VASER LIPOSUCTION AND FAT GRAFTING
VASER® Liposuction is one of the most frequent procedures we perform at the Bougainvillea Clinique and the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park. VASER® technology uses ultrasound to emulsify fat for easy removal, and is particularly useful to improve skin retraction, high volume liposuction, and for HiDef Lipo to enhance the outline of the abdominal and other muscles. Fat grafting is now a routine part of many liposuction procedures, allowing us to enhance areas such as the buttocks with a Brazilian Butt Lift, breast augmentation and reconstruction, and facial rejuvenation. The availability of our Liquid Goldtm Lipobank now allows storage of fat for future fat grafting as well.
It was therefore good news when a study presented at the recent IFATS meeting on fat grafting, revealed that fat removed with VASER® maintains a high viability of the fat and the stem and regenerative cells found within fat. The study presented by Mark Schafer Ph D, showed that 85-87% viability of fat was maintained after liposuction using VASER®. Particularly when the fat is then purified using Cytori’s PureGraft® system, the unwanted water and oil in the VASER® fat is easily removed.
Many of our patients requesting a Brazillian Butt Lift also request VASER® for enhanced skin retraction and HiDef muscle enhancement. The ability to use the fat removed with VASER® therefore is a great advantage.