This is a patient who was in good shape and chose VASER liposuction over Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) to get a high definition result.
Power-assisted liposuction vs VASER liposuction is a hot topic in the cosmetic plastic surgery industry. Power-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction are two advanced modalities utilized in body contouring surgeries.
However, patients are rarely educated on the similarities and differences in these two tools. So let’s take a closer look at how each one works and what makes one better than the other.
VASER liposuction is the most well-known form of UAL (ultrasound-assisted liposuction). The acronym VASER stands for vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. In short, it utilizes ultrasound energy to emulsify or “melt” the fat prior to liposuction. This brings all the fat to an even level and allows for comprehensive and smooth fat reduction.
A trained high definition liposuction specialist can utilize this characteristic with compression coupling techniques to achieve incredible VASER lipo results. Another major advantage of this technology is the viability of fat for transfer for procedures like a BBL. By emulsifying the fat prior to suctioning it out, over 90% of the fat cells remain healthy and viable for fat transfer procedures such as the BBL.
Similar to ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction utilizes rapid vibrations and oscillations to break up the fat prior to liposuction. The advantage of PAL is that it removes fat at a faster rate, but it does not necessarily give a surgeon more control throughout the surgery.
This is ideal for patients with large amounts of fibrous fat, like cellulite, as it keeps the surgery time at a safe level. However, without the ability to bring all the fat to an even level, PAL does not guarantee even and uniform fat removal.
If you are someone interested in high definition liposuction results with comprehensive fat removal at both the superficial and deep levels, ultrasound-assisted liposuction is currently considered the gold standard in the body contouring industry.
So how do you decide which procedure is right for you? While we always recommend educating yourself through videos and online pages, there is no substitute for speaking directly with a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of personal experience in all of the current body contouring techniques such as Dr. Mowlavi.