The Ultimate in Body Shaping Results
Excess body fat and flabby skin are unsightly and uncomfortable. For many people, diet and exercise does little to help them achieve the body shape they want. Dr. Erhard can sculpt and tone your body by removing stubborn body fat and tightening the skin to reveal a trimmer, contoured shape.
Laser assisted liposuction or ProLipo at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery is a minimally invasive way for men and women to remove fat and re-contour the arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, back, neck and jowls. ProLipo laser-assisted liposuction delivers laser energy through a slender fiber to areas of body fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels so there is minimal bruising and allows fast recovery with minimal down time. The energy from the laser melts the unwanted fat and firms tissue resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance.
The ProLipo Procedure
ProLipo laser-assisted liposuction is performed by Dr. Erhard in the outpatient surgery suite at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery. ProLipo is performed under local anesthesia while the patient is awake and comfortably sedated.
First, the area to be treated is filled with a medicated saline solution that helps numb the site and shrinks the blood vessels to minimize blood loss and reduce bruising.
Next, a small laser fiber is introduced through a small tube or cannula into the treatment area. The laser energy liquefies the fat and simultaneously coagulates surrounding blood vessels to minimize bleeding. The laser energy also helps to promote new collagen production in the treated areas, which will produce a skin-tightening effect in the coming months.
Finally, the liquefied fat is gently removed through a small suction cannula that is designed to minimize damage to surrounding tissues. A compression garment will be fitted and worn for 24 hours for the next 4 weeks. Results are typically noticeable very soon after your procedure and will continue to improve over several months, as swelling resolves and new collagen is formed.
You’re An Ideal Candidate If You Want
- Rapid results
- Minimal bruising and downtime
- Performed in office without general anesthesia
- Affordable with fast treatment time
Vaser® Liposuction uses ultrasound technology to break up problem fat cells. If you’re healthy, eat right, and exercise but still have problem areas of fat that won’t go away, you may be a candidate for Vaser liposuction.
VASER Lipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted fat deposits. Every body type has problem areas that are resistant to rigorous diet and exercise, such as the lower abdomen and love handles. VASER lipo uses state-of-the art ultrasonic energy to selectively break apart fat cells. VASER is unique in its ability to differentiate fat from other vital tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. VASER liquefies the fat cells while preserving these other important tissues and promotes smooth results with rapid healing.
The Benefits of VASER® Liposuction are Clear
- Vaser permanently removes fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
- Vaser adds symmetry and shape to your body
- Vaser smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Vaser refines and accentuates appearance of muscles
- Vaser helps you look the way you want to look
The VASER® Liposuction Procedure
VASER Lipo is performed in Dr. Erhard’s sterile outpatient surgery suite. The procedure is performed while the patient is awake and under local anesthesia. First, the area is filled with a medicated numbing solution that helps shrink the blood vessels and minimizes blood loss and bruising. Next, a small probe that transmits the ultrasonic sound waves is used to break apart and liquefy the fatty tissues, while preserving the surrounding vital tissues. Finally, the liquefied fat and fluid is removed through a gentle suctioning process. The compression garment will then be fitted to the patient and worn continuously for the next 24 hours.
Most patients are allowed to return to work after 1-2 days. Dr. Erhard will make a recommendation based on your specific situation. You will wear a compression garment 24 hours a day for 4 weeks. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks while the healing process takes place.
Vaser liposuction is not a substitution for weight loss. However, VASER Lipo is for healthy patients that have problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Patients that would have never considered traditional surgical liposuction are finding that VASER Lipo is a gentle alternative to attaining the body shape and contour they have always wanted.
Reveal the Body You Know You Have. For more information about Vaser® Liposuction, or to schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 952-473-6642.
Shape Up Your Problem Areas. For more information about ProLipo Laser-assisted liposuction, or to schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 952-473-6642.