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Ultrasound Liposuction: Candidates, Results, Risks, Cost

Ultrasound Liposuction Candidates, Results, Risks, Cost

You’ve learned to eat well and work out every day, and you’re almost at your goal weight. Your Pilates routine seems to be strengthening your core muscles, but there are still some flabby spots that refuse to change. Women often look fabulous instead of flabby in skinny jeans because of the dreaded “muffin top.” For men, it could be love handles or male breasts that make them look less than slim. Ultrasound Liposuction may be able to help with these problem areas and other places with unwanted fat. UltraSculpt and VASER liposuction are two examples of ultrasound-assisted liposuction systems.

What Is Ultrasound Liposuction?

As the name suggests, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses sound waves, or ultrasonic energy, to break up fat cells before liposuction removes them.

During traditional liposuction, a hollow metal tube (called a “cannula”) is moved through the tissue to the spot where fat will be removed. The fat is then taken out with the help of a vacuum device.

When ultrasound therapy is part of the treatment, fluid is first put into the area that needs to be treated. Next, small cuts are made in the skin so that a small probe can be put in. The probe sends out ultrasound energy to break up the fat and make it more liquid so it can be taken out.

When an ultrasound is used, the fat cells are quickly taken away. This method is less painful for the tissues around the wound than the traditional method.

You can use either local or general anesthesia for ultrasound-assisted liposuction. It can also be done with an epidural, in which the epidural space of the spine is injected with anesthesia.

Choosing the right kind of anesthesia depends on a number of things, such as the area that needs to be treated and what the doctor recommends and likes.

How long it takes to finish the procedure depends on how much fat is being taken off.

Different sizes of probes are used for ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Most of the time, the diameter of the newest probes, called “third-generation probes,” is smaller than that of older devices, so smaller incisions are needed. This should, in theory, cause less pain and speed up the healing process compared to surgery done with older probes.

Are you a good Candidate for Ultrasound Liposuction?

Whether ultrasound liposuction is right for you depends in part on where the fat pockets you want to get rid of are.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction works well on fat on the hips, back, and central body areas. It also works well on gynecomastia, which is when men have too much breast tissue. Most of the time, it’s not a good idea to use ultrasound to remove fat from the face or from the knees and inner thighs. Experts think that traditional liposuction is still the best way to do these procedures because the ultrasound energy could hurt the body parts in these areas.

ultrasound-assisted liposuction Results

When ultrasound is used to help with liposuction, the shape of the area being treated should get better. Ask your doctor how long it will take for you to see the results. As the wound heals, you may notice that the area keeps getting better.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Risks

The risks of ultrasound-guided liposuction are the same as those of traditional liposuction. After the procedure, it’s common for the area to swell, bruise, and hurt for a while. The areas that have been treated may feel numb, but this usually doesn’t last.

Your doctor may tell you to wear a compression garment or girdle for two to six weeks after the procedure to reduce swelling and bleeding.

Ultrasound Liposuction Cost in Dubai

When ultrasound is added to liposuction, the cost usually goes up. For example, the cost of traditional liposuction at a doctor’s office is about 13,000 AED, while the cost of ultrasound liposuction at a doctor’s office in Dubai is more than 15,500 AED for one area of the body. These cost estimates only include your doctor’s fees. They don’t include costs for anesthesia, medical tests, or anything else that might be needed. Before you schedule your procedure, ask your doctor’s office for a full quote. If the cost is too high, talk to your surgeon about ways to pay for it.

Disclaimer: Dubai Surgery Center specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.