Everyone wants a great, firm body, but procedures such as liposuction are expensive and potentially dangerous because of their invasive nature. However, there’s a solution to this dilemma which is slowly catching fire within the medical and beauty communities. The solution, known as Ultrasonic Cavitation, is a new procedure meant to replace liposuction as an option for those looking for a quick and painless treatment to slim down and remove some of their excess fat.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Cavitation
There are several benefits to using ultrasonic cavitation as opposed to liposuction. First, the former is far safer because it’s non-invasive and not considered a surgery, unlike liposuction. Ultrasonic cavitation also has very few side effects and is considered extremely safe, although people have reported minor pain and bruising after they’ve been given the procedure.
It’s also far more convenient and quicker than liposuction, again because there’s minimal damage done to the body. The average cost of the procedure is approximately two hundred and fifty to three hundred and fifty dollars per treatment, which also makes it far more affordable than liposuction. Although more clinical trials need to be done to ensure the procedure is as effective as advertised, many have reported weight loss and satisfaction after they go through ultrasonic cavitation.
What Exactly Is It?
The treatment, also known as a “body contouring treatment” works by disrupting and removing fat from under the skin. Fat deposits build and form under the stomach and around the abdominal and pectoral muscles but removing and breaking up these fat deposits leads to natural dissolution and removal of the fat.
Specifically, the procedure works through the use of ultrasonic radio waves to break up fat cells, which leads to the dissolution of fat within the body, followed by absorption by the lymphatic system, or removal. The procedure is different from other, similar, procedures because there are no incisions involved.
This is what makes ultrasonic cavitation so safe compared with other procedures, although it’s recommended those undergoing the procedure are in good health, don’t smoke, and are already around fifteen pounds within their target goal. The procedure targets small fat deposits and is meant to help people lose a small amount of weight over time, so it’s good to set realistic expectations.
An Affordable Alternative
Again, ultrasonic cavitation is far cheaper than liposuction or any similar procedures on an average cost basis. However, the procedure is also considered elective and cosmetic, which means you’ll probably have to pay out of your own pocket, without the assistance of insurance. Insurance will rarely elect to cover elective procedures, an umbrella which ultrasonic cavitation falls under.
The average cost of the procedure can also vary, as it depends on the type of machine is used for your treatment, the experience level of the provider you choose to enact the procedure, and how many treatments you’ll receive before the process is complete for good.
The average cost is around four hundred dollars and there’s no anesthesia necessary, nor other types of additional instruments which may increase the costs of other procedures. The procedure is usually finished in less than an hour and recovery time is minimal, which makes it appealing to many different people today.
How Does It Work?
The primary and driving force behind the procedure is ultrasonic technology. This technology can be implemented to break apart the fat cells within the body and prep them for absorption by the lymphatic system. The waves penetrate the skin, running deep into the body and causing vibrations as they do so.
These vibrations disrupt and stimulate the fat within your body and cause it to dislodge from your dermal layers. The absorption by the lymphatic system takes a few days but is the final step in the process. Although the process is being researched, it’s hypothesized that most of the benefits of ultrasonic cavitation come from the reduction in body fat, rather than an outright loss of weight for those who have the procedure.
Studies have been conducted which illustrate that the procedure may be better for those who need to reduce their level of fat than those who simply wish to lose weight. Many different studies have shown that weight is actually not lost because of the treatment most of time, but a reduction in body fat percentage is usually observed.
Areas and Side Effects
Typically, those going in for the procedure will lose fat in their stomach, hips, face, and neck. The upper and lower arms may also be targeted depending on the wishes and size of the patient. These areas store the most fat and usually benefit the most from the procedure, in comparison with other parts and areas of the body.
There are few side effects due to the procedure, although people have reported redness, bruising of the skin, and minor headaches after receiving ultrasonic cavitation. Overall, the procedure is still non-invasive and considered far safer than liposuction and other similar medical procedures.