VASER High Definition Liposuction, more commonly known as VASER Hi-Def, is an ingenious new liposuction procedure that allows plastic surgeons to sculpt the human body into a contoured and athletic work of art.
The Hi-Def technique is a revolution to the plastic surgery industry because of its combined advancements in technology, science, and art. The unbelievable results achieved with VHD have never before been seen after such a minimally invasive procedure. VASER is a remarkable technique that has been taught to less than eight plastic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Shapiro is the first and only surgeon in Arizona who has been trained to perform this exclusive technique.
Despite its rarity, the Hi-Def technology was reported by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in 2007 and has been rising in popularity ever since. Today, thousands of procedures have been performed safely and with unbelievable results, though only a select few surgeons perform the procedure.
VASER, the name of the machine that surgeons use to perform Hi-Def Liposuction, is an acronym that stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. VASER is an ultrasound assisted lipoplasty procedure (UAL), which means the surgeon uses tools called probes that direct ultrasonic waves of energy through fatty tissues to emulsify them before being suctioned away.
There are two specific benefits that make VASER preferable over traditional liposuction. One major advantage to VASER is that it is much safer. VASER Hi-Def can be performed on an out-patient basis using local anesthetics, so there is no risk of complications with general anesthesia. In larger cases, however, general anesthesia is recommended. Any enhancements performed with VASER are done completely without implants, which can cause complications for patients. Instead, enhancements are done by re-injecting the patient’s own emulsified fat from earlier in the procedure. This technique is much safer and more natural than using silicone implants.
Another benefit of VASER over traditional liposuction is a fast recovery time. Recovery time after traditional liposuction is lengthy because of how inaccurate the procedure is. With traditional lipo, blood vessels, nerves, and important connective tissues are often destroyed while removing fat tissues. This is what causes pain, bruising, wrinkling in the skin, and a long recovery time. Because the ultrasonic probes of VASER are specifically designed for liposculpture, they only emulsify fat tissues. The blood vessels and nerves are relatively undisturbed and only the emulsified fat is suctioned away. Patients are usually back to normal in a week and sometimes in just a few days.