- Is it painful? Is it safe?
As long as you’re healthy enough for outpatient surgery, than UC is very safe. In fact, no anesthesia is normally used during the operation as it is completely non-invasive. There is no pain from the procedure, despite the lack of use of anesthesia. Ultrasound cavitation actually uses ultrasonic waves, which are similar to high frequency sound waves, too high for the human ear to here. You will feel some heat from the equipment, but it is not uncomfortable. Some people do experience a small amount of redness for about 24 hours after the procedure.
- Is there downtime? No.
- What kind of results can I expect?
Results differ from each patient. An average of 2-5 inches can be expected over a course of 6-8 treatments.
- How many treatments do I need?
It takes more than one session to really get the fat emulsified. Depending on what your goals are and how many inches you are looking to lose, you can plan to have 6-8 treatments. Some patients only need 4 and others need 10-12.
- How does this compare to liposuction? How does the treatments work?
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure which has been around for several decades now that uses scalpels or lasers to physically cut away fat. It is sometimes an in-patient procedure, although this is becoming more rare. Liposuction takes days or even weeks to heal from. On the plus side, liposuction can sometimes get rid of larger fat deposits where morbid obesity is a concern, whereas cavitation may be less effective in those cases.Ultrasonic cavitation (ultrasound cavitation) is a newer, non-invasive surgical technique which uses an ultrasound cavitation slimming machine which emits ultrasonic waves to causes what are known as “cavitations” in fatty tissue. Cavitation then destroys the fatty tissue, while leaving all other tissues intact. It is able to target the fatty tissues only by operating only at a specific, narrow band of frequency. Once the fatty cells die off, they are absorbed into the blood stream and excreted in your urine. What’s more, cavitation is 100% outpatient, barring any rare complications. There is no recovery time.
- What Areas of the Body Respond Most Effectively to Ultrasound Cavitation?
Typically, Ultrasound Cavitation Slimming Machines are used on the same areas of the body as are usually associated with liposuction. This means that the abs, thighs, and butt are the most common areas for Cavitation use, but use on arms and legs is fairly common as well. Less common is use on the face, although it is sometimes done to reduce the signs of aging and get rid of wrinkles.
- Are there things I can do post treatment to get better results?
- Drinking water will help your body to flush out the fat. You should drink at least 3 Liters of water the day of the procedure, and at least 2 Liters in the days following.
- Doing 30 minutes of cardio or walking to get your blood flow going stronger will help your body to move the fat through your system.
- How often can I have the treatments?
The fat takes around 72 hours to make it’s way out of your body, so 4 days between sessions is a healthy amount of time, but we recommend waiting a full week.
- Is there anyone who shouldn’t have Ultrasonic treatments?
Yes, there are individuals who are not eligible for ultrasonic treatments. They include women who are pregnant or nursing or anyone who has a pace maker. It’s generally recommended that anyone who undergoes cavitation is simply well enough for any elective surgery. A consultation is required before anyone receives treatments to make sure they are well enough to have treatments.