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VASER® Lipo FAQ

VASER Lipo is an exciting alternative to traditional liposuction at Long Island's Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. With less downtime and fewer complications, VASER Lipo can address smaller areas, such as the knees and neck, as well as larger areas, such as the waist and thighs. For those considering VASER Lipo, we've compiled a list of common questions and their answers here.

If you're looking into liposuction in New York City or Long Island, you owe it to yourself to learn more about VASER Lipo. Request your surgical consultation online or call the office at (631) 424-3600 to make an appointment with Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Pincus.

How is VASER Lipo different from traditional liposuction?

"VASER" stands for "Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance" – a formal title that refers to its use of ultrasound technology. Because VASER Lipo uses ultrasound to liquefy targeted fat prior to extraction, it allows for more precise fat removal and less risk of harming surrounding tissues and blood vessels. And because the fat is liquefied before it's removed, the removal process is gentler and more controlled than during traditional liposuction.

How much does VASER Lipo cost?

There are no hard-and-fast pricing guidelines for VASER Lipo, since the specifics of each procedure vary so much from patient to patient. Our costs and fees are comparable to other accomplished New York plastic surgeons. When you visit us for a consultation, we can provide you with a written quote.

Will I have loose or hanging skin after VASER Lipo?

The skin is amazingly resilient. Most VASER Lipo procedures do not extract large enough volumes of fat and other tissue to cause sagging or laxity. In fact, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, such as VASER Lipo, has actually been shown to increase skin tightening following the procedure, resulting in a smooth, firm contour.

What parts of the body are best for VASER Lipo?

Different parts of the body are better suited for different forms of body contouring. Dr. Romanelli and Dr. Pincus often recommend VASER Lipo for smaller, more targeted areas of the body, such as the upper arms, knees, and neck. VASER Lipo offers more control and is less likely to affect surrounding tissues, making it uniquely compatible with smaller liposuction procedures. However, VASER Lipo is also effective on larger areas of the body, too. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you decide which body contouring option will best address your needs.

Will VASER Lipo help get rid of stretch marks?

Unfortunately, neither VASER Lipo nor traditional liposuction can resolve stretch marks. These troublesome irregularities are actually scars that are caused when the skin is torn by rapid growth or hormones. Once stretch marks appear, they cannot be completely removed unless excess skin is surgically removed, as it is during a tummy tuck, for example.

If you're concerned by stretch marks in addition to excess fat, a surgical lift may be a better fit. Dr. Romanelli and Dr. Pincus help each of their patients develop a workable plan to create their desired results.

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