External Ultrasound - Assisted Liposuction

It has surpassed many modifications in technique and equipment usage during time but it remains famously known and undertaken by many. A technique that will require transcutaneous application of high frequency ultrasonic fields that will be delivered into the tissue with a following traditional liposuction aspiration, having the goal of improving the mechanical elimination of the adipose cells will be the external ultrasound-assisted liposuction, known as UAL.

By using a high frequency and intensity external ultrasound before the main liposuction, studies have shown that it will enhance the ability of extracting fat and at the very same time it will increase the amount of the fact that will be extracted, having as very good side effect a less discomfort felt by the patient.

External ultrasound assisted liposuction is different from internal ultrasound assisted liposuction because ultrasonic energy will be applied through the skin in comparison to the latter process in which the ultrasonic energy will be applied through a specialized cannula.

This type of operation will be used on patients with a moderate obesity in the hope of removing a localized dose of fat. It is highly recommended to patients that will have inveterate cellulites for body contouring, being associated with a complete fat tissue elimination when using a potency of 3 W at a frequency of 2-3 MHz.

In 2002 this procedure was catalogued as the most effective treatment for gynecomastia, being highly efficient in removing fibrous dense breast tissue in men for example and it will produce a minimal to none external scaring. Orthopedic trauma, soft tissue injuries and pain relief for chronic pain conditions can be treated successfully with the help of external ultrasound. Taking into account that this type of liposuction can be physically taxing and time consuming, adding the processes together diminished the whole side effects, offering a large advantage that the previous form of operation did not had: will break easier the adipose tissue in facilitating the liposuction process and at the very same time it will decrease the postoperative pain that the patient may suffer after undertaking such an operation.

In comparison with the internal ultrasound assisted liposuction, this type of procedure is safer without any risk of seroma formation or skin necrosis. It should facilitate the whole procedure, making the patient more comfortable and improve the quality of the process in aspirating and also decreasing the amount of blood.

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