When it comes to body contouring, there continue to be new advances and discoveries in liposuction techniques and gadgetry. The ever-evolving list of options patients face when deciding to have liposuction can be overwhelming and confusing, yet it’s hard to figure out if there’s any evidence that a new method or special equipment could yield better results. Let’s take a look at whether your outcome could be affected by the liposuction method you use.
How Is UAL Different?
Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, often called UAL, utilizes a special cannula that produces ultrasonic vibrations. Proponents tout that UAL offers an easier recovery because trauma to surrounding areas is minimized as a result of less physical exertion needed to break up the fat cells. Many surgeons use UAL when targeting areas, such as the upper back or male chest area, that are more fibrous in nature and therefore more challenging to treat with tumescent liposuction.
Even with all the newer and supposedly more advanced methods that have been introduced, tumescent liposuction has been around for decades and is still regarded as the gold standard for body contouring by most surgeons. Its track record for patient safety and long history of delivering excellent results* are just two of the opens in a new windowreasons many patients and doctors choose to stick with tumescent liposuction.
Surgical Skill Trumps Technique
Ultimately, the skill, expertise and artistic ability of your surgeon will have the greatest impact on your liposuction results.* Although there always seems to be a latest and greatest technique or innovation in the world of lipo, choosing the best surgeon for your procedure remains the most important decision you’ll make.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.