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Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute (SCSI) offers minimally invasive liposuction procedures using cutting edge technology to help you quickly and effectively melt away body fat and achieve that sculpted look you've always wanted. As the only clinic to offer all three of the newest liposuction technologies—Laser, Vaser, and Body Jet liposuction—SCSI provides its patients with a variety of options. From Laser Lipolysis and Body Jet liposuction to Vaser LipoSelection and high-definition body sculpting, it is important that our patients understand which procedures are best fit for them.

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction offers a safe and minimally invasive way to reshape your body by using a laser that melts away unwanted areas of fat and tightens the skin. However, laser liposuction is less efficient than Vaser technology, and your skin is at slight risk of burning. In addition, the melted fat tissue cannot be used for fat transfer. Dr. Shu often uses laser liposuction on smaller areas of the body such as the chin/neck and upper arms, or for skin tightening in combination with Body-Jet liposuction.

Vaser LipoSelection

A second liposuction option, Vaser lipoSelection, uses focused ultrasound energy to selectively dissolve fat cells without effecting the surrounding nerves and tissue. It is very safe because the temperature is not as high as in laser technology. It is also very efficient to emulsify the fat in large areas. Dr. Shu most often uses Vaser technology for liposuction procedures, especially in larger areas such as the abdomen. The fat can be used for fat transfer in natural breast augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift since the fat tissue is emulsified, not melted or damaged.

Body Jet Liposuction

In addition, our advanced Body Jet liposuction technique utilizes the pulsations of a water-jet, gently and efficiently dislodging fat cells. It is the least traumatic liposuction among these three new technologies, and patients recover quicker with less bruising and swelling. The laser may also be used in the final step of liposuction to further tighten the skin. Dr. Shu uses Body Jet liposuction on young patients with good skin quality for fat transfer procedures. Body Jet technology with the LipoCollector 3 is often used to harvest intact, undamaged, high quality fat for natural breast augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift.

Hi-Def Liposculpture

Hi-Def Liposculpture, one of our newest and most advanced body sculpting procedures, works to create a sculpted, athletic appearance by removing fat around muscles. It selectively removes small deposits of fat to enhance the visibility of the body's natural contours. Dr. Shu is the first surgeon to perform Hi-Def Liposculpture, as well as one of few physicians in North America to be personally trained by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos (inventor of Vaser Hi-Def).