. This causes less damage to the surrounding tissues, which means less bleeding and less recovery time. Selective targeting of the fat allows for better sculpting and contouring to improve definition in treated areas. Patients can be expected to return to normal activities in 3 to 4 weeks.
The VASER® liposuction has been shown to have a powerful effect on tightening the skin after VASER® liposuction when compared to traditional techniques. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity. Addressing this problem helps to expand the possibilities for VASER® liposuction and may help avoid larger, more invasive operations in selected patients.
If you are interested in removing stubborn areas of fat effectively with a limited recovery time, VASER® liposuction may be for you.
Who is a candidate for VASER® liposuction?
As with more traditional methods, the best candidates are generally healthy, within a normal weight range and who have already tried dieting and exercise without success. Also, patients should be realistic about what can be accomplished. This is not a weight-loss method. Patients with unreasonable concerns or unrealistic expectations are not good candidates.
Diet and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle, but even the most disciplined men and women find themselves frustrated with stubborn pockets of fat that accumulate on the buttocks, arms, back, and waistline. When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough, VASER® liposuction can help you to achieve the refined body contours you deserve.
Dr. Holmes has a genuine understanding of men’s and woman’s bodies and ideal aesthetic proportions, which they carefully take into consideration during their surgical planning. Through thoughtful consultations with their patients, Dr. Holmes makes it a priority to understand each patient’s specific goals and desires for VASER® liposuction.
Is VASER® Liposuction Right for Me?
VASER® Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that breaks up fat deposits under the skin and removes it through a cannula—a thin, hollow tube. VASER® Liposuction is safe and effective for removing fat from the neck and face, flanks, hips, thighs, knees, arms, chest, abdomen, and back. Because VASER® liposuction removes fat cells from the body, results are considered permanent. Most patients in good physical health are candidates for this procedure.
VASER® Liposuction With Dr. Casey Holmes
Liposuction in South Florida is a popular cosmetic body contouring procedure. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, we believe that VASER® liposuction offers the best technology in liposculpting. In our opinion, this ultrasonic technology is more effective and safer than laser lipo. Patients travel from Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, and from other states and countries to see Dr. Casey Holmes for his liposuction artistry. After a consultation and examination by Dr. Holmes, you will be fully informed of the benefits of liposuction for your body, liposuction cost, liposuction risks, and anticipated outcome. Usually, liposuction is far more effective than non-surgical treatments such as Coolsculpting. While any plastic surgery procedure is not cheap, there are ways to make liposuction affordable, such as Care Credit. The key is to focus on the quality of the result, which is highly physician dependent.
During your consultation, Dr. Holmes will evaluate your anatomy, discuss your concerns and thoughtfully design a unique surgical plan that will safely and effectively meet your VASER® liposuction goals. In some cases, Dr. Holmes may recommend a complementary procedure to address other issues or concerns that VASER® liposuction alone cannot correct, for example, a tummy tuck or thigh lift.
VASER® Liposuction generally results in scars that are so fine they are very difficult to notice once fully healed. This procedure may be performed on many areas, including the abdomen, hips, flanks, back, thighs, legs, knees, arms, chest, and more.
In both men and women, the abdomen is typically the first area of the body in which fat accumulates, whether it is a result of past pregnancies, aging, genetics, or weight gain. VASER® Liposuction can be an effective, minimally invasive alternative to a tummy tuck for some patients. VASER® Liposuction can also be performed on the upper and/or lower abdomen to produce a more contoured and athletic appearance that highlights the underlying muscles.
The flanks, or love handles, are frequently a source of frustration and make men and women look heavier than they really are. When excess fat on the flanks doesn’t respond to exercise and a healthy diet, VASER® liposuction can effectively eliminate these bulges to create a sleeker silhouette and clothing that drapes more attractively on the body.
Both men and women can accumulate fat on the back. Dr. Holmes performs VASER® liposuction to target different areas of the back, including where the bra straps rest, just above the hips, on the lower back above the buttocks, directly below the neck, and near the armpits.
VASER® Liposuction can be an effective way to eliminate stubborn fat on the thighs for patients who have good skin elasticity and do not need a lift. This procedure can reduce fat on the inner and/or outer thighs. It is very important to choose a VASER® liposuction specialist like Dr. Holmes to treat the thighs, as the inner thighs have thin skin and can develop irregularities if the procedure is not performed skillfully.
