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Does external ultrasonic liposuction work well?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Christopher Balgobin
Family Medicine

In brief: Not really

Anything topical for fat reduction has minimal impact at reducing fat.

In brief: Not really

Anything topical for fat reduction has minimal impact at reducing fat.
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Debatable

External non-invasive therapies are popular, but efficacy is not usually comparable to more traditional therapy namely liposuction.

In brief: Debatable

External non-invasive therapies are popular, but efficacy is not usually comparable to more traditional therapy namely liposuction.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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