Vaser Hi-Def LipoSculpting
What is Hi-Def Vaser Lipo?
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance – this is advanced Ultrasound technology and offers the ability to minimally traumatize both the fat and the surrounding structure by the process of “Acoustic Streaming”.
VASER Lipo can produce impressive results after treating areas of fat with ultrasound energy, allowing the more gentle removal of fat cells with a lower suction pressure than traditional liposuction. This better preserves the integrity of the fat cell and is performed through a small tube inserted under the skin at naturally occurring lines that help to hide the small scars once healed.
Besides being gentler on the body this minimally invasive process is highly effective, giving patients the smooth contours they want with less surrounding tissue injury than a traditional liposuction procedure. VASER Lipo technology discerns the difference between fat and the surrounding connective tissues. This ensures no nerves or blood vessels are damaged during the procedure. The Hi Def technique creates an enhanced definition of the underlying muscle structure to give you a more sculpted and athletic appearance from head to toe.
What Areas on the Body Can You Vaser?
ALMOST ANYWHERE! Especially the hard to alter natural fat deposits due to aging, genetics and health concerns:
Torso and Abdomen: re-define the abdomen muscles- 6 Pack Abs, Waistline slimming and height adjustment, Pectoral Definition for men and Breast Enhancement for the ladies, Back – remove “bra bulges”, give men the “V” shape desired.
Shoulder/Upper Arm: delineation of muscle packed form definition
Legs: thighs, calves, and ankles
Buttocks: refine definition and form
What’s the Difference Between Regular Liposuction and Vaser Hi-Def?
–Regular Lipo: Traditional liposuction is a method in which the surgeon first injects through a small incision a tumescent numbing fluid into the fat deposits. A cannulae (tube) is pushed through the fat layer to break up the fat tissue with then next a suction pump attached to draw the fatty tissue out of the body. After Lipo, there is typically substantial bruising for up to 14-21 days. Skin irregularities and bumps can occur.
–Vaser Hi-Def: To create an advanced sculpting technique, Dr. Moretz takes a significant amount of time to first mark the body before surgery and identifies by palpation both your muscle forms and their tendinous attachments. Using VASER Hi Def, he removes fat around muscle groups, making muscles look more defined and enhanced. First, during the procedure, ultrasound energy is used to treat unwanted fat, loosening the cells from other tissues so they can be accurately removed by lower pressure suction. VASER surgery has generally little bruising in the recovery period. Ultrasonic energy improves skin smoothness by inducing overall skin retraction.
-Autologous Fat Transfer Procedure (AFT) and 4D Vaser Lipo: Fat cells removed during VASER Lipo procedures are typical of high quality, and are viable to re-introduce into the body. VASER ultrasound causes expanding and collapsing bubbles in the tumescent fluid safely breaking up adipose tissue for extraction. This creates space between the fat cells without disrupting the fat cells themselves. This benefits AFT (Autologous Fat Transfer). Unlike short lasting synthetic fillers, re-injecting your own fat cells will give you natural looking results that last longer, with no risk of rejection.
-4D Vaser Lipo: The process of combining VASER Hi Def Lipo and AFT is what allows Dr. Moretz to use your natural fat in the same way a sculptor uses clay to change the anatomy and physique. With this being your natural tissue, the body ages naturally and all at the same rate after the procedure, there is no risk as can happen with synthetic fillers.
Into What Areas Can Fat Be Transferred?
AFT is an individualized procedure. Dr. Moretz determines during a consultation the patient’s signs of natural aging as well as understands their aesthetic desire. Using this knowledge and his sculptor’s eye for beauty, a unique plan is designed. Autologous Fat is ideal for natural youthful colonization of the face, augmentation of the breast as well as the buttocks, with the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Stem Cells: The presence of numerous stem cells in fat tissue is well documented. These stem cells and other regenerative factors are also transferred during AFT. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is under study as to its additional benefit to AFT tissue longevity. The potential addition for PRP to one’s procedure can be discussed with Dr. Moretz at consultation.
Does It Hurt? How Long Is the Recovery Period?
During VASER surgery, 7.5 times less blood loss occurs than with traditional liposuction. After the VASER Lipo procedure, patients wear special compression garments to help skin contract smoothly to the body’s new contours. A short period of rest (typically 12 hours) is recommended. Dr. Moretz instructs patients to gently walk up to a mile a day being the day after surgery. Two to three weeks of general recovery is recommended before strenuous activities should be begun.
How Long Do the Results Last?
It is important to note that any form of liposuction is not a weight-loss solution; you can gain the weight back after surgery. This procedure is intended to remove areas of stubborn fat in a person who is otherwise fit and healthy.
