Some people have stubborn areas of fat cells that will not shrink no matter how much they diet or exercise. The common areas for these fat pockets include the chin, neck, hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, calves, and ankles.
A technique called ultrasonic-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) may help you address that unwanted fat. UAL is an enhancement to liposuction. To keep your new shape and new weight after lipoplasty, you will need to follow a proper diet and exercise plan. This procedure is also known as called liposuction and suction-assisted lipectomy. Every person's outcome will vary based on factors such as how much fat is removed and the area that's treated. Before you decide whether to get this procedure, you should talk with your doctor about your goals, the results you can expect, and how to maintain your new body shape. Lipoplasty uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy fat beneath the skin's surface before removing it with gentle suction. Traditional liposuction cannot liquefy fat cells, making the fat more difficult to remove.
Lipoplasty uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy fat beneath the skin's surface before removing it with gentle suction. Traditional liposuction cannot liquefy fat cells, making the fat more difficult to remove.The first step in lipoplasty is to schedule a consultation with the expert in this field.
This procedure allows doctors to remove significant amounts of fat in a single session by selecting only the fat cells. This procedure is very useful in areas of dense fat such as the back. The use of sound waves prevents damage to the surrounding blood vessels and connective tissue.
The surgical team marks skin to indicate the precise area where fat will be removed. Next, a large amount of anaesthetic solution is injected to numb and swell the fatty area. This is known as the “tumescent technique”. A thin tube-like instrument called an ultrasonic probe is inserted beneath the skin through a small incision. The probe is moved in a crisscross pattern while sound waves generate negative pressure, causing the fat cells to collapse and liquefy. The fat and anaesthetic fluids are then removed with gentle suction.
Patient will be instructed to wear a tight-fitting garment, such as a girdle or thick support hose, for up to six weeks after the procedure. Sometimes, postoperative pain medication is not needed because the injected anaesthetic keeps the area numb for 12 hours or more. The fat cells are removed permanently. If you gain weight after the procedure, it will usually not concentrate in the treated area. That's because you have fewer cells in that area in which fat can be deposited.
Lipoplasty is an intervention option for women and men with relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat such as on thighs, buttocks etc. for leaner looks. The effect of lipoplasty remains almost permanent if patient maintain the body weight.
Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipoplasty has a good safety record, but there are risks as with all liposuction surgery. Those risks may include Infection (rare), Blood or fat clots Cosmetic risks such as a change in skin pigmentation, or skin texture, and uneven skin contouring. There is possibility of occlusion of fluid. This is known as seromas, This needs drainage with a needles and syringe by the doctor. There is likelihood of burning from ultrasonic probe.
Are there any postoperative complications?
There are no significant complications. However like any other surgery there are potential risks of excessive bleeding, infections, poor wound healing, and reactions to anesthesia.
Is lipoplasty a treatment for obesity management?
No; it is not a treatment for weight loss.
Can a teenage girl opt for lipoplasty?
No; this procedure is only for adult patients.
Can my body weight remain within control after the procedure?
Diet control and exercise are the key for the weight control. In case of no restrain ion food and sedentary lifestyle, the weight can be gained.
Is there a risk to life with his procedure?
No; the procedure is safe and uneventful. In patients with past history of embolism and other critical concomitant diseases, this procedure must be avoided.
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