Ultrasonic waves may be used to assist with standard liposuction. This makes ultrasonic liposuction an incredibly effective and minimally invasive treatment. It is used for stubborn fat deposits that may occur throughout the body.
Ultrasonic liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. It provides the targeted removal of fat deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise. These deposits may occur due to weight loss, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or natural aging.
When to Consider Ultrasonic Liposuction
The best candidates have already tried to remove their excess fat deposits with diet and exercise. Benefits of ultrasonic liposuction may include:
- Removal of excess fat
- Improved skin tone
- Body contour improvement
- Smoother skin over areas with fat deposits
You may diminish your healing ability by smoking. Discuss your medical history with Dr. Mosiello during the consultation to ensure the best result.
What are the steps of the ultrasonic liposuction procedure?
Most liposuction techniques follow the same general procedure. However, ultrasonic liposuction introduces the use of ultrasonic waves.
First, a local anesthetic is administered, possibly along with a topical anesthetic. Small incisions are made in discreet places near the target areas. A long, thin tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incisions.
Ultrasonic sound waves are sent through the skin to loosen the fat from its position. This makes it easer to remove with suction through the tube. The incisions are then closed with surgical tape or very fine sutures to minimize the appearance of scarring.
What is recovery like following the procedure?
Bandages and a support garment may be applied to the treatment areas. This minimizes swelling and bruising. Swelling should decrease enough in the first few weeks for the results to be visible. It should continue to subside over the next 3-6 weeks.
Stitches may be removed after about a week and normal activities may be resumed at this time. Full recovery may take 3-5 weeks.
Will there be scarring from ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction uses very small incisions. Their discreet locations make the final incisions barely noticeable. These small incision lines should continue to fade for up to one year.
How will I feel after the procedure?
The discomfort from swelling following liposuction is similar to the soreness felt after a particularly vigorous workout. It may be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Are there any possible complications?
Dr. Mosiello will discuss all possible complications with you during your consultation. Some of the complications of ultrasonic liposuction include changes in sensation, indentations, and surface irregularities. As with all surgical procedures, infection, bleeding and poor wound healing are possible.
Learn More About Ultrasonic Liposuction in Tampa
For more information about ultrasonic liposuction, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mosiello, contact our office at 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms office is conveniently located in New Tampa, near Wesley Chapel.