VASER® Lipo and LipoSelection
VASER® Lipo is a means of body contouring that uses sound energy to liquefy and eliminate unwanted areas of fat. Also known as LipoSelection, VASER® Lipo uses ultrasonic waves to break up fatty deposits. VASER® Lipo targets fat yet leaves other crucial structures such as blood vessels and nerves are left undisturbed.
The selective treatment of fat with VASER® Lipo may reduce the degree of discomfort and bruising following liposuction. LipoSelection may be used to successfully touch-up areas of previous liposuction. VASER® Lipo is useful in highly “fibrotic” areas such as the flanks, back, and male breast.
VASER® Lipo is performed under local anesthetic using the tumescent technique. The procedure can be performed comfortably with no need for IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Tickle Lipo describes the use of rotational and vibrational energy during the numbing and fat removal process during liposculpture. Tickle Lipo, also known as "Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture,"causes nerve fibers that sense pain to feel the vibration of the liposuction cannula instead. This increases patient comfort during the procedure.
Tickle Lipo is FDA-approved for fat removal. Its safety features include an automatic shut off mechanism if the cannula is guided outside of the fat compartment.
Recovery following Tickle Lipo is similar to that of traditional tumescent liposuction. No IV sedation or general anesthesia is required, and patients are encouraged to return to normal activities within a few days.