Dr. Braden C. Stridde is proud to offer his patients from Tacoma and the Seattle area ultrasonic liposuction using the VASER® Lipo System. An innovative liposuction treatment, VASER uses ultrasonic energy to break down fat cells for easier removal. Dr. Stridde is part of a select group of surgeons offering this procedure, and at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, patients can experience the many benefits VASER liposuction has to offer.
To experience the art, innovation, and excellence of our practice for yourself, request your complimentary consultation online, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Dr. Stridde works closely with every one of his liposuction patients from Seattle, Tacoma and surrounding communities to provide accurate, honest information and address every concern.
Devoted to providing personal care in a comfortable setting, Braden Stridde, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who looks forward to meeting you.
Benefits of VASER
Dr. Stridde uses VASER as an enhancement to traditional tumescent liposuction. Benefits of VASER may include:
- Targets fibrous fat deposits
- Removes large areas of fat
- Less discomfort than traditional liposuction methods
- May tighten skin around the treated area
- Can treat almost every area of the body
Your VASER Liposuction Procedure
VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic energy to break down fat cells in treatment areas. The ultrasonic energy causes the outside of the fat cells to rupture without damaging surrounding tissue, making the VASER technique effective and safe. VASER Lipo can offer significant benefits for women and men considering liposuction and can be used to complement other body contouring surgeries like breast augmentation in the Seattle area. Dr. Stridde also offers Smartlipo™ laser lipolysis for body contouring.
To begin the treatment, Dr. Stridde fills the area to be treated with a tumescent solution containing lidocaine in order to numb the site and shrink blood vessels. Tumescent liposuction improves comfort and recovery for our patients. He then makes several small incisions to insert the VASER Lipo System device, which emits the ultrasonic waves that emulsify targeted fat cells. Ruptured fat cells are subsequently removed using a suction cannula (a small tube), leaving you with smooth and natural-looking results.
Browse videos and before-and-after photos, and review your consultation using TouchMD, a free, personalized online tool offered by Dr. Stridde to enhance your patient experience. The secure, password-protected Web access allows you to share your experience with family and friends. Learn more.
Recovery After Surgery
One of the benefits of a VASER Lipo treatment is that downtime is diminished compared to other liposuction techniques. This is primarily because the ultrasound waves allow a surgeon to use less physical force to remove targeted fat cells, reduces damage to the surrounding tissues, including nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. As a result, Dr. Stridde's patients can enjoy a faster recovery and less bruising.
Patients will be able to see preliminary results immediately following the procedure, but some swelling will occur, which will mask the extent of the results. Dr. Stridde will provide you with prescription pain medication and compression bandages to help you maximize your results. Swelling will begin to diminish soon after the procedure, with final results being revealed within a few months.
It's time to feel fantastic in your own skin – and VASER Lipo can help. Request your complimentary consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Conveniently located on Central Way in Kirkland, the practice offers a complete menu of medical spa procedures and plastic surgery for women and men.