Tissue-Selective Fat Removal
How It Works
The VASER Lipo® System uses small-diameter, solid, multi-ringed probes to deliver a minimal level of ultrasonic energy to specifically target and emulsify the fatty component of the tissue matrix.
Fatty tissue is comprised of large, loosely-bound fat cells that are dislodged from their supporting tissues by the Acoustic Streaming effect generated by the VASER® ultrasonic probes. This process pries the fat cells apart and suspends them in the infiltration fluid, creating an emulsion. It also preserves the integrity of other important connective tissues.
By treating the fatty tissue prior to extraction, aspiration can be performed with less avulsion (tearing of the tissues), resulting in less trauma to the surrounding area.
The VASER Lipo procedure does not utilize standard suction-assisted liposuction to remove the emulsified tissues and fluids. Instead, specially designed atraumatic aspiration cannulas, called VentX® cannulas, are used to efficiently remove the emulsified fluids while preserving the tissue matrix.
An Illustration of Tissue-Selective Fat Removal