Microcannular Liposculpture & Vaser LiposelectionCompared to conventional liposuction with general anesthesia, body sculpting procedures done by Dr. Van Ittersum totally under local anesthesia are safer and result in less pain, bruising and downtime, with a much shorter recovery period.
Tumescent microcannular liposculpture is a safer, gentler and less traumatic procedure than previous surgical procedures, because nothing under the skin is actually cut. First, a special local anaesthetic is infused under the skin, then a thin tube with a smooth tip called a microcannula is inserted into small injection holes. The microcannula dislodges the fat from the fibrous connective tissue network. The microcannula is connected to gentle suction which carries the fat away. Compared to traditional liposuction using general anesthesia and large cannulas, this procedure is much safer with a much more comfortable and brief recovery period.
Dr. Van Ittersum also offers Vaser Liposelection, another minimally-invasive body sculpting procedure. Ultrasonic energy has been used for years in a wide array of medical applications – from catching that first glimpse of a baby to cleaning your teeth. Now the gentle power of ultrasound has evolved to fat removal. VASER LipoSelection uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue-selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues—such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue— to promote smooth contours and rapid healing. If maximum results and safety with minimum downtime are what you're after, microcannular liposculpture and Vaser liposelection are the answers you've been looking for.