How Effective Is Ultrasonic Liposuction?

July 4, 2023

How Effective Is Ultrasonic Liposuction?

Ultrasonic liposuction is a type of fat loss procedure that liquefies fat cells before their removal. This is done with the guidance of an ultrasound combined with ultrasonic waves to target fat cells. This type of cosmetic surgery is also known as ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).

Liposuction is the most common type of aesthetic procedure performed in the United States. While the purpose is to get rid of fat and sculpt your body, liposuction isn’t intended for weight loss. Instead, the procedure can remove smaller areas of fat deposits that are difficult to target with diet and exercise.

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What are the benefits?

Ultrasonic liposuctionis sometimes used in place of suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). While SAL is the oldest and most tried-and-true version of this surgery, it has some limitations that UAL seeks to fill. It has the added benefits of:

  • more precisely removing fat
  • getting rid of stubborn fibrous fat, or “fat rolls”
  • increasing skin contraction
  • preserving surrounding nerves

Ultrasonic liposuction may also reduce surgeon fatigue, as it liquefies the fat before it’s sucked out. This may provide better results for people undergoing the procedure.

What are the risks?

While Ultrasonic liposuction is a more precise form of liposuction, there are a few downsides to this cosmetic procedure. First, there’s a greater risk of scarring compared to SAL. Skin loss, abdominal holes, and nerve damage are also possible. There’s also a risk of infection — just as with any type of surgery.

Another possibility is the development of seromas. These are fluid-filled pockets that can develop where liposuction takes place. They’re a result of a combination of old blood plasma and dead cells exiting the body from the lipoplasty.

One review of 660 UALs found other side effects, too. The following effects were reported:

  • three cases of seromas
  • two reports of hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • three cases of contact dermatitis (eczema rashes)
  • one report of hemorrhage

The Ultrasonic liposuctiondoesn’t recommend liposuction for people with the following:

  • a weakened immune system
  • coronary artery disease
  • diabetes
  • reduced blood flow

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What to expect

Your surgeon will give you some instructions prior to the procedure. At this appointment, make sure you tell them about all supplements and medications you take. They’ll likely ask you to stop taking blood-thinning drugs — including ibuprofen (Advil) — several days before your surgery.

Ultrasonic liposuction may be used in the following areas of the body:

  • abdomen
  • back
  • breasts
  • buttocks
  • lower extremities (legs)
  • upper extremities (arms)

Most Ultrasonic liposuction are done on an outpatient basis. You can expect to have the surgery in a medical office and go home the same day. If your surgeon is covering a large area, they may conduct the procedure at a hospital instead.

Depending on coverage, your surgeon will use either local or topical anesthesia to numb the area. Once the anesthesia kicks in, your surgeon will insert a rod into your skin that will deliver ultrasonic energy. This destroys the walls of fat cells and liquefies them. After the liquification process, the fat is removed by a suction tool called a cannula.

Recovery timeline and when you’ll see results

Recovery from Ultrasonic liposuction is relatively brief compared to the results timeline. Since this is usually an outpatient procedure, you’ll be able to go home right away if you don’t have any side effects. You may need to take a few days off school or work to rest.

Your doctor may recommend moderate exercise, such as walking, within a few days of the procedure. This helps keep your blood flowing, so blood clots don’t develop. If you have swelling, you may wear compression garments.

It’s important to keep in mind that Ultrasonic liposuction won’t get rid of cellulite

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