VASER LipoSelection

VASER Liposuction or LipoSelection is a revolutionary body contouring procedure which selectively eliminates unwanted body fat. LipoSelection uses ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.


VASER technology melts fat while leaving the important tissues largely undisturbed; this promotes faster healing time as well as minimal pain and bleeding in comparison with conventional liposuction technique.

How is LipoSelection performed?

LipoSelection is performed on an outpatient basis by a qualified cosmetic surgeon. The area to be sculpted will be filled with a saline wetting solution, which numbs the site and shrinks blood vessels.

LipoSelection also aids in reducing post-surgical bruising and swelling. High frequency sound energy will then be introduced via a small probe; this breaks up and emulsifies fat on contact, while leaving the important surrounding tissues relatively intact. Finally, the liquefied fat is removed with a liposuction tube.

The amount of time it takes to complete LipoSelection would depend on the amount of fat that has to be removed plus the location of the fat deposit. In some patients, it can take as little as one hour but, in some cases, the operation may last for three hours.

What Areas of the Body Can LipoSelection Treat?

LipoSelection can remove unwanted body fat from any area treatable with conventional methods. These areas include: the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, knees, back, arms, male breasts, love handles, chin, and neck.

The superior level of precision that LipoSelection offers makes it possible for plastic surgeons to remove fat even from delicate areas of the body, such as the neck, chin, arms and inner thighs.

What are the benefits of LipoSelection?

If you’re looking for a cosmetic procedure that can immediately improve your body contour with minimal pain, LipoSelection is very good option. LipoSelection is a safe and effective way to achieve a more pleasing body shape.

Most cosmetic surgeries are known to cause post-surgical pain, bruising and swelling, but, with the unique feature of LipoSelection, such side effects are reduced. LipoSelection acts specifically on fat and leaves the important tissues intact. This promotes faster healing and slashes the risks of bruising and swelling.

Moreover, since sensitive nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues beneath the skin are left intact, the level of pain after the procedures is remarkably less than in the traditional liposuction method.  Over-the-counter pain medications should be enough to address post-surgical pain.

Scarring has always been among the concerns of patients who are considering cosmetic surgery. In LipoSelection, the risk for scarring is minimal because the cannula is smaller than conventional fat-removal methods.

How can I be sure if LipoSelection is right for me?

LipoSelection provides an immediate solution for people who are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise. If you are in good physical health and seeking a fast, less traumatic procedure to losing stubborn fat deposits, LipoSelection could be your answer.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction with the LipoSelection® System?

Liposuction with the LipoSelection® System achieves the best results when performed on healthy men and women of average weight who have fat deposits that are resistant to exercise.

Patients with firm, elastic skin are good candidates for LipoSelection® because their skin is more likely to re-conform to their slimmer contours.

Patients who have health conditions that affect blood circulation as well as those who have heart and lung diseases are not good candidates for LipoSelection. Additionally, LipoSelection is inadvisable for those who have undergone recent surgical procedures in the areas that are targeted for fat removal.

What are the limitations of LipoSelection?

LipoSelection is not intended as a weight loss solution. It can only eliminate a certain amount of fat; hence this fat removal system is not a substitute procedure such as abdominoplasty. Furthermore, LipoSelection is not designed to eliminate cellulite.

What are the risks associated with LipoSelection?

As with any surgical treatment, LipoSelection has potential risks. Vaser LipoSelection is associated with some expected risks such as bruising, swelling and temporary numbness of the treated area.  However, the less traumatic nature of LipoSelection reduces its likelihood to harm other body tissues.

Patients generally experience less pain and fewer side effects than with other methods of fat removal.  Moreover, the incidence for serious liposuction complications is quite rare.

Fat clots or blood clots may form after the fat has been loosened and there is a chance that these can migrate to the lungs via the blood vessels, which may predispose patients to serious health problems. Excessive loss of fluid will be anticipated by a qualified doctor because it may result to low blood pressure or fluid imbalance.

Administering too much of the wetting solution can put the patient’s lungs at risk for fluid accumulation. Hence, it is very important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who has a good track record in terms of the number of LipoSelection procedure performed.  Excessive amount local anesthetic lidocaine can lead to lidocaine toxicity.

The ultrasound energy emitted by Vaser probe may injure the skin or deeper tissues, however, the overall benefits of the ultrasound system make it safer than older liposuction techniques. Although there are some rare complications that can develop from LipoSelection, this procedure has still many advantages over other liposuction methods.

How do I plan for my liposuction procedure?

You should look for qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area. It is important to talk to the doctor about what you expect from the procedure. During consultation visit, feel free to ask any questions such as the type of anesthesia that will be used, costs, and side effects and after care.

Your doctor will evaluate your general health condition, your skin quality, and identify where your troublesome fat deposits are. You should mention any considerable weight loss or gain, and inform your doctor whether you are taking vitamins or other medications.

The doctor will inform you about what to expect from LipoSelection, including how to prepare for the procedure and guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and drug intake.

How much does LipoSelection cost?

LipoSelection is usually more affordable than conventional liposuction procedure. Like other cosmetic treatments, costs may vary among plastic surgeons and the specific number of areas to be treated.  The cost of Vaser Liposuction treatment in the US can be anywhere from $2000 to $9500.

What happens after the procedure?

Once procedure is completed, you will wear a special garment for one week following the surgery. This will support the bandages and sutures as the wounds from the operation heal. The discomfort after LipoSelection is minimal. Expect to feel some soreness which will last for about a week.

Over-the-counter pain reliever medicines should be enough to control the discomfort. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities within a day.  The recovery time generally depends on the extensiveness of the LipoSelection.