The Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction Technique
Many people have just a little bit of problematic body fat that just won't go away. You probably know what kind of body fat we're talking about: it's the love handles, the saddle bags, or those little pockets of fat that wind up in different parts of the body. Even with cardio, a good diet, and regular strength training, these pockets of fat might not go away. The only way to get rid of them is to undergo plastic surgery.
The ideal solution for these pockets of fat is liposuction. A new advance in fat reduction technology has resulted in ultrasound-assisted liposuction. We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider this type of fat reduction surgery.
About Traditional Liposuction
Let's begin with some basics first. Traditional liposuction involves the use of a thin metal tube called a cannula. Using this cannula, it is possible for a surgeon to suction targeted area of fat from the body. Once the fat is removed, the treatment area is trimmer and slimmer.
We should point out there that liposuction is only for aesthetic fat removal and should not be considered an option for weight loss per se.
How Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Is Different
Also known as ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) uses a special cannula that emits sound waves that are beyond normal human hearing. These sound waves liquefy the fat, making it much easier to extract than in traditional liposuction.
The Benefits of Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
There are many benefits to ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Apart from easier fat removal, patients tend to experience a more comfortable recovery process than they would had they undergoing traditional liposuction. That means less bruising, less discomfort, less blood loss, and faster healing.
Better fat removal and body sculpting is possible thanks to this ultrasonic cannula. In addition, the skin tends to tighten in the treatment area as a response to the ultrasonic waves emitted, which means better aesthetic results after the surgery as well.
Ideal Candidates for Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction
The best candidates for ultrasound-assisted liposuction are people who suffer from pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. In many cases, ultrasound-assisted liposuction is ideal for fibrous areas of the body, such as the abdominal region, the hips, the male chest, and the back.
The Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Procedure
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is performed under local anesthetic. Patients will lie flat so that their surgeon has good access to the treatment area. The cannula is inserted into the treatment area and carefully maneuvered so that all of the problematic fat can be dissolved and extracted.
Other Body Contouring Options to Consider
Liposuction isn't the only option out there for body contouring. Many other lifts are available that can prove very helpful for your overall appearance. In fact, liposuction is often used in combination with other kinds of lifts. During your consultation process, you can discuss liposuction and other body sculpting surgeries in greater detail.
Learn More About Body Contouring Surgery
If you would like to learn more about ultrasound-assisted liposuction and your many other options out there for advanced aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.