VASERlipo is an advanced form of liposuction that uses ultrasound assistance to remove fat with minimally invasive techniques. VASERlipo can be used on small areas for precise body contouring like the neck and arms or larger areas for dramatic transformations. Compared to traditional and other forms of liposuction, VASERlipo allows board-certifed plastic surgeon Dr. Manish Shah to have more control, which can be used to accentuate and define the patient’s muscles in areas like the stomach. VASERlipo uses ultrasound energy to target the fat cells while the surrounding tissues, like muscles and organs, are protected from the procedure. VASERlipo also has faster recovery times than other forms of liposuction, so Dr. Shah's Denver, CO patient can start enjoying their new, slim figure sooner.
"I have been a long time patient of Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah performed a revision on a neck lift that a previous plastic surgeon had performed with poor results. Dr. Shah corrected the neck lift with great results. I am prone to keloid scaring. Dr. Shah stands behind his works and provided solutions to prevent the keloid from forming. I'm very pleased! I just recently had the VaserLipo performed on my facial cheeks and jaw line. Dr. Shah's Clinical Lead, Rebecca Adkisson performed the procedure. Rebecca was very professional and detailed at her work and made the process calming. I was wowed at the results and would highly recommend!"- D. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
"Happy Patient - I have been a long time patient of Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah performed a revision on a neck lift that a previous plastic surgeon had performed with poor results. Dr. Shah corrected the neck lift with great results. I am prone to keloid scaring. Dr. Shah stands behind his works and provided solutions to prevent the keloid from forming. I'm very pleased! I just recently had the VaserLipo performed on my facial cheeks and jaw line. Dr. Shah's Clinical Lead, Rebecca Adkisson performed the procedure. Rebecca was very professional and detailed at her work and made the process calming. I was wowed at the results and would highly recommend!"- D. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2018
"My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2015
"I wanted to take this opportunity to share my experience with Shah Aesthetic Surgery. I was experiencing some age related issues in my face and neck, and my wife, who has been a patient of Dr. Shah, recommended that I visit with him. During my initial visit, Dr. Shah asked me what my concerns were and what I wanted to achieve. He then examined my face and neck and made some observations about what he felt were possible concerns, and recommended some corrective options. He encouraged me to think about what I wanted to achieve, and to let him know. I gave the matter a lot of thought, and went back to Dr. Shah for a second consultation. During the second consultation, I mentioned that I was concerned about always looking tired and angry; especially when I wasn't. Dr. Shah noticed my "scowl" and suggested that he could address that specific problem by Botox injections or surgery. That became an "ah-ha" moment for me because I realized I had been dealing with stress and pressure in my forehead and eyes (and a LOT of headaches) for most of my life. As a results, I agreed to a surgical correction to that problem, as well as some aesthetic corrections to my eyes, face, and neck. He told me how long short-term recovery would take, anticipated side effects (swelling, etc.), and how long it would take for the full results of the procedures to take effect (six months). I began following Dr. Shah's pre-surgery protocols a couple of weeks before the procedure. In addition, I followed Dr. Shah's rapid-recovery protocols after surgery. The surgery went well, and I was able to notice a lack of pressure in my forehead shortly after surgery. The relief has been profound and very much appreciated. As the swelling in my face and neck subsided, I began noticing the improvements to my appearance that were subtle and natural looking. I looked younger and less stressed. It has been two months since my procedure, and I am very pleased with the results so far, and I look forward to more improvements over the next four months. I am very impressed with Dr. Manish Shah and his staff for the quality of services they provide, and I am grateful for the genuine caring and professionalism they demonstrated throughout my consultations, procedure, and aftercare. I strongly recommend Shah Aesthetic Surgery. They get it, and they deliver. I am a happy camper!! Signed, A Happy Camper"- JT / Office Visit / Dec 27, 2017
"I had a mini-facelift in June 2017 by Dr. Shah, it is now six months out and I can’t say enough on how happy I am with the results. Dr. Shah was with me every step on the journey. Before surgery my neck and jowls were not looking good. After the surgery I can look at my profile and not cringe. Dr. Shah and his staff are wonderful, ready to take care of all of your questions and apprehensions. I am so glad I chose Shah Aesthetic Surgery, because there are many out there, and I wanted the best for myself. I am so happy I decided to have this facelift, and chose the best."- DC / Office Visit / Dec 06, 2017
VASERlipo is performed in an accredited surgical center with the patient under general anesthesia or sedation. To start VASERlipo, Dr. Shah will inject the treated area(s) with a saline solution to numb the area and shrink blood vessels. Then, thin probes are inserted through small incisions and the probes shake fat cells cells loose using high ultrasound frequency, which has no affect on surrounding tissues. The loosened fat cells are then removed with special liposuction cannulas. The fat removed using VASERlipo can be used in a fat transfer if the patient has an area of the body that needs more volume.
VASERlipo may take from 1 – 3 hours depending on the amount of fat that is being removed and how many areas are being treated. After the procedure, patients should rest for at least 12 hours and avoid strenuous activities for 2 – 3 weeks. Dr. Shah will give the patient recommendations for a recovery regimen that helps skin elasticity and encourages smoother results. Results can be seen immediately, but final results appear in 3 – 4 months as the body continues to heal and transform. While the fat that is removed cannot be recreated, patients should continue a healthy lifestyle, including a proper diet and exercise since the remaining fat cells can expand from future weight gain and alter the patient’s results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
VASERlipo can be used to treat a wide variety of areas, including the abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, and more – almost any part of the body can undergo treatment with VASERlipo. Liposuction is not meant for weight loss and Dr. Shah will discuss how much fat can be safely taken from the patient during the procedure. Patients should tell Dr. Shah about their full medical history and any medications or supplements that they are taking during their consultation.
VASERlipo Vs. Laser Lipolysis?
Laser-assisted liposuction, also known as laser lipolysis, uses thermal energy to destroy fat, but this method only works on smaller amounts of fat and the heat can cause thermal damage to surrounding tissue. VASERlipo works well on large and small areas and the ultrasound energy does not affect the tissues surrounding the fat.
VASERlipo Vs Traditional Lipo?
While traditional, suction-assisted lipolysis is the most common form of liposuction used, it also tends to have greater blood loss in the patient. Traditional liposuction is also not as adept as VASERlipo at removing fibrous fat tissue (often found in the love handles, bra rolls, and males patients).
VASERlipo Vs. Power Lipo?
Power-assisted liposuction is the fastest form of liposuction, but it often produces lumpy outcomes since it is harder to control the device. VASERlipo gives Dr. Shah the most control during the procedure for better body contouring.