Lipocavitation is analagous to liposuction: a well-known surgical procedure to remove excess fat from the body. However, in modern medicine, the above definition can be expanded to include the non-surgical methods that have recently come into prominence due to their ever-improving effectiveness. Traditional liposuction is still best suited for patients with severe metabolic disorders and excess fat deposits that lead to disproportionate structure of individual parts of the body. These fat deposits cannot be eliminated by non-surgical methods of correction, so fat must be removed by using thin metallic catheter and a vacuum pump.
Nonsurgical liposuction, while still unable to handle the most severe cases, has several big advantages: it is done without anesthesia, pain, or cuts. The skin remains flexible after the treatment and there is no sagging. Cavitation liposuction uses ultrasonic energy, which destroys fat cells without harming other tissues. Afterwards, fat molecules naturally dissipate through the bloodstream and become metabolized by the liver. Often ultrasonic waves are combined with infrared radiation, serving to prepare the skin for lipocavitation. IR nozzle locally heats up the skin in the planned area of treatment, speeding up metabolism and expanding the capillaries, which greatly increases the rate of dissipation of fat.
Indications for lipocavitation:
- Localized reduction of adipose tissue
- Correction of defects after surgical liposuction
- As an adjunct to diet and exercise.
Lipocavitation is suited for patients of all ages, but age still does play a role. Skin of must be the elderly skin is naturally less elastic, so the procedure will generally be less effective than on younger patients.
Advantages of the procedure:
- No side effects typical of surgical liposuction
- Does not take much time
- No discomfort for the patient
- Highly customizable to each patient’s desired goals
- Does not require a recovery period
- Can be used on cheeks, neck, shoulders, abdomen, buttocks, thighs
- Requires no prior skin preparation