Liposuction has been a popular cosmetic surgery technique for years, with new innovations such as Liposculpture cropping up in more recent times.
However a new technique known as SonoSculpt may soon radically change the face of liposuction surgery. SonoSculpt is an innovative new liposuction technique that does not require surgery. Instead, the procedure involves using ultrasound technology to melt away the fat – high energy ultrasound beams are directed into the target fatty areas and the fat starts to break down. The surrounding tissues are left unaffected by the treatment and the body will naturally get rid of the broken down fat.
The SonoSculpt process is not 100% understood quite yet – the technique has been around for several years however it is still uncertain quite what happens to the fat after the ultrasound beam ‘melts’ it. At present LipoSonix, who invented the technique, believe that the body’s immune system responds to the melted fat, helping the body digest some of the fat cells and letting the bloodstream take some of the other fat cells away.
UltraShape is a similar non-invasive liposuction technique that is already popular in parts of Europe, although it is currently yet to be approved by the FDA for use in America.