Fat that is stored in the flanks or love handles can be a result of weight gain, aging, pregnancy or simply genetic pre-disposition.
Flanks or love handles is a common area of complaint. Patients work out and are in great physical shape, but can not seem to rid those pouches of fat. Flanks and love handles can easily be targeted through a minimally invasive, permanent procedure.
Time to take care of those love handles for good.
VASER LIPO :FLANKS OR LOVE HANDLES
What is VASERlipo
VASERLipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASERLipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body. It is powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat, but gentle enough to treat delicate areas, such as the neck and arms.
How is it different than traditional liposuction?
The VASERLipo procedure is unique in its ability to spare important tissues while targeting unwanted fat. The technology dislodges fat cells from the fatty tissue matrix while leaving all other important tissues intact, resulting in smooth results and rapid healing.
How does it work?
First, the area to be reshaped is filled with a tumescent saline solution. Next, a small probe transmits the ultrasound energy to dislodge fat. A thin tube, called a cannula, removes the dislodged fat through a gentle suction process.
Is there a recovery period or special after care?
Yes, VASERlipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure and there is a short period of rest, typically 12 hours, immediately after the procedure, followed by two to three weeks of general recovery when strenuous activities should be avoided. We will also provide a special compression garment to help the skin contract smoothly to the body's new contours and general instructions for post procedure care.
How soon will I see results?
Noticeable results vary according to the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and other factors. Many patients report that they see results immediately after the procedure with the final results around three to four months later. During your consultation, Dr. Mary can help you establish realistic expectations.
What about future weight gain or fat migrating to other areas?
Once you have fat removed, it's gone. Assuming a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. However, because fat is necessary to be a healthy body, some essential fat layers in any given area remain untreated. If you experience weight gain or loss after your VASERlipo procedure, it will tend to be proportionately disturbed over your entire body. Normal aging changes can also be expected.
Is VASERlipo procedure preformed in office?
Dr. Mary performs the VASERlipo procedure at our in-office operating room. The procedure does require a form of anesthesia, which we will determine with you to ensure proper safety and results.