Liposelection

LipoSelection® only by VASER® combines new technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and remove fatty tissue. Unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck and chin, saddlebags, thighs - any place you've developed a little "extra cushioning."

The VASER System uses ultrasound energy to break up and emulsify fat, leaving surrounding tissue - such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue - relatively intact. Only the LipoSelection procedure can offer you an experience that is UltraSelective, UltraSmooth, UltraSound!

The LipoSelection procedure uses the VASER System's innovative ultrasound technology for fatty tissue emulsion and proprietary cannulae designed to minimize tissue trauma during aspiration. Because nerves and blood vessels are largely undisturbed, *patients and physicians report low to minimal pain and bruising. Moreover, the LipoSelection procedure allows physicians to work with such precision that they can shape delicate areas like the inner thighs, arms, chin and neck.

If you are among the potential millions of individuals seeking a low-pain path to a slimmer, more youthful body, LipoSelection only by VASER could be the solution for you.

BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

Consultation. An essential first step is your consultation, which will take place at your doctor's office. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, your doctor can assist you with your decision about potential areas for sculpting, the results you can expect, and the recovery process. Prepare questions in advance and be sure your doctor has the opportunity to address all of your concerns. Bring a list of all your current medications and supplements to your appointment. Feel free to bring along your spouse or a good friend or family member for support. During your consultation, you should get a good feel for the practice, staff and philosophy of patient care, to confirm a good match for your personal needs - do not underestimate the importance of this "fit."

Informed Consent. Dr. Tittle will discuss potential complications and review the surgery consent form with you. Because the VASER Sytem's state-of-the-art ultrasound technology is more tissue selective than traditional liposuction, reported complications are low and pain, bruising, and swelling are low to minimal. The LipoSelection procedure's predictability is evidenced by the low number of reported required re-treatments.

Confirmation of Candidacy. Once Dr. Tittle reviews your medical history and compares your body reshaping potential to your expectations, he will evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Considerations that assist in making this determination include:

  • Skin elasticity
  • Morbid obesity
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Pregnancy
  • Medical history / current medications

Measurements and "Before" Photographs. Pre-operative measurements and photographs will be used for comparison post-operatively.

Day-of-Procedure Instructions. Dr. Tittle will provide specific instructions to prepare you for your procedure.

DURING YOUR PROCEDURE

Sedation. Anesthesia may be general, local, or local with IV sedation - Dr. Tittle will discuss his preference with you.

Infusion. The doctor creates a tiny incision in the area to be treated. The targeted area is then filled with a special saline solution to make it very wet and full, making the fatty tissue easier to emulsify with the VASER System's ultrasound energy. This solution includes epinephrine, which shrinks blood vessels to help reduce bleeding and bruising, and lidocaine, an anesthetic agent that helps numb the site.

Treatment. The doctor then inserts a thin grooved probe that is unique to the VASER System. The probe disperses ultrasound waves around the grooved tip to break down and emulsify fatty tissue on contact.

Aspiration. Suction and massage of the sculpted site remove emulsified tissue while leaving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue relatively intact.

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

Recovery. Once the numbing effects of the anesthetic agent wear off, you may experience some discomfort. You and the doctor will discuss whether over-the-counter and/or prescription pain medication is right for you. Initially, expect some fluid drainage from your incisions.

Compression Garment. You will wear a compression garment home from the procedure; most doctors will require you to wear such a garment under your clothing for a period ranging from *2-6 weeks post-operatively, depending upon the body area(s) treated and the amount of fat removed. This will provide you with comfort and support, and will help your skin settle to your new contours. It is critical that you follow your doctor's instructions regarding the wearing of this garment.

Follow-up Appointments. While you may feel and look terrific, it is essential that you keep your follow-up appointments so that your doctor can monitor your progress

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.