VASER for ankles is a cutting-edge liposuction technique that can slim, contour,and improve the appearance of the ankle and calf area of the legs. It is widely accepted that toned and shapely legs are considered attractive and desirable, particularly in women. For many women, having smooth and contoured legs is a key aspect of their overall body image and self-confidence. On the other hand, having cankles (thick ankles with no defined calf muscle) can be seen as unattractive and can cause discomfort and insecurity for some women. But areas like the calves and ankles can be hard to slim down with diet and exercise alone, and this is where VASER lipo can be a helpful solution.
Dr. Friedlander started offering Vaser Liposuction services at NorCal Liposculpture in Roseville, CA, after receiving training from two highly-regarded experts in the field. Dr. Friedlander’s dedication to this procedure has led to recognition as a leader in high-definition liposuction, and he has been sought after to train other physicians in this transformative procedure. Find out what VASER with Dr. Friedlander can do to transform your legs and your life! Call (916) 347-7755 to schedule your consultation appointment or fill out our contact form.
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- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 More About VASER
- 3 What are the Benefits of VASER for Ankles?
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Before and After Photos
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Preparing for VASER Liposuction
- 8 The Day of Your Procedure
- 9 Recovery After VASER
- 10 Before and After Photos
- 11 What are the Results of VASER for Ankles?
- 12 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 13 References
Before and After Photos
More About VASER
VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. It’s a proprietary ultrasound technology developed for use in cosmetic surgery procedures, specifically in liposuction. The VASER system uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to break down and emulsify fat cells, making them easier to remove through suction.  The procedure is minimally invasive and is said to result in less pain, swelling, and downtime compared to traditional liposuction methods.
What is Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction?
VASER lipo is a specific type of Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL). Ultrasound technology breaks down and removes unwanted fat from body areas like the ankles from which it is traditionally difficult to remove fat. VASER employs the use of pulsed low-power ultrasound technology, along with the utilization of high-efficiency, small-diameter solid titanium probes to achieve elevated and safer results than previous generation UAL machines. 
The ultrasound energy emitted by the device causes the fat cells to shake free of connective tissue and form an emulsion, making it easier to suction out of the body. This technology leads to greater fat removal and contouring results, which is what every patient with unwanted ankle fat dreams of.
How Does VASER Liquify Fat?
Ultrasound energy is transmitted through tumescent fluid, which leads to fat cells being shaken free of their tissue connections and to form an emulsion. When high-frequency ultrasound waves are applied to the area of unwanted fat, the energy causes the fat cells to vibrate rapidly, breaking apart their cell to cell connections and turning the fat into a liquid state. This liquid fat can then easily be suctioned out of the body, rather than through traditional manual methods which can be traumatic for the patient and taxing on the surgeon.
Plus, the ultrasound energy used in UAL procedures is carefully controlled to minimize damage to surrounding tissues and to ensure that the fat is evenly and effectively broken down. 
What are the Benefits of VASER for Ankles?
Do you dream of showing off your sexy ankles and calves? The fact is, no matter how much acceptance and self-love a person feels, having to hide cankles can still be a source of insecurity and discomfort. Wearing pants year-round, turning down dates for fear of intimacy, and avoiding wearing swimwear is no way to go through life.
VASER can help you feel confident and beautiful in your own skin with a little help from Dr. Friedlander. The procedure offers several benefits, including:
- Improved Appearance – VASER can help to create a slimmer and more toned appearance in the calf and ankle area, giving you the confidence to show off your legs.
- Minimal Scarring – VASER uses small incisions and gentle suction, reducing the risk of scarring.
- Minimal Downtime – VASER lipo is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and patients can often return to normal activities within a few days.
- Safe and Effective – VASER uses ultrasound technology to carefully target and remove excess fat, minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues.
- Long-lasting Results – When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the results of VASER lipo for ankles can last a lifetime.
