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If you’re interested in making a change to your appearance, there are many cosmetic surgical procedures available that can make a difference. In terms of body sculpting and removing stubborn pockets of fat, there are two main procedures available.

Although vaser liposelection and liposuction may sound similar, they are two very different procedures.

“Vaser liposelection and liposuction are two very different procedures.”

What are these procedures?

Liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure used to remove fat that isn’t responsive to dieting or exercising. For some patients, losing weight can be extremely difficult, and although this procedure isn’t a substitute for healthy eating or exercise, it can make a difference.

Through a small incision, a narrow tube, known as a cannula, is inserted into the body, vacuuming out fatty tissue. By removing this fat, a more contoured, slim shape can be achieved. Liposuction can be used on a range of body areas including the thighs and knees, upper arms and buttocks.

In comparison, vaser liposelection targets specific areas of the body using ultrasonic waves, which break up and separate fat cells for removal. During this process, vital tissues are left unharmed.

What are some of the major differences between the two?

Vaser liposelection is a minimally invasive procedure with no need for a general anesthesia, as compared to liposuction, which cannot be performed without it. Liposuction can be less precise than vaser liposelection at times, with many patients reporting an immediate difference after choosing the vaser option.

In addition, more downtime is often necessary for liposuction, as opposed to liposelection.

Both procedures are able to reduce the amount of fat in one or more specific areas of the body, in addition to creating a more defined contour and sculpted appearance.

Scheduling a consultation with a trusted surgeon can help determine which surgery is best for your specific needs and desires.