We often get asked about the differences between our ultrasonic cavitation treatments and liposuction. While both procedures reduce fatty tissues, there are many differences between the two processes. Here’s a quick look at some of the most significant differences so you can decide which procedure is right for you.
Noninvasive v. Invasive
Ultrasonic cavitation uses ultrasound waves to break down fatty tissues under the skin so the body can process them out through the liver. It is a noninvasive treatment that does not require surgery. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fatty tissue. The surgeon inserts an instrument under the skin that vacuums out fatty tissue.
Outpatient v. General Anesthesia
Since the treatment requires no surgery or anesthesia, an ultrasonic cavitation appointment requires no prep time. There is also little or no post-treatment recovery time. Liposuction, however, is surgery that requires general anesthesia. There is prep time ahead of the procedure and recovery time following the surgery.
Painless v. Healing Time Required
Ultrasonic cavitation is a painless process that takes less than an hour. Some patients feel a heat or tingling sensation during the treatment, but these go away quickly if they occur at all. Since it is an invasive procedure, liposuction can cause pain and inflammation during the recovery phase. As with other surgeries, there is risk of infection, too.
No Scarring v. Scarring
Since ultrasonic cavitation is noninvasive, treatments do not produce scarring. Mild side effects such as redness or blistering may occur, but these disappear after just a few hours. Because liposuction creates a wound where the instrument is inserted under the skin, it can cause scarring.
If you are looking to reduce fatty tissue through ultrasonic cavitation or liposuction, it’s important that you carefully consider each option seriously and understand the benefits and the risks. If you have questions about ultrasonic cavitation and whether this painless, noninvasive treatment is a good option for you, we would love to talk with you. Call Lori at 951-641-5709 today.
Experiencing success with your fitness and nutrition program, but still have a couple of trouble areas that don’t seem to shrink no matter what you do? Ultrasonic cavitation might be a great solution for you. It’s fast, painless, and when coupled with a healthy lifestyle, can help you achieve long-term elimination of fat in those stubborn areas.
How Ultrasonic Cavitation Works
Ultrasonic cavitation is one of the primary services of our new Ultimate Body Contouring program. The technology uses a focused ultrasound wave to destroy the outer membrane of fat cells located beneath the dermis layer of the skin. Since the ultrasonic waves target fatty tissue underneath the skin, there is no effect on blood vessels, nerves, or connective tissues.
The procedure is noninvasive, safe, comfortable, and painless. Some people may feel thirsty or mildly nauseous immediately after the treatment as fat cells are processed out of the body, but these effects subside quickly.
Benefit #1: Fat Reduction
The primary benefit of ultrasonic cavitation is the reduction of fat cells, resulting in the reduction of the volume of fatty tissue. The focused ultrasound beam permanently destroys the fat cells it targets. Many clients experience long-term fat reduction when they follow up treatments with a healthy diet and exercise.
Benefit #2: Body Shaping and Contouring
Ultrasonic cavitation removes fatty tissue, revealing the body’s natural curves. Many clients are surprised to find their shape changes for the better after cavitation treatments. We’ve had clients lose up to several inches off their waists, thighs, and other trouble spots.
Benefit #3: Minimizing Cellulite
Cellulite is a condition that affects most women over 20 years of age, though the condition affects men as well. Cellulite can occur whether a client is slim or overweight. Ultrasonic cavitation can eliminate cellulite cells, leaving behind smoother skin.
Benefit #4: Skin Tightening and Toning
Since it targets fat cells under the skin, ultrasonic cavitation cannot tighten and tone skin on its own. However, adding radio frequency skin tightening, such as ThermaLift, to your treatment plan can tighten and tone skin as you eliminate fat.
Now through September 1, 2019, you can try out ultrasonic cavitation or one of our new body contouring services for just $89. That’s a savings of 70% off the original value! Contact Lori at 951-641-5709 to schedule your appointment today.