How VASERlipo works

The Science Behind the Art

VASERlipo® can produce significant results by treating areas of fat with ultrasound energy, then gently removing the fat through a small tube inserted under the skin. This minimally invasive process is designed to be gentle on the body and highly effective, giving patients the smooth contours they want with less tissue injury than traditional liposuction procedures.

Understanding VASERlipo

VASERlipo uses a minimally invasive liposuction technique that selectively breaks apart and gently removes unwanted fat.

  1. The targeted area is injected with a special saline solution (tumescent fluid) to numb the area and shrink local blood vessels. It also temporarily expands the volume of the target area, making fat cells easier to remove.
  2. Small probes are then inserted into the body through small incisions. These probes resonate at a high ultrasound frequency, shaking fat cells loose while leaving surrounding tissues intact.
  3. The loose fat cells mix with the tumescent fluid, and are then removed from the body using special cannulas which help preserve the tissue matrix.
  4. After surgery, patients are prescribed a recovery regimen to promote maximum skin retraction and smooth results. Your physician may recommend massage therapy to enhance results and speed recovery.

Visualizing VASERlipo


The fatty layer is injected with tumescent fluld.

Ultrasound Delivery

VASERlipo ultrasound probes cause the fat cells to shake apart and combine with the tumescent fluid.


Loose fat is easily removed via specially designed suction tubes.

Skin Retraction

During the healing process, skin will retract to give smooth, natural-looking results.