Adapting our silhouette to align with our gender identity is an innovative approach that does more than just remove excess fat; it sculpts and defines the body contour according to each individual’s wishes and needs.

What is Vaser Lipo?

Vaser Lipo is an advanced form of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to selectively target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissue. This allows the surgeon to sculpt the body with greater precision and achieve more accurate and delicate results.

Unlike traditional liposuction, which mechanically sucks out fat, Vaser Lipo uses high-frequency ultrasound waves to selectively break up fat cells, ensuring that surrounding tissues such as blood vessels, nerves and skin remain intact and unharmed. This gives the plastic surgeon greater precision and control over the fat removal process, resulting in smoother, more even and natural-looking results.

Vaser Lipo is a highly versatile technique that can be applied to a wide range of body areas, including the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, neck and cheeks. This advanced procedure not only removes unwanted fat, but also significantly improves the definition of the underlying muscles and reshapes the silhouette, ensuring that the results are in harmony with the body’s natural contours.

Lipovaser recovery and scarring

Vaser Lipo is also known for its faster recovery time and reduced postoperative discomfort compared to traditional liposuction. The use of ultrasound technology gently emulsifies the fat, allowing for smaller incisions and less trauma to the surrounding tissue, which not only eases the recovery process, but also minimises post-operative discomfort. The cannulas used in Vaser Lipo are narrower and longer, resulting in minimal scarring. These scars are typically just a few millimetres in size and are strategically placed in natural skin folds to make them less visible.

In this video, Dr Brandalisio details the process of body feminisation using Vaser Lipo at IM GENDER.

The importance of Vaser Lipo in gender reaffirmation

For many people, Vaser Lipo plays a crucial role in the process of gender reaffirmation. This technique significantly helps to both feminise and masculinise body contours, helping to create an appearance that is more in line with a person’s gender identity.

Body feminising and masculinisation surgery

Liposuction, especially when combined with lipofilling, modifies body volume and redefines contours to feminise or masculinise the silhouette. Vaser liposuction is highly effective because it produces a higher quality of fat suitable for subsequent lipofilling, while also allowing for greater muscle definition – an important factor for those wishing to masculinise their body.

For transgender people, this combination offers the opportunity to redistribute fat from targeted areas to other parts of the body in order to enhance the overall silhouette. For instance, in transgender women, this technique can accentuate the hips or buttocks, whereas in transgender men, it can help achieve a more muscular and defined appearance.

In this video, Erica shares her experience with silhouette feminisation at IM GENDER.

Feminising liposuction

The female body contour is characterised by unique proportions, with fat distribution differing significantly from that of the male body. MTF body contouring is designed to reshape the figure, achieving a more harmonious appearance that aligns with one’s gender identity.

Vaser liposuction, a key technique in body feminisation, selectively targets and removes fat deposits from specific areas, allowing for a comprehensive reshaping of the body contour. This technique focuses not only on the removal of fat but also on a global redefinition of body shape. The outcome is a sleeker, more refined feminine silhouette. For transgender people, this surgery can be pivotal in achieving a body contour that mirrors their true gender identity.

cuerpo de mujer en ropa interior con lipovaser feminizante

Masculinising liposuction

Body masculinisation surgery, particularly FTM liposuction combined with lipofilling, can be used to define and accentuate male features such as the shoulders, chest and abdomen. This technique removes unwanted fat and creates more angular, defined lines, fostering a more masculine and robust appearance. A notable application is in the abdominal area, where Vaser liposculpture is used to sharply define muscle structures, contributing to a fitter and more defined appearance. The end result is a more muscular, toned and athletic abdomen.

hombre en ropa interior marcando el abdomen en una abdominoplastia, marcación abdominal con liposucción vaser

Preparations before Vaser Lipo surgery

Before undergoing Vaser Lipo surgery, in-depth consultation with a surgeon specialising in body feminising or masculinisation is essential. During this consultation, your aesthetic goals will be discussed, your general health will be assessed, and the quality of your skin will be evaluated. After an accurate diagnosis, the procedure will be planned according to your individual needs.

The quality of the skin is particularly important, as it significantly influences the final results of the liposuction. Those with firm, elastic skin are more likely to achieve optimal results. Conversely, those with sagging skin may require additional procedures to remove excess skin and achieve a proper fit to the new body contour.

Benefits of Vaser Lipo in gender reaffirmation

Vaser Lipo allows redesigning the contours in transgender individuals whose body appearance does not align with their gender identity, assisting in either masculinising or feminising their silhouette. It is crucial for the success of such procedures that the surgeon not only be skilled in Vaser Lipo but also specialises in gender reaffirmation surgeries to ensure optimal results.

Additionally, compared to traditional liposuction methods, Vaser Lipo minimises the risk of damage to surrounding tissues and shortens the postoperative recovery period.

If you have more questions about what Vaser lipo is and how it can feminise or masculinise the body contour, make an appointment with the IM GENDER team and we will inform you.