What is ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasound liposuction is an innovative and effective technique for treating fatty deposits located between the skin tissue and the muscles.
The liposuction is a procedure performed to remove excess fatty tissue under the skin by suction. This technique focuses primarily on enhancing and defining the natural shape of the body.
During liposuction, a cannula which is a blunt-tipped steel tube is connected to a suction device to remove fat from the body.
The ultrasonic liposuction, also called ultrasonic liposuction, is a complementary method to liposuction and does not replace conventional aspiration. It is performed before liposuction and uses ultrasound waves to break up fat cells. The ultrasonic waves produced will liquefy the fatty tissue.
Once liquefied, the fat is aspirated more easily, through a smaller cannula than for traditional liposuction.
Ultrasonic liposuction is used to treat excess fat in several areas of the body such as the stomach, buttocks, hips but also the arms or the chin.
The results: a beautifully sculpted silhouette
The elimination of fat in a targeted and precise manner makes it possible to beautify the silhouette.
Your silhouette is visibly more harmonious.
The cutaneous reaction (elasticity and retraction of the skin) is of better quality, the result is a smoother and more regular epidermis.
If the first results are obvious at the end of the liposuction, it will be necessary to wait 6 months for the results to be optimal.
What are the benefits of ultrasonic liposuction?
Patients can expect to obtain a real aesthetic benefit from ultrasonic liposuction. It is a safe and effective way to treat excess fat.
The main advantages of ultrasonic liposuction which uses high frequency sound waves compared to conventional liposuction are:
- Also called LIPO 4D or Hidef Lipo, this technique is more precise and allows you to better sculpt the body by strengthening the natural muscle hollows in order to obtain a muscular and ribbed silhouette;
- More efficient fat suction allowing up to 80 % suction of fat tissue;
- Allows to obtain a more uniform skin with less irregularity than a classic liposuction;
- Safer technique with faster recovery because the ultrasound used minimizes the risk of damage to surrounding elements such as blood vessels and nerves;
- The technique facilitates aspiration in the fibrous area and is very useful for secondary liposuctions or revisions to treat irregularities;
- The silhouette has a more harmonious, more muscular appearance.
The disadvantages of liposuction
- The results can be affected by weight gain, aging and pregnancy;
- Liposuction does not improve the appearance of cellulite or loose skin.
If you want to know the best solution in your specific case, a consultation with Dr. Christophe Desouches is necessary for an assessment.
When can you consider ultrasonic liposuction?
Liposuction makes it possible to permanently remove localized deposits of fat that do not disappear despite diets or playing sports. It is therefore not just the superficial fat under the skin, which is present all over the body, but above all the fat located in the deeper layer of the skin.
You can therefore consider liposuction when:
- You have localized areas of fat deposits that are unsightly compared to the rest of your body;
- You want a better definition of your silhouette with a more muscular aspect of your body;
- Your skin elasticity is sufficient.
However, it is important to note that this procedure is only intended for those who wish to eliminate localized fat and who are not overweight. The areas most often treated are the hips, arms and abdomen.
Are you a good candidate for ultrasonic liposuction?
For some people, diet and exercise won't get rid of stubborn fat deposits. Lipos refine body contours by removing localized fat deposits
- You have little excess skin and good skin elasticity. Loss of skin elasticity with age can compromise the quality of ultrasonic liposuction results, but if your skin has remained elastic, age alone is not a contraindication for ultrasonic liposuction;
- You have localized excess fat in the abdomen, and these lumps do not disappear with exercise or diet;
- You are in good physical shape, are no more than 10 kg overweight, and your weight is stable;
- If you plan to lose or gain weight (for example, due to pregnancy or dieting), now is not a good time to consider ultrasonic liposuction;
- Keep in mind that liposuction does not remove cellulite and cannot tighten loose skin.
If you are in good general health, with a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are probably a good candidate for this procedure.
Procedure of the intervention
How is ultrasonic liposuction performed?
During the procedure, local anesthetic is administered to minimize pain and a small incision is made to insert the suction cannula.
The ultrasonic device is then inserted through the cannula to target areas of fat.
The ultrasonic vibrations produced by the device are used to break up fat cells and liquefy them.
Then the liquefied fat is sucked out using the cannula.
What will liposuction scars look like?
• Because the liposuction incisions are 1 to 2mm, the scars are small and hardly visible, most often hidden in natural folds;
• Most liposuction scars disappear and are barely visible over time. Visible scarring is more common when large cannulas are used and in patients who have dark pigmentation;
• The quality of healing, however, depends on genetic factors and it is possible to observe hypertrophic healing in people predisposed to it; Rarely, the scar may be associated with dyschromia, which is a patch on dark (hyperpigmentation) or light (hypopigmented) skin.
a laser scar treatment UrgoTouch performed immediately after surgery can be performed to improve the appearance of scars.
Although scars from the incisions are in most cases permanent, they fade and improve over time. Dr Christophe Desouches will make every effort to place scars in hidden areas and minimize them, with the aim of achieving the desired result with the most discreet scars possible.
What are the consequences of the ultrasonic liposuction procedure?
Dr Christophe Desouches will explain the time needed before you can return to your normal level of sports and social activity.
After surgery, you will receive detailed instructions on your postoperative care, as well as information on:
- The normal symptoms you will experience;
- Signs of possible complications.
Immediately after ultrasonic liposuction.
You wear special compression garments to keep your skin compressed. They usually have to be worn for 6 weeks.
When the anesthesia wears off, you may feel some pain. If the pain is severe or if it takes time to dissipate, talk about it with the medical team taking care of you and powerful analgesics may be administered to you during your hospital stay. You will also notice redness and swelling after the surgery. In some cases, the edema will persist for a few weeks or even one to two months. Dr. Christophe Desouches will tell you if your pain, redness or swelling is normal or if it is a sign of a complication.
Recovery time after ultrasonic liposuction.
It is extremely important that you follow all of the care instructions given to you exactly. This will include advice on wearing compression garments, taking antibiotics, and the level of physical activity allowed. Dr Christophe Desouches, your cosmetic surgeon, will also provide you with detailed instructions on the normal symptoms you will experience and the signs of a possible complication. It is important to know that recovery time varies greatly from person to person.
What are the risks of ultrasonic liposuction?
Complications from liposuction surgery are rare. Your specific risks will be assessed during your consultation with Dr Christophe Desouches.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of risk.
Some potential complications to all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia;
- Hematoma or seroma (accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin);
- Infection and bleeding;
- Sensitivity disturbances;
- Hypertrophic or hyperpigmented scars;
- Allergic reactions;
- Unsatisfactory results which may require additional interventions;
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs (Phlebitis or pulmonary embolism).
Other risks specific to liposuction are described below:
- Skin irregularities.
You can reduce certain risks by following the advice and instructions of Dr. Christophe Desouches, surgeon in Marseille, both before and after your ultrasonic liposuction.
ultrasonic liposuction price
Dr. Christophe Desouches offers you a personalized quote based on the amount of fat to be treated, the type of anesthesia and hospitalization.
The range extends from 3200 to 6000€.
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