Laser and Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

Laser and Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

What does laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction imply?

Liposuction is one of the most efficient and effective methods of rapid reduction of excess weight from different areas of the body. Laser Assisted LiposuctionWhile convention surgical methods of liposuction are still being practiced globally, liposuction assisted by newer technologies such as laser and ultrasound have also produced astounding results in the field. While the principle remains the same, laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction aims to reduce and remove unwanted adipose from areas such as waist, abdomen, upper arms, arms, thighs, ankles, buttocks and facial regions such as chin and cheeks. Conventional liposuction remains the most popular method of rapid weight loss in cosmetic surgery across all of United States.


What are the steps of laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction procedures?

While conventional liposuction involved sedating the patient, creating suitable incisions and then inserting a hollow tube into the region of excessive adipose accumulation, allowing it remove the fat with a vacuuming motion, followed by closing these incisions with sutures, laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction works in a different way.Laser Ultra Medical 2

Laser liposuction, as the name explains it, makes use of safe, medical laser beam which when pointed to an area of excess fat deposition works by liquefying the fatty cells. The excess fat is that easily vacuumed out of the body, similar to conventional liposuction procedures. In this manner, laser assisted liposuction is relatively less invasive than the conventional methods, and allows for rapid recovery as well as improved results.



Ultrasound-LipoUltrasound assisted liposuction refers to a procedure that makes use of ultrasound waves given off by a specialized cannula directed towards the site of adipose accumulation. Similar to the action of laser, the strong vibrations of ultrasound waves aids in liquefying the fat cells. The cannula then siphons excess fat out of the body. There are two methods of administering ultrasound waves in this procedure; it can either be done via an ultrasound cannula passed underneath the surface of the skin, or through a specialized emitter of waves placed over the skin. It is important to note however, that all patients must check whether the devices being used for the procedures have been approved for by the FDA to ensure complete safety.


What are some of the risks and complications of laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction?

Although laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction procedures were introduced as safer, less invasive options for rapid fat reduction, there are still several potential risks and complications that can occur during or after surgical procedures. It is for this reason that all leading cosmetic surgeons around the world arrange consultation appointments with their patients to educate them about the procedure in detail. Some of the most common risks and complications associated with laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction include:

–       Marks or bruises at the site of cannula insertion

–       Infections due to prolonged usage of cannula

–       Altered sensation at the site of surgery or numbness

–       Swelling at the region of fat removal

–       Bleeding during or after the completion of the procedure

–       Burns on the skin

–       Side effects of laser and ultrasound for medically compromised patients


Recovering from assisted laser and ultrasound liposuction:

Because of the rapid action of laser and ultrasound in effectively liquefying all fat cells in the targeted region, the results of the procedure become evident immediately after its completion. Laser Ultra MedicalPatients might experience minor swelling at the site of cannula insertion, or areas that have been exposed to laser or ultrasound – but these are temporary, and subside within a few days. Surgeons may prescribe analgesics and antibiotics to help patients manage post surgical pain and infection effectively.
In some cases, patients are advised to wear compression garments in order to promote efficient healing and prevention of complications. It takes only about 4-5 days for patients to resume their daily activities following a laser or ultrasound assisted liposuction surgery.

Results of the laser and ultrasound liposuction procedure (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

With a significant amount of fat eliminated from the body, patients can flaunt a better form and shape after their liposuction surgery. It is important to note that rapid weight loss can cause minor loosening of the skin, which tightens itself to adapt the new form within a span of 6 months.
One critical consideration for all patients is that, even though laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction offers long term results, these results are not permanent. If the patient fails to follow a healthy routine and balanced diet, the body can easily lose shape with further fat accumulation. Once this happens, it is likely that liposuction will be required again to restore the shape and contour of the body.