No matter how many abdominal crunches you do, it can be seemingly impossible to reveal those highly coveted six-pack abs. While exercise is good for your health, no amount will ever give some people cut abdominals or muscular shoulders — certain body regions may be resistant to change. VASER Hi-Def liposuction at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills can sculpt, firm, and reshape the body by eliminating the stubborn fat that adorns some muscle groups. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen has the experience and necessary training to chisel six-pack abs, the chest, arms, obliques, or pectorals, resulting in a more athletic-looking appearance.
Most people are familiar with traditional liposuction, a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted pockets of fat. VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) is an advanced ultrasonic technique that offers even more powerful liposuction results. Dr. Katzen offers VASER Hi-Def liposuction to apply the finishing touches to your appearance, delivering the results you want. This minimally invasive treatment does not require a general anesthetic and can be performed in a relatively short amount of time. Capable of leveraging ultrasound energy, this cosmetic surgery procedure stimulates collagen production and removes unwanted volume.
Taking the first step
The first step is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen and learn which areas of your body can be treated. After learning about your medical history, motivation, and cosmetic goals for the treatment, he will determine whether you are the right candidate for VASER Hi-Def liposuction. Dr. Katzen will explain the procedure in depth so you have a good understanding of what will happen and the areas that respond well to treatment. It is an excellent cosmetic option for patients who want to:
- Carve a six-pack
- Sculpt a more athletic and muscular contour
- Add volume to reshape specific areas
- Create toned arms
- Restore lost curves due to genetics or aging
Are you a candidate for VASER Hi-Def liposuction?
VASER Hi-Def liposuction is not a substitute for diet or exercise, but it can help slim down areas of stubborn fat. In general, men and women who have healthy skin and are within a healthy weight range are ideal. This treatment should not be used as a solution for weight loss. Women should finish having children before getting VASER Hi-Def liposuction, as pregnancy could alter the liposuction results.
What body areas can be treated?
When you are ready for your VASER body contouring treatment, the next step is to decide your aesthetic goals and which parts of your body would benefit most. Dr. Katzen has had success in treating Beverly Hills patients with VASER Hi-Def liposuction in these areas:
- Male breasts
VASER Hi-Def liposuction is a safe and effective outpatient procedure. To begin, Dr. Katzen applies a local anesthetic to numb the site and minimize bruising. Next, the VASER probe is inserted to emit ultrasonic waves that gently break down the fat cells. As an experienced practitioner, Dr. Katzen has performed numerous cosmetic procedures and understands how to minimize damage to the other tissues. After massaging the area, controlled suction removes the fat. The incision areas will be bandaged, and you can recover in the comfort of your own home.
What to expect
The results of VASER treatment vary for each person based on the areas treated. This could mean six-pack abs, chiseled pectorals, and sculpted upper arms, or a more well-defined upper and lower back. It’s possible to begin seeing the results of VASER within a few weeks, but the final outcome will not appear until the bruising or swelling has subsided. This means it could be up to six weeks before you see your new, well-defined look. As long as you maintain a stable weight with the help of a healthy diet and exercise program, your new appearance should be long-lasting.
It is essential to understand that VASER Hi-Def sculpting will not address loose skin. Dr. Katzen can provide suggestions regarding additional skin tightening procedures, such as a body lift, a tummy tuck, or a thighplasty, that could nicely complement your newly slimmed-down body. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will devise a treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals.
Are you ready for VASER?
Some patients may wish to slim down their thighs, while others want fantastic abs. During your consultation, you will be able to ask your questions and express your concerns so you can feel confident about moving forward with your cosmetic treatment. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen welcomes you to our plastic surgery office for VASER Hi-Def liposuction. J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills is a modern and comfortable facility that is dedicated to giving you the dramatic results you desire with body contouring. Call our Beverly Hills, CA, office today so you can take the first step toward a new you.