Posted on: December 22, 2022
Ultrasonic Liposculpture helps to solve the problems of accumulation of subcutaneous fat in the abdomen and lower back due to a poor diet and a stagnant lifestyle. Once they accumulate, they cannot be eliminated with the diet because fibrosis and degenerative processes take place. Typical problems for men are the appearance of the so-called “beer belly” and gynecomastia. These are also caused by hormones.
Due to hormonal differences, women accumulate fat under the skin, while men accumulate it in the abdominal cavity. For this reason, the procedure is more effective in women and they can achieve a “flat stomach” (abdomen) more easily. Deposits in the “love handles” area appear together with accumulations in the abdominal area and must be removed together. Deposits in the back area appear later and are a sign of general gradual obesity. This is rarely simply genetic.
Liposuction of the abdomen, love handles, chest and back is one way to solve the problem and remove accumulated fat deposits. Diabetes (or the predisposition to suffer from it) will improve, as will high blood pressure.
The best method to remove fat deposits is ultrasonic liposculpture. It is a form of liposuction in which we liquefy excess fat with sound waves, harmless to the surrounding tissue. These are blood and lymphatic vessels, nerve branches and connective tissue. The liquefied fatty tissue is extracted gently and without blood loss, at very low pressure. Fat cells cannot regenerate in the same places because they have been destroyed.
Traditional liposuction also cannot cope with these problems due to lack of precision, trauma to nearby tissues, and blood loss. It is also not easy to treat fibrous areas such as the male chest, upper abdomen, back and buttocks.
Here you will find a detailed description of ultrasonic liposculpture and a comparison with other methods of liposuction.
Ultrasonic liposculpture is an outpatient procedure that is performed only through a skin puncture and under local anesthesia. UAL also has a lifting effect. Refreshes the skin, which tightens while maintaining its elasticity.
We treat gynecomastia in men in the same way: by puncturing the skin in a hidden place. In this way we define the pectoral muscles, which in combination with a slim waist and a flat stomach make the male figure attractive. With this technique it is also easier to get well defined “sixes”.
The atraumatic nature of ultrasonic liposculpture also allows us to combine liposuction of the chest, back, abdomen and love handles with the removal of fat from other areas of the face and body, depending on the patient. We can also perform various lifts using the Serdev suture lift method.
After the intervention, we prescribe antibiotics for 5-7 days and painkillers for the first night (and then as needed). We monitor daily for 5-7 days. These sessions include showering, disinfecting, dressing and changing elastic bandages.
The most important thing in the first days of the postoperative period is to monitor the retention or accumulation of liquids to avoid the formation of painful seromas and infections in a later phase. Daily observation in the first few days is very important and we have not observed any late complications. Patients wear an elastic garment 24 hours a day for a month, preferably a month and a half. During this time, they can, of course, go about their normal daily activities.
The result is long lasting. The immediate result shows a much better shape of the body and limbs. The swelling is reduced to a minimum during the following three months. Ultrasonic liposculpture causes the fatty tissue to liquefy and detach from the cells. Thus, the body perceives it as a foreign body and enzymatically combats its own fatty tissue. The vascular system generalizes this process, and as a result weight loss is observed during the first 6 months. After this period, patients have to maintain their weight. The end result is getting better and better for the first year, along with weight loss and reduced bloating.
It is strictly forbidden to massage the treated areas. This is because the movements of the skin can destroy the newly formed capillaries. As a result, the swelling will increase, the recovery period will be longer, and the skin attachment will be weakened.
Ultrasonic Liposculpture causes clots in small blood vessels. Internal Ultrasonic Liposculpture produces heat and increases the temperature of the target adipose tissue. However, it can also raise the temperature of the blood vessels that feed the underlying skin. The increased temperature of the blood vessels causes the formation of clots in them. If the blood vessels that supply oxygen to an area of skin are blocked by clots, the skin will die. Internal Ultrasonic Liposculpture can literally create a subcutaneous heat injury over a wide area.
Ultrasonic Liposculpture can cause damage to peripheral nerves. Patients who have undergone internal Ultrasonic Liposculpture have a higher incidence of prolonged numbness, consistent with sensory nerve damage. The neurosurgical literature has documented the deleterious effects of ultrasound on peripheral nerves. The possibility of ultrasound energy damaging peripheral nerves suggests that the risks of using Ultrasonic Liposculpture on the arms, legs, neck, and face may outweigh the potential benefits.
A seroma is a fluid-filled cavity under the skin that contains serum (a light yellow fluid) and can persist for weeks or months. Internal Ultrasonic Liposculpture causes a seroma in 15-70% of patients. If the inner cannula of Ultrasonic Liposculpture passes through the fat too slowly or if too much ultrasound energy is used, a seroma occurs due to the surrounding tissue being damaged. Therefore, one manufacturer has changed its recommendations and “solved the problem” by recommending that surgeons reduce the amount of internal ultrasonic energy applied to subcutaneous fat. In other words, do less ultrasonic liposuction and reduce the frequency of problems.