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VASER-assisted liposuction

VASER liposuction uses new-generation ultrasound technology to liquefy fat. This energy is delivered safely using fine cannulas at the start of the procedure. The fat is then transformed into an emulsion that is more easily aspirated.

Ultrasound will also improve skin retraction.


Numerous technologies have been developed since liposuction was invented in 1980 by Dr Yves-Gérard Illouz, a French surgeon.

Vibrating cannulas or Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) appeared in the 1990s.

But it was not before 2000-2010 that liposuction using ultrasound was made available.

The 3rd generation VASER is now considered to be the benchmark for High Definition liposuction, particularly in South America (Brazil, Colombia, etc.) and the United States; and today also in Europe, where the distribution of this technology has been slower.

As the frequency emitted (36mHz) is close to the resonance of the fat, the VASER selectively liquefies fat cells while respecting other tissues (nerves, blood vessels and skin).

This generation therefore delivers optimised results on fat and skin retraction, while maintaining a high level of safety for the tissue.


What are the steps of VASER liposuction?

The first step is an infiltration with a physiological serum containing adrenaline to reduce bruising and improve post-operative comfort.

Dr Olivier CLAUDE then uses fine VASER ultrasound cannulas.

This selectively breaks up the fat cells into an emulsion.

This is the physical principle of cavitation resonance.

The third step consists of “high definition” liposuction using fine cannulas between 2 and 4 mm in diameter.

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Which areas can be treated with Vaser liposuction?

VASER liposuction can be used on virtually all areas of the body.

The face and neck are treated with specific finer cannulas.

The areas most often treated with Vaser are:

  • Abdomen
  •  Waist, hips and back
  •  Thighs: inner side and saddlebags
  •  Knees, legs and calves
  • Armsbras

Is Vaser useful for patients who have already undergone liposuction?

VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction is an excellent indication for this situation.

After one or more liposuctions, the tissues become more difficult to extract.

This is due to the inevitable fibrous scarring (but its intensity varies greatly from one patient to another).

In these cases, Ultrasound will break up the fat into an emulsion which will then be easily extracted, while softening the scarred skin.


Why use Vaser-assisted liposuction?

For our patients, the benefits are twofold: better results and simpler aftercare than with liposuction performed without VASER.

  •  Better fat aspiration. The quantity of adipocytes removed is much greater than with conventional liposuction. The VASER technology allows even the most superficial subcutaneous fat to be treated very safely.
  •  Improved skin appearance compared to liposuction without VASER.
    Ultrasound causes skin retraction, which treats moderate to intermediate skin slackening and minimises the risk of post-operative irregularities.
  •  The muscles are also better defined by selective extraction depending on the area we want to enhance or treat (abdominal muscles, obliques, pectoral muscles, arm muscles, etc.). Liposuction is no longer simply a slimming or fat removal technique. The figure appears more dynamic, with the body expressing more vitality and energy. We therefore speak of “HD” for “High Definition” liposuction, which becomes a real “Lipo-sculpture”, particularly when we combine it with lipofilling to enhance or embellish the breasts and buttocks.
  •  Smoother post-operative recovery: less oedema (swelling) and bruising. The improvement in comfort is very noticeable in the days and weeks following the operation compared with liposuction without VASER.

Before - After

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