VASER® Lipo vs. Traditional Liposuction in Charleston, SC

VASER® liposuction is a minimally invasive, advanced procedure designed to sculpt targeted areas of the body using fat removal. Compared to traditional liposuction, VASER® liposuction offers more precise results by using ultrasound technology. For those residents of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities interested in learning more about VASER® liposuction, Heidi Williams, M.D., is a board-certified, ASPS Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in all forms of VASER® liposuction for maximum body contouring effectiveness.

What is Traditional Liposuction?

Traditional liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure designed to remove fat from specific areas. Liposuction is most effective for individuals with small to moderate amounts of excess fat that are seemingly unresponsive to healthy diet and exercise.

The traditional liposuction procedure involves Dr. Williams making a small incision in the targeted body area (such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, arms, etc.) and using a specialized device and technique to suction the fatty tissue of that area out of the body. The incision is then closed, and results are visible immediately.

What is VASER® Liposuction?

VASER® liposuction is a more modern approach to traditional liposuction, using sophisticated technology to target the fat cells only and leave surrounding tissue undamaged. The process is minimally invasive and requires very little downtime, just as it is in a traditional procedure.

VASER® stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance” which refers to the advanced ultrasound technology used during the procedure. The ultrasound device targets the specific fat cells to break them down before extracting them from the body. The extraction process is similar to traditional liposuction. This two-step approach allows for more specific sculpting of body areas, otherwise unattainable from the diet, exercise, or more traditional methods.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction allows Dr. Williams to sculpt a patient’s body in the way they desire. Sometimes, a woman may be after a more feminine silhouette and can use liposuction to achieve that. Other times, a man may be frustrated by the excess fat visible in his breasts, even after weight loss, and liposuction can correct this embarrassing issue. Anyone with a small to moderate amount of excess fat due to aging, pregnancy, weight loss, or body type may benefit from a liposuction procedure.

VASER® liposuction and liposuction are both procedures used to help you achieve the body you desire. That stubborn fat that won’t budge from exercise can make us feel self-conscious and helpless. Liposuction and VASER® liposuction make the body you thought was impossible a possibility. It’s time to start seeing results in your body. To learn more about targeting your problem areas, contact the office of board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams, M.D. today. Dr. Heidi Williams takes an individualized approach and is happy to discuss the best treatment options for you depending on your specific desired outcome. Utilizing only the most advanced liposuction and VASER® liposuction techniques, Dr. Heidi Williams offers safe and effective problem area solutions to residents of Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and surrounding South Carolina communities.