What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is designed to remove localized deposits of excess fat anywhere on your body, that are resistant to diet and exercise. A small tube called a canula is connected to a gentle vacuum machine. This is then inserted into the fatty tissue through tiny incisions placed in inconspicuous locations on the skin. The physician gently moves the canula around under your skin, removing the unwanted fat. The result is a reshaping of bulging areas into more attractive contours. Liposuction is an excellent method of spot reduction but is not a substitute for weight loss.
What is Ultrasonic Liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction involves the use of high frequency sound waves to liquefy the fat cells under the skin, thereby allowing the fat to be gently aspirated away. These sound waves act primarily on the fat cells and really have no effect on the other tissues. Ultrasonic liposuction has the advantage of minimizing pain, bleeding, bruising, and swelling after the procedure. With Ultrasonic liposuction, we can achieve smoother results, remove difficult fibrous fatty deposits and improve your recovery time. Ultrasonic liposuction also involves less blood loss.
Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?
There are no definite weight or age restrictions for ultrasonic liposuction. We usually achieve the most dramatic results with people who have localized areas of protruding fat. Patients who are within thirty pounds of their ideal weight and have been stable at that weight can also benefit from ultrasonic liposuction. Good skin elasticity permits the skin to shrink easily to the newly reduced contour.
What areas are most frequently treated?
In women, the single most frequently treated areas are the outer thighs, followed by the stomach, hips, buttocks, knees, lower leg, cheeks and double chins. In men, the flank area or “love handles” are treated most frequently followed by abdomen and neckline.