VASERlipo is an advanced form of liposuction that uses ultrasound assistance to remove fat with minimally invasive techniques. VASERlipo can be used on small areas for precise body contouring, like the neck and arms, or larger areas for dramatic transformations. Compared to traditional and other forms of liposuction, VASERlipo allows board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala to melt the fat within the body prior to aspirating it for smoother results. VASERlipo uses ultrasound energy to target the fat cells while preserving the fibroseptal network to improve skin texture. VASERlipo also has faster recovery times than other forms of liposuction so you can start enjoying your new, slim figure sooner. Call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to set up a private consultation to see if VASERlipo is right for you.
"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"very knowledgeable and friendly. She really cares about her patient."- L.P. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala and Her Staff Are the Best in the Business! Dr. Mizgala is the best! I had my initial consultation in August 2018, to discuss excess skin removal on my stomach, back and arms after losing around 140 pounds. I had maintained the weight loss for around 15 years, and my work and financial situation finally made skin removal surgery possible. I knew I was looking at major surgery/ surgeries, and I needed to feel confident and trusting of the person I chose to perform such extensive work on me. I have pre-existing high blood pressure, frequent skin infections and a history of severe nausea and vomiting with anesthesia. I needed a surgeon who appreciated the complexity involved with the amount of skin I needed removed, and who would be able to safely get the results I wanted. I consulted with two other surgeons, and both of those appointments were rushed and quite uninformative. Instead of answering my questions, I was referred to a pamphlet or the internet as I was being shown the door. My consultation with Dr. Mizgala was the exact opposite. I was encouraged and comfortable before I went to the office. Patty, the office manager, was so sweet and helpful when I spoke to her to make my appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Mizgala and I discussed several procedures to get the best results for my body type. She took the time to fully explain the pros and cons of each procedure, the downtime and recovery involved, and the results I could realistically expect. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns with respect and dignity. Together Dr. Mizgala and I came up with a plan of action that would provide the best outcome for me. I never felt rushed or like I was in a sales pitch; I was at ease and I just knew I was in good hands. From that very first day, I have felt safe, comfortable and supported by the entire staff. Every visit since then has just reinforced my feeling of gratitude for having found such a wonderful, caring surgeon and her awesome team. Dr. Mizgala and her staff truly care about their patients’ complete recovery. I had a fleur de lis tummy tuck and radiofrequency assisted liposuction on my neck in November, a bra line back lift in March, and an arm lift in April. I only had one minor wave of nausea between all 3 surgeries; I’ve experienced worse with a 15 minute epidural. I had several feet of incision on my torso and arms with the 3 surgeries. Given my long history of skin infections, it was not surprising that I experienced delayed healing in some areas. Dr. Mizgala saw me every single day, including weekends, and she came to my condo to check on me. She was also a strong advocate in helping me get the care I needed to heal with the best results. I felt her concern and I knew she sincerely cared about my recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Mizgala and her team have treated me like family throughout this entire process. I never expected this to be such a life-changing experience, inside and out. Dr. Mizgala and her staff’s encouragement helped me to find self-confidence I didn’t even realize I was missing! They all truly care about their patients’ holistic recovery every step of the way. When my life circumstances allowed me the opportunity to have my excess skin removed, this was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I wanted to be able to exercise without having infections and interference from the extra skin, and I wanted to get the extra weight off my back to help my sciatica and hip pain. I got the practical results I was looking for, but the care, support and encouragement of Dr. Mizgala and her staff have given me so much more. I thought this was going to be the last step in my weight loss journey, but it has turned out to be the start of my new life. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself, which is an incredible and priceless surprise. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself, physically and mentally. I recently turned 45 years old, and I called it my Re-Birth Day. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. I have been reborn as a confident, self-assured woman, and I am excited to think about what’s to come in my new life."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2019
"Excellent experience - It has been a few years but she was very patient and kind and really cared about me. Her staff was also great. I still recommend people to her even though it’s been overs 5 years. JoAnn Proctor"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
"I Had a Wonderful Experience - It has been a few years, but Dr. Mizgala did my breast reduction and tummy tuck. She was very kind and attentive and I still recommend people who are considering any type of surgery for cosmetic reasons to contact her office. JoAnn Proctor"- J. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2019
VASERlipo can be used to treat a wide variety of areas, including the abdomen, thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, arms, male breasts, love handles, and more – almost any part of the body can undergo treatment with VASERlipo. Lean, fit people who desire a more chiseled look or who have localized problem areas will benefit greatly with this procedure. Patients fighting their weight can also benefit and get a "jump start" to a leaner physique, which empowers them to choose a healthier lifestyle to maintain or even improve their results after their procedure.
VASERlipo is performed in the office under local anesthesia. To start VASERlipo, Dr. Mizgala will inject the treated area(s) with a saline solution to numb the area and shrink blood vessels. Then, thin probes are inserted through small incisions and the probes liquefy fat cells using high ultrasound frequency, which has no effect on surrounding tissues. The liquefied fat cells are then removed with special thin liposuction cannulas. Removing fat cells after VASER is applied is a gentler process, allowing patients to undergo this procedure in the office, even awake if they prefer. As the fibroseptal network under the skin is preserved, the skin texture is improved.
What To Expect
VASERlipo may take from 1 – 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat that is being removed and how many areas are being treated. After the procedure, there are no activity restrictions. Although results can be seen immediately, optimal outcomes will appear in 3 – 4 months as the body continues to heal and transform. While the fat that is removed cannot be recreated, you should continue a healthy lifestyle, including a proper diet and exercise since the remaining fat cells can expand from future weight gain.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does VASERlipo cost?
The cost of VASERlipo will depend on the number of areas being addressed in your treatment plan. During your consultation, we will be happy to provide you with an estimate of your cost and can help you find low-interest medical financing. The average cost for VASERlipo is between $4,500 – $12,000.
VASERlipo vs. traditional?
VASERlipo is easier on the body with less recovery time, less bruising, and swelling than traditional liposuction. The high-end system enables Dr. Mizgala to have more control to contour specific areas of the body to attain the smooth, seamless look patients desire. Another benefit of VASERlipo is that it focuses on liquefying fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. During tumescent liposuction, once an incision is made to the target area, a thin tube is inserted to remove fat cells, which is powered by a motorized suction system. Dr. Mizgala has 20 years of experience with VASERlipo and most recently has been combining it with Renuvion (J-Plasma) to enhance skin tightening further.
How long do the results last?
Once the fat cells are liquefied and removed, they are permanently lost. However, to maintain positive results, a healthy diet and daily exercise routine should continue to be practiced.
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $12,000
- Procedure Recovery Location
A Slimmer You
Are you unhappy with your curves but looking for an alternative route to traditional liposuction? Call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to learn more about VASERlipo and how it can help you attain the results you desire. We look forward to meeting you and can discuss other cosmetic procedures that can be combined to achieve your goals.