About Vaser Lipo
VASER high-definition liposuction is an advanced treatment that removes localized fat from the body to create a slimmer and more defined contour with ultrasound-assisted energy. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. is excited to offer this modern procedure to the men and women of St. Petersburg, FL. VASER hi-def enables Dr. O’Brien to enhance muscle definition by carefully removing fat from specific areas of the body without disrupting the fat left behind. Basically, it allows him to work three-dimensionally to provide a sculpted and natural look. This means that Dr. O’Brien can work above, around, and in between muscle groups to enhance definition. Call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule a private consultation to learn more.
VASER Lipo Reviews
"Trustworthy - The entire staff is friendly, helpful, and informational. The entire experience from start to finish was very pleasant. I will definitely recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone who needs a cosmetic surgeon in the future."- C. / RealSelf / Oct 03, 2018
"51 Year Old Female with 2 Children Ages 25 and 23. Saint Petersburg, FL - I would definitely recommend this procedure for anyone who is wanting to loose body fat, but also who follows a healthy diet and exercises. I did choose to be put to sleep for procedure, but not under general anesthesia. I woke up without any pain at all just slight tenderness. I was prescribed pain meds which were never used. I just used ibuprophen to take discomfort away. Part of my painless..."- G. / RealSelf / Sep 13, 2016
"I am 100% pleased with the service and treatment I have received with Dr. O'Brien. I was impressed from the first consult. His #1 concern is the safety of his patients and he is very honest. He takes his time to explain things thoroughly and answers all questions. The office staff is very efficient and friendly. They all make you feel very comfortable. Appointments run on time. After my procedure Dr. O'Brien called me that evening to check on me and I had a follow up appointment the next day. The whole office is Great! I would definitely recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone looking into having some type of plastic surgery"- D.H / Solutionreach / Oct 08, 2019
"Amazing Tummy Tuck & Lip Experience, Life Changing - Finally made a decision for Tummy tuck & VASERlipo after 30 years of being unhappy. Major weight loss and two vertical c-sections I was very self conscious of my tummy. My loose skin would hang doing planks & muscles weren't attached. This surgery has been life changing. Recovery little harder than expected, but at 12 weeks I am back at the gym, still a little swelling. Very pleased..."- B. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2017
"Highly Recommended! - I am very pleased with my results, no more fat tummy! Dr. O'Brien and his staff are amazing. Katie is irreplaceable. Both were readily available to help with my needs after business hours and on a Sunday during a holiday weekend. I had a difficult time during my recovery but Katie helped ease my worries, and Dr. O'Brien ensured I was taken care of. My stomach has never been so tight"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2017
VASER hi-def lipo is a great treatment option for any individual who is in good general health wanting to address specific problem areas of fat. Sometimes no matter how much you work out, there can be stubborn fat pockets that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. VASER can help define these areas but it is not a weight loss solution. Ideal candidates should already be at or near their goal weight.
Prior to your procedure, a thorough consultation will be conducted so Dr. O'Brien can create a custom treatment plan. VASER is considered an outpatient procedure and is typically performed under local anesthesia. At the start of your surgery, the target area will be filled with a tumescent saline solution. Next, a small probe transmits the ultrasound energy, loosening the fat cells from other tissues so they can be gently removed through a small tube via a gentle suction process. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the procedure can take as little as one hour or up to several hours.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you will be provided a special compression garment to help skin contract smoothly to your body’s new contours. A short period of rest (typically 12 hours) is recommended, followed by two to three weeks of general recovery. Strenuous activities should be avoided during this time or until cleared by Dr. O'Brien. Results are immediately noticeable after VASER hi-def lipo and will continue to improve as the body heals. Final results are typically seen in about three to four months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of VASER hi-def lipo will vary for each patient as it is dependent on the number of areas addressed, the size of the target area(s) and anesthesia fees. Our office accepts many payment forms and can help you find low-interest medical financing.
What areas does VASER hi-def lipo address?
Dr. O’Brien has experienced great results in treating all of the following areas: jowls, chin, neck, abs, hips, love handles, male and female breasts, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, and arms.
How does it differ from traditional liposuction?
VASER hi-def lipo differs from traditional liposuction in several ways. It is less invasive, there is less swelling and bleeding (which means shorter recovery periods), and greater skin retraction than with general liposuction.
How long do the results last?
Once the fat cells are liquefied and removed, they are permanently gone. However, to maintain positive results, a healthy diet and exercise plan should be practice as weight gain can alter your results.
A slimmer you
If you are tired of not attaining the sculpted results you desire through diet and exercise, than VASER hi-def lipo may be a great solution for you. With this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. O'Brien can address specific problem areas to achieve a slimmer and sexier shape. Call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule a private consultation to learn how VASER can help you.