Both men and women can benefit from this procedure as long as they:
- Are in good overall health
- Are lose to their ideal weight
- Are non-smokers or willing to quit
- Have realistic expectations
- Have good skin elasticity
The VASER liposculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution. Furthermore, to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery, patients should know that smoking can increase the risk of complications and slow the healing process, so it is important for candidates to quit smoking before undergoing VASER lipo. Finally, by meeting with Dr. Friedlander for a personalized consultation, patients can better understand what they can expect from VASER for the ankles to keep expectations realistic, taking into consideration how the skin of the ankles and calves will conform to the contours after surgery.
Are you a candidate? Schedule a consultation to find out!
Before and After Photos
The consultation will help Dr. Friedlander understand your goals with VASER and assess your medical history, current health, and anatomy to ensure the procedure is safe and appropriate for you. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure and to learn about VASER for other areas of the body.
Dr. Friedlander and his team will be happy provide you with detailed information on what to expect during and after the procedure, including any potential risks or complications. After the consultation, you will be able to make an informed decision about whether VASER lipo is the right choice for you, your budget, and your goals. If you are ready to schedule yours, contact (916) 347-7755 or fill out our inquiry form and we will be in touch!
Preparing for VASER Liposuction
Before undergoing VASER lipo for the ankles, it is important to take the following steps to ensure a safe and successful procedure:
- Avoid certain medications – Some medications, including blood thinners, can increase the risk of bleeding and should be avoided before VASER lipo. We will provide a list of medications to avoid prior to your appointment date.
- Arrange transportation – VASER lipo is performed under local or general anesthesia, so you will need to arrange transportation from the procedure.
- Prepare your home and schedule – You may need to take time off work and you may need help around your home, depending on the extent of your recovery.
Dr. Friedlander’s team will provide you with a detailed list of steps to take before your appointment date, and we are always here to answer any questions.
The Day of Your Procedure
On the day of your VASER liposuction, Dr. Friedlander will conduct a pre-operative consultation and mark the treatment areas. Patients will be given local anesthesia with mild sedation unless other areas of the body are being treated simultaneously.
Before the procedure, a tumescent saline solution is injected into the treatment area to numb the area, reduce bleeding, and break down fat cells. Then, a small probe is inserted through the tiny incision. The probe emits ultrasound waves to liquefy the fat cells. The liquefied fat is then carefully suctioned out through the cannula.
The length of the VASER liposuction procedure can vary based on the extent of treatment, with some taking as little as an hour. After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area to allow the effects of the anesthesia to subside.
Recovery After VASER
VASER liposuction is an outpatient procedure, allowing you to go home the same day. Recovery time will depend on the areas treated and the amount of fat removed, your NorCal Liposculpture team can provide an estimated timeline.
Discomfort is usually minimal and does not require strong pain medication. Some swelling may persist around the treated area for several months in the lower legs, along with possible bruising or numbness. To ensure a full recovery, it is recommended to avoid heavy lifting for about 4 weeks after the procedure.
Wearing a compression garment post-surgery is necessary to help reshape the legs. Dr. Friedlander will provide more information and guidance on wearing the garment and when you can resume rigorous exercise.
Before and After Photos
What are the Results of VASER for Ankles?
While it may be hard to wait the six to nine months for your results to fully reveal, your final outcomes will be worth the wait. Patients can see significant improvement in the contour and shape of their ankles, calves and as a result, their legs, after VASER liposuction. It is important to remember that the final result of VASER liposuction depends on factors such as age, skin elasticity, and the amount of fat removed.
VASER liposuction is more precise than traditional liposuction, which means that Dr. Friedlander can achieve better results with more accuracy and more subtle shaping. This results in a smoother, more natural-looking outcome that flatters the patient’s natural anatomy, giving them the confidence to show off their new, sleeker legs. With VASER, patients can enjoy long-lasting results that help them to feel confident as they dare to bare legs!
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
VASER liposuction can be performed in various parts of the body where unwanted fat is present. Some of the common target areas include the neck and chin, underside of the arms, chest, back, flanks, tummy, buttocks and hips, thighs, and knees.
What is the Cost of VASER Liposuction in Roseville, CA?
The cost of VASER for ankles with Dr. Friedlander is determined by various factors that will be covered during the consultation appointment. Make yours today by calling (916) 347-7755!
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