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You’re probably aware that liposuction removes fat cells from the body. However, did you know that you can achieve radical improvement in body contour with Vaser 4-D Liposculpture?  VASER® lipo makes minimally-invasive fat removal and body contouring possible. Michael Schwartz, M.D., is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery who offers VASER® High Def Liposculpture to men and women that live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California. Dr. Schwartz has trained with the renowned Dr. Alfredo Hoyos in Bogota, Colombia learning the most advanced techniques in Vaser High Def 4-D Liposculpture.

What is VASER® High Def 4-D Liposculpture?

VASER® High Def uses specialized ultrasound technology with a small probe to break up fat cells making the fat easier to remove with small liposuction cannulas.  What is so revolutionary about the High Def 4-D technique? Instead of just removing excess fat, Dr. Schwartz looks at the body as an anatomic sculpture, making detailed anatomical drawings on the arms, back, flanks, chest, abdomen, and thighs. Fat is disrupted with the Vaser probe after infiltrating tumescent anesthesia, and then removed creating highlights and shadows to enhance ideal body contours. Dr. Schwartz can create definition in the arms, a six-pack in the male abdomen, and definition in the female abdomen. If desired, fat is transferred to various areas, such as the upper chest in men, the breasts and buttocks in women, and other areas to further enhance ideal contours. Incisions are made as “stealth” incisions, so as not to be visible on the back or torso.

The VASER® High Definition 4-D Liposculpture Procedure

VASER® stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, which is the technique it uses to disrupt fat cells. Vaser Hi-Def is the perfect solution for individuals not only wanting fat reduction, but a very highly defined look. VASER® High Definition 4-D Liposculpture starts with detailed anatomical drawings made on the areas to be treated. For small areas, local anesthesia can be used, however general IV sedation is preferred for most longer cases. High Def 4-D liposculpture takes longer than standard tumescent liposuction because each area is meticulously treated to create highlights and shadows and a permanent contour improvement. Tumescent anesthesia is infiltrated into the treatment areas, then Vaser energy is applied to the area with the Vaser probe. Fat is then suctioned out with small cannulas.  Because more aggressive fat removal is done in various areas, compression is provided with a foam compression vest and standard compression garments following the procedure. There is minimal pain, much like a vigorous workout in the recovery period. Dr. Schwartz will discuss the recovery in detail at your consultation. The results are chiseled, muscular looks that last.

Recovery Following VASER® Liposuction

Vaser® recovery requires more aggressive compression than standard liposuction, however this is achieved with convenient and comfortable compression garments. You will wear compression garments for four to six weeks and Dr. Schwartz will discuss a customized postop regimen with lymphatic massage and SmoothShapes®/VelaShape® for each patient.

Am I A Good Candidate for VASER® Liposuction?

If you are looking for a highly-defined look that was not possible with diet and exercise, or if you are in good shape but would like a more defined chiseled look, Vaser High-Def 4-D Liposculpture is the most cutting edge advance in liposculpture that can give you these results.

How Much Does VASER® Liposuction Cost in Pasadena, CA?

Vaser High-Def 4-D is more time consuming and labor-intensive than any other cosmetic procedure. The results are more impressive than any previous liposuction results you have seen. Dr. Schwartz and his staff will discuss fees at the time of your consultation. Fees are dependent on the areas being treated and the scope of work. The office of Dr. Michael Schwartz believes in affordability for VASER® liposuction and offers financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. Our office accepts cash, personal checks and credit cards as payment for all body contouring procedures.

Are you looking for a chiseled and defined body that has been unattainable with diet and exercise? If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a personal VASER® liposuction consultation.


Pasadena Plastic Surgery
425 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-822-3470
Fax: 626-793-2912

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