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What Happens During VASER Liposuction?

VASER liposuction is a more precise way to remove fatty tissue from targeted areas of the body. Compared to traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction results in less bruising, reduced swelling, and a smoother appearance to the skin. This plastic surgery procedure is performed in a surgical suite that is fully accredited and is located near our plastic surgery office serving the Washington, D.C. area.

Before the VASER liposuction procedure is performed, you may be given a general anesthetic to help you go to sleep during the procedure. Then, the areas of your body that will be sculpted are filled with a solution that contains epinephrine and lidocaine. The epinephrine in the solution shrinks the blood vessels in the treated area to reduce bleeding and bruising. The lidocaine in the solution is an anesthetic that numbs the treated areas.

The solution will fill the treated area and work to make the fatty tissue easier to break up. Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Desman uses a small probe that transmits sound energy to break up the fatty tissue on contact. This probe precisely targets fatty tissue and leaves the other tissue in the body intact. The fatty tissue can be targeted better for removal and sculpting once it is broken up. Dr. Desman can easily see what fatty tissue needs to be removed and where to sculpt.

After this plastic surgery procedure, any discomfort you feel will be managed with pain medications. Dr. Desman will give you a compression garment to wear home. The compression garment will help your skin settle into the desired contour and give you support and comfort.

For additional information about VASER liposuction or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation in the Washington, D.C. area, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today.