In Tampa, liposuction may be performed through one of several techniques. The question for patients comes in when they’re trying to decide which liposuction method to have. Ultrasonic liposuction is definitely better to use in some specific cases, and understanding its unique benefits can help you make the right decision.
Benefits of Lipo
Any form of liposuction can address problem areas on the body by removing the actual fat cells. In traditional (tumescent) liposuction, this is accomplished by injecting a special solution initially, which swells the fat cells for easier removal and reduces blood loss. Ultrasonic liposuction adds in the use of ultrasound waves to break up the fat cells, making them easier to remove. This form of liposuction can be gentler on the patient, because it is less invasive and doesn’t require the same level of manually breaking up and removing fat as traditional liposuction. Recovery is faster as well, since the surrounding tissues are less traumatized by the procedure.
Specifically for Ultrasonic Lipo
Although ultrasonic lipo can be used anywhere on the body that traditional lipo can be beneficial, there are some areas where ultrasonic is simply better. Since the use of ultrasound waves is more easily targeted, performing liposuction in more fibrous areas (where fat is intermixed with other tissue such as muscle) is much easier than with traditional lipo techniques. Examples include the upper back, lower back and the male chest.
Ultrasonic liposuction may be the solution for your problem areas that haven’t been helped through a combination of diet and exercise. Ultrasound may be particularly beneficial if performed in areas more difficult to treat with traditional methods.