The VASER Lipo system (Sound Surgical Technologies LLC, Louisville, Colo) has been clinically shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for fat transfer procedures, according to a recent study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The research results, conducted at Stanford University, showed that the VASER Lipo sysyem was effectively an "enhanced fat removal and transfer system compared to traditional suction-assisted liposuction." The study’s findings further showed that the VASER Lipo system removes and delivers sterile and viable fat primed for reinjection into areas of the body that require plumping, such as the face and breasts.

The lead researchers for the Stanford University study looked at 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 five 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.

[Source: Original press release]