Ultrasonic liposuction is distinguished from other methods of removing fat in the sense that fat cells are destroyed preventively using ultrasound. In this way, the emulsion of fat is more malleable than in other types of liposuction, where fat cells are removed mechanically. A standard ultrasound device consists of a power source, a piezoelectric transmitter, a titanium tube, suction tubes (2 mm and 4 mm in diameter), an infusion and a gun-syringe infiltration tumescent solution.
The ultrasound probe can produce a broad range of frequencies. In addition to this, warming the soft tissues can often lead to unintended consequences, sometimes dramatic. In the early ultrasound liposuction, there were even sunburns, but they were successfully removed.
After injecting tissue, the titanium probe connected to the transmitter is inserted into the subcutaneous fatty cellular tissue by small skin puncture. The probe is then moved slowly and without interruption in the fat cellular tissue. To obtain a full dilution of the fat, movements should be repeated for about 7-8 times. The duration of such a procedure and amount of energy required to dissolve fat tissue depend on the type of lipodystrophy used.
Emulsified fat is removed through a thin cannula (2-3 mm) at a negative pressure of 0.2-0,3 bar. This low pressure allows prevention of unwanted skin trauma and damages to the surrounding blood vessels and nerves.
Post-intervention treatments for ultrasound liposuction are very similar to the ones used for other types of liposuction: antibiotics for five days, wearing large clothes for four weeks, as well as individual massages. Therefore, other types of liposuction are indicated for removing small areas of fat deposits.
On the other hand, the advantages are numerous and should also be considered. The first benefit of this method is the negative pressure created by the syringe, which is much smaller than the pressure that occurs when working with a vacuum device. If thin skin layer is thin, a high level of stress can lead to several aesthetic problems in the postoperative period.
The second significant advantage of ultrasonic liposuction is that less tissue trauma is encountered during syringe liposuction. This results in a significant reduction in the recovery time for every patient. Finally, a good surgeon will always be able to have full control on every stage of the medical intervention, with the possibility of optimal contour modeling.