traditional liposuction vs VASER hero

Traditional liposuction versus VASER Liposuction

Traditional liposuction

Traditional liposuction allows for debulking of prominent concern areas on your body. As a result, traditional liposuction results in an improvement in body contour lines. Unfortunately, traditional liposuction cannot create extraordinary outcomes. This is because traditional liposuction is limited to only partial fat from the deep fat layer only.

This limitation is since suction cannulas can only traverse the deep fat layer. Also, they can only attempt uniform fat removal because they can only remove tunnels of fat. You can visualize this capacity for the removal of tunnels of fat by observing the shape of the cannula. The suction cannula is a hollow bore rod with holes at the end.

In an attempt to achieve uniform fat removal, surgeons will use a technique of cross-hatching pattern which utilizes two separate portholes that can be used to traverse an area of interest with liposuction.

Despite attempts at crosshatching, this technique can only reach a limited degree of uniformity. Fortunately, traditional liposuction is limited to the deep fat layer, and the superficial fat layer is left intact thus creating a smooth contour outline. Regardless, traditional liposuction can be effective to improve the overall aesthetics but it cannot create stunning results indicative of high definition body contouring.


VASER Liposuction

In contrast to traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction provides the capacity to achieve stunning results essential to high definition body contouring results. VASER liposuction utilizes ultrasound-assisted liposuction to liquefy both the deep and superficial fat layers. Following fat liquefication, comprehensive and uniform fat removal from the deep layer. A Uniform fat layer is only feasible because the fat has been liquified. Comprehensive fat removal will result in maximum waistline narrowing with the creation of exaggerated curves. Uniform fat removal will ensure ideal contour aesthetics with a smooth contour. Finally, selective fat removal from the superficial layer is utilized to achieve muscle highlights that are quintessential to high definition outcomes. Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction requires mastery in ultrasound-assisted liposuction that requires training and experience. VASER liposuction that creates high definition liposuction outcomes must be attempted by expert staff.

Traditional liposuction versus VASER liposuction before and after results

Traditional liposuction before and after outcomes allow for partial improvement in contour lines as depicted in the patient below. This 30-year old underwent 300 ccs of fat removal from each flank followed by 300cc of fat transfer to the lateral hip and buttock. This patient demonstrates moderate improvement in her curves.

As the above photo demonstrates, there is still residual fat maintained in the flank region that was not amenable to removal despite aggressive traditional liposuction. In contrast, VASER liposuction before and after provides a higher level of sculpting as demonstrated by this 32-year-old female who had similar removal of 300c of fat removal from each flank and transfer of 400cc of fat transfer to the lateral hip and buttock.


As this VASER before and after photo demonstrates, there is a significant improvement in her curves with maximum waistline narrowing. In summary, traditional liposuction provides before and after outcomes inferior to VASER liposuction. Please contact our office if you have further questions regarding the advancements of VASER liposuction when compared to traditional liposuction.

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