Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach

Liposuction alone can produce remarkable results for your body, but combining it with sophisticated procedures has made it all the more effective in removing unwanted fat in hard-to-reach places.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) — also known as ultrasonic or vaser liposuction — is one of those procedures best paired with tumescent liposuction to help get rid of stubborn fatty deposits in various parts of your body.

Aside from fat removal, UAL can also sculpt and etch your abdomen, especially when done by a body contouring expert and highly-skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Siamak Agha of The Aesthetic Centers.

Keep on reading to learn more about ultrasonic liposuction.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach

What is Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction?

UAL makes use of high-pitched sound waves to disintegrate large amounts of fat in a localized area. The broken fat, which is now like a milkshake, is then removed using a liposuction cannula.

Unlike laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction can be used to remove fat from hard-to-reach areas like your neck, chin, knees, calves, and ankles. It can also eliminate fat in major areas, such as your belly, back, arms, thighs, and chest for men.

UAL is of particular use in areas that are very fibrous and hard to liposuction, such as the upper and mid-back, the back of arms, and the chest.

Furthermore, it can be performed for people who need precise body sculpting services, which is why it is capable of etching the abdomen. Its versatility has made it superior compared to other liposuction methods.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction. It can emulsify fat without tearing adjacent tissues because of cannula-based or generator-based soundwave technology. As a result, it causes less bleeding and bruising.

The UAL soundwaves precisely target fat cells, causing them to implode and liquefy for streamlined fat removal. Such precision minimizes tissue and blood loss and even optimizes the process of suctioning out the fat.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Newport Beach

What are the Pros and Cons of Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction?

Advantages of UAL

  • Efficient in treating dense and fibrous fatty tissues on the back, upper abdomen, and male breast
  • Can produce results in just one session
  • Can break large amounts of fat at a time
  • Provides skin retraction, lowering your risk for getting sagging skin
  • May improve the appearance of cellulite, getting rid of the “cottage cheese” look in your thighs and belly
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Makes overweight liposuction possible because it can minimize blood loss and tighten skin
  • Reduces the side effect of creating “wavy” areas of fat in your body
  • Combining it with tumescent liposuction allows your skin to contract and retract
  • Causes less bruising than traditional liposuction

Disadvantages of UAL

  • Higher risk of scarring compared to suction-assisted liposuction
  • Poses risks like skin loss, abdominal holes, nerve damage, and infection
  • Can lead to the development of seromas, which are fluid-filled pockets resulting from a combination of blood and dead cells exiting the body from UAL
  • Not recommended for people with a weak immune system, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and reduced blood flow

How Does Dr. Agha Perform Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction?

First, Dr. Agha injects tumescent fluid — composed of saline solution, epinephrine, and lidocaine anesthetic — into the area to be treated. The fluid helps minimize blood loss and liquefies fat deposits so that they can be easily removed.

Dr. Agha uses a thin Vaser cannula to deliver soundwaves created via Vaser. The fat cells disintegrate once the cannula comes in contact with the fatty tissue.

Finally, Dr. Agha suctions out the liquefied fat using a liposuction cannula.

Get Your Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Done in Newport Beach, Orange County

Thanks to its precision in targeting hard-to-reach areas, ultrasound-assisted liposuction can help get rid of stubborn fatty deposits in various parts of your body. Combined with tumescent liposuction, it can even improve your body contours.