Some patients may see substantial benefit from VASER® liposuction of the arms as an alternative to an arm lift. This option is best for patients with mild to moderate excess skin and good skin elasticity.
Dr. Holmes offers “Spartan Lipo” to his male patients and select female patients. Using specialized surgical techniques, fat is removed from the chest, abdomen, and flanks to highlight existing muscles, and the desired ideal body shape. Wide powerful shoulders highlight augmented pectoralis muscles and yield a narrower, more defined abdomen. Instead of discarding the aspirated fat, it is purified and injected into the pectoralis major muscles on the chest, and the deltoids on the shoulders. Dr Holmes injects small droplets of fat into the muscles where the patient desires enhancement. This enables him to accentuate the muscles without making one appear disproportionate. A small hidden incision is used to inject the fat which is then sutured to assure minimal scarring.
The enhancement of the muscles is seen immediately. While some of the injected fat does break down over the first 6 months, most of the fat stays with you. Your muscles will feel firmer with accentuation of their size as you contract them. The goal of the augmentation is not to provide a large amount of immediate bulk but to naturally enhance the contours of your body to resemble that of a Spartan!
VASER® Liposuction is an outpatient procedure usually performed under general anesthesia. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Holmes will mark the areas of your body to be treated. During the procedure, the treatment area will be numbed using tumescent (local) anesthesia, which maximizes both your safety and comfort. During the VASER® liposuction procedure, Dr. Holmes will insert a small, hollow tube, or cannula, through very small incisions in the treatment area and manually move the cannulas in a fanning motion to break up the fat so it may be suctioned out. Once the surgery is completed, Dr. Holmes’s team will place you in a compression garment to help reduce swelling and maintain the new body contours while the tissues heal.
Time in surgery takes 1 to 2 hours, depending on treatment area(s) and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Depending on the number of areas treated, patients feel some discomfort for the first two to three days, which is largely controlled with oral pain medication. Some swelling and bruising also can be expected following the procedure. This will usually peak on the second or third day and dissipate over the next two to four weeks. In the weeks after surgery, Dr. Holmes will instruct patients to wear their compression garments continuously for 2 weeks. Light exercise can be resumed at 10-14 days after surgery. You can expect to return to work within a few days.
- VASER liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction.
- It is an outpatient procedure. Patients can leave and rest up at home right after the surgery.
- The tissues surrounding the treated area do not suffer much damage.
- Surgery targets specific portions of the body with stubborn fat masses.
- Minimal bruising and bleeding. Less pain after the surgery.
- Helps patients quickly reach their body contouring goals.
Related Procedures: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini-Abdominoplasty), Brachioplasty (Arm Lift), Thigh Lift, Mommy Makeover, Body Contouring After Weight Loss, Labiaplasty, Brazilian Butt Lift
VASER® Liposuction FAQs
Because VASER® liposuction removes fat cells from the body, results are considered permanent. However, weight gain is still possible, as the remaining fat cells can grow larger. Gaining an excessive amount of weight after VASER® liposuction can result in displacement of weight gain to other parts of the body.
VASER® Liposuction may be performed on many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, flanks, back, thighs, legs, knees, arms, chest, face, and neck.
Most patients have a recovery period of 1 to 2 weeks, although it will depend on whether other procedures were performed at the same time and which areas were treated. Patients will wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and maintain the new body contours while the tissue heals. Dr. Holmes prefers these garments to be worn continuously for the first 2 weeks after surgery. Swelling peaks within 2 to 3 days after the procedure and then begins to dissipate. Mild swelling may persist for several weeks after surgery, due to the tumescent fluid used during surgery as well as the body’s response to surgery.
After one to two months, the body has had time to heal and the swelling has improved significantly. By this time, most patients have returned to their usual activities and have noticed a significant change to the treated areas. However, subtle postoperative swelling and continued healing will delay the realization of the final result for up to a year.
If you live in the state of Florida, Aesthetic Surgery Center offers VASER® liposuction among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Why choose Aesthetic Surgery Center
- Received his Doctor of Medicine at Philadelphia’s MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in 1999 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
- In 2016, Dr. Agarwal was honored at the annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery national meeting.
- Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Served as chief investigator for numerous laser application systems for CO2, Argon, Nd:YAG, ER:YAG and Krypton lasers used in Facial surgery.
- Fellow American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
- Attended medical school at UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical College).
- Was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- Member of The Aesthetic Society, the Florida Medical Association, and Collier County Medical Society.
- General surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL
- Plastic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida