Dr. Shu started using Vaser Liposuction in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota in 2009, and it quickly became his favorite liposuction technology. Similar to laser liposuction, Vaser Lipo is a procedure that dissolves and removes fat using ultrasound energy.
The Vaser Lipo system is an impressive technology that maximizes fat extraction without compromising your comfort and safety. It uses focused ultrasound energy to get rid of fat cells without effecting very much of the surrounding veins, nerves, and tissue. This results in faster healing and less downtime. In addition, because this technique uses ultrasound energy rather than incisions on the body, treatments will not leave undesirable scars.
Vaser Lipo can be used to treat many areas of the body including: the chin, neck, arms, chest, stomach, back, hips, buttocks, knees, and thighs.
Vaser Lipo vs. Laser Liposuction
Dr. Shu is the only cosmetic surgeon in Minneapolis to offer three options for advanced liposuction. Laser liposuction is very popular, but it isn’t the best choice for everyone. Dr. Shu generally reserves laser liposuction for patients who are targeting small areas of the body such as the chin and upper arms and/or for skin tightening. Vaser Liposuction is well suited for patients who want to target a larger area of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.
Like laser liposuction, Vaser Lipo is minimally invasive with fast patient recovery and minimal pain and bruising. The Vaser lipo system is designed to optimize each phase of the body sculpting procedure to bring the best possible, most smooth contours. Dr. Shu performs Vaser Lipo in his Edina office under local anesthesia.