Should You Consider Cavitation Liposuction?
Cavitation Liposuction is a non-surgical procedure that uses technology to break down deposits of fat. It is non-invasive and there is no need for anesthesia, hospital stay or recovery period. It is offered at many Plastic surgery clinics across America and is gaining in popularity because of the ability to do treatments in office because it is not a surgery.
While this procedure is generally considered low risk, and with very few side effects, there are some members of the population that should avoid this procedure.
How Does Cavitation Liposuction work?
– This non surgical procedure works by using ultrasonic technology to target fat deposits in your problem areas.
– The most problematic areas that liposuction procedures are usually done on are the abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, butt, inner knees, double chin, and upper arm area. These areas can all benefit from Cavitation Liposuction as well. Many other areas can as well. Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor or clinician if you have an area not listed here.
– The procedure uses low frequency ultrasound to break down the fat membranes. This occurs because the fat cells are not structurally sound enough to withstand the vibrations from the ultrasound frequency. One of the good things about this type of treatment is it does not require any special preparation prior to the treatment.
– The target area will be measured, and then the treatment will begin, which consists of the wand of the machine being moved in a circular pattern over the treatment area for 20-30 minutes. Duration of the treatment session depends on the size of the treatment area, and the thickness of the fatty tissue.
– A person typically needs 3-12 sessions to achieve optimal results. Sessions should be spaced no closer than 4 days and most clinics schedule them a week apart. Each additional session builds upon the last session.
– After a session you will be urged to increase your fluid intake to help your body process and flush out the excess fat that has been broken down by the procedure. It is recommended that you also drink 8- eight ounce glasses of water the day before your session and at least 8- eight ounce glasses of water the day after, some clinics suggest their clients drink up to 2 liters of water to aid in flushing out the fat and toxins that released by the procedure.
– You should also avoid alcohol consumption. This not only dehydrates you, it over works your liver and lymphatic system while it is working hard to eliminate the excess fat and toxins from your body.
– It is advised that you avoid tanning beds and sun tanning during your treatment period. Following the instructions and guidelines suggested by your clinic will help produce the best results from your procedure. They may also provide you with special diet guidelines and a fitness schedule that can aid in achieving optimal results.
The Risks and Who Aren’t Ideal Candidates?
Cavitation Liposuction is generally considered a low risk procedure with only a few risks.
1) Some side effects have been noted such as soreness, and bruising of the treated area.
2) There is no recovery period needed and people are able to continue about their normal routines after the procedure.
3) There are a few members of the population that should avoid getting this procedure. People with contagious diseases such as HIV, STDs are not good candidates for this procedure. If you have an acute illness like the flu it is advised not to have this procedure done until you are feeling well again.
4)People with a history of cancer, kidney or liver failure or fatty liver are not considered good candidates for this procedure either due to how the body processes fat and the extra strain this procedure places on your body.After the procedure your body will go through an elimination process and this can be taxing on your system, especially if it is already compromised.
5) Another portion of the population that should reconsider before having this procedure done are those with implant devices such as pacemakers or electrical prosthesis as the ultrasound device may interfere with how they work.
6) People who suffer from epilepsy or MS, or who are pregnant or breast-feeding are also contradictions to for this procedure. If you have Lupus, or another autoimmune condition you should not have this procedure done without talking to your Rheumatologist, and letting the person performing the procedure know of your condition. They will make the final decision as to if you can have it done or not.
7) You may not be a good candidate if you have skin involvement and the elimination process will impact your lymphatic drainage system and that could be enough to trigger a flare in your symptoms. People on certain medications such as Warfarin and other anticoagulants should not have this procedure performed.
Average Costs in America
Cavitation Liposuction is being offered at many locations across America. Most plastic surgery clinics are starting to offer this procedure and there are even places that are popping up that specialize in just this procedure. The average cost of treatment can vary depending on size of treatment area and how many sessions are needed to achieve the desired results.
You can even find Groupon and other online deals specific for your area when you are planning your sessions. Be sure to check to see if there is a package discount as a lot of places are offering discounts if you buy purchase all the sessions at once. This non-invasive procedure is more cost friendly than traditional liposuction and can average around $5oo-1,000 for approximately 9 sessions.
Cavitation Liposuction is a non-invasive option for getting rid of unwanted body fat. It is cheaper than traditional liposuction making it friendlier to your wallet. It also comes with fewer risks and side effects. While it is not for everyone, and there are certain members of the population that should avoid having the procedure done or at the very least talk to their specialists before having it done, it is a procedure that by and large offers great results with no down time.
DISCLAIMER: This article is for your basic guidance only. Always consult with your Doctor or a Specialist on everything