Advantages and Risks of Ultrasonic Liposuction
The main advantage of ultrasonic liposuction is the fact that it can get rid of as much of the accumulated fat as possible, ultimately leading to more pleasing results for the patient. Another advantage is the ability to treat areas that are prone to stubborn fat deposits.
There is always a certain amount of risk associated with any surgical procedure and ultrasonic liposuction is no different. Possible risks include:
- Blood clots,
- Longer lasting periods of numbness at the site of the surgery,
- Seroma, and
- Burns and blisters.
While these risks are small, it is important for a patient to be fully aware of them before making the decision to proceed with the surgery.
The Ultrasonic Liposuction Procedure
The ultrasonic liposuction procedure begins when the surgeon injects tumescent fluid into the area of the body that is being treated. This fluid is a mixture of anesthetic, salt water solution, and epinephrine. It assists in lifting the fat deposits and protects against fluid loss throughout the procedure. From there, ultrasound waves from a generator will be targeted at the area through a cannula (which is a thin tube). When the cannula meets the fat cells, they are quickly liquefied and suctioned out.
Recovery after Ultrasonic Liposuction
Recovery from the procedure will vary from patient to patient. The average downtime after ultrasonic liposuction in Miami is anything between 5 days and 2 weeks.
Why Miami Plastic Surgery for Ultrasonic Liposuction
Miami Plastic Surgery boasts a team comprised of the best plastic surgeons in the Florida area, including Dr. Michael E. Kelly, Dr. Carlos L. Wolf, and Dr. Max Polo. Our practice is also well known for the variety of plastic surgery procedures that we offer. Along with ultrasonic liposuction, we specialize in chemical peels, facial implants, face lifts, rhinoplasty, breast-related procedures, injectable procedures, hair restoration, and more.
For more information about ultrasonic liposuction or to book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons, please do not hesitate to get in touch.