Surgical liposuction is a procedure that makes people very anxious when they think of the possible side effects. Although thousands of patients have successfully undergone various liposuctions, the truth is, it’s still an invasive procedure that involves insertion of instruments under the skin to eliminate unwanted fat.
For the bigger part, the operation is safe but there is always the likelihood of having skin damage, allergic reaction, fluid imbalance or retention, puncture of vital organs, or blocked artery. After a close evaluation of these risks, doctors have come up with a less invasive procedure. This procedure is known as Lipo Cavitation and was developed as the alternative.
What is Cavitation Lipo Treatment?
In the traditional liposuction, a pen-shaped object known as the “Cannula” was used to suction out unwanted fat under the skin. But when it comes to Lipo Cavitation, you will not be poked, injected, or prodded with anything. Instead, a medical practitioner uses an ultrasound instrument to do the job.
First, the surgeon applies a little amount of gel on the skin where the excess fat will be suctioned out. The ultrasound device is then thereafter put on the skin for 30 minutes maximum. This is a painless, fast, and outpatient procedure that doesn’t need anesthesia. There are actually very few known side effects of this procedure.
How does it work?
The transducer, an ultrasound device used in this Lipo procedure, is specifically meant for fat cells. The waves are directed towards the fatty tissues that need to be eliminated. Since the ultrasound device has been adjusted to only eliminate fat cells, the surrounding tissues will not be damaged.
In the procedure, the ultrasound waves break down the targeted fat cells. This enables the fat cells to release all the fat cells as well as other related components. After this, you are released and the body automatically releases them as waste.
How many treatments are required?
Many patients who have undergone Cavitation Lipo have reported significant reductions after the first week. However, it advisable to have at least 10 to 20 weekly sessions in order to achieve your weight loss desired results.
Before attending the first Lipo, you will meet your doctor for in-depth consultations and physical examinations. The ideal person for the procedure is someone who follows a healthy diet and is at least active. People should also understand that this procedure is not a cure for obesity, but just a procedure for removing unwanted fat. If you qualify to be a Cavitation Lipo candidate, the doctor may show you before and after photos of previous patients in order to give you a hint of what you can expect.
What areas of the body can be treated?
This Lipo is very familiar to the traditional Liposuction in all ways. The most targeted areas of this Lipo include the abdomen, neck, face, cheeks, hips, buttock, upper arms, chin, back, and thighs. It has also been used to cut down excess breast tissues in overweight men.
Things to do before and after treatment
Before the Lipo, you should be eating a healthy diet and be moderately active. In a week before this process, the doctor will advise you to avoid alcohol, tanning, and drink 8 glasses of water on daily basis. Adequate water is needed to process the fat that will need to be removed. Excess alcohol will hinder the excretion process needed to remove the substances from the body.