VASER and AirSculpt – What is the difference?

The question “What is the difference between VASER and AirSculpt?” has been surprisingly discussed online. What makes this surprising is that the VASER and AirSculpt are not even comparable terms! VASER is an advanced liposuction technology that utilizes ultrasound energy to free up fat cells from surrounding soft tissue structures. This novel technology allows for comprehensive fat removal from both the deep as well as superficial fat layers. Aggressive yet controlled fat removal is the prerequisite to achieving high-definition liposuction contouring results. High-definition contouring describes body contouring outcomes that are inspiring and transformative allowing for the unveiling of muscle highlights in men and maximum waistline narrowing in women. In contrast, alternative liposuction techniques available today only offer moderate fat removal capacity thus providing mid-def results. Today, these inferior liposuction alternatives include traditional, tickle, water-jet, and laser liposuction. We hope that you are not disappointed that AirSculpt is not on the list! Although the name attempts to denote the novel use of air assistance to liposuction, this is farthest from the truth.

AirSculpt liposuction is a misnomer and actually does not represent any unique liposuction technique. In fact, “air” actually has no role in liposuction performed by AirSculpt doctors. Further search of AirSculpt website demonstrates that they merely taut themselves for performing liposuction while you are awake. Performing liposuction while you are awake may be enticing for some patients, but it merely connotates conservative fat removal and potentially suboptimal results when compared to VASER liposuction which is performed under general anesthesia. Moreover, AirSculpt providers are merely performing laser liposuction and pulsatile cannula fat removal. AirSculpt is just a made up name and being used as a gimmick to make you think they are utilizing air to their advantage. Unfortunately, this is not the case.  They also taut themselves for not needing any needles! Not sure how they can claim this when they must still make a stab with a blade to create a port hole to introduce their suction cannulas just like all surgeons across the world.

If you are not convinced about what is the difference between VASER liposuction and AirSculpt, or actually laser liposuction, I encourage you to look at some before and after results. VASER liposuction results will demonstrate elegant muscle highlights to create masterpiece sculpting expected of high-definition outcomes.  In contrast, laser liposuction or AirSculpt results, performed under local anesthetic while you are awake, will only provide mid-def results. This is because when you try to remove fat comprehensively, your suction cannula will inevitably get near the muscle lining where the pain nerve fibers live. So if you are trying to remove the fat at the extreme level of high definition body contouring, you will require general anesthesia to accomplish your goals.  In summary, what is the difference between VASER and AirSculpting liposuction? The difference is as great as the difference between VASER liposuction and laser liposuction or high-definition liposuction and mid def liposuction.

Vaser Lipo is an ultrasound-based fat removal system that is the GOLD Standard for fat removal and maximizing fat viability for transfer to the buttocks and breast. Any other system including AirSculpt typically has demonstrated inferior results. However, the ultimate result is most dependent on your doctor’s experience and skill.

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