Liposuction or liposculpture is a surgical procedure in which excess fat from specific areas of the body is removed. This surgery is indicated in patients with relatively normal weight but with areas of fat deposits that make for a disproportionate body.
Liposuction can be done in many areas; however the most common are: chin, arms, pectoral region, back, abdomen and waist, thighs, hips and inner knees.
The general principle of liposuction is to insert a small tube called a cannula with perforations through small incisions near the area to be treated. This cannula is connected to a suction unit and guided by the surgeon who literally sucks up the underlying fat.
There are variations to this basic technique which offer greater advantages, within these alternatives are tumescent liposuction, vibration – assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposuction and ultrasonic assisted liposuction or ultrasound.
Mechanism of Action
Ultrasound has been used medicinally for many purposes, primarily for diagnostic (ultrasound) uses, however ultrasound waves are capable of imparting energy to the tissues. This equipment consists of an ultrasonic generator that transforms the energy into high frequency energy. This high frequency energy is transmitted to a piezoelectric transducer which transforms the energy into mechanical vibrations that are amplified and a cannula (probe) is transmitted to tissues.
Cycles of cavities create ultrasonic energy in the fluid medium which makes this energy more selective with respect to fatty tissue and more cohesive tissues such as muscle or bone blood vessels, allowing the patient to have less bleeding.
With the application of ultrasonic energy, cavitation occurs in the fatty tissue that results in the destruction of fat cells and a liquefaction of fat in the adipocyte.
Who would it benefit?
1. Patients who have had previous liposuctions especially when there have been irregularities in the treated areas.
2. Patients with sagging skin in areas prior to the Liposculpture (for example, the anterior abdomen). Ultrasound favours the skin to retract better.
3. Patients who are needed to remove large amounts of fat. This form of liposculpture is more specifically aimed at fat cells and therefore bleeding is minor. Having less bleeding means the amount of fat safely extracted is higher.
4. Patients with gynecomastia (male condition where there is an increased breast volume in the chest area.
5. Patients with axillary hyperhidrosis (a condition in which there is an increase in excessive sweating in the armpit).
6. For handling specific areas with the conventional technique they are more difficult to treat (e.g. back, jowl)
The MayFair Medical
Mayfair medical experienced surgeons are one of the top-most surgeons practicing minimally invasive liposuction – vaser lipo and work with patients to achieve the desired outcome. They also offer vaser hi-def, vaser 360 and male-boobs (gynecomastia) treatment using vaser. If you are thinking about it, we recommend that you contact us on 0800 0 30 29 30 to book your initial assessment with the surgeon. Mayfair medical team believes in no pressure sales and honesty and transparency is what we thrive on.