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Vaser — Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction
VASER Lipo® uses ultrasonic energy a form of high-frequency sound waves, to assist in the removal of unwanted localized fat deposits on the body.
The surgeon targets the area of fat by injecting it with a special saline solution known as "tumescent fluid." The tumescent fluid numbs the localized and shrinking blood vessels. The tumescent fluid also temporarily expands the volume of the area to be worked on making it a lot easier for that fat to be removed.
Small probes, called cannulas, are then inserted into the body using small incisions. The cannulas resonate with a high ultrasonic frequency that shakes loose and liquifies fat cells, all the while leaving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues unharmed.
The liquified fat cells are then removed from the body using gentle suction.