Vaser lipo, or high-definition lipolysis that uses variable ultrasonic energy pulses to liquefy stubborn fat, is commonly used by Dr. Cuzalina. In addition, Smartlipo, or laser-assisted lipolysis, is a minimally-invasive body sculpting procedure that harnesses the power of laser energy to break up dense pockets of fat in your body. Dr. Cuzalina commonly uses Smartlipo to target fatty deposits in small areas, including the face, neck, and knees, and Vaser liposuction for larger areas.
Smartlipo is often referred to as laser liposuction because it uses laser energy to liquefy your fat cells. The laser is contained within a small tube called a cannula. Once the cannula is placed inside your body, the laser gradually heats up and dissolves your fat.
Vaser liposuction, or high-definition liposuction, uses blunt cannulas that emit strong ultrasonic energy pulses to liquefy stubborn fat, especially in previously treated areas, areas with scars or male gynecomastia reduction.
Either technique helps make make it easier for Dr. Cuzalina to suction away your fat cells.
Melting your fat cells before treatment stimulates your body’s natural healing response, causing the surrounding skin to coagulate. The result is a more contoured figure as well as:
At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we use traditional liposuction, Vaser liposuction and Smartlipo to remove unwanted fat from our patients’ bodies. All procedures effectively eliminate body fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise, but they do have some distinct differences:
Every patient’s needs are unique, which is why we offer many forms of liposuction at our practice. Dr. Cuzalina also offers J-Plasma, Renuvion® immediately following liposuction by using plasma energy mixed with helium gas to further enhance any liposuction treatment and improve overall skin shrinkage compared to any liposuction technique alone. To help you weigh the benefits of each and determine which one is right for you, schedule a consultation at our office.
Dr. Cuzalina is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has a passion for body contouring procedures. He’s written and lectured extensively on various body sculpting treatments, including liposuction. Dr. Cuzalina’s expertise helps him advise patients on the best form of liposuction for their surgical goals and medical needs.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Cuzalina, call 918-392-7900 or use the form on this page. We serve patients in Tulsa and surrounding areas of Oklahoma, as well as many out-of-state and international patients.