Liposuction can be an excellent method of removing fat cells in areas where fat is difficult to shed with a healthy lifestyle alone.* However, with a breadth of cosmetic surgery practices offering a variety of different kinds of liposuction, it can be especially useful for patients to understand the ins and outs of liposuction before taking the final leap. Here are a few ways ultrasonic liposuction may deliver superior body contouring results.*
1. Greater Precision
Traditional liposuction removes fat cells from stubborn bulges through a suction device called a cannula. This is accomplished by moving the cannula around to break up the cells. However, in ultrasonic liposuction, ultrasonic waves are emitted from the cannula, which liquefies fat when combined with a tumescent solution. By liquefying fat cells before suctioning them from the body, ultrasonic liposuction can remove greater amounts of fat with more precision.*
2. Ideal for Fibrous Treatment Areas
Traditional liposuction is notoriously difficult in particularly fibrous areas of the body. However, through its method of liquefying fat cells, ultrasonic liposuction can be much more effective in fibrous treatment areas.* This can include the upper and lower abdomen, buttocks, back, sides of the thigh and male breasts.
3. Faster Recovery
Because ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound waves to break up fat cells rather than the cannula itself, your plastic surgeon is not required to use as much force in the procedure as in traditional liposuction. Less force means less damage to the surrounding tissue, which can result in less overall swelling, bleeding and bruising than can occur with traditional liposuction, making for a faster, more comfortable recovery period.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.