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You can only do so much to get firm, attractive contours, whether on your midsection, thighs, jawline, or wherever you are frustrated by stubborn fat. While liposuction is an excellent solution, VASERlipo® in Little Rock, Arkansas, can make your body contouring results even better and recovery easier. Dr. Wright is the first Board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock to offer this advanced liposuction treatment for women and men from Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Conway, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, and surrounding areas who want to enhance their confidence by getting rid of their trouble spots.

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What is VASERlipo?

VASERlipo (for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) is a liposuction enhancement that uses ultrasound energy to liquefy unwanted fat before removing it with liposuction. Ultrasound does not harm surrounding tissues, nerves, and blood vessels, making VASERlipo gentler than liposuction on its own.

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About Dr. Wright

An Arkansas native, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Wright has spent over a decade helping Little Rock women and men look and feel their best with both reconstructive and plastic surgery options.

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Does VASERlipo tighten sagging skin?

While the ultrasonic energy from VASERLipo does stimulate collagen, which improves skin retraction, if the skin lacks elasticity, Dr. Wright may also perform Renuvion® skin tightening for optimal results.

What areas can VASERlipo treat?

VASERlipo is less harsh than traditional liposuction, which makes it great for treating a variety of areas, from small, delicate spots to tough, fibrous areas. Common treatment areas include:

  • Jowls and under the chin
  • Neck
  • Belly
  • Back
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Male chest (gynecomastia surgery)
  • Upper arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks

Can VASERlipo be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Dr. Wright can remove fat from multiple areas with VASERlipo and perform other plastic surgery procedures during the same surgery. Popular options include:

During your consultation, he will discuss the improvements you want to attain and develop a personalized surgical plan.

What happens during a VASERlipo procedure?

Dr. Wright performs VASERlipo as an outpatient procedure using a local or general anesthetic, depending on the overall surgical plan and patient preference. As with traditional tumescent liposuction, he infuses the targeted fat with a tumescent solution to control pain, minimize bleeding, and make the fat firmer and easier to remove. Next, he creates small incisions and inserts the specialized VASER probe that breaks apart and liquefies the fat with ultrasound energy. Dr. Wright then replaces the probe with a narrow tube called a cannula and suctions the liquified fat away. He then tightens the skin with Renuvion if necessary. Once the surgery is complete, treated areas are wrapped in compression garments.

Renuvion® for Smooth Lipo Results

Whether combined with liposuction or performed to smooth out unsatisfactory results, this innovative, minimally invasive treatment tightens and rejuvenates the skin from the inside out.

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Which is better, VASERlipo vs. traditional liposuction?

VASERlipo offers several benefits over traditional liposuction on its own, including:

  • Gradual skin tightening: Heat from the ultrasonic energy stimulates collagen production in the skin and surrounding tissues for improved skin retraction.
  • Increased fat removal: Because the ultrasonic energy targets fat cells, VASERlipo provides more fat removal than liposuction.
  • Faster procedures: Fat removal takes less effort, reducing surgical time.
  • Reduced bleeding: Because Dr. Wright doesn’t physically dislodge the fat with the cannula, blood vessels remain intact.
  • Less swelling and soreness: Because fat removal is gentler with VASER, treated areas are typically sore for just a few days.

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How long is VASERlipo recovery?

Patients typically need about a week of downtime after the surgery, although recovery may be quicker with smaller treatment areas. While experiences vary, most patients experience the following milestones during recovery:

  • Swelling and soreness: 3 to 5 days, depending on treatment areas
  • Return to work & nonstrenuous activities: 10 to 12 days
  • Wear compression garments: 3 to 4+ weeks
  • Resume strenuous exercise: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Reach final results: 3 to 6 months


How much fat can be removed during this procedure?

Fat removal is usually limited to 5 to 8 pounds. Removing too much fat at one time is not safe and can create excessive skin sagging.

Will I lose weight after surgery?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, so don’t expect to see a significant decrease on the scale. This procedure removes specific areas of fat, which usually makes patients look like they lost weight.

Do I need to wear a compression garment?

Compression garments need to be worn for at least 3 to 4 weeks to minimize swelling and help smooth the contours of the treatment area(s).

Is VASERlipo worth it?

Patients who are healthy and in good shape usually find VASERlipo an effective way to reduce trouble spots with quicker downtime than traditional liposuction.

How long does VASERlipo last?

Results last indefinitely because treated fat cells do not grow back. Avoid enlarging the remaining fat cells with a healthy diet and consistent exercise.

Request Your Consultation

To find out more about VASERlipo and the other body contouring options at Wright Plastic Surgery, request a consultation using our online form or call our office at (501) 575-0088.

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