Liposuction Specialist

Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center

Amjad Safvi, MD

Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Lake Zurich, IL & Chicago Ridge, IL

If you’re considering liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat, you’re not alone. Every year, over 258,000 people in the United States choose liposuction to help them achieve their dream body. Amjad Safvi, MD, offers VASER® liposuction at his Illinois-based practice, Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center. This innovative liposuction method is one of the most popular because it is more gentle than other methods. Dr. Safvi has offices in Lake Zurich and Chicago Ridge — call or schedule your free consultation online today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is VASER liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat from specific body areas and enhances shape — it is a body contouring procedure. At Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center, Dr. Safvi uses the VASER liposuction method. 

VASER stands for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance, which means it uses ultrasound technology to break up fat cells. Dr. Safvi then removes these fat cells from the body using a cannula. 

Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center uses VASER liposuction over other methods because it's more precise and causes less damage to the muscle tissues within. 

Because of the level of control needed, this treatment requires skill and experience to deliver, and you're in the best of hands with Dr. Safvi.

What happens during a VASER liposuction treatment?

Liposuction doesn't cause you to lose weight, but if you've already put in the effort to lose the weight yourself, it can feel disheartening when those last few bulges refuse to budge. Unfortunately, sticky fat is just that — sticky. Sometimes, no amount of exercise or eating well will shift it, which is where liposuction comes in.

The pulsing waves created with VASER liposuction treatment produce heat that teases fat tissue away from the muscle and breaks it up, making it easier to remove.

Dr. Safvi uses a local anesthetic, so you don't feel any pain during your procedure. He makes a small incision and inserts the ultrasound probe. As the ultrasound waves get to work breaking up the fat, he uses a cannula to suction the waste.

Before your liposuction procedure, Dr. Safvi talks you through the results you can typically expect. VASER liposuction is a cosmetic procedure. It doesn't remove cellulite, visceral fat from around your organs, skin irregularities, or stretch marks.

What areas can you treat with VASER liposuction?

Some parts of your body tend to cling to fat. These include:

  • Neck and chin
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction is an excellent way of targeting these areas and, if you maintain your new weight and don't put any weight back on, the fat stays off for good. 

When you've trained hard to achieve your goal weight, liposuction is the finishing touch to creating your well-earned beautiful new body shape. Show off your hard work with pride. Call Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center today to schedule a liposuction consultation or book online.