The Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) Technique
Many times people experience issues with problematic pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. This is actually a normal issue that many people face simply given the nature of fat reduction. Since spot reduction does not work, the best way to remove this problematic fat is to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss liposuction.
There is a state-of-the-art improvement on liposuction surgery that is now offered which is known as ultrasonic-assisted liposuction or UAL. We’d like to take a moment right now to consider this new form of liposuction and how it can be of benefit to you and your needs.
About Traditional Liposuction
It may be helpful to first discuss traditional liposuction and how it works.
Liposuction in its most basic form involves the use of a small thin tube known as a cannula. Through the use of the cannula, a surgeon can carefully extract fat from different parts of the body using controlled suction.
How Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) Differs
With ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, the cannula that is used emits safe soundwaves from its tip. These soundwaves liquefy the fat without harming other tissues, thus making the fat easier to extract.
Idea Candidates for Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
The best candidates for ultrasonic-assisted liposuction are people who are dealing with pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet or exercise. These candidates should be in otherwise good health and have realistic expectations about UAL and what it can achieve.
It’s important that patients understand that UAL is not intended for weight loss purposes. In fact, only a certain amount of fat can be safely removed during liposuction. It is meant for aesthetic fat reduction only.
The Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) Procedure
The ultrasonic-assisted liposuction procedure is performed much like traditional liposuction. A local anesthetic is administered to the patient in order to ensure as little discomfort as possible. The patient will feel a slight pinch when the cannula is inserted into the treatment area. The surgeon will carefully maneuver the cannula in order to remove the fat and improve body contour.
The Benefits of Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
Thanks to the ultrasonic waves of the UAL technique, fat removal is easier and damage to surrounding tissues is reduced. That means less discomfort after surgery, reduced bruising and soreness, and potentially quicker healing times. In addition, the ultrasonic waves help stimulate collagen production in the area of the fat reduction, meaning tightened skin and better overall body contour as a result.
Other Options for Body Contouring and Sculpting
There are many other options out there for advanced body contouring and sculpting. During your consultation at our practice we will be more than happy to go over all of your options for advanced body contouring in greater detail so that you can have the body sculpting makeover that you need to look your very best.
Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring Surgery
If you would like to learn more about liposuction and your many other options out there for advanced body sculpting and contouring, it’s important that you contact our Gainesville cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best decisions regarding your aesthetic enhancement options.