All About Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

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Wondering about what is involved in an ultrasonic-assisted lipoplasty also known as Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction? Getting rid of any unwanted fat through ultrasonic lipo is a hot trend in the plastic surgery industry. It is a bit different than other liposuction techniques in that it has high-frequency sound waves to break up the fat cells before suction, something that traditional liposuction cannot do.


Before the procedure you will have a consultation to discuss your goals and to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Your Surgeon will explain everything about what will be done before and after the procedure, and will go over the benefits and the potential risks of the procedure. You will have a general work-up done to check that you are in good health and of the proper weight. Make sure you do your research and find the right surgeon for you; ask about their credentials and training. Be sure that you are properly satisfied with all the responses before signing any consent forms and booking your procedure.


The procedure itself is done with generous anesthetic so you are comfortable. This anesthetic is put directly into the fatty areas that will be probed with the instrument. The tube-like suction device is then inserted via incision to the layer beneath the skin. Sound waves are generated to help liquify the fat as the suction removes it. This is done in a criss cross pattern to help break up the most volume of fat for the best results. After all the fat that can be removed is completed, the instruments are removed and the incision is sewn up. You will then be able to get started on your recovery.

Recovery and Risks:

After the procedure has been completed you are going to want to make sure you wear tight fitting garments like support hose and girdles for six weeks or so. You may or may not have post-operative pain that requires medication, mostly the injections will keep the area numb for about twelve hours. Keep in mind that although you had fat removed, you can still gain weight back and have fat redeposit in those areas. After you have properly healed, begin to eat better and exercise more to keep the fat from coming back. There may be some risks with the procedure such as fat clots, blood clots, infection and changes to the skin tissue and texture. Any problems can be dealt with by your physician.

Remember that with any cosmetic procedure only you can make the final decision on what is best for you. Weigh all your options on the benefits and the risks and come to an informed decision. If you have any questions about ultrasonic-assisted lipoplasty, ask your doctor for all the details.