Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Can Rid Your Body of Diet-Resistant Fat with Ultrasonic Liposuction

October 26th, 2011

At one consultation, Dr. Bass met a 47 year old female patient who was at her wits end trying to lose weight in her mid-section. She spent years of working out with a trainer but was frustrated because she still hadn’t achieved her desired results. After listening to her and examining her, Dr. Bass recommended ultrasonic liposuction.

Never heard of ultrasonic liposuction? Neither have a lot of people, but it can be a fantastic solution for some.

In the 1980s, the invention of liposuction took the world by storm. The original concept was to use a small hollow tube (called a cannula) to remove the fat from under the skin. However, with the introduction of ultrasonic technology, the procedure can be simplified.

What is Ultrasonic Liposuction?
With the original liposuction, the plastic surgeon inserts the cannula below the skin and moves it across the treatment area to extract the excess fat.

With ultrasonic liposuction, the ultrasonic device is used to break down the fat stores. The ultrasonic sound waves burst or emulsify fat cells breaking down difficult deposits of fat that are not easily lost through traditional weight loss methods. In the process, the fat becomes easier to remove because it is in a liquid state.

Sometimes a combination of ultrasonic and regular liposuction is used to address different areas of the body and different degrees of fat. The results are a beautiful, scuplted shape.

What are the Ideals for Ultrasonic Liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction is not a procedure for everyone looking to reduce body fat. The ideal candidate and areas are:

  • is not looking to have a significant amount of fat removed but rather just wants to have those last few pounds removed.
  • has hidden pockets of fat which are more easily broken down using this process.
  • has tried all other weight loss methods but still has those stubborn pockets of fat.
  • is looking to remove fat from more fibrous locations such as the upper abdomen, muffin top, love handles and flank region.

Some advantages of ultrasound include

  • The ability to remove fat from difficult to reach locations
  • Less blood loss to the treatment area
  • Generally a quicker procedure compared to similar procedures using general anesthesia

If you believe you have done all you can diet- and exercise-wise, you may be carrying around diet-resistant fat. To find out what your options are, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bass today at 602-485-1010.

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