Ultrasonic assisted liposuction is a procedure in which high pitched sound waves is used in the treated area to loosen and liquefy the fat before its removal. The UAL procedure is mostly uses for some specific area of the body which is tougher to treat like chin, cheeks, knees, calves, ankles. In this procedure large volume of tumescent solution is required for anesthesia, which contains saline solution or epinephrine, and uses either a metal probe or metal device to deliver ultrasonic energy and heat into subcutaneous fat. As a result fat emulsify easily and suctioned out.
Internally and externally are the two ways ultrasonic liposuctions are performed. Internal UAL procedure usually done under general anesthesia, delivers ultrasonic energy produce by generator directly to the subcutaneous fat level with the help of a metal probe inserted by the small incision. When the metal probe or cannula inserted the fat level it emulsifies quickly and suctioned out easily.
The source of the ultrasonic energy production only makes the difference of external UAL from internal UAL. The external UAL has some risk of skin burning and does not improve the liposuction results.
There are several benefits of fat removal in ultrasonic assisted liposuction. It helps to suctioned out a large amount o fat at a time without any damage of the skin.Because, during this procedure it has the advantage of tightened the skin. An additional benefit of ultrasonic liposuction is that it makes places on your body more accessible that ordinarily are impossible to access using surgery.
As UAL is a surgery procedure, some risks are involved with it. It can make burning of the skin when cannula inserted into the fat cells with some tissues scaring. Bumping can produces when fluid build up from the fat cells.
The recovery period of UAL depends on individuals. Usually patients have to wear the compression garments suggested by surgeon for one month. It will reduce the swelling and bruising and helps to achieve the final result within short time. Primary pain easily can be removed by oral medication. The UAL procedure is helps to reduce blood loss and short bruising and healing time. The final result will get within 2-3 months.
With the advancement of medical technology, better techniques and procedures are available to the surgeon as well as patients for their benefits.UAL is beneficial procedure for removal a significant amount of fat in a single session. But UAL become less popular because of some complications. Discussion both patients and surgeon makes the decision which procedure of liposuction is perfect for the patient.