Liposuction- Which method is best for you?


Ultrasonic liposuction, or ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) is a procedure that uses high-pitched sound waves to liquefy fat in a specific area before it is removed. UAL is a type of liposuction that is primarily used for fat removal in hard-to-treat areas such as the chin, neck, cheeks, knees, calves, and ankles. It usually serves as an addition to tumescent liposuction for patients who require more precise body contouring.

Suction Assisted Liposuction or suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) is performed by using small cannulas attached a suctioning machine which oscillates at a very high speed and helps to break up the fat, thus making it easy to remove. These cannulas are introduced through small incisions which are placed in well concealed area. The canulla is placed under the skin in the targeted areas, which produces a vacuum effect that removes unwanted fat.

As with all plastic surgery, there are benefits and risks involved in any method or procedure you choose. Call Dr. Aguiar today and find out which method of liposuction is best for you.

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