What’s the difference between VASER Lipo vs. Smart Lipo is a common concern in patients that I consult for body contouring. There are definite advantages of Vaser Lipo vs Smart Lipo that should be discussed.
First, Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to dislodge fat cells from a solid to a liquid form; this is different than smart lipo which uses laser technology to literally drill and liquefy fat cells; Both end in a more liquid form of fat which is then suction able.
So what’s the main difference between Vaser liposuction vs smart lipo? The first difference is that the Vaser liposuction seems to be more aggressive in converting the fat into the liquid form thus making it easier to remove the fat and sculpt the body.
The second more critical difference is the ability of Vaser liposuction to protect the fat from damage. When performing high-end body sculpting, the removed fat is very valuable and serves like putty to build up areas of concavity or volume deficiency.
The most popular areas where fat cells are transferred are the lateral hips, buttocks cheeks, and breasts.
The best image used to describe the difference between how fat cells are emulsified with VASER liposuction vs smart lipo includes a cluster of grapes.
Imagine the difference between pinching the grapes to burst each one or shaking the cluster so that the individual grapes fall off their stalk. This is the simple difference between the two modalities; one gently shakes them off into single units and one smooshes them into a liquid form.
Why is this second difference between VASER liposuction vs smart lipo so important? It is because the use of fat to fill for example the buttocks alone is one of the most popular procedures requested today.
Patients are expecting to have beautiful and generous buttocks contours that will remain permanent. The most important benefit of VASER liposuction vs Smart Lipo remains the VASER’s ability to provide augmented buttocks shapes consistently that are permanent.
This 29 year old female demonstrates why Brazilian buttocks lift surgeons prefer VASER liposuction vs. smart lipo.