Lose 2-3 clothing sizes with one minimal invasive procedure and restore a better body balance
Woman and men come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how hard we exercise or diet, there are some areas that just refuse to disappear.
Now ultrasound assisted liposculpture can help to contour your body into something new and beautiful.
– Outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia
– Minimally invasive with reduced downtime
– Smooth predictable results
– High level of safety
– Small incisions, minimal scars
– Less swelling and bruising after the procedure
– Minimal blood loss
– Effectively treats small pockets of fat that cannot be treated with traditional liposuction
– Encourages the development of new collagen, resulting in firmer and tighter skin
What is ultrasound assisted liposculpture?
It is a body sculpting procedure that combines the suction of traditional liposuction with the fat-melting capabilities of soundwaves to achieve effective fat removal. Soundwaves gently heat and break apart fat cells, allowing them to be suctioned out with less trauma to surrounding tissues, resulting in a far shorter recovery period. The heat that is created also encourages production of new collagen, resulting in an overall firmer appearance of the skin.
Who is the ideal candidate for ultrasound assisted liposculpture?
Men and women in good general health with firm, elastic skin who have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to regular diet and exercise.
Anyone with realistic expectations who is slightly to moderately overweight and who understands that this procedure is not intended as a weight loss solution.
The goal is to create a slimmer silhouette. You may not notice a significant amount of weight loss, but you should be pleased with your slimmer new shape.
Which areas can be treated?
– Face and Neck
– Back and Bra-line
– Abdomen and “Love handles”
– Thighs and Buttocks
– Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement)
How many treatments will I need?
When many areas need to be shaped, two or more procedures are advised with a three to four week recovery period between procedures. Smaller procedures are also considered much safer than one big operation.
Most patients require only one treatment to achieve the results they’re looking for.
Is the fat-removal permanent?
The fat cells which are removed during the procedure are permanently gone, but patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise, to prevent fat cells from enlarging in size in or near the treatment area.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed in a clean and sterile environment (outpatient theatre) under local tumescent anaesthesia.
The area to be treated is marked and photographed. You will be given a sedative to help you feel sleepy and relaxed, but you are not completely asleep.
After numbing the treatment area with a local anaesthetic, a tiny round hole is made with a biopsy punch. The area to be reshaped is infused with tumescent saline solution, using a thin metal tube, called a cannula. This helps to numb the site and shrink blood vessels in order to minimise blood loss and reduce bruising. This solution makes it easier to break up fatty tissue with the ultrasound energy. Low blood pressure and shock is also prevented by this technique as anticipated tissue loss due to the suction, is replaced by the fluid even before actual surgery starts.
A small probe will be used to deliver high energy soundwaves to break apart fat cells while preserving other important tissues.
The liquefied fat is then easily removed through a gentle suction process designed to minimise damage to surrounding tissue, which promotes skin retraction. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. Your body will naturally excrete any other liquefied fat through natural metabolic processes.
Depending on the area/areas treated, the entire procedure takes from two to three hours.
Generally you will remain at the theatre for an hour before returning home. You will be given post-procedure instructions, and be provided with your medical requirements before leaving.
It is recommended that you bring someone along who can drive you home. Although it is a non-surgical procedure, you may feel a little dizziness after the procedure, and you won’t be able to drive home.
It is also recommended that you have somebody stay with you for the first 24 hours just to make sure you feel good.
What is recovery like?
After procedure, you will experience drainage for 24 to 48 hours. A rest period of two days is advised. Most people return to work after this period.
You may have some swelling, bruising and discomfort which will resolve within a few days. Any minor pain can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
You will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks afterwards. This varies with the extensiveness of the procedure, the amount of fat removed, the areas and the number of areas treated.
When will I see results?
Although the initial results of your treatment will be evident immediately after your procedure, those results will become more visible during the following six to eight weeks, once your body has had time to adjust to your new contours. This includes smoother, tighter and firmer appearance of the skin and tissue surrounding the treatment area. Final results are seen after six months.
Risks and side-effects
As with any surgical procedure, ultrasound assisted liposuction also has its possible risks and side effects.
This may include:
– Pain and discomfort for a few days
– Bruising and swelling
– Itching and burning
– Dizziness and low blood pressure
– Nausea and vomiting
– Scarring: hypertrophic, keloid
– Skin contour irregularities and/or asymmetry
– Fluid collection in wound
– Temporary decrease of sensation
– Prolonged tumescent drainage
Is it safe?
Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery, and it is important that patients have the benefit of the safest surgical and anaesthetic techniques. The safest form of liposuction utilizes the tumescent technique which permits liposuction totally by local anaesthesia, as all of the potential dangers associated with general anaesthesia are avoided.
Liposuction is far safer when excessive liposuction is avoided. Excessive liposuction typically occurs when a surgeon and patient use poor judgment and attempt to remove too much fat on a single day, or attempt to treat too many body areas on a single day. Never allow the convenience of doing multiple areas at one time outweigh the risk that too much surgical trauma is dangerous.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is very safe as thousands of procedures have been performed worldwide with no serious complications and excellent results related to the technology.
What are the costs involved?
Ultrasound assisted liposuction is an advanced procedure and without an in-person consultation and evaluation of the areas to be treated, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate for the procedure.
The total cost of your treatment will vary depending upon the number of body areas treated and the extensiveness of the procedure.
However, ultrasound assisted liposuction with tumescent technique is quite an affordable choice and is unquestionably less expensive compared to traditional liposuction procedures.