VASERsmooth Procedure Explained
VASERsmooth is a revolutionary outpatient surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia by the plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons of the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Naperville. VASERsmooth is designed for one-time treatment of cellulite of the thighs and is based on the latest technological advances from Sound Surgical Corp.
“This is a revolutionary technology” said Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D., a renowned cosmetic surgeon and author. “I have been treating stubborn cellulite in my patients since the 1980s. Back then we used to use the “Leon Heart”, a small heart shaped instrument with a thin long stalk and handle to release and bisect the puckering septae bands under the skin. It was introduced in a shallow subcutaneous plane during liposuction procedures and made many of my patients very happy by improving the appearance of their cellulitic dimples. Occasionally, I would inject the patient’s own fat in the area to fill deeper dents and divots. To date, I still rely on my useful invention. With the advent of VASERsmooth, I have a new modality that will provide patients a wonderful new advanced cellulite-fighting option.”
Prevalence of Cellulite
“Cellulite is a common condition among women of all shapes, sizes and races” said Leslie Forrester, R.N., B.S.N., author and health care practitioner in Chicago. “Cellulite affects over 90% of all women, and may be related to female hormonal composition.”
“As long as humans have walked the Earth, there has been cellulite” said Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian M.D., emphasizing how common and ancient this condition truly is. “Even malnourished individuals can develop cellulite. You can either ignore it or do something about it. Until recently the treatment options were all non-surgical and requiring multiple treatment sessions. Now a new one-time surgical cellulite release option is available to women, VASERsmooth.
Anatomy of Cellulite
- Cellulite is caused by excessive and unevenly distributed fat cells, which are trapped in uneven sized compartments under the skin.
- Cellulite becomes abundantly visible when thick bands known as septae cause puckering and dimpling. Some of the dimples disappear lying down, while others remain even in recumbent position.
- Cellulite appears as weakened, poor quality skin. The skin will appear as excessive, loose and stretched skin.
The causes of cellulite may be multi-factorial. Some of the theories about what causes cellulite are genetic factors, body weight fluctuations resulting in weight gain, weight loss cycles, hormonal and oxidative stress, and “free radical” theory. With time and added sun damage the septae harden and the skin loses its elasticity, further exacerbating the condition.
For the millions of women who have suffered with the unsightly cellulite and uneven fatty dimples on their thighs, buttocks, and even arms the wait for a truly effective treatment is finally over thanks to the groundbreaking new procedure called VASERsmooth.
VASERsmooth comes from the same company that brought us Vaser Hi-Definition Ultrasoni Liposuction. This is a delicate, one-time surgical procedure that dramatically improves and, at times, even eliminates the appearance of cellulite with long lasting results.
In Chicago, at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute cosmetic and plastic surgeons have unsurpassed skill and experience in performing this highly precise surgical procedure.