VASER Hi-Def Liposuction is a body contouring treatment that slims down targeted body areas by removing fat. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, and this technology employs ultrasonic vibrations to break down fat. This makes them easier for the surgeon to remove via liposuction, and allows them more control when sculpting a patient’s results. Patients enjoy high-definition results that can enhance the appearance of musculature for a lean, athletic appearance.
Advanced Body Sculpting (ABS) Institute offers this groundbreaking treatment for patients who needs extra help achieving a toned physique. Schedule a personal one-on-one meeting with Dr. Zuhlke, MD, F.A.C.S, to discuss your aesthetic desires at our ultramodern office in Englewood. Contact us at (303) 708-8770 or fill out our contact form to schedule one online.
- 1 About VASER Liposuction Technology
- 2 Why is it Called “Hi-Def”?
- 3 What Can VASER Hi-Def Lipo Treat?
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Ideal Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Preparation
- 8 Procedure
- 9 Recovery
- 10 Results
- 11 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 12 Cost of VASER Hi-Def Liposuction in Denver
- 13 FAQ
- 14 References
About VASER Liposuction Technology
Surgeons began experimenting with modern liposuction techniques in the mid-1970s. This long-awaited and innovative treatment met a rising demand for permanent fat removal. Since then, demand is greater than ever, and so is the technology! Patients can now attain the body contours that benefit their self-confidence and appearance. Recoveries are shorter and more comfortable, and results are smooth, natural-looking, and can be tailored to a patient’s needs. Leading surgeons in the field overhauled traditional liposuction treatments to provide doctors with a better way to perform the procedure and patients with enhanced contours, giving us the VASER and VASER Hi-Def liposuction that is so popular today. VASER Liposuction modernized the entire process by using ultrasound vibration to extricate fat cells from the body.
As the fat is treated with the ultrasonic energy, fluctuations in pressure creates vibrations.  Eventually, the fat becomes dislodged from the surrounding tissues and emulsified, and can be easily removed by the suctioning cannula. VASER allows for more fat to be removed, and by removing deposits of fat that are closer to the surface, surgeons can more precisely sculpt attractive results.
Why is it Called “Hi-Def”?
VASER Hi-Def Liposuction is also known as abdominal etching. This technology allows the surgeon to strategically remove fat in a way that increases the definition of muscle groups in the desired area, whether that be the abdomen, or other areas like the pecs, arms, and legs. Adjustments can be made in the most superficial layer of subcutaneous fat, and closer to the individual muscles. Consequently, more fat along the muscle fibers’ grooves can be extracted, for optimal definition and to emphasize their muscular structure. 
What Can VASER Hi-Def Lipo Treat?
VASER Hi-Def Lipo can target many areas of the body that stores fat. Common areas that patients treat are:
VASER Hi-Def liposuction has helped weight loss patients, recent mothers, athletes, and more achieve an ideal body aesthetic. It is a multifaceted treatment that delivers customized contours to targeted areas of the body.
Other VASER Hi-Def Liposuction Benefits
- A highly precise procedure that removes uneven contours and unwanted bulges
- Attractive, long-term contours for the abs, flanks, pectorals, buttocks, and more
- A fast, minimally invasive outpatient procedure without long recovery times
- Increased confidence and more opportunities to wear exciting clothing
Candidates interested in making revisions to their bodies after not seeing desired results with diet and exercise can be eligible for treatment. To be considered, our medical team will evaluate your case based on the following criteria:
- Be in optimal physical health and within a range of a healthy body weight
- Have ample fat to remove in the area of concern
- Have good skin laxity
- Dedicated to following a healthy diet and exercise regimen
- Understand the outcomes that can be achieved with treatment
- Understand the treatment is not a weight loss solution
Advanced Body Sculpting (ABS) Institute patients can count on an optimal experience and results, because we offer the most advanced and effective treatments inside a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Englewood, just minutes away from Downtown Denver. Our medical team is here to help men and women achieve a body aesthetic that brings them happiness and confidence.
Our team will evaluate your candidacy based on your health and long-term aesthetic goals during your initial appointment. After we discuss these details, we’ll examine your body to pinpoint areas to remove fat. You will receive a personalized treatment plan once the information is carefully reviewed. If we determine if you will benefit from a VASER Hi-Def Liposuction, then we’ll book your appointment.
Preparing well in advance encourages a standard healing period and optimal results. Here’s what you can do to prepare for your appointment:
- Refrain from smoking a few weeks before surgery to encourage healthy circulation.
- Temporarily stop the intake of certain medications, including blood thinners and NSAIDs.
- Fill the prescriptions for the medication that has been prescribed for your recovery.
- Choose someone to drive you home after surgery.
- Budget 1-2 weeks for recovery time at home.
Patients wanting more information about our liposuction and other procedures can check our blog posts. We share valuable information on how to prepare and what to expect during surgery.
We’ll administer the appropriate anesthesia at the start of your treatment so you’ll be comfortable and relaxed during the surgery. Once it has taken effect, our surgical team will inject the treatment area with tumescent fluid. This mixture of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine helps with the liposuction process.  It constricts blood vessels to prevent unnecessary bleeding, enlarges fat cells, and numbs the area to streamline the procedure further. This, combined with the vibrations of the ultrasound waves, will make the fat removal process easier. After small incisions are made, a cannula  is inserted to administer the ultrasonic energy, and is manipulated in a back and forth motion to aspirate fat. These steps will be repeated to each treatment area until the desired aesthetic is accentuated. The treatment ends with Dr. Zuhlke closing the small incisions. Your surgery time is based on the improvements you’re looking to make. However, most patients are allowed to go home within two hours.
After your treatment, it is normal to experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and discoloration in the treatment areas for the first week. During this time, take the recovery medication and take walks to encourage blood flow. For the first two weeks, you will be given a compression garment to help shape your new contours and reduce swelling. After the second week, your symptoms will have eased enough for you to resume light activity. More strenuous movements can be resumed within four weeks. 
Patients will see optimal results once the post-surgery symptoms have subsided. You will now notice a toned, athletic physique with a more sculpted appearance. These new, sleeker contours can be enjoyed for many years by following a good diet and exercise plan.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
ABS Institute strives to be at the forefront of innovation. That is why we proudly offer patients multiple treatment options to shape their bodies. At your consultation, Dr. Zuhlke may discuss:
Patients wishing to address fat and skin concerns around their midsection can elect to have a tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, patients will have their internal muscles reinforced and tightened and excess skin removed to create a tighter core and pleasing abdominal profile.
Cost of VASER Hi-Def Liposuction in Denver
We’ll provide an estimate when you meet with us at your initial consultation. Patients interested in financial assistance should check out our financing and specials pages to make hair treatment better suited for their budget.
Does a VASER Hi-Def Liposuction hurt?
Your VASER Hi-Def Liposuction treatment will not hurt because you will be given anesthesia to block discomfort. Furthermore, your comfort level will be maximized when tumescent fluid is injected. This mixture of chemicals is meant to streamline the process and ease away discomfort.
During recovery, typical signs of soreness are expected, but this will resolve itself in a few days.
Does the fat come back with a VASER Hi-Def Liposuction?
No, the fat removed during a VASER Hi-Def Liposuction does not regenerate. However, the remaining fat cells can expand or shrink due to weight fluctuation. As a consequence, this may negatively impact your results. That is why keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is essential to ensure the results remain intact.
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