How is VASER Liposuction Different from Traditional Lipo?

Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures in the country for people who want to remove unwanted fat from certain body parts. Although most of the clients have been opting for traditional lipo, VASER® liposuction is the more improved type of treatment. The procedure differs from the traditional type in many ways.

Here are some of the differences:

VASER® Liposuction vs. Traditional Lipo


Traditional lipo is carried out using a sharp device that can be a bit harsh to your body when getting rid of the fat. As such, it is more assertive even though its efficacy over that of VASER® lipo can be contested.


VASER® liposuction is a less invasive surgical procedure that causes less bruising and swelling on the treated area. You will also be dealing with less bleeding since it only targets the fat tissues. Moreover, it employs high levels of precision that allows the surgeon to remove the fat tissues easily.

How the Procedure Is Done

Before carrying out a VASER® liposuction procedure on any client, our experts administer a local anesthesia to ensure the client is comfortable during the procedure. In some special cases, they might even sedate the client.

On the contrary, traditional lipo requires the administration of a general anesthesia. This can cause complications in some patients who deal with adverse side effects after the procedure.

Recovery Time

Traditional lipo requires more recovery time and can be uncomfortable as compared to VASER® liposuction. After going through the traditional lipo, your doctor might even admit you overnight. With the VASER® liposuction, however, you will go home right after the procedure. This recovery time, however, will depend on the extent of the procedure.

VASER® liposuction also has less downtime, which means that you can comfortably resume your busy lifestyle after the procedure. Within 3-4 days, you should be back to your normal routine. On the other hand, the downtime of the traditional lipo could be between 3 and 4 weeks. This means that you will have to take a longer break from your routine schedule if you wish to go through traditional lipo.


With traditional lipo, there is a possibility of tunneling on your skin since it may work on the fat tissues unevenly. VASER® liposuction, on the other hand, helps the surgeon to target the fat cells accurately and remove them regularly to deliver better results. As a result, VASER® liposuction is ideal for patients seeking advanced aesthetic results.

Before settling on either of these fat removal procedures, however, be sure to speak with the professionals at The Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!