Ultrasonic Liposuction

Written by Norene Anderson
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Ultrasonic liposuction is an improvement over the traditional kind of liposuction. There is a cannula inserted between the skin and the muscle through the fat cells. The tip of the cannula has a two-fold purpose. It is a suction device for removing the fat and it is a distributor of ultrasonic waves that liquefies the fat to make it easier to remove.

Once the fat is emulsified, the ultrasonic liposuction can use a low pressure suction instead of the more intense suction that is required of the traditional liposuction method. This is much easier on the surrounding tissue and that usually means less bruising and blood loss. This process has been used for various parts of the body as well as for removing fat from obese individuals. It is also used for removing fatty tumors that are called "lipomas."

Good News about Ultrasonic Liposuction

Some of the places that ultrasonic liposuction is successful are the hips, face, neck, abdomen, and legs. Not all people are a good candidate for this type of liposuction. Sometimes the traditional liposuction will work best. This is a decision that must be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon and evaluate the benefits and risks of both.

It has also been used for such problems as excessive sweating. Sometimes the traditional kind of liposuction leaves undesirable results such as uneven skin bulges. This can often be corrected by use of the ultrasound assisted liposuction. For all the latest information on this procedure, check out the Internet. You can find reputable plastic and cosmetic surgeons to give you the answers you need to make the right decision.


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