Before You Go
Questions to ask your doctor:
- Can ultrasonic-assisted liposuction slim my body?
- What is the best brand of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction for my body?
- What can I expect my body to look like over time?
Pre-procedure prep for ultrasonic liposuction: Anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided a week before treatment. Quit smoking during this time as well. You may be required to have blood tests, medical evaluations, and heart exams.
On the day of treatment: Wash and dry your skin at home before your appointment.
What To Expect
As in standard liposuction, saline solution is streamed under the skin to help break up fatty tissues. UAL then makes use of another secret weapon: sound waves.
The vibrating waves can be delivered over your skin with a paddle-like tool or under your skin via thin metal probe, liquefying your fat so it can easily removed. A vacuum-like tube suctions out the emulsified fat.
Who should do it: An unqualified surgeon can seriously burn you, so be sure to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon with special training by the Ultrasonic Liposuction Task Force.
This fat fighting team is made up of surgeons who belong to The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and The Lipoplasty Society.
Duration: Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction can be completed in about one hour.
How Painful Is It?
Local anesthesia reduces pain felt during the procedure. You may feel tugging and pressure as the cannula is passed under your skin. Once the anesthesia wears off, the treated area will begin to feel sore.
Options for anesthesia: Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction is performed under local anesthesia.