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Vaser® Liposuction Explained


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									Vaser® Liposuction Explained
By Karen Mihalik, MD

Vaser® is a type of ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), but is of a newer generation than the original
UAL. Introduced by Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC, in 2002, Vaser® is considered an improvement on
the older version of UAL in terms of recovery and post-operative pain. UAL was itself an improvement
on the traditional method of liposuction, which had to be performed under general anesthesia and
required a long recovery period.

The Vaser® technique uses a probe that emits sound waves to target and liquefy pockets of fat for quick
removal. Since Vaser® is a more refined technique than those employed in the past, it can be used on
small, delicate areas of the body such as the chin and neck. Vaser® is considered one of the safest
technologies available, and does not require a general anesthetic.

About the Author

Dr. Karen Mihalik is President of North Coast Laser Aesthetics and Liposuction in Ohio. An expert in
SmartLipo™ and Vaser® liposuction techniques, she is a featured speaker on both techniques and trains
other physicians in their use.

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