AFT tissue has a significant long-term benefit. Studies are being conducted to see what modality of fat cell procurement is the best. In Dr. Moretz opinion, and noted in clinical studies, VASER Lipo obtained fat is living cellular material and highly viable for the potential of long-term survival and results. Dr. Moretz frequently discusses retention of volume upwards of 55 to 65%.
Does Insurance Cover Hi-Def Vaser?
Who Is a Candidate?
Anyone who is medically a candidate for surgery and has excessive fatty deposits is a candidate. Health considerations to discuss with Dr. Moretz include chronic medical conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, heart, lung, or circulatory system disease, or vascular problems, including common circulation problems and coagulation problems associated with certain medications. Inform the doctor if you have any of these conditions or are in doubt. The following conditions may also affect the safety or effectiveness of VASER Lipo:
- Presence of collagen, scarring, or connective tissue disorders;
- Presence of stretch marks or potential for stretch mark formation;
- Lupus Erythematosus;
- Endocrine disorders; and
- Pregnancy or the possibility of pregnancy.
Vaser Hi-Def LipoSculpting - Real Patient Before & After Photos
Sometimes, all the diet and exercise in the world can still leave you with parts of your body that hold too much fat. But, liposuction might seem like an extreme solution, and many of us will avoid surgery if we can help it.
If this is the case, then Smart Lipo might be right for you. Using only a local anesthetic during a 45–minute in–office procedure, we target pockets of unwanted fat with a laser, immediately dissolving the cells into fluid. This fluid is then released and drained out of your body naturally. And, the laser also stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter, smoother skin in the treated areas.
Because Smart Lipo is a non–invasive procedure, it is ideal for many areas of the body, including:
- Breasts (male)
Come in for a consultation, and we can discuss if you’re a good candidate for Smart Lipo.
Brazilian Butt Lift
One of the most commonly requested procedures in plastic surgery today, the Brazilian Butt Lift can completely transform your appearance.
A Brazilian Butt Lift is different from a traditional butt lift which requires the use of silicone implants being placed into the butt to give it a fuller appearance. Gel injections may also be used. While these procedures can work, they carry some level of risk due to the usage of foreign substances. In the case of a Brazilian Butt Lift, we’re simply utilizing only your body’s natural fat to minimize potential side effects.
Since most people who come in for this procedure have unwanted fat somewhere else, this procedure allows the patient to cover multiple needs without the necessity of multiple surgeries.
Downtime is minimal with this procedure. Most patients are back to work within 48 hours following their procedure and can shower after 48 hours. For the first 2-3 weeks, patients will want to exercise care and try not to put any pressure on the buttocks. Avoidance of contaminated waters such as jacuzzis, bath tubs and swimming pools for 6 weeks is also required.
Age, Weight & Gender Requirements
As long as you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, you are a candidate for the procedure.
To perform the procedure, you need about two soda cans full of fat to be able to transfer enough fat from one or more parts of the body to the buttocks.
Men and women are both candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. However, women tend to make better candidates for the procedure due to their softer and less fibrous fat.
Are the Results Permanent?
How long results will last will always depend not just on the skill of your doctor, but also on your diligence in taking care of your body post-op. With proper care and lifestyle changes, the results from your procedure can last for years.
Noninvasive procedures are becoming increasingly popular as technology improves and patients demand better procedures with fewer side effects following completion. FaceTite and BodyTite, procedures considered relatively safe, effective and noninvasive, are two such examples that are beneficial for tightening the skin and eliminating fat.
At Face of Beverly Hills, FaceTite and BodyTite are available to our patients looking for a noninvasive approach to improving the appearance of their face and body. Dr. Moretz welcomes you to come into our offices and see if these procedures are right for you.
What is BodyTite?
BodyTite uses RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipoplasty) technology to target problem areas in ways that traditional liposuction or surgical body lifts are unable to achieve. Results are seen immediately, but best results are typically noticed after 6 months and continuing up to a year following the procedure.
Benefits of FaceTite & BodyTite
FaceTite and BodyTite are nonsurgical approaches to correcting cosmetic issues in the face and body. By undergoing FaceTite and/or BodyTite, patients can achieve three-dimensional tissue remodeling through precise fat coagulation. This is all possible without leaving behind saggy, wrinkly skin. Instead, patients are left with long-lasting, beautiful skin and no scarring. Results are seen immediately or at least within a few days of the procedure, and the results can last for a long time with proper care. Dr. Moretz can consult with you on ways to take care of the treatment areas effectively so your results last as long as possible.
