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.
Spa or SurgiCenter? This is a state specific answer. Technically, spas in some states require the physician to own the device and the physician be at premises when the surgery is done. For most other states, the physician must own the spa and perform the procedure. However, why would you go to a spa for surgical procedure? Any type of liposuction should be performed in a sterile environment like a surgicenter!
Probably. They might have one but I would be scared to think who would use it on you. Get a qualified surgeon and worry less about the outcome.
Yes but use MD. Yes they do but please seems physician prior to your treatments.
What happens if I bought my own ultrasonic liposuction cavitation machine can you run it out of your house?
No. All FDA approved lasers and medical devices can only be bought by doctors because you need proper training and supervision regarding them. They must be safety inspected and regulated.
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.
Ultrasonic lipo. There are several technologies that can be used with liposuction, with the intent of improving the results. Laser-assisted lipo is one, and there are several brand names associated with that. Ultrasound can be applied into fat prior to suctioning, to emulsify it so it is easier to remove. Not everyone believes that it is better, however. A popular version of ultrasonic lipo is called vaser. Vaser.
Using sound waves. Ultrasound is used to break up the fat cells allowing them to be removed by suction. This method tends to leave the small blood vessels intact and results in minimal bruising.
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.
Sound waves. Ultrasonic liposuction uses sound waves to melt or liquefy the fatty tissue. Vaser liposuction is the most common device used. The ultrasound waves specifically target and melt the fat cells and do not disrupt surrounding blood vessels or connective tissue.
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.
Good option. Ultrasonic liposuction, also referred to as vaser, is useful as an adjunct to traditional liposuction to break up areas of fibrosis. Fibrosis is encountered after past liposuction or in areas like the back.
Debatable. Some doctors use ultrasonic liposuction for all their lipo cases because they bought the system. Other use it only for redos. I don't use it at all because I really didn't see the usefulness and didn't like the higher price it would have been for my clients.
Be Careful. There are many different liposuction technologies available; each claims to be better than the other. Each is also heavily marketed. In my opinion, much more important than the specific technology used (when it comes to the surgical outcome or “effectiveness” of the procedure) is the surgeon using the “tool”. Patients are responsible to do their due diligence and select surgeon carefully.
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.
It might. Most non-invasive types of fat removal are not as effective as standard liposuction. Recently, there has been a growth in the number of techniques available, but the technology is still not as advanced.
Debatable. External non-invasive therapies are popular, but efficacy is not usually comparable to more traditional therapy namely liposuction.
Varies with machine. The older, non-focused ultrasound machines did not work particularly well. The new, high-intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) machines, like liposonix, do indeed work, and removal fat. But... The treatment can be painful.
Not really. Anything topical for fat reduction has minimal impact at reducing fat.
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.
Neither. It is a technique or a process to break down fat with ultrasonic wave causing less bleeding.
Another option. There are many different options for treating the area under the chin and neck. Ultrasonic liposuction is one option that can provide excellent results in the right patient and with the right surgeon. There are many doctors who are not trained in plastic surgery or dermatology who have "gotten into the liposuction business". Make sure your surgeon has taken more than a weekend course.
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.
Technology. This refers to a type of liposuction technology using ultrasound waves to “break up” fat deposits. In my opinion, much more important than the specific technology used (when it comes to the surgical outcome or “effectiveness” of the procedure) is the surgeon using the “tool”.
Can be very good. Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound energy, just one of many different energy modalities delivered to the fatty tissues before or during fat removal via a thin tube (cannula), aka liposuction. Proponents of ultrasonic energy claim a more selective and gentle removal with potentially less bruising and swelling.
Depends on Surgeon. There are many different options for treating the area under the chin and neck. Liposuction is one option that can provide excellent results in the right patient and with the right surgeon. There are many doctors who are not trained in plastic surgery or dermatology who have "gotten into the liposuction business". Make sure your surgeon has taken more than a weekend course.
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.
Yes. Same. There are many different liposuction technologies available; each claims to be better than the other. Each is also heavily marketed. In my opinion, much more important than the specific technology used (when it comes to the surgical outcome or “effectiveness” of the procedure) is the surgeon using the “tool”. Patients are responsible to do their due diligence and select surgeon carefully.
Yes. Less bleeding. Ultrasonic liposuction is when ultrasonic energy is used to break down the fat, rathaer than he too and fr mechanical action of standard liposuction. Ultrasonic energyis more specific in breaking down the fat without rupturing too many blood vessels as it happens in standard liposuction, thereby causing lot less blood loss. Also ultrasonic liposuction has effect on skin tightening.
2 different versions. There are two different versions of ultrasonic liposuction: internal vs external. While the success of the former is well established the latter is still evolving with many different devices making a variety of claims and requiring more than one session.
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.
It works.... Ultrasound is used to break up the fat before removal. It works well...At times maybe too well... In removing the fat.
Liposonix works. Liposonix is a noninvasive technology that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to premanently reduce localized body fat in a single treatment. After the treatment, it takes several weeks for the results to appear as the body re-absorbs the destroyed fat cells. A small percentage of patients do not respond to the treatment but on average about an inch reduction in the waist circumference is expe.
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.
Limited results. Although this is an area of large growth, the technologies are not able to achieve dramatic results. We should see improvement in the future.
Maybe..... The results to this point have been mild. Just don't expect too much.