Research Reveals VASER Lipo® Yields Fat as Viable As Conventional Liposuction

Posted: February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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Research Reveals VASER Lipo® Yields Fat as Viable As Conventional Liposuction

LOUISVILLE, CO - According to a recent study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, human fat harvested by VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction (Sound Surgical Technologies LLC), is as viable as fat collected by conventional suction assisted liposuction, with nearly 80% volume retention.

The study, led by Dr. J. Peter Rubin, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, is the first research to establish strong support for VASER Lipo as a collection method of choice for fat transfer procedures.

The study investigated tissue samples of a female subject who underwent lipoplasty of the thighs and flanks. Detailed cellular viability analysis was performed on tissues collected, each having undergone VASER Lipo and suction-assisted liposuction on the body area. The researchers found little or no difference at the cellular level between the treatments, concluding that VASER Lipo is just as effective in yielding viable fat cells as suction-assisted liposuction devices. Results at six weeks showed approximately 80% of the filtered fat survived by volume, regardless of the method of extraction. As a point of comparison, other studies have shown less than 5% of the water-jet assisted liposuction fat survived.

“The highly selective nature of ultrasound energy promotes increased fat viability, making it ideal for fat transfer procedures,” said Mark Schafer, Chief Technology Officer at Sound Surgical Technologies. “We believe this important research will pave the way for widespread adoption of VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction as the preferred method for fat transfer.”

The study’s findings support recent physician feedback that the VASER Lipo System is the leading technology for fat harvesting and fat transfer procedures, with unrivaled body sculpting capabilities.


About VASER Lipo
The VASER Lipo System features gentle ultrasonic energy that uses sound waves to selectively target unwanted fat. The FDA-cleared device uses small probes that emit ultrasound energy to gently break apart fatty tissue for easy removal without destroying the fat cells themselves. This means physicians can immediately remove, harvest and re-inject the fat to contour and augment other parts of the body, including the face, hands, breasts and buttocks. The VASER Lipo System, one of the most respected body contouring technologies on the market, is the cosmetic enhancement tool of choice among top physicians who have patients who want both of these procedures in one appointment.

About Sound Surgical Technologies
Founded in 1998, Sound Surgical Technologies is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ultrasonic body shaping technologies, including the VASER Lipo, VASER Shape MC1™ and MedSculpt™ Systems. VASER Lipo effectively treats all areas of the body and is clinically proven to enhance skin retraction, reduce blood loss, and maintain the viability of fat cells for fat grafting procedures. Physicians report smooth and consistent results with fast patient recovery. The VASER Shape MC1 and MedSculpt Systems are an ideal complement to VASER Lipo, combining ultrasound and massage therapies to increase lymphatic and venous circulation, minimize postoperative pain and swelling, and temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite. All of the devices are FDA-cleared for use in the U.S.

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