What is Ultrasonic Liposuction?
Liposuction has improved the appearances and social lives of millions of people in both the United States and all over the world. The procedure involves removing unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body in order to improve the curves and dimensions of the body and produce a slimmed-down look. Ultrasonic liposuction does the same thing in a different way.
Principles of Ultrasonic Liposuction
Ultrasonic liposuction is a method of removing unwanted fat from different areas of the body with the use of ultrasound waves that dissolve the fat. To understand how ultrasonic liposuction works, we first have to clearly define the word ‘ultrasonic’. Ultrasonic comes from the word “ultrasound.” Ultrasound energy is a vibrating energy that is not audible to the human ears.
Ultrasound energy, when adjusted to higher levels, can actually produce a significant amount of heat. However, since this heat is based on vibration, it can enter the skin thanks to its wave patterns.
When the skin absorbs these wave patterns, they eventually reach the fat underneath the skin. The energy can be focused on that particular area in order to melt the fat with the heat it produces. Since ultrasound energy works through vibration, it always needs a medium through which to vibrate, so to speak.
After ultrasound energy passes through the skin, it uses the fat underneath the skin as a medium. This melts the fat. When this is performed on key areas of the body, it can have a shaping and reconstructing effect on the appearance of the human body.
Benefitting Key Areas the Most
Although ultrasonic liposuction can be used on all areas of the body that conventional liposuction can be used on, it will benefit some parts of the body the most due to the ultrasound principle.
Areas of the body that don’t respond well to regular exercise benefit the most from ultrasonic liposuction. These areas often include the stomach and the love handles. These parts of the body are harder to get to than the buttocks, thighs, upper arms and waist.
Benefits and Precautions to Take
There are key benefits to choosing ultrasonic liposuction. One benefit is less trauma to the area of the body being treated. In addition, the skin ends up smooth without looking like a procedure was done in that area.
One precaution to take is to make sure you are having the procedure performed by a qualified individual. You should make sure that the provider is a board-certified surgeon of plastic surgery. This is the only way to ensure your surgery is performed safely and accurately.
At Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic in Scottsdale, our plastic surgeon is board-certified and has had plenty of experience with this kind of procedure. A consultation with Dr. Shapiro will help you make an informed decision about ultrasonic liposuction. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and find out if this procedure is right for you.