Ultrasonic liposculpting works by liquefying fat cells before removing them to achieve fat loss. The fat cells are targeted by ultrasonic waves after being guided with ultrasound technology. This procedure is also often referred to as ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction may be effective for treating areas of cellulite because it can more precisely target fat areas, increase the contraction of the skin, preserve the surrounding nerves, and removing stubborn fibrous fat. This procedure is performed on the legs, arms, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, and back. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is also an outpatient procedure and most individuals who undergo it can go home the same day. This procedure is more invasive than other types of cellulite treatment and has shown consistently to be less effective than other methods of getting rid of cellulite. Because ultrasound-assisted liposuction requires several sites of injection, the risk for developing a post-procedure infection is greater than other methods. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction also requires the use of local or general anesthesia because it can be too painful otherwise. Other alternatives do always require the use of anesthetic.
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