There are many cosmetic options out there to choose from when it comes to reshaping and refining your body. With so many options, it may not be easy to decide what procedure to have. Dr. Johnson offers many state of the art, minimally invasive procedures for body shaping. One such procedure is Vaser Lipo. Here’s why we cast our vote for Vaser Lipo as an excellent choice for body shaping or fat transfer. Vaser Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure that pairs liposuction with ultrasound technology. The procedure involves making a small incision and then inserting a cannula under the skin that produces a low-frequency ultrasound. The ultrasonic waves target only fat cells, emulsifying them down into a liquid. The broken down fat then mixes with the anesthetizing tumescent fluid that has been pumped into the patient and is then suctioned away. The removed fat can then be refined in preparation for a fat transfer procedure. This process allows for quick, efficient extraction, and minimizes any impact on other tissues, like blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. Vaser Lipo can successfully remove unwanted fat from all areas of the body and is excellent for removing large areas of fat, like a large belly or saddlebags. Vaser Lipo is also extremely efficient in removing tough fat from some hard to treat body areas, like the love handles or chin. Fat in these areas can be dense or fibrous. Vaser Lipo is also a great option for patients who have had traditional liposuction in the past. Like other liposuction offerings available from Dr. Johnson and Innovations Medical, Vaser Lipo gives patients the benefit of the easier recovery. Vaser Lipo uses local anesthesia via a tumescent fluid. Therefore patients are conscious during their procedure and skip the risks of general anesthesia. Because the Vaser Lipo targets only fat and does not impact other tissues, bruising and swelling are reduced compared to other liposuction, fat removal, and body sculpting procedures. Most patients are able to return to work and their normal activities in one to two days. Vaser Lipo patients usually see results in a short time after the procedure is performed. Patients are left with a sculpted look, and when they choose to combine Vaser Lipo with other procedures like Smart Lipo or Thermage, they will also see benefits of smoother and tighter skin. Cast your vote for Vaser Lipo! Give Dr. Johnson a call at 214-643-8665 today for more information on Vaser Lipo and other body sculpting procedures.