VASER Liposculpture is known by several names, including: Hi-Def 4D VASER Liposuction, high definition liposuction, ultrasound-assisted Liposuction, VASER Lipoplasty, VASER lipolysis, which are all offered by the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Chicago and its suburban offices in Oak Brook, Arlington Heights and Naperville. VASER Liposuction is an ultrasound-assisted technique.  After the injection of tumescent fluid, (which is composed of saline and epinephrine) into the fatty tissues, a thin multi-ringed probe that transmits low level ultrasonic oscillating energy is inserted through a tiny skin incision. The ultrasonic energy heats the fluid around it, creating tiny but expanding bubbles that burst, releasing cavitation energy that shakes the fat cells from their attachments causing them to melt and emulsify into liquid form. The liquefied fat cells are then suctioned away by small diameter cannulas. Because the cells have reached liquid from, the suctioning is achieved with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues and virtually no bleeding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is VASER Liposuction?

VASER high definition liposuction is an exciting new method for body reshaping by surgically removing unwanted areas of fat with aid of latest ultrasonic technology.  It is an alternative to conventional, traditional liposuction.  During this in-office outpatient procedure the surgeon has the advantage of using the state-of-the-art VASER ultrasound technology to gently sculpt the body and uncover the slimmer you. VASER Liposuction produces eye-catching results in just one procedure without much discomfort and with faster recovery.

What is VASER liposuction’s indication?

Liposuction is currently the number one performed surgical procedure in the United States, and possibly in the entire western world. Because of the public demand for perfection and precision and not simply fat removal, a new advanced high definition sculpturing technology was developed to satisfy not just those who seek large amount of permanent fat removal, but also those patients who desire a muscular, defined and chiseled look of their body.

Since we began sculpting the body by fat removal over 30 years ago, the technique (tumescent) and the technology (cannula suctioning) have not advanced significantly until recent years, when, with the advent of revolutionary laser and ultrasonic techniques, the art and science of body sculpting took a major leap forward.

What does VASER high definition liposuction remove?

Only the unwanted fat cells are affected, all other cells remain intact, which makes this procedure safe. It does not damage any of the vital structures, such as nerves or blood vessels, in contrast to conventional techniques, which are much more aggressive because the fat is not liquefied prior to removal. The heat of the VASER allows the skin to contract and retract easily after the procedure, thus minimizing the pain and bruising typically associated with traditional liposuction.

What is so different about VASER Liposuction?

VASER liposuction uses the latest generation of ultrasonic technology and is the most advanced method available for safely removing large amounts of unwanted body fat.  Because it selectively targets fat cells, vitals structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscle tissue remain undisturbed.

How does VASER Liposuction work?

The procedure uses advanced ultrasonic wave technology to heat, detach and melt the fat cells to be readily, easily and permanently suctioned out of the body. The result is fast recovery and return to normal activities within a few days, not weeks!

What body areas can be treated with VASER Lipo?

Our Chicago-based surgical team have experienced great success in treating all of the following areas:

  • Chin and neck area, including the jowels
  • Abdomen, love handles, saddlebags
  • Male and female chest/breast regions
  • Upper and lower back
  • Inner thighs and buttocks
  • Arms
  • Knees, calves, ankles

Can you treat multiple areas at once?

Yes, with VASER Liposuction we have treated multiple body areas during a single procedure. Discuss your desired outcome and concerns with us.

What type

of anesthesia will I get? Do I need general anesthesia?

Anesthesia is used with the comfort of our patients in mind. The majority of our surgeries are performed using either local anesthesia or regional anesthesia with IV sedation. General anesthesia is rarely required for VASER liposuction.

Will VASER Lipo eliminate cellulite?

Cellulite affects almost 50 percent of the female population.  As we age, almost all of us develop some cellulite. With additional application of VASER Smooth, another advanced device from the makers of VASER Lipo, appearance of cellulite can be dramatically improved and in some cases eliminated entirely.

Is VASER liposuction safe?

The safety of VASER lipo has been proven in clinical studies all over the world. It has been approved by the FDA since September 2002 as a minimally invasive procedure. However, even though very rare, the medical literature describes the following potential risks, which may include, but not limited to: bruising, swelling, bleeding, burns, scarring, infection, skin contour irregularities, indurations, seromas, lidocaine toxicity and surgical shock. The procedure requires anesthesia, which involves its own risks and the possibility of complications. Other than bruising and short term swelling, to date we have not experienced any other complications in our practice. Our patients and surgeons have been satisfied with the results achieved by VASER liposuction.

Is it ok if I am overweight?

If you are frustrated by the resistance of certain body areas to diet and exercise, VASER Liposuction can help. If you are healthy and seeking a fast, safe solution to losing excess fat localized in certain stubborn areas, then VASER Lipo could be your answer. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed in one session, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian MD has been known to remove extreme amounts of fat in multiple procedures. In fact, he has coined the phrase “serial or staged liposuction” to describe theses cases.

How much fat can be taken in one procedure?

Your doctor will discuss with you how much fat can be safely removed during your procedure.

What is the difference between VASER Lipo and VASER smooth?

VASER Lipo is the ultrasonic system designed to perform a liposuction procedure with the added benefits of ultrasonic VASER technology. VASER smooth is an additional component of the Vaser Lipo system. Capitalizing on the advancements of ultrasound assisted techniques, VASER smooth probes are specifically designed to emulsify fatty tissue and cut through hardened fibrous connective bands to eliminate unwanted skin dimpling, puckering and contour irregularities of cellulite.

In what setting do we perform VASER liposuction?

VASER Lipo can be performed in our private boutique surgical suites located in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook, and Naperville under local, regional, IV sedation or, in rare cases, under general anesthesia.  You and our staff physicians will together decide what is the best approach to ensure achieving the desired results. At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Chicago we pride ourselves in having the most comprehensive and latest Liposuction and cellulite surgery technologies.

How soon will I see results?

Noticeable results vary depending on the amount of fat removed, the number of areas treated, and other factors. Many patients see some results immediately after the procedure with the final results becoming evident in about three months.

How much does the treatment cost?

Every Vaser Lipo procedure is customized to fit the needs of the patient, so it’s impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate for your procedure without an in-person private consultation with one of our experienced liposuction surgeons. The cost of your treatment will vary depending upon the number of body areas treated and the extent of the desired procedure. Financing is available.

How much experience do the surgeons at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute have with liposuction procedures?

Having performed thousands of liposuction procedures of all methods and having authored numerous publications on liposuction and body contouring, the medical staff of  the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute is experienced  and highly respected in the field of body sculpting. Patients throughout Chicagoland and across the country rely on the surgeons of the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute for our expertise in all aspects of liposuction surgery, including Smart Lipo (laser assisted liposuction), VASER lipo (ultrasonic liposuction),  VASER high definition liposuction, tumescent liposuction and liposculpture, cellulaze (laser assisted cellulite surgery), Triplex Lipo, wet liposuction, and hydro water jet Liposuction.

“I can not believe after the Vaser Lipo I am able to fit in my favorite jeans again”

-Maria, Chicago

Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian MD is the founder of the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, which was established in 1982. He authored numerous books and articles, including “Liposuction: The art of body contouring.”

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