Ultrasonic cavitation has become increasingly popular over the years, and for good reason! It is a painless way to tackle fat and cellulite and produces pretty amazing weight-loss results. Additionally, it is completely non-invasive, unlike liposuction.
But how exactly does it work? Put simply, ultrasonic cavitation is a weight-loss treatment that uses low-frequency sound waves to burst fat cells. And this may result in lost inches on the treated areas and a slimmer figure. But what exactly is ultrasonic cavitation? And how does it work?
What You Need To Know
1.WHAT IS ULTRASONIC CAVITATION?
Cavitation is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses ultrasound technology to reduce fat cells in targeted parts of the body. Basically, it’s a simple procedure that relies on sound waves to flush fat from the body instead of intensive surgery. Additionally, it’s a non-invasive procedure which means no needles or surgery. Not to mention it has zero recovery time and is completely painless – often taking less than an hour. The session usually feels like a massage with a handheld device, and you can see a reduction of 1-4 cm’s with every session in the treated area.
2.HOW DOES IT WORK?
During an ultrasonic cavitation procedure, machines target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin’s surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream. Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system. The ultrasonic device is similar to that used in pregnancy scans, and it’s also applied with a specially designed cream.
One of the best parts about ultrasonic cavitation is that it’s safe, non-surgical, and requires no recovery time. That’s what makes it such a great fat reduction treatment for those who don’t want to have a surgical procedure. Not to mention, it’s extremely effective! Here are some results you can expect to see after ultrasonic cavitation: Tightened skin and reduced cellulite (due to the production of new collagen and elastin fibers). Reduced circumference in the treated area (due to fat-cell release). An overall contoured appearance (due to a combination of the benefits listed above).
4.NOT A WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT
Ultrasonic cavitation is a circumferential reduction procedure. This means that you won’t be able to measure your success by how much fatty tissue you’ve lost, but instead by how many inches you’ve shrunk in your treatment area. In other words, it won’t provide the same fat removal power as liposuction, but it might help you slim down those love handles or upper arms. Generally speaking, circumferential reduction is enough for people who just want to smooth, tighten, and tone a specific body area.
5.WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR ULTRASONIC CAVITATION TREATMENT
For best results, most patients require between 10 and 12 treatments in-office treatments, but many see up to one to 2 inches (5 cm) of circumference reduction after only five treatments. Each treatment session lasts for around 30 to 50 minutes. To get the most out of your treatments, doctors recommend drinking water, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising regularly in-between sessions. In fact, it’s important that patients drink at least 3 pints (1.5 L) of water before and after ultrasonic cavitation treatments in order to help the body expel the fatty acids. You will probably be instructed to follow a low-calorie, low-carb diet for at least a day before the procedure, which will help you better burn fatty acid during the treatment and just after. For many patients, a solution that offers long-term results is worth the extra money and time. Doctors who perform ultrasound liposuction say that the fat cells treated with low-frequency sound waves won’t return, so they do provide a permanent effect. Still, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise to keep the fat off. Anyone with a pacemaker, a cardiac or vascular disease, or another serious condition may not be eligible from this treatment. Due to the potential for metabolic harm in the cavitation process, people with diabetes should avoid ultrasonic cavitation.
6.LEAVING IT TO THE PROFESSIONALS
Seeking out advice from an experienced medical practitioner is the only way to ensure that you undergo the procedure that’s best suited to your needs. The first step in your body contouring journey should be to find a board-certified plastic surgeon that you can trust.