VASER® Liposuction Offers New Advantages

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From the Boston cosmetic surgery and dermatology practice SkinCare Physicians, Dr. Michael S. Kaminer discusses new VASER liposuction technology and what it means for patients of the practice.

New research into and upgrades to VASER® liposuction technology are producing real-world benefits, according to Boston dermatologists and cosmetic surgery specialists at SkinCare Physicians (http://www.skincarephysicians.net). Dr. Michael S. Kaminer at the practice is one of select group of physicians worldwide involved in research into this technology, which allows for a quicker recovery due to gentler and more precise treatments.

New evidence shows that VASER ultrasonic liposuction may result in improved skin retraction over traditional methods of liposuction. Unlike traditional liposuction, which can cause severe bruising, bleeding, and tissue trauma, VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic waves to gently break up and emulsify fat prior to suctioning. "VASER has been especially helpful for our patients with areas of thick or fibrous fat, such as the upper abdomen or the back. It allows us to precisely and gently sculpt these areas of the body and create smooth, slender contours." Dr. Kaminer and his colleagues at SkinCare Physicians have offered VASER for some time now, citing its numerous advantages for some liposculpture patients.

What has many industry professionals buzzing is the impact of new VASER technology on fat transfer procedures. More and more liposuction patients are choosing to use their own fat cells to add volume to the lips or cheeks or to fill nasolabial folds or smooth the jaw line. "One of the keys to success with autologous fat transfer is the quality and viability of the fat used," says Dr. Kaminer. "The gentle nature of the VASER system has always produced a better quality of fat for transplantation, but new innovations in the platform make the process even more efficient."

These new innovations from the manufacturer include features for the containment and processing of the harvested fat, which streamline the process of fat transfer. The new system processes the harvested fat for transfer simultaneously, allowing patients to undergo their fat injections almost immediately. "For physicians, this means a more efficient, effective procedure; for our patients, it means a shorter procedure time and optimized results," says Dr. Kaminer.

"In today's competitive marketplace, consumers want innovative treatments that get results. At SkinCare Physicians, we take pride in offering our patients the full spectrum of lipolysis options, from Smartlipo™, VASER, and ProLipo™ to noninvasive CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™. The same philosophy applies to skin care, where we offer everything from the most advanced laser treatments to the ever-popular BOTOX® Cosmetic for our Boston patients," says Dr. Kaminer. "VASER technology is keeping up with that demand, and improving cosmetic options for patients."

SkinCare Physicians (http://www.skincarephysicians.net) is a comprehensive state-of-the-art center for cosmetic and laser surgery, dermatology, dermatologic and skin cancer surgery, and medical aesthetics. The center's founders and their associates are internationally renowned innovators and leaders in all of these fields. They are authors, or co-authors, of more than 1,400 articles in scientific publications, authors or editors of more than 265 books, editors of 18 medical journals and serve on editorial boards of 14 additional periodicals. The physicians at the practice have been elected or appointed to senior leadership positions in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, laser medicine, and surgery organizations, and have been awarded honorary memberships in many national and international medical and scientific societies.

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