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What is ultrasonic liposuction used for?

What is ultrasonic liposuction used for?

Many purposes: Manynuse this for nearly all forms of liposuction because it may make it more easy to extract the fat via a process known as cavitation. On the other hand many save it for areas of dense fat suc as male breasts, live handles, bra strap or upper back and areas of secondary liposuction. It's ability to help in the contraction of skin remains debated. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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What is ultrasonic liposuction; is it just a marketing brand or name?

Better than reg lipo: Ultrasonic liposuction uses sound waves to break up and melt fat as opposed to regular liposuction which is all back and forth mechanical motion to break up the fat. Ultrasonic lipo is not just marketing, it is a legitimately different technique which I use every day to reduce fatty deposits on practically any area of the body. ...Read more

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Does external ultrasonic liposuction work well?

Maybe: Any external technique that can achieve an internal temperature of between 38-42 degrees celcius has the potential to work on melting fat. The term liposuction is incorrect because in these cases the fat is left behind for the body to absorb. Liposuction is a more invasive procedure requiring an incision to insert the suction cannula to extract the fat permanently. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try ultrasonic liposuction?

Ultrasonic Lipo: Ultrasonic Liposuction or UAL is a procedure that uses high-pitched sound waves to liquify fat in a specific area before it is removed. This is a type of liposuction that is primarily used for fat removal in hard to treat areas such as the chin, neck, cheeks, calves, and ankles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasonic liposuction?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasonic liposuction?

Ultrasound: Ultrasonic liposuction uses the energy of sound waves to break up and separate the fat from the surrounding connective tissue. It can be advantageous to use this technique in areas where fat is surrounded by fibrous tissue such as in the male chest. Ultrasonic liposuction carries the increased risk of sub-dermal thermal injury, as the tip of the device can generate substantial heat. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried ultrasonic liposuction procedures? What are the results?

Has anyone tried ultrasonic liposuction procedures?  What are the results?

Can be good: Ultrasonic liposuction is a tool that allows the surgeon to use energy to break up the fat and create heat for some modest skin tightening. Its particularly good for areas with very dense, fibrous fat, like male breast tissue. ...Read more

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Does ultrasonic liposuction work, and how is it different from regular liposuction?

Does ultrasonic liposuction work, and how is it different from regular liposuction?

Yes it does work: Ultrasonic liposuction works well to liquify fat allowing easier removal with standard liposuction. It also generates some heat to help tighten the skin. ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work at all?

Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work at all?

As with most things: You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs. In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much. ...Read more

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Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work? Is it sort of fake?

Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work?  Is it sort of fake?

Mediocre....: Non surgical fat reduction methods (if they work at all) work kinda modestly. Don't spend any money you can't afford to lose. :). ...Read more

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What happens if I bought my own ultrasonic liposuction cavitation machine can you run it out of your house?

Ummm No: Not sure if this is a joke or not. But the answer is you should not even be considering having a liposuction machine at home or using any medical device on a human being outside of an accredited facility ...Read more

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Is myasthenia gravis a reason to withhold ultrasonic liposuction procedure?

Not Necessarily.: Prior “medical clearance” from your neurologist will be requested by most plastic surgeons. Most patients who have their condition under good control are able to proceed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt

Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is myasthenia gravis a reason to withhold ultrasonic liposuction procedure? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction of my buttocks. I suffer from myasthenia gravis, and I am concerned about the ultrasound somehow affecting my muscles. What should I kn

Is myasthenia gravis a reason to withhold ultrasonic liposuction procedure? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction of my buttocks. I suffer from myasthenia gravis, and I am concerned about the ultrasound somehow affecting my muscles. What should I kn

No reason not: Certainly, myasthenia gravis scares many doctors, but really a simple issue. If your meds are keeping you stable, and you are not in either cholinergic or myasthenic crisis, with good pulmonary functions, there is no reason to not get procedure. But have surgeon and anesthesiologist familiarize themselves with drugs which can affect neuromuscular junction, and avoid those if possible. ...Read more

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Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can i

Can the ultrasonic liposuction procedure cause burns of the skin? I would like to have ultrasonic liposuction on my abdomen to get rid of the ugly fat, after having 3 children. I believe it uses some sort of ultrasound that creates heat to burn fat. Can i

Yes: If not done properly by a properly trained board certified plastic surgeon, then can cause burn injury. Other specialty trained physicians unfortunately claim to have proper experience or training but they do not. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

What is the difference between vaser liposuction and ultrasonic body lift liposuction ?

Not much: Both are liposuction techniques with ultrasound. The benefit of ultrasound is multifold: it helps melt the fat so that it can be resorbed by the body. It helps when there is a lot of fibrous tissue that can't be sucked out with regular liposuction and it may help tighten the skin. Having said all that its not that new and there is no definitive evidence that it is better than regular liposuction. ...Read more

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How does liposuction work?

How does liposuction work?

Nature of Fat: Fat cells are simply storage containers for excess fuel. They expand and contract based on your diet and exercise. To a certain extent, you are responsible for the size of the fat cell. Fat cells normally do not replicate. Their number and location is determined by genetics. Placement of your fat cells determines your shape. Removal of fat cells is permanent and changes your shape as a result! ...Read more

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Does liposuction age a person?

No: The purpose of body contouring surgery is to restore attractive proportions and contours to the body for both men and women. ...Read more

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Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

Can i get liposuction on the nhs?

What is NHS?: I would be happy to answer the question, but I'm not sure what the NHS is. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Grossman
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Ultrasonic Liposuction (Definition)

Ultrasonic liposuction uses the energy of sound waves to break up and separate the fat from the surrounding connective tissue. It can be advantageous to use this technique in areas where fat is surrounded by fibrous tissue such as in the male chest. Ultrasonic liposuction carries the increased risk of sub-dermal thermal injury, as the tip of the device ...Read more