Ultrasonic liposuction uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy fatty deposits for easy removal. It is used to target areas that haven’t responded to regular exercise and a healthy diet. The procedure improves and enhances contours while balancing body proportions. Ultrasonic liposuction is also considered a favorable alternative to traditional liposuction, since the risks of tissue damage, bleeding, and visible scarring are significantly reduced. To achieve the best results from this procedure you’ll want an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. In the Tampa Bay area, patients can rely on Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery.
Educated and trained at Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Greenwald has the knowledge and expertise to perform successful ultrasonic liposuction. One of Tampa’s most highly regarded cosmetic surgery teams, Dr. Greenwald and his staff are compassionate and dedicated to patient education. They can explain how ultrasonic liposuction can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by:
- Precisely removing dense fat in hard-to-treat areas, such as the ankles, knees, neck, and chin
- Treating larger, muscular areas of the body, particularly in male patients with gynocomastia (abnormal amounts of breast tissue)
- Creating a well-proportioned profile
- Tightening the skin, creating a smoother, firmer look
- Extracting higher volumes of fat than traditional liposuction
What Happens During Ultrasonic Liposuction Surgery?
Dr. Greenwald begins ultrasonic liposuction by administering local anesthesia and injecting a tumescent solution (a blend of saline, anesthetic, and epinephrine) to help emulsify fatty deposits. Small incisions are made and a cannula, or suction tube, is inserted. Ultrasonic sound waves are then directed into the area, which agitates fat cells, causing the fat to liquefy within the tumescent solution for easy removal.
While liposuction is generally safe, possible risks include fluid buildup, nerve irritation, blood clotting, and the slight chance of blistering.
Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 888-840-3199 to learn more about ultrasonic liposuction or our other procedures, such as thigh lifts, rhinoplasty, and neck lifts. We are happy to serve patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, and elsewhere throughout Tampa Bay.