VASERlipo® in Macon, GA
Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Macon, GA, proudly offers VASERlipo® (sometimes called Vaser® liposuction or Vaser® Liposelection) for the elimination of unwanted fat for men and women in Macon, Warner Robins, Bibb County, Houston County and the surrounding area. This new and cutting-edge procedure, performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves, is both safe and highly effective. For more information about VASERlipo®, contact us to schedule a consultation.
What Is VASERlipo®?
VASERlipo® is a cutting-edge method of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to selectively remove fat deposits from various areas of the body. It can be used on virtually any part of the body where a patient has unwanted fat — abdomen, love handles, thighs, knees, ankles, calves, buttocks, hips, back, arms, breasts (male and female), chin, face, and neck. The best part about VASERlipo®— and what distinguishes it from traditional liposuction procedures — is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from the surrounding nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. This promotes rapid healing and a smoother appearance.
How Is VASERlipo® Performed?
Dr. Groves fills the treatment area with a special saline solution. This will numb the site and shrink the blood vessels and make it easier to break up the fatty tissue. Next, Dr. Groves will use a small probe to transmit sound energy to liquefy the fat. Once the fat is broken up, it is suctioned out. The process does not disturb the surrounding tissue.
What Are the Benefits of VASERlipo®?
Dr. Groves may recommend VASERlipo® if you have areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to exercise and dieting. The benefits of the procedure include:
- Noticeable results in a single session
- Easy removal of large amounts of fat
- Multiple areas can be treated at the same time
- Gentle enough to treat the most delicate parts of your body, like the face and neck
- Accentuates the appearance of underlying muscle
- Minimal post-op discomfort
- Faster healing
What Will My Recovery Be Like After VASERlipo®?
Patients recover more quickly from VASERlipo® than they do after a traditional liposuction procedures, however, your individual recovery will depend on the amount of fat removed, how many areas were treated, and how well you heal in general. You can expect some swelling or bruising after your procedure. Most patients notice their results right away, but it may take between three to six months for all of the swellings to subside. That’s when you’ll see the most dramatic results of your VASERlipo® procedure.
You may have some post-op discomfort at the treated site for the first day or two, and these symptoms can easily be controlled with pain medication. The pain should not be intense and may feel like a dull ache. Some patients are able to return to work within a week while others need a few more days. Dr. Groves will answer any questions you may have and provide more details about the recovery process at your consultation.
Is VASERlipo® Right for Me?
VASERlipo® is a great choice for patients with fat deposits that have proven to be non-responsive to diet and exercise. You should remember, though, that VASERlipo® is not a weight-loss method, nor should it be considered a substitute for proper nutrition and a regular exercise program.
Ideal candidates for VASERlipo® are those who are in good overall health, are at or close to their ideal body weight, and have skin with good elasticity. Patients should be non-smokers as smoking could impede the healing process and contribute to complications.
You should also have realistic expectations and a positive attitude.
How Much Does VASERlipo® Cost?
The total cost of your treatment will depend on the number of areas being treated, as well as the extent of your procedure. Because VASERlipo® is considered an elective procedure, it will not be covered by your insurance provider. In an effort to make VASERlipo® accessible to all of our patients, we offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.
At the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we want you to love how you look. That’s why we are committed to providing patients with the most advanced body contouring technologies available, including VASERlipo®. If you live in Macon or Warner Robins, GA, or in any of the communities of Bibb County or Houston County and are ready for a brand new, contoured body, contact us today! We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves.