How liposelection is different than liposuction

LiposuctionLiposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures around, but liposelection, or Lipo Vaser, is a relatively new and different procedure that offers an alternative to traditional liposuction. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary new procedure and why you should consider it if you’re thinking about getting liposuction.


Liposelection uses ultrasound technology to reshape your body. It offers many benefits over traditional liposuction, including:

  • More tissue-selective, which means there is minimal damage to connective tissue
  • More fat can be removed, revealing smoother results and more contraction of the overlying skin
  • Less bruising and swelling
  • Faster recovery

How it works

Before the procedure, local anesthesia is commonly used, but sedation or general anesthesia may be added if treatment is more extensive. First, a solution is injected through tiny incisions in the skin to facilitate fat removal and minimize bruising. The ultrasonic treatment is done, and liquefied fat is removed.

Treatment areas

The most common treatment areas for liposelection include the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, back, knees, and ankles.

What is recovery like?

Liposelection patients can expect some swelling and mild bruising, but it’s much less than with traditional liposuction. You will need to wear a form-fitting surgical garment for several weeks to help minimize swelling and optimize your contour. You can use over-the-counter pain medications to treat any discomfort. You will want to walk as soon as you possibly can to help with recovery.

You can return to work within a week, depending on what areas were treated. Wait to resume strenuous activities until 4-6 weeks after treatment.

Candidates for liposelection

As with liposuction, liposelection candidates should be in good overall health and close to or at their ideal body weight. This procedure addresses stubborn fat that even the best diet and exercise programs can’t eliminate.

Liposelection can be done on its own or with other body-contouring procedures for more dramatic results. If you’re ready to learn more about liposuction and if you’re a candidate for this surgical procedure, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wiener by calling (773) 763-3990 today.

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