Vaser LipoSelection (VL) is an advanced liposuction technique that utilizes ultrasound energy to break down the fat and liquefy it before it is removed by vacuum suction. The ultrasound energy is delivered via a rod-like probe that is inserted directly into the fat. After the fat has been liquefied, a suction cannula (tube) is used to remove the fat. Liquefying the fat confers a tremendous advantage because it greatly facilitates its removal, because liquid fat is much easier to suck out than more solid fat. Thus, the fat can be more thoroughly removed. The ensures that the debulking objective of liposuction can be well achieved. In addition, from a body contouring standpoint, it is easier to create smooth contours when removing the fat, because liquid fat is easier to remove uniformly than solid fat. This advantage helps to minimize the risk of post liposuction uneven contours.
Another important benefit of the ultrasound energy is that it heats up the collagen fibers that connect the underside of the skin to the muscles below the fat. The heat causes the collagen fibers to shorten, pulling the skin inwards and effectively tightening the skin.
VL is a versatile technique that can be applied to virtually any area (including the face and neck) that has excess fat.