VASER Lipo in St. Petersburg, FL

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Procedure technique

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.

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