Side Effects & Downtime
Side effects from this procedure are typically minimal and the downtime is relatively short, especially compared to conventional liposuction and/or surgical lifts. Most patients are able to return to work after about 3 days.
It is still advised to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or workouts in the first week or two following the procedure. You may return to these activities after taking some time to rest, based of course on your personal comfort.
If you’re considering FaceTite and/or BodyTite to improve your appearance and your confidence, contact Dr. Moretz today!
Cellfina Cellulite Treatment
It is estimated that 85% of women over the age of 20 have at least some cellulite. Cellulite is persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.
In 2015, the FDA cleared Cellfina for use in the treatment of Cellulite. Since then, clinical studies performed by Cellfina have shown a high level of patient satisfaction with this procedure.
What is Cellfina?
Cellfina is a highly sought-after approach to cellulite treatment. A minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure, Cellfina is useful in the treatment of cellulite found in the thighs and buttocks.
Cellfina works through a process called subcision. Subcision is a minor surgical procedure typically used for treating depressed cutaneous scars and wrinkles. When subcision is performed during Cellfina, a device the size of a needle is inserted underneath the skin to treat the connective bands.
Prior to performing your procedure, Dr. Moretz will ask you to stand so that he can use a marker to highlight the areas where the cellulite dimples exist. A numbing solution will be administered before the Cellfina handheld device is utilized to insert a microblade beneath the surface of the skin. Dr. Mac will move the tool in a fanning motion to release the fibrous bands underneath the skin, resulting in the cellulite dimples bouncing back and smoothening the skin.
Cellfina Compared to Cellulaze
Cellfina is a newer procedure than Cellulaze, which instead uses a laser device and heat energy to cut the connective bands.
Compared to Cellulaze, Cellfina comes at a lower cost with fewer risks and complications. Furthermore, Cellfina’s results appear to last longer.
The best candidates for Cellfina are between the ages of 20 and 60, maintain a stable weight and have minimal skin looseness (laxity).
To see if Cellfina is a good option for you, contact Dr. Moretz today!
Geneveve Vaginal Rejuvenation
Geneveve by Viveve uses cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency to uniformly deliver gentle volumetric heating while cooling surface tissue. This device tightens the vagina; increasing moisture and improving urinary incontinence in women. It works largely by stimulating the body’s natural collagen formation process.
Geneveve™ is a new way to rejuvenate your vaginal tissue and reawaken sexual sensation. Contact Dr. Moretz today!
Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation
Viveve uses RF heating and surface cooling to stimulate collagen production much deeper in the vaginal wall than CO2 lasers, such as those found in over-the-counter (OTC) devices, can accomplish. The treatment is painless, nonsurgical and only takes about one hour to complete in office. There is no destruction to the vaginal tissue using the RF energy, which is sensitive enough to treat delicate areas like the vagina. Additionally, there is little to no discomfort during the procedure due to the added benefit of the surface cooling system, and you can go home or about your day with no downtime following the procedure.
About Vaginal Rejuvenation
Women may notice as they age a gradual increase in vaginal laxity, or a feeling of “looseness” compared to younger years. Vaginal laxity is unrelated to frequency of sexual activity, unlike some myths suggest. It occurs because as women age, collagen production slows. The decrease in collagen levels may lead to the vaginal walls becoming loose. This may result in any number of problems, including loss of sensation, overactive bladder, and urge or stress incontinence.
While Viveve and other kinds of vaginal rejuvenation procedures are typically requested mostly by postmenopausal or postpartum women, other causes of vaginal laxity may be treated in women not falling into these categories as well. To find out if vaginal rejuvenation with Viveve is a beneficial option for you, contact Dr. Moretz today!
IV Hydration Therapy
IV hydration therapy is now available at Face of Beverly Hills! Dr. Moretz has brought this therapy, also available through V-Infusion Hydration Center in Hickory, NC, home to our facial plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic in Los Angeles!
- Increased Metabolism (such as for weight loss)
- Higher Energy Levels
- Strengthened Immune System
- Faster Rehydration & Replenishment of Nutrients
- 100% Delivery of Benefits to Targeted Organs (benefits explained below)
IV Hydration therapy can be used for a number of applications, including:
- Treating Jet Lag
- General Wellness
- Hangover Recovery
- Recovery Following Various Surgical Procedures
- Chronic Metabolic Conditions
IV hydration therapy has such enormous potential due in large part to the various supplemental nutritional solutions you can add to your IV fluids before infusion. Because your IV bag can be customized based upon your needs, the treatment can result in regenerative benefits well worth considering.