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Five Benefits of Ultrasonic Liposuction

Ultrasonic liposuction is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people are opting for this procedure to remove unwanted fat. Men and women are choosing ultrasonic liposuction at my San Diego practice because it can offer greater comfort and smoother results compared to traditional techniques. The ultrasonic approach uses high-pitched sound waves to liquefy areas of fat, making them easier to remove. The technique can be performed on almost any area of the body, including the cheeks, chin, neck, lower back, flanks, abdomen, knees, and calves.

How is the ultrasonic energy transmitted to the treatment area? The primary surgical tool for liposuction is known as the cannula. The cannula is a metal wand used to break up and suction out excess fat cells. Traditionally, the wand was used by the surgeon to physically separate the fat from surrounding tissue. With ultrasonic liposuction, a device that emits ultrasonic energy is attached to the end of the cannula. As the cannula is moved back and forth in the treatment area, the ultrasonic waves pass through the fat cells, rupturing the cell wall and thus making them easier to remove via suction.

It may not be immediately obvious from the description of this technique how it can benefit liposuction patients. But in fact, ultrasonic liposuction offers many potential advantages for patients who want a slimmer body contour.

Ultrasonic Liposuction Benefits

  1. Ultrasonic liposuction is able to reach more difficult to treat or sensitive areas of the body. This is particularly true for areas where fat cells are intermixed with fibrous tissues, such as the lower back or male chest, where the ultrasonic technique can help men living with gynecomastia.
  2. My liposuction patients from La Jolla and San Diego appreciate that the procedure minimizes damage to surrounding, healthy tissue in the treatment areas. This is because the ultrasonic waves can more precisely target areas of fat compared to manual methods of breaking up fat deposits.
  3. With less blood loss and tissue trauma than the traditional liposuction procedure, ultrasonic liposuction can increase comfort and reduce recovery time.
  4. Ultrasonic liposuction also allows the surgeon to achieve more precise sculpting. The technique requires less manual manipulation by the surgeon and targets removal of fat cells while leaving surrounding healthy cells intact.
  5. Ultrasonic liposuction may help in tightening the skin during the procedure and avoiding puckering or dimpling after surgery. This means better contouring of the tissue and skin for more satisfying results.

While the benefits of ultrasonic liposuction are considerable, it’s important to talk with a skilled plastic surgeon who is experienced in a range of liposuction techniques to find out which method can offer you the greatest benefit. It is also important to keep in mind that the skill and experience of your surgeon is perhaps even more important that the liposuction method chosen, in terms of the quality of your surgical results. A highly qualified surgeon who uses a technique that is most appropriate for your cosmetic goals will be able to offer you the greatest body contouring benefits.





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