Board-certified Orlando Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers VASER liposuction treatments to contour specific areas of the body that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. The VASERlipo system is an advanced form of liposuction, which harnesses the power of highly refined ultrasound waves to destroy fatty tissue cells through a process called cavitation. During the procedure, saline solution with dilute medication is injected into the target area, expanding the fatty tissue layer. This makes the procedure more safe and improves fat reduction. Ultrasound probes are then used to direct the energy to the areas of your localized collection, and after the fat has been adequately treated, Dr. Soto removes the fat using liposuction cannulas. Patients travel from all over the country to receive this advanced treatment at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando. Results leave patients with beautifully smooth and tight skin.
Vaser Vs. Traditional Lipo
VASERlipo is considered gentler on the body with less recovery time, less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction. The high-end system enables Dr. Soto to have more control to contour specific areas of the body to obtain the smooth, seamless look patients desire. Another pro of VASERlipo is that it focuses on liquefying fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. During tumescent liposuction, once an incision is made to the target area, a thin tube is inserted to remove fat cells, which is powered by a motorized suction system. This process does not use ultrasound frequency to break down fat cells and therefore is harsher on the body, removes all the tissue it comes in contact with, and has a longer recovery process.
During/After the Procedure
VASERlipo is usually performed under general anesthesia in our on-site, nationally accredited operating room, although small areas may sometimes be treated under local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. The amount of fat and the area being treated will determine the length of the procedure but commonly the procedure lasts between 1 and 3 hours. Immediately following the procedure, patients are taken to our on-site recovery room for a short observation period and a compression garments is applied. The garments are worn for 4 – 6 weeks to ensure proper healing and quick resolution of swelling. Most patients can return to everyday activity within a day or two, with more significant exercise allowed after a few weeks. Most patients will see a positive change in their body contour as soon as a few days after surgery, but due to the expected swelling, you should not expect to see your final outcome for at least 2 – 3 months.
Vaser Liposuction Reviews
"VAser Lipo Orlando - Orlando, FL - At 50 years old, I was unsure if doing this was even worth it. However, it has only been 3 days since my prcodure and I am thrilled with how my body is changing for the better! I was a quite sore and uncomfortable for about 24 hours. Every day gets better. I am no longer taking any pain meds. I am very bruised and slightly swollen, but I am patient, and will follow all the after care instructions carefully, including always wearing the compression garment. I had general anesthsia, and the vaser lipo procedure was 3 hours, including waist, hips and abs. 2000 cc of fat was removed. I can't imagine having this procedure under local. I am very glad I was asleep. Please choose your surgeon carefully; in skilled hands vaser lipo is an art form that can give you the shape you always desired but could not achieve via diet and exercise. "- O. / RealSelf / Dec 13, 2010
"I had Vaser Lipo of hips, waist and abs on 12/09/2010. The entire experience has been tremendous; Dr. Soto is a very skilled surgeon; I am thrilled with my new body. I am 50 years old and feel like I am 25. My husband of 15 years calls me skinny!! :} The after care was very professional and even included 2 edermologic massages to aid in healing. I will be going back to him in the future!! I highly recommend him/"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 26, 2011
"Dr. Soto is a very professional doctor that makes you feel very comfortable and answers any questions you have. His staff is amazing and very courteous. Dr. Soto did an amazing job during my Vaser Lipo and I look great. Thank you, Dr. Soto."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 17, 2018
"After seeing the amazing results from my breast lift and augmentation surgery, I looked forward to the last step in the mommy makeover, my full tummy tuck. Now, just six weeks after my surgery I simply cannot believe my eyes. Dr. Soto is without a doubt a true artist when it comes to plastic surgery and body contouring. His expertise, care, attention to detail and compassion are all reflected by the beautiful results I see when I look in the mirror. Thank you so much Dr. Soto and all of your staff for the unconditional support I received throughout this journey and more over thank you for always seeing me and and focusing on my strengths instead of just seeing my wheelchair and focusing on my physical disability. You have given me back my self-esteem and for this I am eternally grateful."- T.L. / Google / Sep 02, 2016
"I interviewed several plastic surgeons in the Orlando area when I was considering a Tummy Tuck. Out of all of them, I felt most comfortable with Dr. Soto, not only because of his credentials and experience, but for the time he spent with me answering my questions. His staff was also very impressive. Before making my final decision on Dr. Soto, though, I contacted my gynecologist (to whom I have been going for years and absolutely trust) to get his opinion on the list of plastic surgeons I had interviewed. He did not hesitate in recommending Dr. Soto. Dr. Soto is a true artist and perfectionist, and I am very happy that I had the procedure done. I also recently returned to him for a bit of vaser lipo, and again the results are incredible. I highly recommend Dr. Soto and his staff."- D.K. / Google / Sep 02, 2013
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Days
Laser Liposuction FAQs
Which areas can be treated?
When undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to have the proper expectations. That being said, VASERlipo is not a weight loss solution or solution for obesity. It is a type of liposuction that helps to contour areas of the body that cannot be improved by exercise and diet. VASERlipo can treat the following areas:
Are the Results Permanent?
Once the fat cells are liquefied and removed, they are permanently lost. However, to maintain positive results, a healthy diet and daily exercise routine should continue to be practiced. Maintaining a healthy weight will ensure long-lasting results.
Does it Hurt?
Since most patients choose to undergo general anesthesia, there is typically no pain during the procedure. When performed under local anesthesia, there is often some discomfort as the procedure is being performed, as well as some mild discomfort following the procedure.