Vaser Liposuction

Slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, along with enhancing your body contours and proportion.
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Many people of normal weight have localized fat deposits causing disproportionate body contours. Many times this is hereditary and not a weight control issue.

Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and Buttocks
  • Abdomen and Waist
  • Upper Arms
  • Back
  • Inner Knee
  • Chest Area
  • Cheeks, Chin and Neck
  • Calves and Ankles

Vaser Liposuction Before & After

Take a look at some of the results from our previous patients

*Individual results may vary

Meet Your Physicians

Matthew R. Swelstad, MD

Jeffrey M. Pitcher, MD

Vaser Liposuction FAQ's

Vaser liposuction employs ultrasound technology to selectively dissolve and eliminate unwanted fat from specific body areas through small, discreet incisions. This minimally invasive procedure ensures precision, smoother contours, and enhanced body definition, with minimal downtime for patients. It proves instrumental in assisting individuals in attaining a more slender and well-proportioned body shape.

Liposuction can: 

Reduce localized fat deposits in these areas: 

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Back
  • Calves and ankles
  • Chest area
  • Face, cheeks, chin and neck
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Inner knee
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

Liposuction won’t: 

  • Substitute for a proper exercise program and diet 
  • Treat obesity 
  • Treat cellulite 


Is it right for me?

Liposuction is a highly individualized procedure, and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. 

Liposuction may be a good option for:

  • Adults within 30% of their ideal weight with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals without life-threatening illnesses or healing-impairing medical conditions
  • Non-smokers/non-vapers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and clear goals for body contouring

Your consultation is your time to ask the doctor about the procedure you’re considering, how he thinks it will work for you and any concerns you may have.

Questions to Consider:

  • What is the simplest and safest surgery to help me achieve my goals?
  • Are other options available?
  • What results can I expect, and how long do the typical results last?
  • Where will scars be located, and how noticeable will they be?

Your surgeon will:

  • Assess your overall health and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors.
  • Capture photographs for reference.
  • Examine your body.
  • Discuss your options. 
  • Recommend a course of treatment. 

After your consultation with the physician, you will meet with the practice manager to discuss procedure costs.

Comprehensive comprehension of every facet of your mommy makeover procedure is crucial. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions, from excitement about the anticipated transformation to a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t hesitate to openly discuss these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

There are several things to do prior to your procedure that will make your recovery as smooth as possible and ease your pre-procedure anxiety.

Your Pre-Op Checklist:

  • Make sure you have arranged for someone to drive you to surgery and stay with you for at least 24 hours. 
  • Consult with your surgeon and adhere to their instructions.
  • Take prescribed medications or modify current medication as directed.
  • Complete necessary lab tests within 30 days of your procedure.
  • Cease smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use.
  • Refrain from taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements to mitigate potential bleeding.

 Day of Surgery:

  • Be on time for your scheduled surgery appointment.
  • Bring a companion aged 18 or older.
  • Refrain from eating or drinking after midnight prior to your surgery.
  • Use antibacterial soap for a thorough body wash before the procedure.
  • Opt for loose, comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and remove on the day of your surgery.


Medications for comfort during arm lift surgery are administered, with options including intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, tailored to your specific needs by your doctor.

The Incision: 

In Vaser liposuction, small incisions are made, and diluted local anesthesia is administered to reduce bleeding and trauma. A thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions, using a controlled motion to loosen excess fat. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out with a surgical vacuum or syringe, achieving a more refined body contour.

Recovery durations after Vaser Liposuction vary for each patient (days to months).

Following your Vaser Liposuction procedure, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. 

You will receive detailed instructions covering:

  • Proper care post-surgery
  • Medications for healing and infection prevention
  • Specific signs to monitor at the surgical site and for overall health
  • Follow-up schedule with your plastic surgeon

Ensure you address specific queries about your individual recovery:

  • Post-surgery destination.
  • Prescribed medications.
  • Duration of dressings/bandages and removal timeline.
  • Are the stitches scheduled for removal, and if so, when is the expected timeframe? 
  • When can I safely resume normal activities and exercise? 
  • What is the recommended timing for my follow-up care appointment?

Your plastic surgeon and/or their team will provide detailed explanations of surgery-associated risks. Consent forms will be signed to ensure your full comprehension of the procedure and potential complications.

Some Risks Involved:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bruising
  • Cannula breakage
  • Change in skin sensation that may persist


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