UAL (ultrasound-assisted liposuction) is a groundbreaking fat reduction system that employs sound waves to liquefy unwanted fat deposits. The ultrasound energy waves are produced using a small ultrasound generator and hand piece then transmitted down to the tip of a specialized titanium cannula (small hollow needle device). The energy produced causes the tip of the cannula to vibrate rapidly back and forth over 22,000 times per second.
Imagine a fat cell as a tiny water balloon – inside this balloon (the fat cell wall) is stored fat. When the tip of the cannula contacts the fat cell, it creates a process called “cavitation.” Cavitation causes the fat cell walls to rupture, releasing the liquid fat stored inside the cells. This liquid fat becomes emulsified; it is gently suctioned out through the same cannula under low, gentle pressure. It is a less traumatic method by which fat is removed. It allows far more control in sculpting the treated areas. Just like a water balloon with a tear in it, the fat cells are no longer able to store fat, as the cell wall has been ruptured in the procedure.
Ultrasound liposuction, or “ultrasound-assisted liposuction” is a breakthrough in body sculpting technology. This system has powerful benefits for patients who are seeking a more sculpted shape. The benefits of ultrasound liposuction include:
Because we are no longer relying on high-powered suction pumps to extract loosened fat, there is far less trauma to the body with UAL. Smooth, slow, and gentle motions are used with UAL, making it possible to leave blood vessels and nerves intact, leading to significantly less bleeding and post-operative paid. Remember – UAL does NOT use heat to liquefy and remove fat – it uses sound waves. Because it is considerably gentler on your body, not only can you expect excellent contouring, but the recovery is faster and easier to tolerate.
Earlier liposuction systems were capable of extracting fat, but were hard on the body and had some unpleasant and uncomfortable side effects. This procedure is far less invasive and produces superior results. If you have excess fatty areas such as knees, neck, chin, or other delicate area, this procedure may be the best way to slim and trim these troublesome areas.
The human body is programmed to store fat. For women, fat commonly accumulates in the waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Men often have an unsightly fat store in the tummy region. The number of fat cells in your body is static – you only have so many. Your body will shrink and grow as the cells store a larger or smaller quantity of fat. The ultrasound liposuction system targets the cell wall, releasing the fat within, after which the fat is extracted. Once the cell wall is destroyed, those fat cells are no longer viable and are shed by the body. Even if you gain weight in the future, less of it will be stored in the treated area – an added benefit. For more tightly defined muscles in arms or other body area, this procedure can produce a significant improvement.
At Vistnes Plastic Surgery of Palo Alto, we are dedicated to providing each patient with the benefits of leading-edge technology. Our range of liposuction techniques and systems are each chosen for their efficacy, easier recovery time, and for producing real results in various body areas. We don’t rest on our laurels but continue to research new developments in the field of aesthetics so our patients can gain the benefits.
We use both UAL and SmartLipo, a highly-effective laser lipo procedure which does not involve incisions, is easy to tolerate for the patient, and is safe and precise. For body sculpting technology that performs, visit our clinic and find out more about the range of liposuction techniques we employ, and what will be necessary in your case.
Whether you are tired of seeing excess fat on love handles, waist, thighs, buttocks, back, chest, upper arms, or other body zone, we can help you regain a trimmer, fitter, more athletic appearance with liposuction.
The first steps in determining what treatment plan will produce the look you envision is to schedule a consultation at ourconvenient, private, discreet Palo Alto clinic, located directly across from the Stanford University campus.
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