Reveal a Slimmer You
At Mitts Plastic Surgery serving Bakersfield and Tulare County, we believe that all of our patients deserve to look and feel their best. For many patients, however, stubborn areas of fat can lead to feelings of self-doubt and hold them back from achieving their ideal body. Cosmetic surgeon Gordon Mitts understands how frustrating this can be and is pleased to offer sophisticated body sculpting procedures such as ultrasonic liposuction to his Bakersfield, California patients. With this minimally invasive yet highly effective technique, patients can obtain the shapely, attractive figures they’ve always dreamed of having. Contact our Bakersfield plastic surgery practice today to learn more about the benefits of ultrasonic liposuction.
What is Ultrasonic Liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction is a unique body sculpting procedure that uses sound waves to break apart pockets of fat and easily remove them from the body. Because ultrasonic liposuction liquefies fat before eliminating it, the procedure is considerably less-invasive than other liposuction methods which manually break up fat using a surgical instrument. This form of liposuction can be used on several areas of the body, and is particularly effective for areas of dense fat. Dr. Mitts is pleased to offer both internal and external ultrasonic liposuction at his Bakersfield, California practice. During internal ultrasonic liposuction, high energy sound waves are applied beneath the skin to targeted areas of fat through a thin vacuum-like tube known as a cannula. The cannula simultaneously applies the ultrasonic energy and suctions fat from the body. Alternatively, external ultrasonic liposuction applies the ultrasonic energy on the skin’s surface. While internal ultrasonic liposuction is often the preferred method, external methods may be ideal for certain areas of the body. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Mitts will discuss your candidacy for the procedure, as well as which method may be best for you.
Ultrasonic Liposuction and Fat Grafting
Although most patients are solely concerned with removing fat from the body, fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure which can improve patient appearances by strategically adding fat to areas of the body that have lost volume and elasticity. Dr. Gordon Mitts offers facial fat grafting which can restore volume to the facial features, helping patients appear youthful and vibrant. This procedure involves the removal of fat from one area of the body, and placing it into targeted areas of the face. Facial fat grafting can be performed as an alternative to some of the non-surgical facial treatments offered at our Bakersfield practice. Ultrasonic liposuction has been shown to be an ideal method for harvesting fat from other areas of the body, with nearly 80 percent of fat removed deemed usable for grafting.
The Benefit of Ultrasonic Liposuction
Ultrasonic liposuction carries the same benefits as traditional liposuction, but offers its own set of advantages as well. One of the main benefits of ultrasonic liposuction
is that is considerably less-invasive than traditional liposuction because the fat is liquefied before it is removed from the body. This results in a more gentle procedure, reduced instance of scarring, and faster healing time. Another benefit of ultrasonic liposuction is that the procedure can be used to target fat in several areas of the body. While the procedure is gentle enough to treat areas such as the chin, neck, and arms, it is effective enough to remove fat from the stomach and chest. Because the sound waves liquefy fat prior to removal, ultrasonic liposuction is ideal for particularly dense pockets of fat as well. This makes ultrasonic liposuction a viable alternative to more extensive procedures such as abdominoplasty. Patients who undergo ultrasonic liposuction also find that the skin is tightened during the procedure, eliminating the need for any “fine-tuning” procedures after surgery.
Some other benefits of ultrasonic liposuction include:
- Improved appearance
- Increased self-confidence
- Health benefits as a result of fat loss
Contact Mitts Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Gordon Mitts is dedicated to providing advanced surgical treatments that are safe and effective so his patients can enjoy the body they’ve always wanted. To learn more about the minimally invasive treatments available at Mitts Plastic Surgery, including ultrasonic liposuction, contact our Bakersfield, California practice today.