No matter what you do to stay at a healthy weight, there may come a point when it feels like your hard work is no longer producing results. Stubborn body fat is extremely difficult to get rid of, and many patients spend years trying to sculpt the body of their dreams without seeing any improvements. Ultrasonic lipo is an exciting new procedure that produces amazing results with almost no unwanted side effects. During this procedure, ultrasonic waves penetrate deep into your body to damage fatty tissue. Once the tissue has been emulsified, our team can quickly and safely extract it.
Traditional Weight Loss Treatments and Stubborn Fat
In order to lose weight, you must continue to burn more calories than you consume every single day. Over time, your body will start to metabolize your soft tissue in order to create energy. Unfortunately, losing stubborn body fat is a much more difficult process. Your body will try to keep the fat as an emergency source of energy, which is one of the reasons why people train for years without seeing any changes to their midsection.
Many patients have their stubborn fat removed with traditional liposuction, but there are some risks associated with this type of surgery. The process of manually breaking apart and removing fatty tissue is very hard on the body, and some patients struggle with a wide range of unwanted side effects. With ultrasonic lipo, almost all these side effects can be avoided entirely.
The Advantages of Ultrasonic Technology
Ultrasonic energy is nothing more than vibrating waves that penetrate deep into the fatty tissue. Over the years, doctors have discovered that certain frequencies can destroy fat cells while leaving the rest of the soft tissue unharmed. The biggest benefit of ultrasonic lipo is that patients fully recover in just a fraction of the time. Instead of sitting in bed for weeks, you could be back on your feet within just a few days. We can also use a thinner rod to extract the fat, which means a far less invasive procedure overall.
A Look at Ultrasonic Lipo Procedures
This outpatient procedure can be carried out right in our office, and patients can generally leave the very same day. After the site has been cleaned and anesthetized, Dr. Shapiro will then inject tumescent liquid into the fat to amplify the ultrasonic waves. Once the waves have broken apart the fat, Dr. Shapiro will use a suction tube to withdraw it. The final step in this procedure is to place a compression bandage over the incisions to keep them clean. Patients should plan on taking three or four days off work as long as they don’t have a strenuous job.
If you are ready to say goodbye to your most stubborn areas of fat, ultrasonic lipo may be the answer. Our plastic surgeon provides this procedure with care at Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic in Scottsdale. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation!