Is Vibration Assisted Liposuction Safer than Traditional Lipo?

October 12th, 2015


Over the years, countless people have achieved slimmer, more attractive profiles safely through traditional liposuction. Though not without the potential for complications, their occurrence overall has been rare and most patients are back to normal activity in a short length of time. But, like many things in life, just because something is already good doesn’t mean it can’t be made better. Sunnyvale and San Jose liposuction patients now have access to an even safer, more efficient means to achieving the contour they’ve always wanted – vibration assisted liposuction.

What Makes VAL Safer than Traditional Methods?

Vibration assisted liposuction offers a number of benefits over traditional lipo, like the ability for greater precision in sculpting, but in terms of safety, there are three main advantages to consider:

  • Performed under local anesthesia: the vibrating action of the special cannula used in this method actually inhibits the ability of affected cells to transmit pain to the brain, because they are too busy transmitting the sensation of vibrating. This eliminates the need to induce general anesthesia, which carries greater inherent risk of complications than local anesthesia.
  • Shorter procedure time: the vibrating motion of the cannula is actually much more efficient at dislodging and collecting fat cells than the manual manipulation used in traditional liposuction. This makes for faster completion of the procedure, less trauma, and less resulting swelling and bruising of the target area.
  • Protection of nonfatty tissues: part of the reason for lengthier recovery time in traditional liposuction is the destruction of the fibrous tissue network under the skin that has to be rebuilt by the body. VAL dislodges and collects fat while preserving this network, resulting in less time needed for recovery.

So, while there is nothing particularly unsafe about traditional liposuction methods, vibration assisted liposuction ups the ante by improving on an already solid foundation of success.

Vibration Assisted Liposuction provides superior results with less trauma than traditional methods. Call Sunnyvale and San Jose liposuction expert Dr. Sani today at 408.636.7101 to schedule your appointment.

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