Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction is also called Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction is known for safety and precision compare to older methods. This technique needs the use of a large volume of tumescent fluid and uses either metal probe or metal paddle to deliver ultrasonic energy and heat into subcutaneous fat. There are two major type of ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL). Internal ultrasound assisted liposuction and External ultrasound assisted liposuction.
Internal ultrasound assisted liposuction involves ultrasonic energy delivered directly into the layer of fat, through a cannula that inserted through the skin. The same cannula will then be used to suction out the fat cells.
External ultrasound assisted liposuction involves ultrasonic energy delivered through a paddle shaped instrument placed against the skin.
The internal method is popular than the external method. Internal method is more effective to breaking apart the excess fat and that’s why it is the most commonly used method today.
In internal UAL surgeons uses general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation. Internal UAL has hugely been neglected because this method has the risk of full thickness skin burns and severe scaring.
The primary reports of internal UAL were unrealistically passionate. Some authors did not report their complications and other have learned of major UAL complications after publishing their article.
External UAL needs the use of tumescent fluid and metal paddle applied to the skin and directs ultrasonic energy into subcutaneous fat. External UAL device has never given approval from FDA for marketing and advertising of UAL devices to be specifically used for liposuction because of insufficient proof of the safety of UAL devices.
Ultrasonic Liposuction Procedure
Most ultrasonic procedures are same as tumescent liposuction procedures. Tumescent liposuctions require injection of large volume of fluid containing saline and lidocaine an anesthetic. This solution anesthetized the tissue and begins the process of breaking apart the fat. Then the cannula or thin metal tube is inserted through small incisions in the skin.
After that ultrasonic sound waves are targeted to the fat layer, further melting or breaking apart the fatty tissue. thi s ultrasonic energy targets the fat cells without damaging to the surrounding tissues. Then the cannula used to gently suction the fat cells out of the body. Lastly the cannula removed from the body and incision may or may not be require sutures.
Vaser – Ultrasonic Liposuction
Vaser liposuction also called LipoSelection. This is another alternate technology to traditional liposuction. Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is a process in which fatty deposits are removed from underneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of the particular body part. Optimally patients who are treated with vaser liposuction are in god physical condition and are looking for body sculpturing or contouring while against to using liposuction as a way to lose weight.
In 2002 Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC introduced vaser ultrasonic liposuction. This FDA technology uses sound waves to gently loosen fat and pave the technique towards liposuction and smooth contouring of the body.
In vaser liposuction technique tumescent liquid or saline soluction mixed with anesthetics is injected into the particular part of be body being treated. Instead of using a cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue or laser or water pressure, vaser liposuction uses ultrasonic high frequency vibration to break apart the fat cells.
In this method the surgeon uses vaser ultrasonic probes, inserted into the fatty tissue to gentle break down of fat cells. The vibration gently separate and loosen the fat cells and finally emulsifies the tumescent fluid that has been injected into the body area. Once the emulsification is in process, a small cannula used to remove the liquid and the fat cells. Some of the local anesthetic remains in the tissue and that helps to decrease post-procedural pain.
Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is gentler than the more traditional liposuction techniques. This method offers accuracy of control and gives smooth, contouring look for which you are looking. Vaser liposuction is specially designed to loosen fat hence to protect and preserve other tissues. This method using the saline solution for usually less bleeding and bruising.
Vaser liposuction is best suited on the body areas include thighs, knees, abdomen, arms, chest, love handles, chin and neck. The procedure doesn’t need general anesthesia so lower the overall cost of the procedure and also decrease patient health risk. You can have IV sedation or general anesthesia; it just depends on the course of action you choose. If you go for vaser assisted liposuction makes sure you discuss the process and the complete procedure so you entirely understand what will happing on the day of your treatment.