New Study Reveals VASER(R) Lipo to be the New Standard of Care for Body Contouring...

Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:25am EDT

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New Study Reveals VASER(R) Lipo to be the New Standard of Care for Body
Contouring and Fat Transfer Procedures
Clinical results confirm the safety, viability and effectiveness of VASER Lipo
for fat transfer treatments

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study
published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the official
journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, VASER Lipo has been
clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment option for fat transfer
procedures. The lead researchers at Stanford University demonstrated VASER
Lipo to be an enhanced fat removal and transfer system compared to traditional
suction-assisted liposuction.  The study's findings illustrate that VASER Lipo
removes and delivers sterile and viable fat primed for re-injection into areas
of the body that require plumping, such as the face, buttocks and breasts.

"The VASER Lipo System is unlike any other device in that it emulsifies the
fat and removes it in small clumps of cells.  This emulsion re-injects more
smoothly and easily than fat harvested via traditional liposuction," said Dr.
Robert Schwartz, a plastic surgeon in private practice in Dallas, TX.

The Stanford University study investigated tissue samples of both male and
female subjects between the ages of 18 and 65 who underwent lipoplasty of the
abdomen, back and thigh regions.  Detailed cellular viability analysis was
performed on tissues collected from 5 patients, each having undergone VASER
Lipo and suction-assisted liposuction on one area of the body.  The
researchers found little or no differences at the cellular level  between the
two treatments, leading researchers to conclude that VASER Lipo, a third
generation ultrasound device, is just as effective in yielding viable fat
cells as suction-assisted devices.

The study's findings dispute the common misunderstanding that VASER Lipo's
ultrasonic energy destroys fat cells and prohibits the cells from successfully
being re-injected during fat transfer procedures.  Instead, many physicians
assert VASER Lipo could be better for fat transfer procedures due to the fine
cellular emulsion that is created through ultrasound action.  The results of
the study further support VASER Lipo as a safe and effective alternative to
traditional liposuction.

About Fat Transfer
Fat transfer is a method used for contouring the face and body and restoring
lost skin tissue due to aging or scarring.  According to the American Society
of Plastic Surgery, more than 46,000 total fat transfer procedures were
performed in 2008.  During fat transfer surgery, fat cells are transferred
from one area of the body to another.  As an alternative to cosmetic dermal
fillers, fat transfer is becoming a popular procedure to fill in wrinkles,
fine lines or other depressions in the skin caused by surgery, aging, acne or
trauma.  Fat transfer can also be used to refine, enhance and contour the
face, lips, buttocks and breasts.  Since fat transfer uses your body's own
tissues, the body does not reject the cells.  The result of fat transfer
surgery is a soft and natural look.  

About Sound Surgical Technologies
Founded in 1998, Sound Surgical Technologies placed the first VASER Lipo
System on the market in March 2001. VASER - Vibration Amplification of Sound
Energy at Resonance - Lipo is a highly sought after body contouring procedure
that has long upheld a level of excellence when it comes to safety, efficacy
and superior results and is versatile enough to treat all tissue types and
anatomical areas of the body. In addition to maintaining the viability of fat
cells for fat transfer procedures, the latest research also shows that the
VASER Lipo System yields excellent skin contraction, minimizes surrounding
tissue trauma and reduces the loss of blood. The VASER Lipo System is FDA
cleared for body contouring and has been used in more than 100,000 procedures

To learn more about VASER Lipo visit

Contact:  Marjorie Wolfe,  212-986-7000

SOURCE  Sound Surgical Technologies

Marjorie Wolfe for Sound Surgical Technologies, +1-212-986-7000
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