In summer, we pay particular interest to our figure. Different techniques are used: someone keeps to a rigid diet, someone is training hard in a gym, and someone is looking for other ways of keeping fit.
One of the most popular ways of getting rid of excess body fat is ultrasound liposuction. An increasing number of both women and men resort to this method with every year that passes, so let’s talk about it in detail.
What Is Ultrasound Liposuction?
For sure, it is unnecessary to explain the word “liposuction”. This concept is known to almost everyone.
Ultrasound liposuction is performed with the help of a machine that allows sending and distributing ultrasound waves to the required areas of the body, where fat is deposited. Only the required areas are involved, which is a positive aspect of using this method. Neighboring parts of the body will not be affected. Liposuction is often called a non-surgical method of fat removal.
You will not feel pain either during the procedure or after its completion. Ultrasound is typically used to remove fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, waist and buttocks.
How Does Ultrasound Liposuction Work?
Ultrasound (i.e. acoustic wave) affects the fat cells, so that fat is liquefied and removed from the body within 10 days after the procedure. Since the resulting liquid is excreted from the body naturally, the doctors recommend drinking a lot of water in the first days after the procedure to speed up the process.
Except the destruction of fat, this type of liposuction purifies blood and lymph, reduces cellulite deposits, rejuvenates the whole body and improves metabolism.
After just one session, adipose tissue may be reduced by 3-5 cm, which, of course, depends on the individual characteristics of a person. A full course of ultrasound liposuction involves 5-7 treatments at the rate of one procedure in 7-10 days.
The effectiveness of this method is due to the fact that fat will never appear again in the areas exposed to ultrasound!
How to Get Ready for Ultrasound Liposuction?
First, you should understand that a surgeon removes only the most “stable” fats: i.e. a person, who wants to use ultrasound liposuction, goes in for sports, keeps to a healthy diet, and if the fats are not reduced, they can be removed by a doctor.
Ultrasound Liposuction Contraindications
- Before you use this type of liposuction, you should consult a physician whether you can be subjected to this procedure. There are a number of contraindications for liposuction:
- pregnancy and breast-feeding,
- being under 18 years old,
- open wounds and other injuries of the skin,
- chronic infectious diseases,
- violations of fat metabolism,
- chronic kidney and liver disease,
- violations of the cardiovascular system,
- disorders of the immune system,
- and some others.
Less grave contraindications include having implants, scars and tattoos in the affected area, as well as taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin less than 10 days before the day of the procedure.
Pros and Cons of Ultrasound Liposuction
Keep in mind that ultrasound liposuction, like any other procedure, has its pros and cons.
- uniform destruction of fat cells;
- no traces of injection or other defects on the skin;
- a positive effect on the body (eliminating cellulite and other things listed above);
- complete absence of pain;
- no need for rehabilitation procedures.
- ultrasound liposuction may have some effect on the internal organs: the pancreas, intestines, etc.;
- there is a possibility of tissue dehydration;
- blood vessels and nerves may be affected in the treated area, so there can be an internal burn;
- there may be a skin burn.
In short, like any other procedure, ultrasound liposuction has a huge number of followers and opponents. In any case, one should not blindly join either of the two categories and stick to certain fashion trends. Explore your body, sort out the reasons for choosing this procedure, consult your doctor, and then take a well-considered decision. It is up to you what this choice will be like!