Liposuction – Ultrasonic Assisted Liposculpture (UAL), Body Contouring
Ultrasonic assisted liposculpture (UAL) is the best liposculpture and body contourring method in our hands. No bloodloss, fast recovery, immediate return to social and work life. Additional positives are the skin tightening and weight loss.
Traditional tumescent liposuction has been very effective in young patients with mild to moderate amounts of fat. Ultrasonic assisted liposculpture however has expanded the number of patients suitable for body sculpting. This includes patients with larger amounts of fat and less elastic skin tone. It also allows us to treat areas, which were not easily or effectively treated in the past. These include fibrous areas such as the back, male breast and upper abdomen.
Ultrasonic assisted liposculpture is a more advanced form of both regular lipoplasty and tumescent liposuction, which is used to get precise body contouring results. In case you are a healthy individual with fat deposits that are not going away even after continued exercise and dieting, then you can consider UAL.
Apart from carrying the risks associated with all cosmetic surgery procedures, UAL also carries specific risks. In most cases, excess fluid produced by the body to fill the fat cavity needs to be removed for a number of days.
A physical examination is required in order to verify whether you are a candidate for this procedure.
Comparison between UAL and traditional liposuction methods can be seen below.
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Ultrasonic waves, delivered through the cannula, emulsify or liquefy the fat, while traditional liposuction requires manual effort to pulverize adipose tissue.
Ultrasonic waves actually target fat cells specifically, causing them to “implode” and liquefy for suction removal. Because fat cells alone are selected, blood and tissue loss is minimal. Traditional liposuction causes more tissue trauma and bruising than ultrasonic techniques due to tissue destruction necessary to manually break up the fat. Ultrasound emulsifies fat without damaging adjacent tissue.
During the procedure, an aqueous solution of lidocaine, epinephrine and saline water is first injected into the area from which fat is to be removed. Small incisions are made on the sides and thin hollow tubes are inserted inside. Sound waves are transmitted to the fat with the help of this cannula, which is also used for sucking out the fat that liquefies due to the effect of the tumescent solution and ultrasonic waves.
Comparison Table - UAL vs Traditional Liposuction
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposculpturing
It only targets fat cells, wich makes male breast, upper abdomen and fatty deposits on the back easier to treat.
It emulsifies fat without damaging adjacent tissue. Reduces bloodloss and post-operative pain.
Due to the skin tightening effect and the reduced bloodloss, UAL can also be performed on overweight patients.
It minimizes the ”wavy areas" side effect. Because ultrasound is so smooth and precise, contouring is more achievable.
Difficult fibrous areas, such as the male breast, upper abdomen and fatty deposits on the back are hard to treat.
Traditional liposuction causes more tissue trauma and bruising than ultrasonic techniques, due to the tissue destruction necessary to manually break up the fat.
Best suited for women and men close to their ideal weight, with good, i.e. youthful skin tone and texture.
Higher chance of getting the side effect of "wavy areas" of fat.