When it comes to safe and effective body sculpting, VASER Hi-Def Lipo (VHD) is one of the most successful and recommended procedures around. VHD and traditional fat reduction liposuction by any method (traditional, PAL, water jet, Smartlipo, Coolsculpting, etc), are two different procedures. The first one sculpts, the second one reduces the fat content of an area. Dr. Marosan trained with Dr. Alfredo Hoyos of Bogotá, Colombia the inventor of the VHD. Using highly-advanced sound wave technology, Seattle area plastic surgeon, Dr. Marosan, is able to effectively dislodge fat without harming the surrounding tissues and structures like nerves and blood vessels. This allows for maximum removal that’s more gentle and consistent, resulting in less downtime.
VASER radically altered the tenants of liposuction surgery, allowing the human body to be sculpted like a work of art. Most surgeons do spot liposuction of limited areas, which are discontinous. Dr. Marosan does treat the body in all 360 degree planes. This allows for liposuction in all subdermal planes, deep and superficial, subtract and add fat, able to create controlled "deformities" which are desirable, revealing the underlying muscle anatomy.
Curves are essential cues to reproductive health, endocrine status, athleticism, strength and longevity. In women attractive curves are lumbar lordosis (lower back concave curve), convexity of the chest (breasts) and buttocks and muscular definition of the calves. Curvaceousness is the definition of "hourglass" figure. Large chest and hips with a small waist is a cue for reproductive health for a male in a woman. Liposuction and fat grafting amplify these desirable features.
In men, muscle mass also produces curves, but these are more angular than curvaceous. A low waist to chest ratio, or the "V" shape characterizes attractiveness.
The VASER Hi Def Liposuction is for individuals with normal weight or a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30. With age, undesirable curves appear with muscle atrophy or wasting , obesity, posture deterioration due to lack of skeletal support and decline in sex hormonal levels. Liposuction will not correct muscle laxity or intra-abdominal fat. In addition to removing fat, the technology stimulates the skin to enhance skin tightening for firmer skin with better elasticity. This is true with people who have thin skin and stretch marks as well.
Vaser Hi Def Lipo Reviews
"Total Male Body Sculpting Transformation (Daddy Makeover), Why Did I Wait So Long! Abs, Arms, Back, Chest! - Bellevue, WA - I did a lot of research to find the best Plastic Surgeon in Bellevue, with artistic skills, hands of experience, amazing results and I found Dr. George Marosan! Dr. Marosan took time and reviewed everything in detail with me. The staff is truly the best team I have seen in all my years, and it makes a difference. The individual care makes you feel like you are their only patient. When you look for a Dr. look for a sculptor, a real artist, not just a Plastic Surgeon. My wife and I are thrilled with our new bodies. I wish I wouldn't have waited so long, so what are you waiting for?"- D. / RealSelf / Feb 21, 2016
"In Dec 2015 on my 60th Birthday I had a Tummy tuck, Vaser Liposuction on my hips, abs and back with fat transfer to the butt. 5 Days later I had a breast lift and then my make over was complete. I was so glad I picked Dr Marosan to perform my surgery. He did an amazing job on taking my body back around 30 years. What I didn't realize was how much time the Dr Marosan and his staff would spend so much time with me afterwards to make sure I was comfortable. I was given both the Dr's and the RN's ce"- D.G. / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2016
VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive surgery that uses small stab incisions in stealth locations avoiding the stigmata of liposuction seen on patients of other surgeons. Dr. Marosan will insert the VASER ultrasound probe to emulsify the fat in the deep and superficial layers. Using special VentX atraumatic cannula and the Power X rotating cannula into the chosen area(s) and carefully remove the fat tissue to reveal muscle contours while keeping a smooth, natural appearance. Muscle definition is possible, bringing out the patient's underlying muscle and bony anatomy. On the abdomen, definition of the semilunar lines where the obliques fuse with the lateral rectus muscles, the epigastric midline depression or "champagne" line, definition of a six pack, muscle definition of the chest by emptying the fat between the anterior latissimus dorsi and lateral pectoralis major muscles, definition of the serratus muscles on the lateral rib cage, definition of the lower back paraspinous muscles, definition of the Venus dimples of the lower back, definition of the deltoid, biceps and triceps muscles of the arms. The VASER technology uses ultrasound energy to loosen the fat tissue so it is easier to remove with minimal disturbance of nerves and blood vessels. VASER can be used on any area of the body, including more delicate areas like the neck, legs and arms.
VASER Hi-Def Lipo is performed in our accredited outpatient surgery suite with the patient under intravenous sedation anesthesia only. The length of the surgery will depend on how many areas are being treated, but most VASER treatments take 2 – 6 hours to complete. The patients should rest as much as possible the first day after their surgery, but are encouraged to move starting on the second day. Patients can resume light and normal activities as soon as they feel able, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks. Patients will see some results immediately, but the final results may not be visible until the swelling and inflammation are completely gone in 3-6 months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Next Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Vaser Lipo FAQs
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best patients for VASER Hi-Def Lipo are at a healthy body weight with a BMI (body mass index) under 30. To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters or BMI= weight (kg) / [height (m)]2. Online calculators can also be found through an internet search. VASER Lipo is not meant for the removal or debulking of large amounts of fat, but instead to sculpt and define muscles in fit individuals.
Fat Transfer with Vaser?
Most people have fat where they don't want it (the abdominal wall, hips, thighs, neck, arms, etc.) and don't have enough where they do want it (the breasts, face, and buttocks), so the fat removed during VASER Lipo can be purified and re-injected into other areas of the body. Talk to Dr. Marosan during your consultation to discuss adding a fat transfer to your VASER Lipo surgery. Often, patients confuse Laser (Smartlipo) with VASER Lipo. Big difference! If you choose to have Smartlipo, fat cannot be transplanted. The laser kills the fat. The VASER keeps the fat alive, thus it can be transplanted where deficiencies exit or enhancement is desirable.
Can the Fat Come Back?
While the fat tissue removed during VASER Lipo cannot return, the fat tissue that is left behind can get bigger or smaller with significant weight changes. For long-lasting results, it is best if patients are at a healthy, stable weight before VASER Lipo and they maintain their shape with a nutritious diet and regular exercise.