Sound Surgical Technologies announces the launch of the new VASER Lipo System. The original VASER@ System was designed to provide patients with smooth, predictable results and fast recovery, while also allowing physicians to perform a wide array of body contouring applications.

Now, the new VASER System has been re-engineered to improve the overall experience for physicians and provide even greater versatility for body contouring procedures. The ultrasonic energy has been specifically tuned to break apart fatty deposits, while preserving important connective tissue and maintaining fat cell viability.

"The original VASER System was designed to provide patients with a safe and gentle liposuction experience with consistently predictable results. The highly selective nature of ultrasound energy that provides an improved patient experience, also promotes increased fat viability," says Mark Schafer, PhD and Chief Technology Officer for Sound Surgical Technologies. "In the new VASER System, we've further streamlined and refined the process to make the technology ideal for fat transfer procedures, while also continuing to improve body sculpting efficiency."

The new VASER System has been optimized for harvesting fat for subsequent fat transfer procedures. 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. Fat transfer can also be used to enhance and contour the face, lips, buttocks and breasts, resulting in a soft and natural look.

Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, recently commented, "Everything about VASER technology, from the non-cutting cannula to the energy delivery, promotes a gentler procedure, which in turn boosts fat viability."

VASER technology has also been clinically proven to enhance skin retraction. In a recent multi-center, clinical study, VASER Lipo treatment demonstrated 53% improvement in skin retraction relative to standard liposuction. This is the first study to demonstrate statistically significant and clinically relevant improvements in a new body contouring technology compared to standard liposuction.

"The VASER Lipo System is the ultimate in safety and precision for body contouring systems. It has revolutionized the way we as surgeons approach fat removal, and how the public perceives it," states Dr. Paul Ruff, a plastic surgeon practicing in Washington, DC.