Ultrasonic Liposuction – When Liposuction Met Ultrasound
Obesity is a great challenge; it is very easy to become obese but very difficult to get back in shape. And nobody knows this better than the Americans. Obesity in America has been increasing in threat and has become a major health issue. The obesity rates of the United States are among the highest in the world, with 64 percent of American adults being overweight or even obese. It is because of the increasing rates of obesity that liposuction, especially ultrasonic liposuction, is becoming more and more popular.
In a nutshell, liposuction is a procedure that is almost like a cosmetic surgery; this procedure is meant to surgically remove the excess fat from different parts or sites of the body. However, like every surgical procedure there is a risk involved. The degree of fat suctioned, or removed, from the body should always be under a critical check because the more the fat suctioned, the greater the surgical risk. And it can also leave dents on the sites where excessive fat has been removed, causing lumpiness. However always remember that liposuction is not a method to loose weight. In fact, extremely overweighed people can’t undergo it. Before liposuction they must loose weight so that the surgery can address the fatty pockets that didn’t disappear with diet and exercise.
Types Of Liposuction
There are mainly five main types of liposuction – the traditional liposuction method (dry method), wet liposuction, super-wet liposuction, new tumescent liposuction, and ultrasonic liposuction.
It is an advanced procedure that uses cutting edge technology. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL) is a procedure, which as the name states, uses ultrasonic energy to remove the fat from the intended site. Liposuction, as a whole, is a procedure that breaks the fat cells down, so that it is easier for the surgeon to remove the fat. But with the ultrasonic energy, the fat cells do not only break down, but also turn the unwanted fat into oil. Then the oil is easily sucked out of the body through a cannula or a probe.
This method is not better or more efficient than other liposuction methods but this kind of liposuction is usually done on body areas or body sites that are difficult to be reached through other liposuction methods. However, there are certain risks and disadvantages associated with this kind of procedure as compared to any other traditional liposuction method. It can result in damage to the sensory nerves, burning of the skin, blood clots, and scarring. As it is a more advanced method, the costs are higher than the traditional liposuction methods.
The Next Gen Liposuction Method
The Vaser liposuction method is being defined as the liposuction method for the next generation. It uses the latest technology and procedures and existing technology in a new way. The Vaser liposuction procedure uses the most advanced ultrasound technology to remove fat. The fat cells are broken down and liquefied by the ultrasound technology, which is much like ultrasonic technology. And like the ultrasonic procedure, it sucks the liquefied fat. But unlike the ultrasonic procedure, the ultrasound procedure has minimum collateral damage or risks. The procedure is so accurate that the blood vessels, nerves, and veins remain unscathed while suctioning the liquefied fat. Due to its precision, the patient recovers more quickly than from any other kind of liposuction surgery.