Leading New York plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Loeb recently spoke on FOX News to explain the differences between conventional and ultrasonic liposuction, which is marketed as having several advantages over its older counterpart. Dr. Loeb is consulted as a leading plastic surgery expert for non-invasive procedures in NY, and has made frequent appearances on high-profile programs such as MSNBC, The View and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He regularly discusses anti-aging treatments including Botox injections and the industry’s most trusted fillers: Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse – all offered at his Fifth Avenue office.
In the FOX News interview, Dr. Loeb decodes the common misconceptions about ultrasonic liposuction – a popular cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove excess fat from specific parts of the body. This aesthetic body contouring procedure sculpts the body by eliminating localized fat deposits, resulting in a slimmer overall appearance.
All forms of liposuction are designed to contour body parts that commonly accumulate pockets of fat, such as the thighs, abdomen, hips, back and buttocks.
As Dr. Loeb explains, ultrasonic liposuction works by emitting ultra frequency waves that penetrate the tissue, liquefying the fat cells before removal. After the fat cells have been broken down, conventional liposuction is normally used to vacuum out the cells, so patients who opt for ultrasonic lipo will receive both methods nearly every time.
The theoretical advantage is in how the fat cells are removed, as ultrasonic may be better for more fibrous tissue, such as dense love handles or gynaemastia, a condition where extra breast tissue develops in men. It may also be more suitable for larger patients who require a higher volume of fat removal. Ultrasonic liposuction is thought to result in less swelling and blood loss, two claims that have yet to be sufficiently proven.
Dr. Loeb confirms that both conventional and ultrasonic lipo use small incisions and the healing time is roughly the same.
For patients considering ultrasonic liposuction in New York, or any other cosmetic procedure, Dr. Loeb stresses the importance of choosing a board certified surgeon who thoroughly explains the surgery and works in an accredited facility. While the majority of body contouring procedures like liposuction are considered permanent, Dr. Loeb recommends that patients follow a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain lasting results.
To learn more about plastic surgery or non-invasive procedures in NY, please call the Fifth Avenue office of Dr. Loeb at 212-327-3700 to schedule a private consultation.